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Tackling Mount Nyiragongo

To better understand why anyone would want to climb an active volcano, some members of our Wild Frontiers team tackled Mount Nyiragongo in the DR Congo.

Is Madikwe the best malaria-free Big 5 safari experience?

The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in northern South Africa, is favored by those who want a Big 5 safari – but without the crowds sometimes associated with larger, more popular reserves. The reserve does not permit day trippers or self-drive game drives, ensuring the ultimate private safari experience.

5 Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Home to over 4 million people, Dar es Salaam is a fusion of African, Arab and European influences and worth a long stopover, at the very least.

10 Top things to experience at Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi

With its scenic environs, cool weather and numerous fascinating little islands, Lake Bunyonyi in south-west Uganda has been well marked as a great spot to relax and chill out, and offers visitors a number of choices when it comes to things to see and do.

The pink lake: A rose-coloured spectacle

Located only one mile across the dunes from the ocean, the closeness to the seawater and its subsequent evaporation causes Lake Retba or Lac Rose (meaning Pink Lake) to have a high salt content. As I walk over the snow-like landscape of the salt mounds to the edge of the lake, I am amazed that the water really is pink!

Are you breaking the bank for an African safari?

Travelling to Africa? Be ready to cough up hard earned savings, work over time or admit to the possibility that you may have to sell a kidney to pay for the vacation. In reality, it can actually be done quite cost effectively, on a low budget that still provides all the magical memories that Africa has to offer.

Africa’s best kept secret island

It’s not hard to see how Lupita Island Resort is considered to be one of the most exclusive holiday destinations on the planet – a jewel in the crown of Tanzania and its share of the beautiful Lake Tanganyika.

Running the Lewa Marathon with ForRangers

The annual Lewa Safaricom Marathon is one of the most anticipated events in East Africa. Organised by Tusk Trust it takes place in one of the most dramatic settings on the continent: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of Africa’s most endangered wildlife.

How to survive a walking safari

I’ve spent a good amount of time in the bush conducting walking safaris. The general aim is to get closer to the bush and really appreciate the smaller things. But it also allows you to approach dangerous game, which is something that gives me an incredible kick.

What it means to be outbound in Africa

A wise man once said that even a bad day in Africa could be fixed when a fire is lit. People from different races, continents and religions can congregate around one fire and paint their own picture of their Africa.

Tips for enjoying your safari in Uganda

If you are looking into going on a safari for your next vacation with family or friends, then you should consider Uganda as your next destination for a safari adventure.

Kids go wild on a South Luangwa family safari

When it comes to unforgettable family holidays, it’s hard to beat a safari in South Luangwa. For parents, a safari is a chance to reconnect with nature. For children, it’s a chance to get to know it.

The Victoria Falls Marathon 2017 highlights

Fielding the largest contingent in the corporate challenge, Africa Albida Tourism had 75 participants running in two of the event’s three categories, with 25 of the runners taking part in the race for the first time.

NEW weekly video series: Escape to Africa with Robin Pope Safaris

For those moments when you just can’t get out of the office and into a game vehicle, Robin Pope Safaris launched a YouTube video series: Safari Diaries. Every Monday, a new 60-second video is released and takes you on a virtual safari through the Zambian, Zimbabwean and Malawian wilderness.

Addicted to the Ant Collection

“During my first trip to Ant’s, one of the guides told us: ‘Once you get the dirt of the Waterberg in your shoes, you will come back’. I must have gotten a truck load in my shoes – I’ve been back 17 times!” ~ Bobbi Laurens.

Up in the air on a sky safari

Soaring and drifting. Flying and floating. A safari in the sky is both magical and memorable, and should definitely be on your next African itinerary.

Video: sibling’s thrilling African adventure

What happens when two adventure-loving siblings get together and embark on a spontaneous 8-week road trip across Africa? A whole lot of fun and crazy according to Shelton and Angel Du Preez.

Madikwe safari delivers exciting predator encounters

The Madikwe Africa Geographic photographic trip is always a highlight for me as Madikwe is a special place with such a high diversity of animals and one just never knows what is in store for the photography group.

Putting northern Kafue back on the map

After a very exciting start to our operation in 2016 and a great turn out for our first year at Pioneer Lodge in Zambia, we now have some exciting new developments for 2017.

