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A Madikwe photo safari with Africa Geographic

Africa Geographic Travel’s photographic safari to Madikwe Game Reserve with Francois van Heerden was a great success!

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Win an Africa Geographic beanie and cap.

Answer two questions correctly from the AG online magazine, Hunting with the Hadza, and stand a chance to win!

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Africa Geographic’s big move

Africa Geographic has dropped its monthly print magazine for a weekly online magazine (free to view) and annual print edition.

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Pictures of the Month – December 2013

Here are the top five pictures for our Picture of the Month December 2013 competition as voted by our Facebook and Google+ fans.

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Facebook challenge: interact with our logo!

Crop your picture so that your animal sits on/jumps off/stalks or licks our logo and your image could be featured on the Africa Geographic Facebook page!

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Win pre-release Africa Geographic headgear!

Subscribe to our free newsletter and you could win with Africa Geographic! You could be one of ten lucky subscribers to walk away with a clothing set consisting of both a beanie and a cap.

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The Lion, Hyena and the Tragedy of the Baby Giraffe

By Jemima Middleton I have always been told that after the rains, the bush erupts in a frenzy of territory-marking and reclamation of domains, as the storms wash away all previous signs of ownership and dominance. As a result, the

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How Do You Want to Get Your AG Mag?

How would you like to get and read your copies of Africa Geographic?  Retail or subscription? Print or digital? Desktop, laptop or tablet? In the not-so-distant past, there were two ways South African readers could get the latest issues of

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Cover Shot competition: Week 8′s Top 5 (plus your favourites)

In case you haven’t heard, we’re running a competition to find a cover for our January 2013 issue. Here are week 8′s finalists in our Cover Shot competition – the judges’ Top 5, plus your 5 ‘most liked’ photographs. Keep

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Cover Shot competition: Week 7′s Top 5 (plus your favourites)

In case you haven’t heard, we’re running a competition to find a cover for our January 2013 issue.  Here are the seventh week’s finalists in our Cover Shot competition – the judges’ Top 5, plus your 5 ‘most liked’ photographs. Keep

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Cover Shot competition: Week 5′s Top 5 (plus your favourites)

In case you haven’t heard, we’re running a competition to find a cover for our January 2013 issue.  Here are the fourth week’s finalists in our Cover Shot competition – the judges’ Top 5, plus your 5 ‘most liked’ photographs. Keep

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Cover Shot competition: Week 4′s Top 5 (plus your favourites)

In case you haven’t heard, we’re running a competition to find a cover for our January 2013 issue.  Here are the fourth week’s finalists in our Cover Shot competition – the judges’ Top 5, plus your 5 ‘most liked’ photographs. Keep

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Team Africa Geographic Skydives for Rhinos

Between July and September, 448 ordinary South Africans will leap from 10 000 feet to raise funds for rhino anti-poaching work – and make a sky-high statement that South Africans want the decimation of one of our greatest national assets

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Myths about manta rays

Africa Geographic’s scientific editor, Tim Jackson, catches up with Andrea Marshall, director of the Marine Megafauna Association in Mozambique, and asks her about the top five myths that loads of people seem to believe about mantas. Myth 1: When giving birth, mantas

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Meet the bone collectors: Tim Jackson chats to African dinosaur specialists

Africa Geographic’s scientific editor, Tim Jackson, is fascinated by Africa’s dinosaurs and recently asked some of the world’s leading dinosaur palaeontologists – bone-collectors to you and me – what hunting for fossils is really like. TJ: So what’s it really

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Africa Geographic Cover Shot competition!

Calling all photographers! Enter our Cover Shot competition and your photograph could be on the cover of Africa Geographic’s January 2013 issue! Have you ever looked at the cover of Africa Geographic and thought, ‘I could do better than that?’

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Top 10 Picture of the Day entries – June 2012

Here’s our editor’s selection of the top ten picture of the day entries from June 2012: Submit your own best African wildlife image!  The best of the bunch for the month will be published in the magazine and the top

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Danakil Desert: The Cruelest Place on Earth!

