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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

wildlife African pride

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

5 places to see whale sharks

swimming with whale shark

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.

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.

Phenomenal photos of playful wild dog pups

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

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.

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.

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.

Social media’s impact on conservation issues

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An Irishman cycling through Africa

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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