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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


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


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!


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

50 shades of green in South Luangwa


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?


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


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


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

A safari addiction explained


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.

A cheetah hunt is successful in front of guests at Jacis Lodge

During a game drive on a Tuesday morning with young Rebecca, her parents and two other Jaci’s safari lodge guests, driving through airstrip road heading east following wild dogs’ tracks which confused the game ranger Oliver for a long time.

Gorilla trekking is an eco-friendly activity

Mountain Gorilla Trekking is a most unusual and highly desired wildlife experience in Africa; considered by wildlife enthusiasts across the globe as the number one human-animal encounter. These rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas only exist in the Virunga Range which

Travel like the Samson’s through Southern Africa, part 1

It was decided to start via South Africa with a rental car and travel along the N14 motorway towards a small town called Upington

A day at the Office at Jacis Lodge in Madikwe

Four o’clock and the alarms sets off… it is still pitch dark and in the distance I can hear the two male lions we saw last night roaring. As I go to pick up my rifle from the safe at the Rangers’ Room, I bump into the only other creatures that are awake, my colleagues.

Facts about Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park

There is one experience you should definitely add to your bucket list and that is an eastern lowland gorilla trekking holiday.

What to expect on a mobile safari in Botswana

From your tent listen to the heart stopping roar of lions in the distance, the splashing and trudging of a hippo on the waters edge or the humorous whooping of hyenas late in to the night, and you will feel a closeness to nature like never before.

Spring is in the air and the bush babies are born

What a cliché description of a season this has become and like all great clichés, this one rings true year on year. Whether its the sounds newborn calves and lambs resonating amongst the new grass or the smell of pollen, released into the air by freshly sprouted flowers adding rich colours to an already impressive tapestry.

Five top tips to remember when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Thousands of people have climbed Kilimanjaro safely and successfully, but even the mildest route is fraught with difficulty.

An affordable safari holiday that won’t cost you a small fortune

A new year has arrived and we’re sure you’ll all agree that in anticipation of the trials and tribulations that 2017 could bring, our thoughts are already turning to that holiday reprieve.

The Beat of the African Drum

Life in the African bush follows the rising and setting sun; the flora and fauna change with from winter to summer, whilst the warm welcome by the Shenton Safaris Family in our camps always remains as steady as the beat of the African drum

Video: A leopards game of hide and seek

The element of surprise is the most crucial component for the success of a leopard. With a coat of complex patterning that breaks up the shape of the body, these magnificent cats can melt into their environment without being detected.

Africa’s safari big five: Who are they?

You want to be close to the Big Five in the wilderness? Viva Africa Tours will take you on an unforgettable safari through Tanzania’s most impressive national parks

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