I have glimpsed the apocalypse. The overweight Magi, Al Gore foretold of it. And he has been vindicated. And forgiven for eating so many pies. Here, Gaia is in rebellion. All bets are off. The ground has sunk below that

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Camera modes: shutter priority, aperture priority or…programme mode?

Probably the single question I’m asked most by people keen to improve their photography is “How do I move on from using the Program or Auto mode on my camera”; “What settings should I use”. Wildlife photography is a challenging

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Top 10 Picture of the Day entries – May 2012

Here’s our editors’s selection of the top 10 best picture of the day entries from May 2012: Submit your own best African wildlife image!  The best of the bunch for the month will be published in the magazine and the

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Top 10 Picture of the Day entries – April 2012

Here’s our editor’s selection of the top 10 picture of the day entries from April 2012.  Submit your own best African wildlife image!  The best of the bunch for the month will be published in the magazine and the top

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My City Safari Competition: winning entry

Congratulations to Claire Campbell, whose photo of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges River in India was chosen as the winning entry for our My City Safari competition.  Claire took this photo while out on a boat on the

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10 things I love about Africa

A few weeks ago I had to sit down and write my first editorial of the new year for Africa Geographic. COP17 had just wound up with the same old pseudo commitment on the part of some countries and regions

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THE MARA – MUCH MORE THAN JUST WILDEBEEST

In September last year I had a week in the Masai Mara at the height of the migration. To be constantly in the midst of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest was an experience beyond adequate description. At one point we

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The Congo Chronicles: A Question of Relativity

 ‘I don‘t like work, no one does, but I like what is in the work, the chance to find yourself’. – Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness I arrived back in Yengo after 6 days on the road with a total

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Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic peak cap. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Anthony Goldman.


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Caption competition 12

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic peak cap. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Jim Griggs.


Caption competition 11

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic peak cap. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Stan Blumberg.


Let me ask you a question…

When you read the first line of a travel story about Africa, does your mind wander to fond trips of your own? Can you feel the salty wind on your face when you look at an image of a deserted

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Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic peak cap. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Nobby Clarke.


Caption competition 9

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic peak cap. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Nobby Clarke.


Caption competition 8

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic peak cap. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Sally Mackay.


Caption competition 7

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic peak cap. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Nobby Clarke.


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Caption Competition 6

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic peak cap. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Sally Mackay.


Caption competition 5

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic scarf. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Cathy Withers-Clarke.


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Gravity Adventure Festival

Every year, daring people from all over South Africa congregate round the Palmiet River in Kleinmond for the Gravity Adventure Festival, ready to compete in some of the most spectacular and grueling outdoor events the country has to offer. One

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Caption Competition 4

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic scarf. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Etienne Oosthuizen.


Caption Competition 3

Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic scarf. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Frans Swanepoel.


The Velvet Canter, Namibia

The Velvet Canter, Namibia from Africa Geographic on Vimeo. For the full interactive story, go here: http://agsafari.com


The legal killing of rhino?

The latest issue of Africa Geographic carries an update on the rhino poaching crisis. When going to print, approximately 160 animals had been killed. That figure is now over 190, which means at the current rate, somewhere between 400 and

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Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic scarf. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Duncan Boustead.


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Submit a caption and you could win an Africa Geographic scarf. Send us a caption for the picture below and the wittiest entry will win the prize. Image by Danni Adelaine.


Holly says Howzit!

Howzit! South Africans love to greet each other with howzits – pigeon English for ‘how is it going?’ And according to Wikipedia, also found in Hawaiin Pidgin – although the origin is apparently unknown….how very odd. Anyway. I’m Holly –

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Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab

Join the digital magazine revolution! Register your email address with us, and apart from receiving updates about each new issue of Safari, you could be in line to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.


A Personal Safari

Here we are! The launch issue of Safari is live and ready to go! And we’re all enormously proud of it. It’s been an incredible technical, design and editorial process…  but apart from anything, it’s been great fun. Africa Geographic

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Response to canned hunting comments

My last posting on canned hunting was Shame On Us back in late November 2010 when the Supreme Court of Appeal handed down its long-awaited judgment in favour of the South African Predator Breeders Associationation. Since then I’ve been travelling

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