Africa has many animals that are considered strange but the following five are very unusual. If you do spot any of these animals on safari consider yourself very lucky.
During an early morning canoe safari guests to the Tongole Wilderness Lodge were recently thrilled by a spectacular sighting of a breeding herd of elephants.
Here’s why you shouldn’t cancel your African safari because of Ebola.
Discover South Luangwa by way of a river journey in Emerald Season discover a landscape that is alive with greenery and wildlife.
10 reasons why safari hides are not just for bird watchers and wildlife documentary photographers.
Go safari glamping and find out why this accommodation option is better than staying in a lodge.
The countdown to this Saturday’s Global March for Elephants and Rhinos has kicked off this week with the announcement of a fantastic, world-wide competition, valued at US$60 000!
Meet Frederick ‘Fred’ Phiri, a safari guide from Nkwali Camp in Zambia’s South Luangwa.
Discovering that there is more to Kenya than what meets the eye.
Jennifer Goetz describes her apprehension and subsequent delight regarding the food on safari.
Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying video footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania with a company known as Green Mile Safari.
Janine Mare explains why Kruger National Park holds a special place in her heart.
Some tips and tricks on preparing for your first photo safari along with a list of what you should pack.
Getting a closer look at the African bushveld and all its components is one of the highlights of a safari holiday. Walking in a Big 5 reserve offers an element of excitement and speaks to some of the keenest adventurers.
Guests comment on a successful photographic expedition to Kariega Game Reserve
Watch as Alison Nicholls helps in the painting of a school in rural Tanzania.
Alison Nicholls talks about sketching with, and for, the Maasai in Tanzania.
Africa Geographic is running an ongoing online survey aimed at finding out more about the modern day African traveller.
Michael Schwartz reminisces about the splendid sights of Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa, on his first ever African Safari. Although, one of the smaller African parks it still left a huge impression.
Khaki Fever is the age old aliment of being attracted to a man in uniform that spreads like wildfire through the savannah where rangers in khaki gear are found.
While at Tanda Tula Field Camp, Janine comes to realise that the quality of your guide can make or break the safari experience.
Winters in the African bush are a truly special time. Yes it may be a little chilly during winter, but the incredible game viewing is absolutely worth it and all you need is a warm jacket and a hot beverage to keep you cozy and warm.
Robin Pope is probably the most experienced and respected safari operator in the whole of Africa. His speciality is mobile camping and walking safaris, but his superb permanent camps and bush lodges are unrivalled.
There’s an added dimension of excitement and anticipation when walking through the bush as opposed to embarking on the typical game drive.
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.
We believe that Malawi might just offer that perfect mix of off the beaten track adventures, cultural interaction, safari, adventure and a safe and welcoming environment for your next family holiday!
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.
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.
While a guided safari may sound the safest option for the newbie safari goer there are some questions you should ask be asking before you book your trip.
Until a recent trip to Pilanesberg National Park, this travel writer had never seen the elusive leopard. We follow him as he comes face to face with a leopard for the first time.
There is something magical about Sabi Sabi in winter as the bush fades from its lush greens to dead browns, the rains disappear and the parched earth cries out for a drink.
The legendary Chyulu Hills offer a unique and inspiring African safari experience. It is here where visitors can find luxury accommodation, amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, and an authentic experience with the Maasai people.
Aleema Noormohamed rediscovers her love for the bush on a trip to Selenkay Conservancy in Kenya. Read about her adventure here.
You get your normal camping safari packing list for what to take into Africa, but there are a few items which don’t make the usual lists, but do make all the difference when you have them. 1. Hot water bottle…
This was a true safari – from a bygone era! Africa Geographic guests recently spent 5 days following elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park. The 80km route winds through the park, following the Galana River and the wise old matriarchs…
There is something magical about the bush at night. You might expect it to be silent as everything goes to sleep, but in fact that’s when it starts to wake up. Nature has a shift-work system in operation: when one…
Photos by Ann Warner These pictures were taken outside the complex of the Caribbea Bay Hotel, Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. Says Ann Warner: “We were coming back to the hotel about 4.30pm in the afternoon, when I could not believe…
Ok, apologies in advance; but this photo series had to happen eventually… 1. Record anyone? Source 2. In case you need directions Source 3. Bad idea Source 4. If you are thirsty Source 5. The…
On 9 January 2013, the Zambian Minister of Tourism Sylvia Masebo – responsible through its board for the parastatal the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) – called a meeting at very short notice in Lusaka of all the hunting-safari stakeholders. Vice-President…
This amusing video has emerged from the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa. A curious teenage elephant tries his luck with a big buffalo bull…
Here they are – the most interesting and sought-after birds in all of Ghana according to Africa Geographic travel director Christian Boix. For the opportunity to see these birds, join Africa Geographic’s unique birding expedition to Ghana. Enquire here. …
Africa – a place of innovation… 1. Hot water on tap! Source 2. Motorcycle water-pump Source 3. Water recycler Source 4. Extended bike trailer Source 5. Trolly braai! Source 6. Tractor spit Source …
By Jemima Middleton I have always been told that after the rains, the bush erupts in a frenzy of territory-marking and reclamation of domains, as the storms wash away all previous signs of ownership and dominance. As a result, the…
[quote]SCUBA diving is sensual. To breathe underwater is one of the most fascinating and peculiar sensations imaginable.[/quote] TEC CLARK, forward, Karen Berger’s Scuba Diving On a bit of a whim, I recently signed up for a Padi dive course with…
“Leopard,” I heard our guide, Andrew, shout, “And a cub in that tree”. We had barely left camp on our first game drive and we had already struck leopard. It was too much for my eyes to comprehend. It was…