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Safari tips & trip reports

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Understanding yellow fever

Recent news reports have raised concerns about yellow fever and its vaccine. We take a look at this disease and the risks and benefits of the vaccine.


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Mara Magic

My dream Maasai Mara safari, designed by the Africa Geographic team. By keen traveller and amateur photographer Gavin Duffy


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Our Secret Season Safari in East Africa

Safari report-back: My luxury green (secret) season adventure in Kenya and Tanzania – arranged by Africa Geographic. By Mark Paul

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Safari tips: Going on safari with kids

Travelling with kids on a safari in Africa may seem like a daunting task. They can get bored very easily, especially on long road trips, and keeping their attention and interest piqued about wildlife can become a tedious, exhausting and stressful task. However, with proper planning and armed with the knowledge of what your kids enjoy, you can make a safari quite an enjoyable and memorable experience for the whole family.


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The Ultimate Primate Experience

Safari report-back: Trekking for gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes NP is the is the ultimate primate experience. By Björn Persson


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Klaserie through the Lens

Safari trip report-back: at Klaserie in the Greater Kruger National Park is an epic destination for photographers. By Willem Kruger


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Nyiragongo: A hike to the centre of the Earth

Safari report-back: Climbing Mount Nyiragongo in DRC was one of the highlights of my life. By Björn Persson

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Safari tips: How to find luxury safari lodges at a discount

Planning an African safari? We provide a breakdown of the various ‘safari seasons’ and when best to travel so as to avoid the crowds.

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Safari tips: 10 safety points about wild animals

Here are 10 important pieces of information to keep in mind about wild animals when on safari in Africa.

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Safari tips: What weather to expect in Africa

While on an African safari, the weather will play a significant role in what you are likely to see (and what you’ll pack). So, here is a broad outline of sub-Saharan African climates.

Leopard in Botswana with Africa Geographic
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Why the green season is the time to visit Botswana

Botswana’s green season, the months of November to March, is known by locals as the “secret season” – when you will have game drives to yourself, and enjoy amazing sighting

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Safari tips: What to pack for your African safari

So, what exactly should you take on safari? The rule of thumb is to pack light, and to make use of the laundry facilities at your lodges and hotels. That said, there are some essentials that you should never be without. After many years of exploring every nook and cranny of Africa, our travel team has drilled down their list of essentials.