Safety in Tanzania: 9 top tips for solo female travellers

We believe that the world is a safe place and that none of us, male or female, should let worry about safety stop us from exploring this beautiful world of ours. But every country has danger lurking for the unwary, and Tanzania is no different. If you’re a woman travelling on your own, you might feel especially vulnerable, so here are our top 9 tips for keeping safe for solo girls-on-the-go.

Big 5 malaria-free safaris in South Africa

Mozzies are a nuisance. But in a malaria-area they can be more than that – a serious health threat for travellers. Avoid the worry at these malaria-free safari destinations in South Africa.

Hiking Réunion’s Cirque de Mafate

We stood on the rim of the caldera, the immense volcanic amphitheatre of the Cirque de Mafate, on the French island of Réunion. As far as the eye could see sheer walls of lush green vegetation encircled the seemingly endless and mythical world before us.

Family-friendly Tanzania

Tanzania is famous for the majestic Kilimanjaro, for the golden wildlife-rich savannah of the Serengeti and the geological uniqueness of the Ngorongoro Crater. But did you know that Tanzania is also family-friendly?

12 inspirational reasons to love Tanzania

Tanzania is 12 holidays in one. Its varied, beautiful landscape is home to the rooftop of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – and it also has some of the best diving sites in the Indian Ocean. It’s packed full of World Heritage areas such as the plains of the Serengeti and the unique Ngorongoro crater, both buzzing with the most amazing wildlife, including the Big 5.

Remarkable Rwanda

Remarkable Rwanda is just that. Like a phoenix rising from its turbulent past this is a surprising country – safe, clean, proud and breathtakingly beautiful with loads to offer the adventurous traveller.

An adventure-packed 3-day trip to Masindi, Uganda

Masindi is located in northern Uganda, about 210 km and a 3 to 5 hour drive from Kampala and Entebbe International Airport. There are many tourist attractions around Masindi and these include Murchison Falls National Park, the ‘Royal Mile’ birding site in the Budongo Forest, the Polish cemetery and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Because Masindi is gifted with tourist attractions like these, one can easily plan a perfect weekend trip away with your family.

Tips on tipping on safari

While not a compulsory practice, tipping is firmly entrenched in the tourism industry in Africa. It helps to ensure that those working in the service industry are receiving a decent living wage.

Botswana: A first in a lifetime safari experience!

I now know what all those people meant when they told me that Botswana is “something else”. They couldn’t explain it in words and neither can I. Come and visit this beautiful country to see for yourself, there are very few places of such natural, pristine beauty left in the world and Botswana is definitely one of them.

Réunion Island: Trekking to the ‘Peak of the Furnace’

Located within the Réunion National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Piton de la Fournaise, also known as ‘The Peak of the Furnace’ or le Volcan (the Volcano) by the locals, has had more than 150 recorded eruptions since the 17th century, with the most recent eruption beginning on 31 January 2017. At 2,631 metres in height and about 530,000 years old, this volcano is one of Réunion Island’s most popular tourist attraction.

Sustainable tourism: the fairest Cape’s fair-traders

Visitors to South Africa are spoilt for choice when it comes to sustainable tourism destinations in and around Cape Town. Indeed, the Western Cape is widely regarded as “Fair Trade Tourism Central” with easily the highest concentration of certified establishments and activities on the sub-continent.

Kosi Bay: boats, birds and paradise!

The haunting cry of a fish eagle resonates across the lake as we pull up at Kosi Bay Lodge. The powder soft sand, raphia palms and Umdoni (Water Berry) trees create a tropical, African welcome. With beads of perspiration on our brows, we are anxious to unpack and seek replenishment at the Nhlanga pub to soak in a stunning view of the largest and third lake of the Kosi Bay system. It is here that we plan the next few days of our boating photographic expedition.

Top 3 cars to hire for self-drive safaris in Uganda

Self-drive safaris are becoming very popular in Uganda due to the presence of a wide variety of tourist attractions that include over ten national parks and wildlife reserves, making Uganda one of the best safari destinations in Africa.

Exploring Rwanda on two wheels on a cycle tour

Beginning in 2007, cycling tours in Rwanda offer a fascinating adventure pursuit that every traveler should not miss out in Rwanda. Whereas Rwanda has well been known for mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, cycling is yet a charming endeavor and worth doing.

Victoria Falls: the ultimate vacation to end all vacations!

When I started to plan my holiday to the Victoria Falls, well-named as Africa’s adventure capital, I wondered how I was going to fit everything in. How do you combine both the safari and adventure elements, yet still come home feeling peachy, rested and ready to go back to work the next day? My answer is balance and Tongabezi Lodge.