Best Moments of 2016

2016 was full of spectacular moments for our African Insider travellers. In celebration we have compiled a showcase with just some of these unforgettable highlights. 


© Joel Segal – Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa. (Instagram – @joelsegalphotography)


© Vanessa Lagios – People of Rwanda, Kigali. (Instagram – @vlagios)


© Brad Leontsinis – Elephant Charge, Busanga Plains, Zambia. (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Linda Sakane – Crocodile Tail. Lion Sands, Greater Kruger, South Africa. (Instagram – @lgsakane)


© Joel Segal – A rare moment. Black Rhino mother and calf. Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa. With only 5000 animals left world wide and soaring poaching figures, Black Rhino populations are critically endangered. (Instagram – @JoelSegalphotography)


© Sid Morris – Jackass Penguins. Boulders Beach, Simons Town, South Africa.


© Brad Leontsinis – Mokoro ride, Okavango Delta. Xigera Camp, Botswana. (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Vanessa Lagios – Silverback Gorilla. With only around 800 wild Gorillas left in the world, surely few moments can compare with ones like these. Volcano National Park, Rwanda. (Instagram – @vlagios)


© Bill Miller – Elephants and lions. Chobe, Botswana


© Joel Segal – Bazaruto Island, Mozambique. (Instagram @joelsegalphotography)


© Brad Leontsinis – A special experience surrounded by elephants in the Savute Camp log pile hide. Savuti Channel, Botswana.(Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Linda Sakane – White rhino bull. Lion Sands, Greater Kruger, South Africa. (Instagram – @lindasakane)


© Bill Miller – Spotted hyena, Chobe Game Lodge, Botswana.


© Brad Leontsinis – Leopard. Linyanti, Botswana (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Linda Sakane – Tough guys. Lion Sands, Greater Kruger, South Africa (Instagram – @lgsakane)


© Vanessa Lagios – A special kind of selfie. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. (Instagram – @vlagios)


© Joel Segal – Cheetah, Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa. The latest Cheetah figures are extremely concerning with less than 7000 individuals left an expected decline of 50% of the population within 15 years. Phinda game reserve is a particularly good place to see Cheetah. (Instagram – @joelsegalphotography)


© Brad Leontsinis – Savuti Channel, Botswana (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Vanessa Lagios – The Ankole-Watusi, also known as Ankole Longhorn. Its horns can reach up to 8 ft (2.4 m) from tip to tip and are used for defense and cooling by honeycombs of blood vessels. Rwanda. (Instagram @vlagios)


© Sid Morris – Elephants, Lion Sands, South Africa


© Bill Miller – Swimming at the edge of the Victoria Falls, Zambia.


© Brad Leontsinis – High concentrations of wildlife at waterholes during 2016 drought. Kruger, South Africa. (Instagram- @bradleontsinis)


© Sid Morris – A special occasion and group, friends and family together. Lion Sands, South Africa.


© Joel Segal – Lion reflection. Phinda Privae Game Reserve, South Africa. (Instagram – @joelsegalphotography)


© Linda Sakane – Noordhoek beach view from Chapmans Peak drive, Cape Town (Instagram – @lgsakane)


© Vanessa Lagios – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. (Instagram – @Vlagios)


© Bill Miller – Lions caught and killed a wildebeest in front of the vehicle. Sabi Sabi, South Africa.


© Joel Segal – A perfect sunrise. Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa (Instagram – @joelsegalphotography)


© Brad Leontsinis – A night under the stars in Botswana, Chitabe Camp. (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Vanessa Lagios – A view of Volcanoes National Park from Bisate Lodge, Rwanda. (Instagram – @vlagios)


© Bill Miller – The King, Sabi Sabi, South Africa


© Linda Sakane – Sunset at Lion Sands, South Africa (Instagram – @lgsakane)


© Sid Morris – View of Helshoogte pass in the Wilnelands of Stellenbosch. Western Cape, South Africa


© Brad Leontsinis – Water rush. Kruger National Park, South Africa (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Vanessa Lagios – Monkey see… monkey do 🙂    (Instagram @vlagios)


© Liane Stein – Elephant mother and calf. Tubu Tree Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. 


© Joel Segal – School Class. Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa. (Instagram – @joelsegalphotography)


© Bill Miller – The beast. Sabi Sabi, South Africa


© Joel Segal – Dhow sail boat, Bazaruto Island, Mozambique(Instagram – @joelsegalphotography)


© Brad Leontsinis – Elephants at sunrise, Busanga Plains, Zambia. (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Joel Segal – Bazaruto Island, Mozambique (Instagram – @joelsegalphotography)


© Brad Leontsinis – “Boating” over an Okavango sand bank (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Sid Morris – Game Drive, Lion Sands, South Africa


© Brad Leontsinis – Okavango Delta, Botswana (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Joel Segal – Bazaruto Island, Mozambique (Instagram – @joelsegalphotography)


© Brad Leontsinis – Lion vs hyena, Kruger, South Africa (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


© Brad Leontsinis – Idos Mulenga, Zambian guide. Busanga Plains, Zambia (Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


Hot Air Balloon ride over the Busanga Plains


© Brad Leontsinis – And that’s a wrap!(Instagram – @bradleontsinis)


About the Author

Brad Leontsinis

Through his guiding career, Brad developed a passion for wildlife photography and believes strongly in the idea of conservation through photography. “I believe through the power of imagery, we are able to tell compelling stories about the moments which matter most.” Brad is fantastic at helping people with their own photography and ensures the only things more vivid than the memories you leave with, are the images that tell your stories.