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The link between technology and wildlife

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Having been a professional guide for the past 16 years has meant I have seen the industry and how guests experience the bush change. Some of it is for the better, and some of it I will with hold my judgement for now.

Banded brothers, the mongooses of Marula Lodge

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Many people recognise meerkats thanks to a TV series and a UK comparison site but are less familiar with one of our more entertaining garden visitors. Both belong to the same family but there are no meerkats here, just our own banded mongoose

Zimbabwe – a country like no other

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You won’t be blamed for knowing very little about Zimbabwe besides its rocky political history which doesn’t do this humble sub-Saharan African country any justice

Going on adventures makes people happy, smart and attractive

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Reminiscing about my family vacation in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe this past summer and all the wonderful adventures had.

Predators clashing in the wild is not a pretty sight

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Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania is well known for its diverse landscapes, big elephant population and high density of predators.

5 proven ways to do a gorilla safari cheaply

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Going on a gorilla safari in Rwanda or Uganda has been proved expensive by travellers, from flights and accommodation to permits and catering, we’re here to help make it a little less expensive for you.

Magic moments in the Maasai Mara caught on camera

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The well-known phrase “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints” is Journey’s Discovering Africa’s unofficial mantra, and we took that with us to the Mara

Video: An unusual sighting at Tanda Tula

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A sighting was recently experienced by guests at Tanda Tula, Kevin Hill and his fiancé, during a game drive they happened upon this unusual interaction between a lion looking to hunt a baby rhino.

The very best gorilla tracking options for you

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Tracking for gorillas is an unforgettable wildlife experience, one you should attempt at least once in your lifetime.

48 Hours in Moshi on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

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If you’re climbing Kilimanjaro and are wondering whether to spend some time in Moshi, then the answer is yes!

Cheetahs on the edge

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Cheetahs are often overlooked whilst on safari. However, their species is incredibly unique and their population is facing tough times as they become more endangered.

Child-friendly wildlife photography workshops at Jaci’s Lodges

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The perfect place for young wildlife enthusiasts to learn about wildlife photography and hone their photographic skills in the bush at Jaci’s Lodges

Baby elephant born at lodge

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Guests at Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge enjoy a special sighting of a newborn elephant calf!

Has the crocodile perfected its evolutionary process

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Crocodiles are considered living relics of this bygone era and delving a little deeper into their physiology, we begin to understand why they are still so successful, despite all the changes that have since impacted the world.

Things to remember when you travel solo

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Important advice for people who travel alone and how to make the most of the experience.

Raise a glass to Cecil the lion

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Enjoy a glass of wine in the name of Cecil the Lion, and help to support lion conservation in Africa.

A message from our CEO about our Yearbook

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Africa Geographic is celebrating the very best from our amazing continent – join us!

Cycling through Madikwe Game Reserve

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Jaci’s Lodge’s first ever Madikwe Game Reserve cycle saw seven enthusiastic participants cycle through some beautiful African scenery.

The inaugural Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun

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The first Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun in Southern Africa, a 90km trail run through Big Five territory in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, took place this May.

Sleeping wild in an African volcano

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Traveller Derek Cullen packs up his tent and conquers the volcanic crater of Mount Longonot, Kenya.

Do hunters conserve wildlife?

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A debate for and against the motion “Hunters Conserve Wildlife”.

Nominations for Rhino Conservation Awards now open

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Know someone involved in rhino conservation who does selfless and unrecognised work to save our natural heritage? Then nominate them for an award!

What a safari does for the soul

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Becoming one with nature on safari and exploring what Africa does for the soul.

A conservation journey through Africa

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2 safari managers set off on an Africa conservation adventure to learn more about the continent’s wildlife protection efforts.

Travel tips for planning an African safari

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Before you go on your dream African holiday, be sure to check out these travel tips and tricks to make your time in Africa as enjoyable as possible.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell bless the rains down in Africa

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard release a cute music video of their safari set to Toto’s ‘Africa’.

15 seconds of Africa

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Capturing the essence of safari in Africa with a series of 15 second videos…

Why millions of tourists choose Africa

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A look at why more than 30 million tourists visit Africa every year, and a quick guide to some of the safari hot spots on the continent.

Nominate conservationists for the Tusk Awards

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The Tusk Conservation Awards are calling for nominations for people you think are achieving notable conservation success and deserve recognition!

9 things you probably don’t know about Africa

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Here are 9 things that we bet you didn’t know about Africa – an amazing, diverse continent!

Book review: African Icons

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Travel to a selection of 21 of the most iconic places on the African continent with the ‘African Icons’ coffee table book.

Video: A year in Africa

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As the year draws to a close, the team at Black Bean Productions reflects on the year. And what an amazing year it has been – full of travel and new experiences!

3 things to consider before travelling to Africa

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Three things a conscientious traveller should bear in mind before going to Africa.

60 new species of dragonflies discovered in Africa

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The number of dragonfly species known in Africa has increased by almost 10%, and this research highlights that we must prioritise the search for unknown life before it’s too late.

Sharp fall in the prices of elephant ivory in China

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The price of ivory plummets in China!

Prince William awards conservationists in Africa

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Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, celebrates the remarkable work of three of Africa’s pioneering conservationists at the third annual Tusk Conservation Awards.

Close up with a bushbuck

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A magical close encounter with a bushbuck that comes wandering through camp.

China issues one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports

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China has issued a one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports ahead President Xi Jinping’s visit to Britain this month.

4 reasons why a trip to Botswana will change your life

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4 fantastic reasons why a trip to Botswana will change how you look at the world and your life.

A local band on why Africa is amazing

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The band GoodLuck answers some questions on what they are looking forward to at the Vic Falls Carnival, why they love Africa and what it means to be African.

8 memories from 4 months travelling through Africa

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Five friends + four months + 20,000 miles in a Land Rover Defender = a lot of adventures and great memories. And here are the highlights.

Cheetahs on the roof

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After a cheetah jumps on the roof of his car, a guide raises the question of where the boundaries are when it comes to being in an animal’s space.

An interview with novelist Tony Park about Africa’s wilderness

Author Tony Park and his wife Nicola at their home alongside Kruger National Park.

The famous Australian novelist’s thoughts on the African wilderness, trade in rhino horn, hunting and what must be done to ensure that Africa’s wild animals survive.

Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain sight

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New research suggests that the golden jackal should actually be classified as a species of wolf.

Lufthansa bans transport of hunting trophies

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Lufthansa airline changes its policy on transporting hunting trophies.

Why self-drive through Namibia?

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The advantages of a self-drive adventure in Namibia.

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