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KAZA elephants – new analysis adds vital details

An analysis of elephant population trends in KAZA shows a worrying increase in poaching, slowed population growth, negative population trends outside of protected areas, and the need for more accurate information to combat threats

Calling an elephant by its name

Do elephant rumblings contain names? Research shows elephants may have individual names, and they may use these names in their communication

Spotting spotted hyena

New research using camera traps has measured spotted hyena population density in southern Tanzania – the first study of its kind for Tanzania

The wild pigs of Africa

There are six species of wild pigs in Africa: common and desert warthogs, bushpigs, red river hog, giant forest hogs and North African boars

The cheetahs of southern Tanzania

A new study, aimed at aiding the conservation of Tanzania’s cheetahs, reveals the secrets of the cheetahs of the Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystem

Botswana’s zebra migrations

Botswana hosts two zebra migrations, one of which is the longest mammal migration in Africa. The zebras travel in search of water and grazing

Kudu

Known for impressive spiral horns & doe-eyed, graceful countenance, the kudu is a fascinating antelope and an icon of the African safari

Dwarf mongoose

The dwarf mongoose is Africa’s smallest mammalian predator. With complex social structures, they are fascinating to see on safari

Impala

Impala are one of the most common antelope species, often seen on safari. This remarkable African mammal is doe-eyed, resilient & athletic

Genets of Africa

Genets are the cat-like carnivores of Africa, frequently spotted on safari. Learn more about the 14 species of genet found on the continent

Nairobi National Park

In the heart of Kenya’s capital, wilderness meets civilisation in Nairobi National Park, offering a safari experience unlike any other

Ethiopian wolf

The Ethiopian wolf is the most endangered carnivore in Africa. Found only in the Ethiopian Highlands, they are threatened by habitat loss

Wildebeest

The wildebeest, star of the Great Migration, is one of Africa’s toughest animals. Seeing this comical antelope on safari is very entertaining

African civet

While they occur throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the nocturnal African civet is rarely spotted on safari. Learn more about the elusive civet

Eland

The eland is the largest antelope in the world. Sometimes tricky to find, ticking them off your African safari list is a rewarding experience

Gelada

With intricate social structures & complex vocabularies, the cliff-dwelling gelada of the Ethiopian Highlands is one of Africa’s most striking primates

The bongo

The bongo is one of Africa’s most attractive antelope yet its shy nature keeps it off the safari radar. We shed light on this alluring mammal

Giraffe

The giraffe is a wonder of evolution, and a vital part of Africa’s ecosystems. Read all there is to know about the planet’s tallest creature

Seven safari myths – busted

Can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to the tall tales told about Africa’s wildlife? Our experts bust common safari myths

Warthog

Warthogs are the fast and courageous tusked pigs of Africa. Known for their haggard looks, the warthog is an entertaining sight on any safari

African penguin

The African penguin is an endangered bird found along the coasts of southern Africa, drawing thousands of tourists every year

Cape porcupine

Cape porcupines are fascinating creatures. Protected by deadly quills, they are the largest rodents in southern Africa

Hippos to be uplisted? CITES CoP19

Ten African states have proposed the transfer of the hippo from CITES Appendix II to Appendix I ahead of the 19th Conference of the Parties. What does this entail?

Aardvark

The elusive aardvark is a keystone species, shaping the landscape around it and providing dwellings for other mammals, reptiles and birds

The state of Africa’s rhino

Here’s our analysis of the IUCN report containing the most recent rhino numbers, trends, poaching incidents, conservation measures & trade updates

The miniature owls of Africa

Africa hosts a variety of miniature owls. From scops-owls, to white-faced owls & owlets, here is the rundown of these small, endearing birds

Habituating leopards

Following the death of leopard Hosana, Jamie Paterson & Maxine Gaines take an in-depth look at leopard habituation & tourism ethics

Northern Madagascar

Northern Madagascar – biodiversity, lush rainforests, mangroves, azure lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, lemurs and ferocious fossa

Surviving in post-pandemic Zimbabwe

As tourism slowly recovers in post-pandemic Zimbabwe, hunger still stalks the country. Many resort to the basics to survive the loss of income

Hippopotamus

The hippopotamus – a large semiaquatic mammal – is one of the most powerful, speedy and feared animals in Africa

How much to kill a woolly mammoth?

The trophy hunting of 2 of Botswana’s largest tuskers threatens community wealth, a wildlife corridor & tusker survival. By Simon Espley

South and central Madagascar

South and central Madagascar is popular with tourists who enjoy the spiny forests, elegant sifakas, ring-tailed lemurs and desert canyons

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