The only current English guidebook I could find on Gabon describes it as “an oasis of stability and prosperity in a region that has had more than its fair share of trouble”. It is indeed a remarkable country and was at the top of my African wish-list for many reasons: 80% covered in dense forest, […]
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – a land of thirst with boundless wildlife.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast wildlife paradise and photographer’s dream. This fantastic image gallery will have you packing your safari bags
GETTING UNDER THE SKIN OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VIBRANT EAST COAST CITY
This fantastic gallery of Namibia from the air is a photographer’s delight, and will have you packing your safari bag and camera
In 2009 I was commissioned to document a complex rock art panel on the roof of a shelter in a remote area of South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains. The area is out of bounds to the general public and required me visiting the site on three different occasions to capture all the relevant information from the […]
I struggled to wake up and keep warm. The searing desert temperatures had traded places with a blast from the South Pole. A layer of ice clung to the windscreen as we climbed into the vehicle at Klein Aus Vista, but it couldn’t dampen my spirits. I was going to visit the wild horses of […]
In the highlands of Ethiopia, American scientist Meg Lowman is working with local forest ecologist Alemayehu Wassie to protect ancient church forests. As in many developing countries, much of Ethiopia’s original forests have been cleared for subsistence agriculture and for harvesting timber and firewood, diminishing northern Ethiopia’s forest cover from 45% of its territory in […]
I was used to working in the savannahs of eastern and southern Africa, where the animals I studied roamed in full sight. I was used to the relative comfort and safety of getting around in a 4×4, and my camera went everywhere with me. Then, in 2010, I arrived in the Central African country of […]
But going there none of the songs playing in the minivan were ones that I had requested. We were on a team-building trip, en route to Djuma Private Game Reserve. Africa Geographic’s advertising manager, Adie, had emailed the team asking for music preferences, but she had forgotten the Pink Floyd I requested. She played Steve […]
A gallery of seductive images of the Mozambique coastline – pack your bags and include your costume, beach towel and suntan lotion
I have always wanted to meet Lady Liuwa so I must admit to a touch of celebrity fever as we approached her and 4 other lions sheltering in the scant shade offered by a patch of shrubs. She’s clearly an older lady now, what with that gaunt face and sunken eyes, but she still has […]
Unusual? Certainly. Ground breaking? Definitely. You see, at Botswana’s Chobe Game Lodge, every field guide is a woman. It’s refreshing really. Congregating in the lounge for their afternoon game drive, guests gather camera equipment and don sun hats before walking to the open game drive vehicles to meet the khaki-clad ladies. Every “Chobe Angel” is […]
As we lined up for the canopy tour, one of my fellow flyers asked our guide, ‘On a scale of one to white water rafting, how scary is this?’ I laughed because I didn’t understand her question. Yet. Not far away, another group lined up for the gorge swing. Hysterical screams echoed across the Batoka […]
Photographic encounters at the very heart of Africa.
I was enthusiastic about the Africa Geographic team’s bid to get me twitching because they weren’t so mischievous as to give me a rare bird challenge. The list was compiled to demonstrate the diversity and splendour of the region’s birds and there was the added prospect of seeing many lifers. I began preparing by searching […]
The ritual journey of a Himba girl into womanhood. The Himba are an indigenous tribe from the arid region of north-western Namibia.
In Chad’s dry season the waters of Zakouma attract a veritable Noah’s Ark of animals.
A visit to Zakouma, central Africa’s last wildlife stronghold.
Wildlife photographer Hannes Lochner shares his experiences from living and working in the Kalahari
The Kalahari’s resident photographer, Hannes Lochner, gives us a glimpse of his latest work
A PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR OF ODZALA-KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK, REPUBLIC OF CONGO
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION
OF SOUTHERN AFRICA’S NATURAL HERITAGE
Chris Jek has a stroke of luck when he comes across a honey badger visiting a wild beehive in the Kruger National Park.
A WILDLIFE FILMAKER OFFERS A GLIMPSE INTO A WORLD FEW HAVE EVER SEEn
RANGER TRAINING IN RUAHA EVOKES THE PERIL AND BEAUTY OF WALKING SAFARIS
WE ASKED RUAHA’S RESIDENT ARTIST OF 11 YEARS ABOUT LIFE AND INSPIRATION IN TANZANIA’S WILDEST FRONTIER
Uganda, is known as Africa’s premier birding destination and with the list of birds found here topping 1 000, it is difficult to narrow down what we would consider the top 10, but here goes….
Scott Ramsay goes to Goukamma Nature Reserve. He photographs Cape clawless otters, Fish Eagles and much more…
Africa Geographic guests recently spent 5 days following elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park on an 80km walking safari
In every bush-loving family there is the safari story – the legendary tale that gets told again and again around the campfire to new friends…
Safari photography does not get better than this delicious gallery of people from Ethiopia, Botswana and Zambia
Khaudum lies in the north-eastern corner of Namibia – an unexplored area of well-preserved Kalahari Sandveld biome for the entrepid explorer
Exceptional images of Morocco by award-winning photographer Dmitri Markine will have you planning your next safari with Africa Geographic
A holiday in the Kruger National Park is a family tradition – my Grandad & Dad visited the Park since they were little babies, and me too
Ethiopia is a bird-rich country with a list of some 850 species – we review ‘Birding Ethiopia’, the perfect guide for bird-watchers
We invited artists and would-be artists of all skill levels into the bushveld on an art safari, armed with a drawing pad, brushes & pencils