Tour leader and native South African Leon Marais continues his Top Ten South Africa wildlife experiences. Here are his choices 3rd & 4th choices.

Tour leader and native South African Leon Marais continues his Top Ten South Africa wildlife experiences. Here are his 5th & 6th choices.

For me, Sperm Whales are the most fascinating animal on the planet. They sum up every superlative in the book, so Channel 4’s excellent ‘Inside Nature’s Giants Special’ episode on Sperm Whales last night had me completely gripped from start to finish! And all the more so, since the footage of the living whales was taken exactly where Naturetrek’s ‘Whales & Dolphins of the Azores’ tour is based ...

With some difficulty, tour leader and native South African Leon Marais has chosen his Top Ten South Africa wildlife experiences. Here are Leon’s choices for numbers 1 & 2.

Golden Jackal by Bret Charman

While the UK was in full Royal Wedding mode, one lucky member of our group in Samos had an unusual daytime encounter – with a Golden Jackal. Rarely seen during the day, one passed right in front of Naturetrek client David Mason, making his trip!