About Marcus & Kate

Marcus and Kate are a freelance writer/photographer team, contributing stories on travel, conservation and human interest from across east and southern Africa. They just completed a year in Kenya's Masai Mara where they conducted a research project on wildlife tourism and community-based conservation, including working on projects such as Elephant Voices and Living with Lions. They are a Swedish-Australian couple with itchy feet and a love for Africa, adventure and discovery. To see more photos from Marcus and Kate, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.
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Rhino tracking in the desert

Rhino tracking on foot in the rocky mountains and dry riverbeds of Damaraland gave these bloggers the opportunity to come face-to-face with a desert-adapted black rhino mother and her calf.

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Desert animals in Damaraland

The rocky hills and gravel plains of Damaraland are home to more arid-adapted wildlife than we could ever have imagined.

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Horse sleep-out in the Namib Desert

These bloggers go galloping across the rocky plains of the Namib with nothing between them and the wide-open spaces and discover a sense of freedom and a safari like no other…

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The dune sea of the Namib Desert

These bloggers lost themselves in the rolling dunes of the Namib Desert that sing a song of sun, wind and sky.

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Rafting down the Kunene River with crocodiles

A massive Nile crocodile, with jaws full of razor sharp teeth, swam straight towards their blow-up raft before being scared away by the slap of a paddle… read about the adventures of Marcus and Kate in Namibia.

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Walking in the Footsteps of Giants

Walking with elephants in the wilds of Botswana made us feel more closely connected than ever before to these majestic creatures. Deep in the heart of the Botswana bush, Doug and Sandi Groves live in a rustic bush camp with three fully-grown African elephants. Jabu, Thembi and Morula were orphaned at a tender age as …

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The Blind Baby Rhino

Nicky, now four months old, was born blind – but that doesn’t diminish his playful and curious nature! While on safari in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya we spent an incredible couple of hours with Nicky. The young black rhino was asleep under a blanket when we first arrived, but he soon woke up …

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