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Animal Encounters, Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

Greater Kruger sightings: A month of spotted cats

Catch up on the latest wildlife-viewing highlights from the team at Tinstwalo in the Greater Kruger’s Manyeleti Private Game Reserve.

Destinations, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Boat cruise: Exploring Murchison Falls on the Nile River

Taking a boat cruise on the River Nile is a great way to explore Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda.

Destinations, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Wildlife

Millipedes – 10 facts that we find interesting

Giant African millipedes often have unusually brightly coloured legs and bodies.

Conservation, News, Poaching, Wildlife

Rhino poaching in Namibia down

Rhino poaching in Namibia dropped to 41 individuals killed in all of 2019 so far, compared with nearly 72 during the same period last year, according to the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

Swahili food
Destinations, Food & Wine, Tanzania, Travel & Lifestyle

6 Swahili food dishes you won’t want to miss!

Swahili cuisine is tasty, filling and plentiful. Here are six Swahili dishes you won’t want to miss on your travels in Tanzania.

Conservation, News, Wildlife

Mountain gorilla population continues to rise

Great news! The population of mountain gorillas is on the rise, and now stands at an estimated 1,063 individuals.

Swahili people
Culture, Destinations, People, Tanzania

Swahili – a brief safari guide to key words and phrases

Language and everyday culture are intertwined, so it’s worth learning some polite phrases in Swahili, as making the effort to speak another’s language is welcome in any country.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Survival against the odds – 2 special elephants

The touching stories of two wild elephants whose struggle for survival will amaze (and humble) you, and provide a sense of perspective into the wonderful journey of life.

Destinations, Ngorongoro, Tanzania, Wildlife

The Ngorongoro Crater: Tanzania’s ‘Garden of Eden’

Standing proudly in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania is the Ngorongoro Crater. This highly visited African attraction is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. Read on to find out more about this fantastic wildlife wonderland!

Destinations, South Luangwa, Travel & Lifestyle, Wildlife, Zambia

An insider’s guide to mobile walking safaris in South Luangwa

Ditching the confines of the game drive vehicle for a pair of walking boots as you venture out in the bush on a mobile walking safari is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling wilderness experiences in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.

Botswana elephant hunting
Hunting, News, Wildlife

Collared elephant hunted in Botswana, tracking device destroyed

A large bull elephant carrying a research collar with a tracking device has been killed by trophy hunters in Botswana, and the tracking device destroyed.

Conservation, Destinations, Mozambique, News, Wildlife

Lions in Gorongosa show population increase

Lions in Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique) are benefitting from better conservation measures, and show a population increase to 146, the nature reserve announced on Wednesday.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, South Luangwa, Wildlife, Zambia

Painted wolves (African wild dogs) hunt pregnant impala

Not for sensitive viewers: An extreme sighting as a pack of painted wolves (African wild dogs), take down a pregnant impala in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Fascinating sighting: The amusing antics of two young leopards

A fantastic sighting in the Greater Kruger of two young leopards .

Bar-tailed trogon on safari with Africa Geographic
Birds, Destinations, Uganda, Wildlife

Uganda birding – 10 best spots

The 10 best birding spots in Uganda, which hosts 1065 species – the ideal place to improve your life bird species list

Animal Encounters, Conservation, Wildlife

Safari lodges: Bridging the gap between tourism and conservation

Bridging the gap between tourism and conservation – the role camps and lodges play in educating guests on conservation issues.

Destinations, KwaZulu Natal, Ocean, South Africa, Wildlife

The science behind turtle nesting sites along South Africa’s St. Lucia coastline

Find out more about the science behind the loggerhead and leatherback turtles using South Africa’s St. Lucia coastline as their nesting site.

Animal Encounters, Multimedia, Videos, Wildlife

Watch: Newborn elephant protected by his herd

An exquisite sighting of the moment an elephant calf is born amongst a family herd in the Maasai Mara.

Travel & Lifestyle, Wildlife

5 Reasons to do a bush walk

If you only do one thing while on safari, make sure it’s a guided bush walk.

Events, Multimedia, News, People, Wildlife

STROOP wins Kudu Award and donates prize money

South African filmmakers win top conservation award and donate prize money to the Kruger National Park Special Ranger K9 Unit.

News, Wildlife

Riff Raff the “problem” elephant receives extended protection against destruction

Good news as Riff Raff – the “problem” elephant destined to be destroyed – has been granted extended protection at his current reserve by the South African High Court.