Blog Archives

5 things every bush girl should know

What it takes to be a bush girl.

Read more ›


Young artist raising awareness about Africa’s animals

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

Read more ›


Video of the Mara migration from above

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

Read more ›


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.

Read more ›


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.

Read more ›

© Mbdortmund/Wikimedia

Dereck Joubert on Ebola and Africa

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

Read more ›


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.

Read more ›

The matriarch leads a breeding herd of elephants to rich feeding grounds in the Chobe River © Peter Chadwick

Elephants of the Chobe

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

Read more ›


Rebranding environmental crime as a crime against humanity

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

Read more ›


Africa Travel Association statement on ebola

The Africa Travel Association remains concerned about the Ebola virus and its far-reaching effects, and related perceptions, on the travel and tourism sector in Africa.

Read more ›


Phenomenal photos of playful wild dog pups

An adorable photo selection of a playful group of wild dogs with their pups.

Read more ›


The war on poaching: shoot to kill alternatives

Michael Schwartz gives us two examples of shoot to kill alternatives when it comes to the war on rhino poaching in Africa.

Read more ›

Angelina Jolie at the Women in the World Summit in New York, in 2012 © Associated Press

Angelina Jolie to direct anti-poaching film about Richard Leakey

Angelina Jolie is to direct a new film about the celebrated palaeoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey, and his battle to save the elephants of Kenya from the illegal ivory trade.

Read more ›


African inspired art making a difference

Jacha Potgieter tells us how his African animal inspired artwork is raising awareness for conservation issues around the world.

Read more ›

© Wikimedia/Sofiaperesoa

Social media’s impact on conservation issues

A look into the role that social media plays in conservation issues in Africa.

Read more ›


Ebola. Are you at risk?

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has caused major concern with travellers planning safaris to southern and east Africa. The Safari Co. put together this infographic to help visitors make informed decisions when travelling to Africa.

Read more ›


The good old days of wildlife photography

Marlon du Toit reminisces about the good old days of wildlife photography where photos transported the viewer into another world, a world filled with danger and excitement and exploration.

Read more ›


Five reasons you should see wild lions

“Wild lions are Herculean” according to Michael Schwartz. In this blog he give five reasons why these apex predators are the king of the megafauna in Africa.

Read more ›

Samango monkeys © Megan Loftie-Eaton

The African mammal atlas

Knowledge of the whereabouts of many African mammals is outdated and based on unverified anecdotes. Filling this crucial gap in that knowledge is the main aim of MammalMAP – the African Mammal Atlas Project.

Read more ›

Ethiopian girl. Image by Dave Cole

Pictures of the Month – June 2014

In the month of June we received some great images in our the Picture of the Month competition! Here are the favourite five photos as voted for by you, our fans.

Read more ›


Rhino Conservation Awards recognise preservation efforts

Great boost for rhino conservation as HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco becomes Patron of the Rhino Conservation Awards and Barclays Africa joins as sponsor.

Read more ›


Tourists answer our African travel survey

Africa Geographic is running an ongoing online survey aimed at finding out more about the modern day African traveller.

Read more ›


An Irishman cycling through Africa

32-year-old Irishman, Derek Cullen, talks about his great solo cycle up Africa – from Cape Town to Cairo.

Read more ›


Tips for an ‘epic’ Southern African odyssey

Some excellent travel advise: Christopher Clark tells us what to do, what to bring and what to expect on an overland safari in Southern Africa.

Read more ›


What wild Africa means to me

Michael Schwarz describes the rhythm of the African Bushveld in Chobe National Park and the unexpected wild fauna that break the silence of the bush.

Read more ›

© Peter D Noyce /Alamy

An African colonising Europe!

After struggling to survive Britain’s cold winters for more than 300 years the Egyptian goose is undergoing a population explosion.

Read more ›


The sounds of the bush

There is something special about the sound of the bush and while utterly indescribable, Janine tries her best to put it into words.

Read more ›

© Flickr/Sosialistisk Ungdom

The trouble with Africa’s natural resouces

Africa – rich in not only people, culture and abundant natural beauty, but home to a tremendous wealth of natural resources and potential. This eclectic African mix of society and nature is at times explosive, with nature and man competing for space and resources both above and below the ground. Here are some of the major conflicts happening around Africa.

