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Last spots on my 2016 & 2017 safaris!

My 2016 and 2017 safaris are filling up fast!  But it’s not too late to grab a last minute place if you get in quick. ZIMBABWE 2016 – ONLY ONE ROOM LEFT! I have one room left for my northern Zimbabwe journey from 23-30 September this year.  That means two people sharing, so grab a friend
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Spotlight on Elephants in Tanzania

My last post about the state of African elephant poaching discussed the latest CITES report showing that less elephants are now being poached now than during the poaching peak in 2007, but also highlighted the fact that while some countries are doing better in terms of poaching (e.g. Kenya), others
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The Good, Bad & Hopeful News for Africa’s Pachyderms

CITES’ latest report on the results of the MIKE (Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants) programme has some good news in it for elephant populations and some not so good.  The overall number of elephants being killed for ivory has stabilised, after a peak in 2011, but there are still more
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Confirm your place – Rwanda & Tanzania 2017!

I posted an article on my Facebook page from National Geographic last week about young gorillas seen dismantling poachers’ snares for the first time.   It suggests that the youngsters knew how dangerous the traps were and researchers said they may have done it before, given how quickly they di
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Launch of our new website

Happy new year and here’s hoping your year has lots of inspiration and adventures of the African kind in it! To kick off 2016 with a resounding trumpet we’d like to share the exciting news that Matson & Ridley Safaris’ new website matsonridley.com  is now live!  For a dose of i
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