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Safari Season – visit Africa in Mar, Apr, May

When is the best safari season in Africa? We answer one of the most common safari questions with a comprehensive look at the best African destinations and when to visit them in March, April and May.

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 13

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Natural history

Mandrill – a colourful character

The mandrill is a colourful, tool-using, socially complex monkey that lives in groups called hordes in the forests of western Central Africa.

Opinion Editorial

CEO note: ‘Problem’ lions + Africa’s 11 dog species

CEO note: ‘Problem’ lions + Africa’s 11 dog species

Hunting, News

Elephant hunting – Botswana grants 287 licenses

Botswana elephant hunting: The Botswanan government has granted 287 licenses after the previous season was disrupted by Covid

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 12

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Decoding science, Human-wildlife conflict

Translocating lions does not reduce conflict – research

New research from Botswana shows that translocating lions in conflict with livestock owners is expensive and results in high lion mortality, repeat offences and very little reduction in human-lion conflict.

Natural history

African canids – 11 fascinating species

Today, 11 African canids, from excitable African painted wolves and shrewd jackals to the tiny fox species, hunt the continent’s desert, alpine grassland, savanna and woodland.  

Opinion Editorial

CEO note: Question: Largest mammal migration on Earth?

CEO note: Question: Largest mammal migration on Earth?

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 11

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Kasanka, Natural history

Kasanka Bat Migration – an astonishing natural wonder

The Kasanka bat migration in Zambia is the largest mammal migration on planet earth. It’s a spectacular must-see for nature lovers

Natural history

Fairy circles – ghostly footprints of dead Euphorbias

Fairy circles – Euphorbia toxins are responsible for the bizarre fairy circles that have baffled and fascinated scientists – new research