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Making dreams come true in Kenya


Falling in love with Africa’s vast landscapes and wilderness areas, and the beginning of a journey to making dreams come true in Kenya.

The many reasons to visit Chobe in the green season


The green season in Chobe is full of hidden gems – with birding at its best, as well as an abundance of very young wildlife, it is a rewarding time to visit the region

Baby elephant born at lodge


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

Lioness outrun by baby puku in a race for life


A lioness in the Luangwa valley fails to hunt a baby puku.

A rare rhino encounter


An incredibly fortuitous sighting of a black rhino mother and her calf.

7 reasons why Africa is best after sunset

over Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Seven reasons why your day doesn’t stop when the sun sets after a long day in the wilds of Africa.

Walking Chief’s Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana

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A trip of a lifetime in the Okavango Delta – buffalo on foot, elephants playing in the water and a birdwatchers’ paradise.

Top 6 ways to safari in Etosha National Park

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Etosha is a unique and dramatic destination that may spoil you for life with its fascinating wildlife. Here are the best ways to see it.

Tourists answer our 2016 African travel survey


The answers to our 2016 travel survey on travellers preferences while on safari holidays.

SANParks concerned about the use of mobile apps at wildlife sightings


The introduction of mobile applications designed to share information on interesting animal sightings in national parks has become a major cause for concern for South African National Parks (SANParks).

Video: 60 hyenas take on a lion


A brawl between hyenas and lions over a buffalo in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

5 tips for taking better lodge photos on holiday

Photo at Kosi Bay . Kosi Forest Lodge near Lake Shengwedzi

Some photographic secrets to capturing that perfect holiday snap of your creative and unusual safari accommodation.

A birdwatcher’s paradise at Lake Nakuru National Park

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Lake Nakuru National Park is home to over 450 species of birds, including some of the largest flocks of the bright pink lesser flamingo in the world.

10 overlooked animal families to see in Kenya


Kenya has more to offer than just the Big Five. Here are 10 more animal families worth watching out for.

Travel companies call for an end to activities that exploit lions


African safari and ecotourism companies call for an end to captive breeding and canned lion hunting.

SANParks welcomes the approval of a new lodge in Kruger


SANParks to open a 240-bed safari lodge on the periphery of Kruger National Park to cater for those who are looking for a full-service facility rather than self-catering options.

Top 6 packing tips for travelling to Botswana


A little preparation goes a long way when going on safari in Botswana.

Stuck in the mud on safari


Safari mishaps and spectacular sightings in Zululand Rhino Reserve.

Is it safe to go on safari?


With all the viral videos of animal charges circulating online, many are left questioning how safe going on safari really is.

What a safari does for the soul


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

4 romantic bush experiences at The Ant Collection


Discover why nothing beats a romantic getaway in the Waterberg!

Magical Tsavo – More than a myth

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Looking to find out more about the infamous Tsavo man-eaters, one traveller found more than she could have ever expected in magical Tsavo.

Finding Neverland in Sabi Sand


Megan Gilbert finds her safe haven in the middle of Sabi Sand – a place of indescribable natural beauty and amazing encounters.

A journey into bush life


A chef from Durban quits suburban living and heads off to a life in the bush. This is the start of her story.

Searching for leopards on a solo safari


One man sets off on a solo safari in search of leopards, but what he finds along the way is more than he could ever ask for.

An action packed, bite-sized safari in Botswana


Big things often come in small packages, and one three-day safari in Botswana was no exception as lucky visitors got more than they bargained for during their short trip!

Hefty hippo scares off 3 cheetahs


Three young cheetahs get up close and personal with a full grown hippo and learn a lesson in respecting personal space.

Elephant herd takes a bath


Splish, splash, I was taking a bath! Elephants at Makanyi Lodge enjoy the cool water as they take a dip in the dam.

Video: Tanzania as you’ve never seen it before


Watch these incredible scenes unfold from the land and the air in one of the most wild places on Earth.

Interview: Your cheat sheet to packing for safari


Nicky Fitzgerald gives the low down on how she packs for safari, must-haves, and how to stay cool and comfortable no matter the weather.

A true bucket list trip to the Maasai Mara


A photographer is given a second chance at life and uses it to embark on the ultimate bucket list photographic safari to Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

A lion and his pet wildebeest


An unusual sighting of a lion playing with a wildebeest calf in the Serengeti!

Top tips for photographers traveling in Zimbabwe


If you love taking photos, Zimbabwe is a destination you shouldn’t miss out on. Here are a few things all photographers should consider when traveling to Zimbabwe to make the most of your trip.

5 key points that will help you take better photos while on safari


Understand these 5 things about photography and you’re on your way to capturing great images while on safari.

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – a lodge for the bucket list!


A special escape to the eco African haven that is Elephant’s Eye lodge in Hwange.

5 best safari sundowner spots in Botswana


Be warned, these photos from Botswana safaris may make you thirsty for a sundowner!

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.

A Big Five birthday

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Mother Nature bestows the ultimate birthday present in the Kruger – a day of non-stop Big Five sightings!

A tailor-made family safari to Botswana with Africa Geographic Travel


One big happy family talks about their tailor-made safari to Botswana.

10 reasons why going on safari is good for your soul


Tuli Safari Lodge explores why it is that going on safari is so good for your soul.

5 of Botswana’s weirdest nocturnal creatures

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Botswana’s weirdest nocturnal creatures – 5 reasons to stay up late on safari.

Standoff between impala and wild dogs in the Timbavati


Come hell or high water, a pack of wild dogs refuse to give up their impala prize.

Into Africa’s last Eden – the Okavango Delta


Explore the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the last Eden of Africa, with Christoph Tänzer, a creative director, photographer and filmmaker.

A day on safari in the Serengeti


Join Boutique Safari on a typical day on safari in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

The curious leopard that loves cars


Get up close and personal with Fundi, a curious big cat in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.

A safari for the soul


A safari holiday isn’t just about wildlife sightings, but it may also offer the much needed chance to truly relax and connect with yourself as well as nature.

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