Madeleine May

Episode 4: Master Tracker During Mozambique’s civil war, Wilson Masiya walked through Kruger National Park four times, guiding desperate families to relative safety in South Africa. Now, he is a Master Tracker at the Royal Malewane, one of South Africa’s most luxurious private game lodges. In this episode of Through the Prides, we hear Wilson’s incredible story of becoming...

[VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: The above video contains graphic images of animal and human remains.] Episode 3: Carnivores With reports that they were killing a person each week, (now former) Kruger Park Ranger Louis Oliver shot and killed five lions in 1997. When he and his team cut the big cats open, they found the partially digested remains...

Episode 2: The Walk They say it can take 24 hours to cross through Kruger National Park on foot—if you know the way. For some, it can take a week to reach South Africa—seven days of evading park authorities and unpredictable carnivores. Others never make it across. In the second episode of Through the Prides, former walkers...

Episode 1: Leaving Home For hundreds of years, the area now called Kruger National Park has been a common migratory route for both South Africans and Mozambicans living along the park’s border. Immigration through the park increased dramatically in the 1970s and ’80s as Mozambique descended into civil war. Entire families were known to walk through the park risking...

A small herd of cattle cross in front of us as we we walk down the dirt road to visit another family in Welverdiend, a community adjacent to South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Joseph, our guide and the son of an InDuna, or village headman, points out a fairly non-descript house. Like other houses in...