Read more ›

Chris is the only cuckoo to have provided scientists with three years worth of tracking data

Chris Packham cuckoo reveals migration secrets

A cuckoo wearing a solar-powered satellite-tracked tag is the first to provide UK scientists with migration data for three years running. Having flown more than 45 000 miles Chris, named after wildlife presenter Chris Packham, revealed overwintering in Angola for the first time.

Read more ›


R255 million donation for anti-rhino poaching

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Nature Conservation Trust and South African National Parks announced an historic R255 million, three-year initiative to combat rhino poaching in Kruger National Park and test anti-poaching tactics that can be applied in other regions of Africa.

Read more ›


Looking out for the little things

A game drive safari should not only be about the big five but the small creatures as well. Here are some often-forgotten animals in the African bush.

Read more ›


Self-driving Africa: How not to get lost

Self-driving Africa has got to be the most rewarding way to see this incredible continent, here are some tips and tricks on how not to get lost while self-driving Africa.

Read more ›


Giraffes: Now you see them – soon you won’t!

Giraffe are everywhere – aren’t they? This wide spread presumption of abundance is just one of the misconceptions that have lead one of Africa’s most iconic species to slip under the conservationists’ radar.

Read more ›


Giraffes: Now you see them – soon you won’t!

Giraffe are everywhere – aren’t they? This wide spread presumption of abundance is just one of the misconceptions that have lead one of Africa’s most iconic species to slip under the conservationists’ radar.

Read more ›

Enter the Mzanzi Trophy for the African adventure of a lifetime

This could be the adventure you’ve been looking for. The Mzanzi Trophy is an exhilarating road trip unlike any other.

Read more ›


A sports academy for Zambia’s orphans

The Nomad Sports Academy is the only sports academy for orphans and underprivileged children in Zambia, offering these children not only a place to sleep and eat, but a chance to do something amazing with their lives.

Read more ›


The 25 best guides in Africa

Safari guides hold it in their hands to make or break dreams, yet finding a good one can be vexing for the uninitiated. Graham Boynton has spent 18 months traveling through the bush with guides in 6 countries to come up with this list of his 25 top safari guides.

Read more ›


10 fascinating facts about elephants

It is up to us to save elephants. To do this we have to start with education and knowledge, so in light of that here are 10 facts everyone should know about elephants.

Read more ›

Augrabies Falls National Park - South Africa - Copyright Scott Ramsay -

Augrabies Falls National Park

Scott Ramsay visits the Augrabies Falls National Park and discovers some of the best scenery in South Africa.

Read more ›


Four African nations spurn ivory sales

The leaders of four African nations have pledged to honour a 10-year moratorium on sales of ivory.

Read more ›


True love in Africa!

This Valentine’s Day we are celebrating love a little differently… in true African style! Here are a great selection of loved up images from the Facebook page – Africa, this is why I live here.

Read more ›

Sunset swim

Top spots for sundowners in the wilderness

An African sunset commands a moment’s silence. It stirs the soul and is best enjoyed with a cold gin and tonic in hand whilst on a game drive. Here are Robin Pope Safaris’ choices of 5 of the best sundowner spots in Zambia and Malawi.

Read more ›


4 African cats you’d be lucky to see on safari

Here are 4 of Africa’s smaller cat species you’d be lucky to see on safari. These elusive wild cats, highly specialised for their own survival, are often categorised as vermin and persecuted as such.

Read more ›


Parrots and people

The lives of parrots and people have been intimately entwined for centuries, if not millennia. Given the familiarity of many of us with some of Africa’s parrots it may come as a surprise that we still know so little about their lives in the wild.

Read more ›


Baboon spiders: hairy monsters or furry friends?

Baboon spiders are placid, enigmatic animals that would rather keep to themselves than risk an encounter with human beings. And believe it or not, there are people who are fascinated by them…

Read more ›


Kenyan ranger’s moving letter to American rhino hunter

A Kenyan grassroots initiative, Walk With Rangers, has spoken out against the controversial rhino auction held by the Dallas Safari Club that saw the highest bidder, Mr. Corey Knowlton, cough up a staggering US$350 000 to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia.

Read more ›

Follow us on Social Media

Posts of the Week

Sign up to receive our online magazine and most popular blog posts via email

Africa Geographic Blog
Receive our weekly magazine and best blog postsSign me up
Africa Geographic Blog