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And the winner is …
It’s early prime safari season and we have clients all over Africa enjoying this incredible place. Safari njema, folks!
Exciting news is that our app now empowers you to play a bigger role in planning your own safari. You can now select lodges from the ‘Travel with us’ tab by place (country, reserve name) and add them to your ‘wishlist‘. Our team are on stand by to mould your wishlist into a life-changing safari – when you are ready. You can also toggle between map view and list view, select non-malaria options and see prices in the currency of your choice.
We are now loading ready-made safari packages to the mix – which you can also add to your wishlist. Again you can filter by place – and also by your preferred experience. Expect more packages in the coming weeks as we populate that app feature.
Another great improvement to the app is that you can filter our stories and forum posts by topic – simply tap/click the red topic labels and voila!
Exciting times 🙂
Keep the passion
Simon Espley – CEO, Africa Geographic
From our Editor – Taryn van Jaarsveld
🏆📷 We have a winner! 📷🏆
Sound the trumpets, beat the drums – see the conquering heroes come! This week, we reveal the winner, runners-up and highly commended images from Photographer of the Year 2022. We’ve celebrated epic Africa through impeccable images from some of the world’s most talented photographers.
Thank you to every photographer who courageously shared your valuable art with us, so that we may all experience Africa as you have. Your skill and creativity have brought this magic right to us – and for that, we thank every one of you.
Happy celebrating Africa to you all!
From our Scientific Editor – Jamie Paterson
Evolution is one of those things that happens so slowly that we can’t really see the changes, right? Well, not entirely, as it turns out. Did you know that in certain animals, adaptive evolution may be occurring up to four times faster than previously believed?
Scientists looked at 19 different wild populations of birds and mammals studied over several decades to figure this out. The data utilised represent around 2.6 million hours of fieldwork and a quarter of a million study subjects! They then applied some somewhat complicated genetic models and statistics to quantify the rate of evolution.
As the lead author explains, we are witnessing Darwinian evolution “acting observably in our lifetimes“.
AND THE WINNER IS
We have a winner! See the winning image, runners-up and highly commended entries from Photographer of the Year 2022
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3 Epic safaris to do before you kick the bucket. Not all safaris are born equal. Some are so special by the very nature of what they offer that even our seasoned teamAG consultants feature them in their personal ‘must-do’ lists.
And, for the lovers of art, we have one place left on this popular art safari in Manyeleti Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger. This last place is for ladies only because you will share the room with another woman. Join professional wildlife artist Alison Nicholls, who will share advice and tips in the field and back in camp.
Wildlife viewing is excellent – Manyeleti boasts regular sightings of the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo) and other species such as zebra, hippo and giraffe. Predators such as cheetah, hyena and African wild dogs are also regularly encountered.
Claim safari savings, like Roger
App subscriber Roger Whittle says:
“Earlier this year, I went on an epic 17-day Kenya safari with AG. We searched for and found super tuskers and endangered hirola in Tsavo and Amboseli. In Mara we had great leopard, lion, serval and cheetah sightings. I stayed at Satao Camp (Tsavo East), Satao Elerai Camp (Amboseli) & Sentinel Mara Camp (Maasai Mara) and, booking with AG, I received a great rate. So when it came down to it, I saved US$ 1,485 on my trip. Plus, I got some iconic shots of elephants against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro to boot.”
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