By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Our Planet, a brand-new wildlife documentary from Netflix, highlights the many astonishing wonders of our majestic natural world. Narrated by the brilliant Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet takes a close look at how humans are negatively impacting our fragile ecosystems. The documentary asks its viewers to take a step back and critically evaluate the individual impact they have and what should be done to protect these vital wildlife areas and ecosystems.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager It’s usually while you’re watching an epic wildlife documentary that the idea of going on safari is born and you begin plans to make this dream come to life. Whether it be a look into the endless battle for survival in The Great Migration, a captivating story from the vantage point of a predator, or a critical analysis of the state of the planet and it’s precious creatures – there is a wildlife documentary out there that is sure to teach, inspire and fascinate all.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager This secluded area of the eastern Serengeti is a haven for big cats, and especially cheetah. For 20 years, the grasslands surrounding Namiri Plains were closed off to people and tourism, this was done to encourage and support the growth of declining cheetah populations. This decisive action led to the plains now being known as a haven for cheetah. These fast felines roam the plains freely and are thriving.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Relics of Namiri Plains Later this year, Namiri Plains will be relaunching. The brand new camp is situated in the semi-arid and remote eastern Serengeti, set along the Ngare Nanyuki River – an area that offers an uncrowded experience.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The Serengeti and its ecosystem owe much of their characteristics to Ol Doinyo Lengai, (“Mountain of God” in the Maasai language) an active volcano that lies to the southeast. What makes Ol Doinyo Lengai so unique is that, unlike other volcanoes, it ejects carbonatite ashes, which turn white when exposed to the atmosphere. Prevailing winds deposit these ashes on the plains of the eastern and southern Serengeti.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important fossil sites in the world. Because of this, it forms part of a World Heritage Site and continues to reveal an immense amount of information regarding our past, insights into our hominin ancestors, and a way to understand how many of these species used to live.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The 20th of March is celebrated as the International Day of Happiness. The theme for this year is “Happier Together” and focuses on what we all have in common instead of looking to things that divide us. In saying this, we’ve decided to share some images with you that have brought a smile to our faces and have reinforced something we’ve known all along – a safari with Asilia is guaranteed to bring you happiness and joy!
By Epimark Lastone – Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-ordinator In this blog post, Epimark Lastone, our Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-ordinator provides more insight into our vegetable gardens in the Northern Serengeti and Rubondo Island.
By Zintle Tsholoba – Discover Africa Group Here are 10 things you may or may not have known about this iconic piece of the African legacy.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager As each year ends, we usually find ourselves thinking about our plans and dreams for the upcoming year. We’re sure there are a few of you out there already thinking about what you’ll be getting up to in 2019, so here are 5 of our top recommendations for things to do next year. Hopefully, you’ll find something to add to the 2019 to-do-list!