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Baby elephant born at lodge


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

Has the crocodile perfected its evolutionary process


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


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

Raise a glass to Cecil the lion


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


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


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


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

Do hunters conserve wildlife?

©Pacific Southwest Region USFWS

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

Nominations for Rhino Conservation Awards now open


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


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

A conservation journey through Africa


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

©Janine Avery

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


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

The Marsh Pride in Kenya ©Christian Boix

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

The 2015 Tusk Awards finalists

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

© Kai Krause

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

Book review: African Icons


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


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


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

60 new species of dragonflies discovered in Africa


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


The price of ivory plummets in China!

Prince William awards conservationists in Africa


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

© Adriaan Mulder

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

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

A government official picks up an ivory tusk to crush it at a confiscated ivory destruction ceremony in Beijing, China, May 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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


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


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


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


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

Meet the African golden wolf, Canis anthus, the most recently discovered canid species in Africa. © D. Gordon E. Robertson/Klaus-Peter Koepfli & John Pollinger et al./Current Biology 2015

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

Lufthansa bans transport of hunting trophies

Lufthansa flight

Lufthansa airline changes its policy on transporting hunting trophies.

Why self-drive through Namibia?

Self-drive in Namibia

The advantages of a self-drive adventure in Namibia.

A bushbaby’s worst nightmare

A terrified bushbaby keeps out of the way

A rock python waits for the chance to strike a bushbaby at Kapama.

Building African pride in wildlife

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The environmental movement has the ability to unite people – if only we would let it.

5 places to see whale sharks

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The best places to see whale sharks in Africa.

5 things every bush girl should know

What it takes to be a bush girl.

Young artist raising awareness about Africa’s animals

A young artist is raising funds for Africa’s wildlife by selling her artworks.

Video of the Mara migration from above

An exceptional video of Mara during the migration season from the air!

16 year old sells photos for rhinos

16 year old wildlife photographer, David Rosenzweig, is selling prints of his photos to raise money for Rhinos Without Borders.

Christmas, Africa style

Have you ever tried to imagine what a Christmas safari in Africa would be like? Robin Pope Safaris tells us all about a typical Christmas celebration in Africa.

Dereck Joubert on Ebola and Africa

Dereck Joubert speaks out on the misconceptions surrounding Africa and Ebola.

Cleaning up cooking in Africa’s kitchens

It’s a little ­known problem that one of the biggest killers in Africa (and indeed the world) comes from something as innocuous as cooking.

Elephants of the Chobe

Botswana’s Chobe River is one of the best places to view and photograph magnificent African elephants.

Rebranding environmental crime as a crime against humanity

Environmental crime is hindering Africa from seeing economic growth, destroying the future of the people.

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