Zambia offers an array of activities for those seeking adventure and new experiences. Here are 5 reasons why this country is perfect for active travellers.
There is a special relationship between Liuwa’s lions and its human inhabitants, with Lady Liuwa’s pride living wild and free, but always with a propensity for wandering the edges of Time + Tide King Lewanika, the only permanent camp in the national park.
WARNING: Contains distressing images, not for sensitive viewers. A zebra receives fatal injuries after a crocodile attack in the Mara River.
A photographer and her husband receive a surprise up-close encounter with a young male lion in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Cape Town is synonymous with many things, like Table Mountain, picturesque landscapes, beautiful beaches, and of course our iconic African penguin.
Zambia’s Liuwa Plain is a photographer’s ultimate dream destination, and here are 9 reasons why.
Dominant male hippos can engage in brutal fights to defend their territory, and can even commit infanticide to secure their dominance over the pod.
An adorable sighting of bat-eared fox kits adds to the magic of a safari in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.
In a conservation success story, more than 4,200 animals have been translocated to Maputo Special Reserve since 2013 through a multi-year rewilding project led by Peace Parks Foundation.
Celebrating Namibia’s wild beauty through stunning wildlife and landscape photos.
If you’re seeking quality family time and life-changing experiences, Zambia is the perfect safari destination. Here’s why…
In the BBC’s Dynasties documentary we meet an incredible painted wolf: Tait. Here is an account of her final days as the alpha female by photographer Nicholas Dyer.
Interested in going on an African safari in January? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.
A story about the mysterious, shrieking creatures of Musoma Hill in Tanzania.
South Africa’s Acting Minister of Environmental Affairs Derek Hanekom has officially approved the ground-breaking and visionary 10-year Kruger National Park Management Plan.
A citrus farming enterprise has purchased a small but ecologically pivotal farm on the border of the Klaserie and Timbavati private nature reserves (Greater Kruger) near the town of Hoedspruit, and plans to develop a citrus orchard in this vital game reserve area.
Remember the lion that was found wandering on the N4 highway this past September? Here’s an update on his latest whereabouts.
Glamorous camping (glamping) should be an authentic way of enjoying what safari used to be all about. But not too authentic, right? I mean you don’t want to have to catch your dinner or dig a pit latrine. Sure, do away with the permanent lodge structures, but I still want to feel safe and comfortable. […]
‘Painted wolves’, ‘Cape hunting dogs’ or ‘wild dogs’. No matter what you call them, one thing is certain: they are one of the most enigmatic and charismatic animals on the African continent.
Thirteen South African giraffe have been translocated over 2,500 km and safely released into Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve, establishing its first population.
An international petroleum exploration company has fired up a fresh application to explore for products in prime farmland in the central Drakensberg and Free State.
My dream Maasai Mara safari, designed by the Africa Geographic team. By keen traveller and amateur photographer Gavin Duffy
Safari report-back: My luxury Serengeti safari during the wildebeest migration – drama, excitement, awe and wonder. By Simon Espley
A December safari in Africa means long hot days, the odd thunderstorm, and dense green vegetation – and young animals and birds everywhere!
A leopard takes a dive and goes fishing for lunch in Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa.
Photography is all about light. Visiting one of Africa’s magnificent wild places is always an adventure, but experiencing it in great light can make it an out-of-this-world experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime. In the early morning and late afternoon, the low standing sun brings out an array of colours that add a magical […]
A yellow mongoose and a mole snake provide a great sighting as they face off in the Kgalagadi.
Despite a handicap of having only one eye, this leopard is still able to hunt and provides an incredible sighting for safari goers.
Investigating the changing makeup of the Maasai Mara’s vegetation over time and how elephants have contributed to these changes.
An incredible sighting as a Cape fox family deals with an unwanted guest in the form of a honey badger looking for a meal.
What you should know about elephant migration in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – the world’s largest transfrontier conservation area.
Botswana’s president addresses the issue of game farms and hunting in Botswana.
A leopard mother has her paws full as her two adorably naughty cubs prefer to explore the bush rather than hide away in their den.
The banks of the Mara River in the Maasai Mara of Kenya offer ideal habitat for birds – and for bird-watchers, especially if you find a puddle of water, and especially during the heat of the day.
This fantastic photo gallery of Madagascar wildlife will have you contacting Africa Geographic to arrange your next safari, and packing your bags
Explore the Big 5, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa while on a photographic safari with professional photographer, Matrishva Vyas.
During the long winter months in the Karoo, it is always a thrill to see nocturnal animals out and about in the daylight hours foraging.
Meeting an elephant in Ruaha on foot, ‘eye to eye’ so to speak, is very different from watching them from the safety of a car. One can feel the power within their massive bodies, while they soft-footedly, and without making a sound, move past you.
Not all safaris are born equal. Some are so special by the very nature of what they offer, that even our seasoned team here at Africa Geographic keep them in their personal ‘must-do’ lists. Some refer to them as ‘bucket-list’ safaris; we simply suggest that you really should consider embarking on these journeys before you kick the bucket (list).
