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Africa’s Parrots

Africa’s parrots are colourful characters that live in complex social groups. But they are among the most threatened of all bird families

Abundance in Akagera

Kingsley Holgate & his Afrika Odyssey team are connecting 22 African Parks protected areas. Read about their trip to Akagera NP

Odzala-Kokoua sojourn

A sojourn in Odzala-Kokoua NP brings Simon Espley face to face with a paradise of forest elephants, western lowland gorillas & forest baïs

Busanga Plains – jewel of Kafue

Busanga Plains, Kafue, is brimming with wildlife, yet not overwhelmed by tourists. Read Irene Amiet’s travel diary from this Zambian safari spot

Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe NP and World Heritage Site is one of South Africa’s most evocative protected spaces – a land of baobabs, elephants & rich history

Picture-perfect Liwonde

Kingsley Holgate & his Afrika Odyssey expedition team are connecting 22 parks managed by African Parks. Read about their trip to Liwonde NP

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla NP, on the forested slopes of 3 extinct volcanoes in Virunga Conservation Area, is an important home to mountain gorillas

Mashatu Magic

Simon Espley headed to Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana’s Tuli Block with Photographer of the Year’s 2023 winners

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo is Uganda’s smallest national park, but offers ample natural diversity – from lakes to savannah, giraffes to leopards, and birding

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains NP is a world of towering peaks & other-worldly alpine flora – beckoning travellers to embark on a life-altering journey

The incredible black leopard of Laikipia

Seeing a black leopard in the wild is an extraordinary feat. But Dan Peel has captured incredible photos of Laikipia’s now famous black panther. Check them out here.

The safari circuits of Tanzania

Tanzania is a bucket list destination for safari enthusiasts & wildlife lovers. Here’s the lowdown on its four unique safari circuits

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

Botswana’s salt pans

Botswana’s salt pans, including Makgadikgadi Pan, are of the largest on earth. The site of zebra migrations, the pans are an epic safari spot

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara, home to millions of migratory flamingos & high elephant densities, is the perfect base from which to start your Tanzanian safari

Cape Town: the ultimate to-do list

The city of Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations – for good reason. Here’s our ultimate Cape Town to-do list

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations – for good reason. Here’s our ultimate Victoria Falls to-do list

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

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is Malawi’s land of miombo forests, vast river networks. ample elephants and revitalised wildlife

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

One-stop bush and beach safari

Bush or beach? There’s no need to choose, with these African safari destinations offering the best of both ocean & wildlife experiences

Matusadona National Park

Matusadona National Park, on the shores of Lake Kariba, is a remarkable African wilderness & one of Zimbabwe’s top safari destinations

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

Nine legendary water safaris

Africa’s rivers, streams and lakes are its lifeblood. Here’s our list of some of our favourite water safaris on the continent

African civet

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

Enchanted Mana Pools

Traveller Irene Amiet visited Zimbabwe’s famed Mana Pools National Park to photograph the other-worldly wilderness of this Zambezi kingdom

Uganda birding bonanza

A Uganda birding safari offers amazing bucket-list sightings, with over 1,065 species on offer. Col Roberts visited Uganda on an AG safari

Semliki Valley

Semliki Valley is a land of extraordinary wild beauty, dense forest, vast savannah and magical hot springs – and Uganda’s best kept secret

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

De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Nature Reserve in South Africa’s Western Cape offers sea, wetlands, rare plants, diverse wildlife and hiking trails

Gelada

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

Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park is an exceptional safari destination, revived from the brink of destruction & now a key protected area in Malawi

A Sabi Sands leopard safari

Jamie Paterson spends time with the famous leopards of Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, on a specialised leopard safari

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

Kibale National Park

The forests of Uganda’s Kibale National Park are an oasis for countless primate species, including chimpanzees, and an array of fauna and flora

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

Ultimate bush and beach combo safari

Bush or beach? There’s no need to choose! We bring you the best combo safaris featuring epic beach & bush destinations for the ultimate African holiday

Virunga National Park

Virunga NP offers unparalleled biodiversity. Rain forests, gorillas, endemic birds, bubbling volcanoes, and safari favourites await

Tsavo National Park’s Great Walk

Ever dreamt of walking in the footsteps of tuskers on Tsavo National Park’s Great Walk? Norman Owen-Smith traversed 160km of this Kenyan park

Cape porcupine

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

Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago has the ingredients of a sublime safari: fascinating creatures, breathtaking scenery & amazing biodiversity

Selati Game Reserve

Selati is a secret Big 5 safari haven on the outskirts of Greater Kruger. It is also home to specials like sable & the rarest cycad on earth

Aardvark

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

Forest Whisperers

Simon set out to Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and Mida Creek in Kenya to find out how community members are restoring threatened forests

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is Zambia’s oldest and largest national park – known for sweeping plains and wetlands, and abundant and unique wildlife

Gedi Ruins

Gedi was an important medieval East African city of trade. Today, you can visit Kenya’s Gedi Ruins to discover a lost Swahili civilisation

Arabuko-Sokoke Forest

Kenya’s ancient Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, home to endangered creatures found nowhere else on earth, is a birder’s dream

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

Walking with gorillas

Trekking through the ancient rainforests of Bwindi, Uganda to find mountain gorillas brings Ryan Biller face-to-face with a childhood dream

Dine out in the bushveld

No African safari is complete without a dining experience out in the wilderness. Here are our favourite spots to enjoy dining in the bushveld

Healing in Hwange

Can an African safari bring healing? Aaron Gekoski heads to Zimbabwe to explore Hwange and Matobo National Parks to find out

Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s last refuge for savannah-adapted wildlife, and safeguards Central Africa’s largest protected wetland

Habituating leopards

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

Africa under canvas

Camping in the bushveld is an immersive experience. Here are the best tented camps in Africa – from basic budget options to luxurious glamping

Majete Wildlife Reserve

Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve is a booming Big 5 destination. Be drawn by epic scenery, cheetahs & wild dogs, & the mighty Shire River

Northern Madagascar

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

Meru National Park

Meru National Park is a resilient expanse of vital Kenyan wilderness. This Big 5 safari destination of ‘Born Free’ fame is a land reborn.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is a leading gorilla trekking destination in Africa. This volcanic landscape offers stunning scenery & biodiversity

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

Sleep out under the stars

Stargazing under African skies from a comfortable bed will add magic to any safari. Here are our top spots for sleeping out under the stars

Hippopotamus

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

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

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park has magnificent scenery, giant baobabs & an abundance of wildlife – all the ingredients for the perfect safari

Africa’s 30 best swimming pools

Here’s our list of THE 30 best swimming pools in Africa – to round out your safari. Best views, best sightings, spots for sundowners & more!

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