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On safari with the Owtrams

We are a family of four living on a game reserve bordering Kruger National Park in the Northern Province of South Africa, running a self catering Bush Camp. We would like to share our experiences and knowledge about the Bush with you. Ian has been a field guide for the last 30 years and ran his own field guide training centre for 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with you.  Mel has a degree in Environmental biology and worked for many years at an Environmental Education centre in England before moving out to South Africa and becoming a field guide. She has also homeschooled both Cary and Savanna. Cary is the oldest son and is interested in anything to do with the Bush. He has a special interest in snakes and in recent years had developed an interest in Mountain biking.  Savanna is the youngest of the family and is an all round Bush girl. She has a keen interest in anything wild but is a little wary of Elephants!

Follow our family and guests on various adventures in the African bush. Listen to stories from Cary and Savanna about various interesting creatures and plants we encounter on safari. Ian and Mel will add additional information or have their own stories from time to time. Please Like, Comment and Subscribe! to our Youtube channel to get notified of any new uploads.

We will continue to add more videos to our channel over the coming months and years.


Ian recently had the opportunity to post a live video from inside the Umgede Hide when a herd of elephants came to visit. This experience proved popular with those that happened to tune in and we will be doing more broadcasts as and when the opportunity presents itself. If you want to enjoy this moment click on the following link and follow us.