“Never a dull moment in the bush” is something my husband and I tell each other all the time. Well, that is certainly true for the events of a few weekends ago when a male lion got out of our stunning Kruger National Park!
The Lower Zambezi valley, with its majestic escarpment sloping down to meet the river, protects a massive rift in the earth’s crust through which the Zambezi River flows. Over millennia, mineral-rich volcanic soils deposited by the river have given rise to lush vegetation, while the many channels and oxbow lakes attract an array of wildlife. […]
SANParks has released its Kruger National Park management plan covering the next 10 years. This 259-page report is essential reading for Kruger fans who enjoy debating the issues that the Kruger management team has to deal with on a regular basis, such as problem-animal management, hotels in Kruger and trophy hunting of free-roaming wildlife on reserves adjoining Kruger.
Discovering stunning spots in the Kruger National Park where no tourist has ever been, becoming part of the food chain for a week by sharing the living space of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and lions, testing your feet, legs and stamina with a 100+ kilometre walking expedition; the newly developed north-to-south Kruger Trail is the stuff that the dreams of adventurous nature lovers are made of.
Shaba National Reserve, lying deep in northern Kenya’s expanse, is a stunning wilderness home to dramatic gorges, open plains and extinct volcanoes.
There is a distinct excitement in the air as we make our way through the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern side of Etosha National Park in Namibia. The sun has just risen, dappling the leaves of the mopane shrubs lining the road in mottled shades of gold and green. Barely a few minutes into […]
The green-breasted pitta already holds the dubiously honourable rank of number ONE African bogey bird in my books, a title am hoping to strip off today.
A journey into Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve – a wonderful wild place teeming with wildlife.
This fantastic photo gallery of Etosha National Park in Namibia will have you contacting Africa Geographic to arrange your next safari and packing your bags
The last three Master Trackers of the Ju/’hoanis from Nyae Nyae in Namibia were invited to the Kruger in South Africa to participate in some pioneering trails. They came to display their extraordinary tracking prowess to guests participating in walking trails. This is an account of their journey.
The rolling savanna grass plains of the Maasai Mara may not automatically spring to mind as a hotspot for butterflies; yet lepidopterists and amateur butterfly lovers alike are in for a treat.
Spring in South Africa is a colourful, noisy and fragrant affair.
An African rock python eating a helmeted guineafowl provides a great sighting for guests in a houseboat on the Chobe River in Botswana.
An elephant tucks into some juicy vegetation in a residential garden in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Environmental Affairs committee believes agreement between Kruger National Park and private reserves should be revised.
The past two months saw the translocation of zebra, blue wildebeest and impala from Kruger National Park in South Africa to Zinave National Park in Mozambique. The overall goal is to reintroduce 7,500 game animals in Zinave over the next five years and to date over 1,300 animals have been rewilded to the park.
Safari report-back: My luxury green (secret) season adventure in Kenya and Tanzania – arranged by Africa Geographic. By Mark Paul
A cunning honey badger takes a chance on a martial eagle’s nest in the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in South Africa.
Interested in going on an African safari in October? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.
This is possibly the most exciting photographic safari to Kenya’s Maasai Mara that we have seen in a while. Award-winning photographer Arnfinn Johansen will host four lucky Africa Geographic guests for nine days / eight nights, making use of a specially-adapted vehicle and an off-road driving permit to secure epic wildlife images. The Maasai Mara […]
From the 10th to 14th September, 2018, South African National Parks (SANParks) will be offering visitors free access to the majority of the national parks in South Africa.
Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895m high, is Africa’s tallest mountain, the world’s highest free-standing peak, and one of the famed ‘Seven Summits’. Climbing Kilimanjaro is classified as an extreme altitude mountain trek, but with proper preparation, climbing ‘Kili’ can be an achievable goal and a life-changing experience. Rising from the plains of Tanzania, Kilimanjaro gives […]
The stories of Maasai Mara are not simply woven around the Big 5, but of coming up close and personal with never-before-seen experiences. It is about simply marvelling at the effortless way a million stories bursts into life in that single frame.
Peace Parks Foundation has presented 90 African buffalo to the communities of the Simalaha Community Conservancy, with an additional 110 buffalo still to be brought in over the next month.
African Parks has completed a series of lion translocations as part of wider efforts to restore Malawi’s parks; and for the first time in 20 years, a population of the iconic predators has been re-established in Liwonde National Park.
Late on a Sunday night, a pride of lions chased, took down and devoured an impala inside our camp – an incredible sighting to say the least!
It’s a familiar ritual to anyone who has camped at Okaukuejo in Etosha National Park in Namibia in June; it takes some effort to hammer your tent pegs securely into the hard, chalky ground, but it’s worth it when the wind blows. Our toddler, Sanne (18 months old), had seen us pitching our tent at […]
This epic photo gallery from Africa Geographic of special moments in Kruger National Park will have you booking your next safari with AG
Struck with two poison arrows, an elephant bull faced a slow and painful death, but fortunately he survived thanks to quick intervention.
