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My ‘Delta Detox’ mobile safari experience

A tented mobile safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, offers guests incredible wildlife encounters and exclusive tailor-made excursions.

Kruger: Impact of social media and mobile phones – good or bad?

Vehicles joust for a good view of a leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Technology and social media have shaped the Kruger experience into something radically different from what it was ten years ago.

Appreciating the smaller sightings on safari

A wild leopard looks on in the wild bush

While it’s much easier to spot plains game than it is a leopard, sometimes it pays off to spend a little while ‘smelling the roses’ and observing the smaller things on safari.

Field notes: Western lowland gorillas feeding on seasonal fruits

A silverback western lowland gorilla relaxes in the trees in Odzala-Kakoua National Park, Congo

Odzala-Kokoua National Park guide, Alon Cassidy, enjoyed some wonderful sightings of western lowland gorillas enjoying some seasonal treats.

Video: The tree climbing lions of Ishasha

Witness the phenomenon of the tree climbing lions in Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

10 Things I hate about travelling through Africa

I don’t truly hate travelling through Africa, but I blame a lot of things after returning from such a trip.

Why Uganda is such a great safari destination

The pearl of Africa, universally regarded as the brightest prospect in East Africa, has recovered from its luster, to stand not only at the forefront of African renaissance, but also one of the continent’s safest, friendliest, and most rewarding tourist destinations.

Top tips for going on game drives

Shamwari Game Reserve Game drives

At Eagles Crag Lodge we pride ourselves on presenting wildlife interaction that is sure to be the highlight of your stay. Guests staying with us are offered game drives through the reserve for an experience of a lifetime.

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.

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.

Shamwari: Fair Trade Tourism at its best

Shamwari Game Reserve is a conservation orientated, malaria free, 5-star safari holiday destination.

Digital detoxing – it’s good for you!

Escape to the bush for a digital detox and let the natural world ease your stresses away.

Big 5 malaria-free safaris in South Africa

Big 5, malaria-free safari, 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.

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.

Video: a glimpse of life on safari in Zambia

Have you ever wondered what you might see on safari in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park?

Photoseries: EPIC battle between honey badger and python

A photo series depicts an epic battle between a honey badger and a rock python takes place in Kruger National Park.

Zanzibar: more than just beaches and sunshine

Six non-sunbathey things that you can delight in during your time on the beautiful island of Zanzibar.

Thank you for 25 years of conservation success

Eagles Crag is a luxury private lodge in the breathtaking Shamwari Game Reserve, home to one of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.

Video: on safari with lions

A safari is an experience which can only be felt and understood when you actually do it! Many people dream of coming to Africa for a safari and this is not only because of the experience of being close to wild animals, but also the emotion of feeling alive.

Teaching kids about conservation through photography

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A small group of budding photographers, led by Mike Kendrick of Wild Shots Educational Outreach, are taught about conservation through a Sabi Sand photography safari.

What to pack for an African safari

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A frequently asked question by guests is what do we need to bring on safari? Cheetah Plains answers that question in this blog.

8 amazing facts about lions

Changa Safari Camp have put together some interesting facts about lions

Video: fun facts about Hippos

They’re not everyones cup of tea, but like them or not, you have to admit that hippos are weighty creatures. Makakatana Bay Lodge have put together an interesting list of facts about these burley beasts.

Video: Kudu camouflage in the bush!

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A female kudu demonstrates that she is a master of camouflage.

50 shades of green in South Luangwa

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South Luangwa’s green season is astonishing and is the perfect time to go on safari!

Who says summertime isn’t good for a safari?

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An amazing game drive in the Timbavati shows that it doesn’t matter what time of year you go on safari.

Celebrating 25 years of exceptional safari journeys with The Hide

The Hide safari camp are celebrating 25 years of exceptional safari Journeys!

Video: wildebeest chase wild dogs!

Guests at Senalala Camp are treated to the privilege of experiencing wild-dogs on safari, a rare sighting, and then to see these wild dogs out smarted by a Gnu is even less common.

Wild for the Waterberg at The Ant Collection

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Just three hours from the buzzing city of Johannesburg, in a little-known corner of South Africa, the Waterberg region awaits. Here are just 5 reasons why you should go wild for the Waterberg!

Travel from USA to Tanzania with ease

Travelink will now operate an International Air Desk focused on supporting clients of Zara Tours from the United States and Canada booking flights to and from Tanzania, Africa.

Video: how not to behave during a self-drive safari

A self-drive safari drive is a wonderful and sometimes even spiritual experience.

5 ways to see wildlife on an African safari

Traditionally, when one took an African safari, the only way to view wildlife was on a game drive. Today there are more options for game viewing

Video: The game drive of your life in South Luangwa

There is nothing quite like a game drive in the South Luangwa National Park, and we can boast that our slice of heaven is even more spectacular.

Video: What to pack for your summer safari holiday

Packing for a safari, particularly if it is your first trip to the African wilderness, can be a daunting experience.

Robin Pope Safaris expands into Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Exploring the wonderful wilds of Malawi, Zambia, and now Zimbabwe – Robin Pope Safaris is excited to announce its expansion into Zimbabwe within Mana Pools National Park

Where to go for that malaria-free safari

Where to go for a Malaria-Free Safari South Africa

10 tips for your African safari

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10 tips to ensure your safari is a memory that you will treasure forever.

A safari addiction explained

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Why does the soul long for the African Bush? What is it that keeps us returning time and time again? Africa, a continent so rich in diversity. A land of breathtaking beauty that draws in adventurous hearts for a closer

Video: Dispelling a myth about Impala

It is so common in the safari industry that guides are taught things which are not inline with logic and the laws of nature, and I am out to dispel the myth pertaining to the birthing practise of Impala.

Selous Game Reserve: an authentic camping safari with Adventure Camps

Recently I travelled to the Selous Game Reserve with Sven Liebchen of Authentic Tanzania Safaris and experienced an incredibly real safari.

The Bushtracks bucket list for 2017

If your thoughts align with those of Brad Paisley, then right now your pen is poised and your fingers twitch. As we stand on the threshold of 2017, Bushtracks is ready to help you make this year’s book a number one best seller.

A Summer Storm at Rhino River Lodge

Guests find respite in air-conditioned rooms before climbing into game drive vehicles with beads of sweat rolling down their foreheads. It’s hot during the day but a Summer storm is looming and will soon cool the area.

When the most elusive of the safari Big Five changes its spots

The wild is a strange place. You can spend years searching for something, always missing it by inches or seconds. Years hearing how everyone else has seen the most elusive creature of the African bushveld. You’ll stop and stare at

A trip to the eden of the Okavango Delta

There is no better way, I believe, to conquer a fear of flying, than to visit the Okavango Delta! Of course, I knew that this piece of paradise was well visited and had much to offer – but nothing prepared me for the immense beauty of this country they call “Botswana”.

Travel like the Samsons: Kalahari Transfrontier Park (Part Two)

Polentswa, a campsite situated in the heart of the Kalahari, becomes darker than the nights at the arctic once the new moon rises – it shows little mercy to those unable to see at night.

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