Shaba National Reserve, lying deep in northern Kenya’s expanse, is a stunning wilderness home to dramatic gorges, open plains and extinct volcanoes.
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.
On a solo safari, I knew I’d be missing out on the knowledge – and keen eyes – of a guide. But I wanted the adventure of driving myself and having intimate experiences with any wildlife I found.
Man cycles 3,600km alone, from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, to save the tiny orange-breasted waxbill. Small is BIG.
Aside from the yoga, the highlights of my stay at Londolozi, as hard as it is to choose, were the leopard sightings. Londolozi has a reputation for it’s leopards and boy do they deliver.
Travelling alone can be a slightly daunting prospect, knowing that you are going all the way to a remote location on your own, with little knowledge of the people or country itself.
Watch this video to understand why the Kgalagadi keeps people coming back for more!
Important advice for people who travel alone and how to make the most of the experience.
Private and group safaris both have their advantages and disadvantages – find out which one works best for you.
Lake Nakuru Park proves to be much more than just a birder’s paradise.
Finding a leopard amongst the elephants in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve.
An incredibly fortuitous sighting of a black rhino mother and her calf.
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.
Take a trip to Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana to experience wildest Africa.
From the thrill of driving through the beautiful Kalahari wilderness to the excitement of camping under the immense African sky, a self-drive safari entices many Botswana visitors. Here are 10 security tips to keep you safe.
A trip to the world’s fourth largest island leaves an Africa Geographic Travel guest with a restorative feeling of calm and connection.
Discover the Augrabies Falls National Park, a park with magnificent scenery and a variety of flora and fauna, on this beautiful three day 39.5km hike.
Traveller Derek Cullen packs up his tent and conquers the volcanic crater of Mount Longonot, Kenya.
Megan Gilbert finds her safe haven in the middle of Sabi Sand – a place of indescribable natural beauty and amazing encounters.
Beautiful photos and a video from a 5 day safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
If you have itchy feet and are dying to travel but don’t have a friend to go with you, go it alone!
Here are five ways for single travellers to find deals without paying a single supplement.
Scott learns to appreciate the smaller creatures and more stationary objects in the Kruger, when he can’t find a leopard.
Scott mulls over conservation issues in South Africa, while at a fantastic leopard sighting in the Kruger.
Three days on the Zambezi River, the 4th longest river in Africa, spotting crocs, hippos and a variety of birds.
Scott Ramsay’s travels take him to the Kruger National Park, a landmark area in the history of wildlife conservation.
Jackie explains the reason for coprophagy, the consumption of feces, in Pilansberg hippos behaviour.
Turns out watering-holes in the Kgalagadi are a great place to grab food on the wing if you’re a black-backed jackal
Alison Nicholls talks about sketching with, and for, the Maasai in Tanzania.
Carolynne Higgins tells us about puff adders in Klaserie Private Game reserve – from a strike rate faster than that of a camera shutter to the hypnotic patterns of their scales.
Scott proves that iSimangaliso Wetland Park lives up to its name: “place of wonders” in isiZulu. South Africa’s first world heritage site does not disappoint for those armed with a camera and a zoom lens.
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.
Scott Ramsay writes about his experience with the charismatic Peter Timm, the legendary deep sea diver and his life with coelecanths in Sodwana Bay; who has recently passed away.
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.
Scott Ramsay adventures take him to iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the east coast of South Africa, where he indulges in the underwater treasures of the ocean at Rocktail bay.
The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, home to a diverse range of wildlife is under threat from coal mining.
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.
Scott Ramsay, along with fellow campers, explores the natural wonders along the iMfolozi wilderness trail in South Africa.
The Kosi Bay area of northern iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal is one of the most photogenic and beautiful in the country.
Scott Ramsay visits Ndumo, home to about 85% of the 500 species in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area, making it one of the best birding spots in the country.
Grant Christie continues his epic journey along South Africa’s coast as he tackles some tough terrain on the Garden Route.
Grant Christie continues his walk around South Africa’s coastline with an intense stretch between Cape Agulhas, with one of the longest beaches in the southern hemisphere, and Mossel Bay.
After the epic Kgalagadi, Scott headed first to the impressive Augrabies National Park, and then Mokala National Park, which is south-west of Kimberley in the centre of South Africa.
Grant Christie walks around Robben Island, getting a unique perspective of the place.
As Scott leaves the Kgalagadi, he reflects on the kindness of strangers and the friends he has made along the way.
Scott Ramsay discovers that the stare of a wild lion can teach us something. Something about us, as modern humans, and where we fit in a wild world.