Interested in going on an African safari in September? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.
A great sighting as a lioness and four cubs spend some time exploring a shepherd’s tree in the Waterberg, South Africa.
Shortly after arriving at camp, I was relishing a moment of pure bliss, washing off the heat and the dust under the best outdoor shower ever. I was reminiscing about the short flight from cold and foggy Cape Town to the hot, sunny land of beautiful Botswana. Filled with a sense of freedom and oneness […]
It might feel as if you are walking on the moon – it’s flat, endless, dusty, covered with a greyish-beige crust. Even Neil Armstrong would have thought so. But no, this is the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana, and here are five reasons why you should include this destination in your itinerary.
It was a few years before the South African (Boer) War, in the late 1800s when President Paul Kruger (in office 1883 – 1900) was alerted to the fact that a rapid extinction of various species of flora and fauna was taking place in South Africa. Unregulated hunting meant that wild animals were disappearing fast, […]
After weeks of waiting, the two lion cubs, a male and a female, from the Zebanine pride have finally made their first appearance.
Interested in going on an African safari in August? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.
Chad Cocking and his team recently had a stunning sighting of lions restoring order and claiming their rank from the hyena clans, proving just how formidable they can be.
The Serengeti and Maasai Mara ecosystems see huge herds of wildebeest and zebras migrating in a continuous search for the best food and water. Although this journey follows a similar annual route, exact timing varies based on rainfall. When the rains beckon, the wildebeest go. In spite of the big cats in waiting, or the […]
The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga, South Africa, have been officially added to the World Heritage Site List, alongside three other sites in Mexico, China and France.
A field guide in the Kruger National Park witnesses an epic battle between to warthog boars.
Safari report back: My epic mobile tented adventure through the wildlife paradise of Botswana – Okavango, Khwai and Savute. By Ruzdi Ekenheim
With wild lions under pressure from so many threats, this is a wonderful story of lions being reintroduced to an area that used to have lions.
Zambia’s wildlife paradise and legendary safari mecca of Luangwa Valley may in future partially function as one giant tap for some of Zambia’s growing water needs. Gone will be the seasonal, natural water cycles that sustain and nurture this incredibly fecund river valley. You see, a sizeable chunk of Luangwa Valley may be dammed in the near future, at Ndevu Gorge
A game ranger received quite an unexpected surprise when he found a near three-metre black mamba underneath his bed.
A gruesome discovery awaited staff members at a luxury camp in Zimbabwe after 14 hyenas killed a kudu bull in their reception area.
A new carnivore protection ranger force, the Limpopo Lion Protection Team, has been trained and deployed – specifically assigned to support the Greater Limpopo Carnivore Programme and tasked with securing known lion ranges from targeted lion poaching.
It is not hard to see why the Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural sites on the planet, and continues to delight and capture the imagination of travellers. Even as early as 1855, David Livingstone described the Falls in a way that reflects this sentiment: “Creeping with awe to the verge, I peered down into […]
Interested in going on an African safari in July? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.
From the Okavango to Chobe to the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is home to some of the best wildlife in the world. In this video, Safari Botswana, 38,000 images were converted into a funky video showcasing this country in all its glory!
One of the most popular requests from safari tourists to their guides is to see leopards. This is a tough task, even for the most experienced of guides, due to the elusive and cunning nature of these big cats. But there is a town called Hoedspruit, near the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province […]
A visitor to Pilanesberg Game Reserve witnesses an epic battle between two territorial black rhino bulls who ended up deep in a waterhole.
Interested in going on an African safari in June? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.
Set in the upper Karoo on the edge of the Great Escarpment, the Karoo Ridge Conservancy is a 5,000 hectare private conservancy founded to restore, protect and safeguard the diverse wildlife, landscape and natural resources of the region.
A pack of wild dogs provide a whole day’s worth of entertainment for a photographer in the Kruger National Park.
A southern ground-hornbill in the Kruger finds a rare treat in the form of a juvenile hare.
The Gantouw Project aims to restore eland on the remaining natural areas on the Cape Flats in South Africa.
Uganda has begun counting its population of critically endangered mountain gorillas amid confidence their numbers are steadily rising, boosting prospects for its tourism industry that relies heavily on the primates.
The ground squirrels at Mata-Mata Rest Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa provided endless hours of amusement with their antics – from acrobatics, to wrestling to rugby moves!
In the tropics, fast growing human populations and an increased need for agricultural land clash with the need to protect biodiversity hotspots. Often nature loses out and pristine habitats become fragmented and gradually degraded. How does this affect the animals that have roamed these landscapes before humans started to exploit them? Can they cope with these changes?
Seeing animals in the wild is truly special – but, trekking for gorillas is on another level. The close genetic relationship between us makes it more than just another wildlife safari; add golden monkeys to the same trip, and you have hit a double jackpot. This is the ultimate primate experience – created by safari experts, Africa […]