Mark Hankin
Company: Phinda
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Parrot Present!

I recently visited the quaint little village of Ho more

What are you hoping to see?

The most IMPORTANT question as a guide to ask your more

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Makgadikgadi Pans

Having just returned from our most recent safari, more

Gold Diggers

For the seasoned African traveller, it is commonly more

Creatures of the Night

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT – The “devious more

Ground Pangolin - A Rare Find

Derived from the Malay word “peng-goling&rdq more

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Islands of Extinction

“A man is rich in proportion to the number o more

Respect a Basic Law of Life

RESPECT A BASIC LAW OF LIFE  - by Rick Wilson more

At One with Nature

At One with Nature True harmony with ones surroun more

Fear of Darkness

Each time I read of fatal attacks on humans, it is more

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Wild dog tactics

One of the best sightings of my career came about more

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The deadly chameleon

I had just started guiding at a private lodge in t more

Birding Part 5: Bird song

Bird Song Birds like to sing because they are ter more

Birding Part 4: The heralds of Spring

The Heralds of the spring The return of other bir more

Birding part 3: Guiding

Guiding. With birds. Once qualified, I could no l more

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Lions kill Hippo

Epic sightings over the years #1 Lions kill hippo more

The Lions and the Penguin

Guests often ask their guide "What are the best si more

A Night To Remember

Sometimes, out in the Bush, the planets and nature more

The Antbear and The Anteater

Another epic visit to the Kalahari is coming to a more

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Kalahari Surprise Attack

There are moments that we experience out in the b more

Pangolins, sought after gems

A super mysterious and rather weird-looking creatu more

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Lions on the Dunes

Everyone who has visited the Kgalagadi wants to ca more

Another one bites the dust

It was a lovely winter's morning in the Savute. We more

Five Spots on a Kill

We had been looking for this female cheetah and he more

Welcome to Africa

I love telling stories and recounting amazing mome more

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Getting scolded in front of a leopard

Head tracker Richard Siwela and I were guiding two more

Blood in the air and the silent treatment

There was always a certain joy I got driving at Lo more

The bull killer

Just as that big, big orange winter sun starts to more

Arriving at the gates of hell

In the middle of a beautiful large clearing at Nga more