How the UK stole Christmas in S Africa

Cape Town a shadow of former self despite U-turn as damage is done

Holiday moments

You need to shift from 'city mode' to 'bush mode'

Annoying habits of car owners in shaggz

Many urbanites behave inappropriately when upcountry

Alive at 75

Some battles have been won, others lost in keeping Nairobi Park viable

World Cheetah Day

Thrill of following five cheetahs for three days in the Maasai Mara

Muguka-chewing matatu drivers endanger passengers

Sector is rife with drug addiction, sexual harassment and gender inequality

Pups are playful

They become increasingly quarrelsome as they age

Tips for safe driving at night

Before taking off, ensure your blood system is free of any intoxicant

The longest lizards

They  frequent aquatic areas with plenty of bush and reed cover

Our friends the bats

Bats do much good and make life better for many people in amazing ways

Kenyans’ love-hate relationship with Proboxes

Cheap and ideal for ferrying goods, they're famed for reckless driving

Biomass and balance

Biomass is the potential food energy available in kg per sq km

Giraffes, strange and elegant

Their mannerisms and way of moving are unique

Starlings are darlings

Their magnificent shining feathers reflect in the sunlight at angles

My weekend getaway to Diani

It was four days and three nights of incredible experiences

Open bill thrills

They have never been common, so a mass sighting is exciting

Inside sanctuary saving orphaned chimpanzees

Tacugama in Sierra Leone gives this species a second lease of life