For the Maasai, cattle is considered extremely valuable and form an intrinsic part of their daily lives. Their cattle are at the centre of everything, providing food and materials, as well as playing an important role in their rituals and representing their wealth and status
In 2014, I visited a Himba group in the Kunene region in Namibia as a run-of-the-mill tourist with a guide, bringing gifts to the chief to be allowed into his kraal to take photographs. I loved the experience – the women were so beautiful and captivating, and the children so photogenic.
I dreamt of him, and of what would await me at his home, his boma, where he lived with his entire family. Nerve-wracking enough to visit your boyfriend’s home for the first time, never mind meeting his parents, grandmother, brothers, sisters, cousins and whoever else lived at the place.
Kafunta Safari Lodge recently received a visit from former Austrian international footballer Walter Hörmann and his wife Barbara who spent time with the Luangwa Safari Football League players on the dirt fields of Mfuwe, Zambia.
Community-owned conservancies earning income from ecotourism are quite common in Kenya, but Il Ngwesi is different.
South Africa should implement a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy for poachers, suggest Botswana academics Goemeone EJ Mogomotsi and Patricia Kelilwe Madigele in a report titled ‘Live by the gun, die by the gun’.
Disasters involving art materials are nothing new to me after years of travelling and sketching in southern Africa.
Other than barbecuing – sorry, ‘braaing’ – there’s nothing that awakens the natural instincts like learning how to track an animal.
Human-elephant conflict (HEC) is one of the most prominent conservation challenges in Africa at the moment and Laikipia County, in central Kenya, has some of the highest levels of HEC in east Africa.
Xuecheng Hou, a wealthy Chinese businessman linked to wildlife contraband trafficking, has emerged as a major player in the illegal trade in rare African timber in sub-Saharan Africa.
Warrant officer JP van Zyl-Roux is facing an internal disciplinary hearing this week for allegedly failing to hand over a docket to anti-corruption investigators‚ having private firearms at work and bringing the force into disrepute.
What happens when two adventure-loving siblings get together and embark on a spontaneous 8-week road trip across Africa? A whole lot of fun and crazy according to Shelton and Angel Du Preez.
The Sunset Serenade concert, held at Kruger’s Mopani camp and surrounds, is a three day cultural and wildlife experience in support of anti-poaching
Professional rugby player David Pocock, and his partner Emma, are ambassadors for Wild Ark. WildArk is closely linked to EcoTraining and together they aim to spread the message of conservation.
Whilst the existence of the mosque was first recorded in 1421, there are claims that it’s much older than this. It’s certainly known to be the oldest building in Ghana. Known as “The Mecca of West Africa”, the mosque also houses a Quran which is said to date from 1650 and was a gift from heaven to the Imam for his prayers.
Gunmen wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in Laikipia on Sunday.
On Tuesday, 4th April, Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), announced she was beginning a course of chemotherapy to counter breast cancer.
His recent series of photographs of the Pangolin Men highlighted the plight of the pangolin as the most trafficked animal in the world. I chatted with Adrian about pangolins, conservation and the challenges of being a wildlife photographer.
On 15th March 2017, Care for the Wild Kenya received reports from Lamu County in Kenya, (the sites are Mkunumbi, Chomo, Mokowe, Lake Kenyatta and Mpeketoni) that hippos were bearing the brunt of the current drought.
Anyone wanting to bring change in the fight against wildlife crime, gain more skills in the field and become equipped for the African bush should go through the Tactrac fivee-week intensive anti-poaching course.
Spice up your Kenyan safari with a fascinating visit to a Maasai village.
Award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert were gored by a buffalo on Thursday night in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Man cycles 3,600km alone, from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, to save the tiny orange-breasted waxbill. Small is BIG.
There is a moving moment in the film Born Free, when Elsa the lioness walks towards Joy and George Adamson, played by actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna. Elsa had spent a week trying to fend for herself in northern Kenya. As she approaches the couple, they see that their experiment hasn’t worked: she is […]
Jeroen Schrage is an upcoming cinematographer from the Netherlands. During his recent road trip in South Africa he used his skill set to capture beautiful shots for his portfolio and turn them into a video presenting South Africa as a land capturing an entire world in itself.
Single, married, widowed, young, old, mothers, professionals; more and more women are choosing to ditch the dudes and embrace the sisterhood that comes with travelling in women-only groups.
A group of schoolboys who ran across Zimbabwe to raise funds for the conservation of African Wild Dogs in 1996 are running a reunion event for the same cause twenty years later.
We all know that in working towards sustainable wildlife conservation, the value of wildlife for communities and countries must be intrinsically recognised and made use of to its fullest potential.
Watch this incredible metaphorphosis video of the people of the Omo valley, Ethiopia.
The Himba tribe in Namibia’s arid north are a semi-nomadic people who have largely resisted modernisation. This fantastic gallery celebrates their lives.
Commonly known as the ‘green gold of Kenya’, Nandi Hills is a little-known paradise of tea-plantation bliss.
Renowned wildlife photographer and International Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2013) Greg du Toit is hosting his first ever gallery exhibition of his phenomenal work here in South Africa.
Following in the footsteps of the San.
Venturing into the wild South Omo region and witnessing the cultural traditions of the Hamer and Mursi people of Ethiopia.
Discover the rich history of Kenya in these three Nairobi museums.
An intrepid hike up Mount Kenya is far from a walk in the park!
Learn about the fascinating properties of trees that could help you out in the wilderness!
A group of South African hikers conquer the 85-kilometre Fish River Canyon Hike in Namibia during heritage month!
A honorary wildlife warden bears witness to the verdict at CoP17 that denies Africa’s elephants any hope.
Celebrating a decade of corridor conservation, which focuses on linking three of South Africa’s finest treasures of biodiversity.
In one of the many hidden valleys of the Soutpansberg in central Limpopo, you’ll find the art-rich Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge.
Tuli Safari Lodge is helping to put food on the plates of both their guests and employees with their new vegetable garden in the bush.
A journey to Chew Bahir – Best told from the scribbles in Kingsley Holgate’s expedition journal…
Pakamisa is a paradise for horse riders situated in the beautiful hills of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Kilogrammes of nail clippings are being collected to present at CoP16, with the aim of highlighting the need to educate people about the lack of benefits of horn, ivory and bones.
Support this African women’s initiative to help the environment.
Different San groups in Southern Africa celebrate their rich cultural heritage of storytelling, song and dance at the annual Kuru Dance Festival!
Experience an authentic Kalahari trip in the remote !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Africa Geographic is celebrating the very best from our amazing continent – join us!
Find out the history of ‘The Bush House’ – your home away from home in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Does the future look dark for local conservationists?
A cultural morning spent watching the traditional Reed Dance festivities in KwaZulu Natal.
The vital role played by a cultural learning centre in South Africa for the indigenous San people.
With a little planning you can create some lasting memories on a family safari with your young children. Here’s how.
Three of the world’s leading African elephant conservationists offer hope and inspiration for saving elephants from extinction.
Uthando has shaped a new model of travelling philanthropy, helping to raise money for Cape Town’s poorest settlements.
The Zambian Carnivore Programme recognises Robin Pope Safaris ranger, Betram Njobvu, for his commitment to protecting wildlife.
Challenging the ethics of guiding, because perhaps, at some point, every guide as “kicked a pangolin”.
Go backpacking in Cape Town and help give back to the local community at The Backpack.
Rhino war soldiers recognised for the hard work they are doing to prevent poaching.