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Decoding science

Counting lions: new study shows the importance of good counts for lion conservation

Counting lions using correct techniques is vital to understand how many lions there are. Historical surveys have not resulted in good data

Natural history


The zebra is a firm favourite among safari-goers because of their dazzling black and white stripes and familiar horse body language


Coal mining in Hwange National Park

Two coal-mining concessions have been awarded to Chinese companies in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and the neighbouring Deka Safari Area

Kruger, South Africa, Travel & Lifestyle

A different safari – photographic hides

Fantastic images from a day in the photographic hides of Indlovu River Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve near the town of Hoedspruit

Doug Groves

Elephant sanctuary owner Doug Groves killed by wild elephant in Botswana

A wild elephant has killed Doug Groves of Living with Elephants Foundation in Botswana’s Okavango Delta – as announced by his wife Sandi

Decoding science

Keeping an eye on predators

Attacks on livestock by wild predators is a common problem in Africa – and scientists say that painting eyes on cattle backsides could help

Photo Galleries

A Black and White Photo Safari

An exquisite gallery of black and white images that will have you contacting Africa Geographic about your next safari


Caged white lions kill owner

White lions have killed their owner at a lodge near Hoedspruit. 2 years ago the same lions attacked two firewood collectors, killing one

Natural history

Are Namibia’s carnivores at risk? Calling on citizen scientists

Namibia is conducting an assessment of its carnivores and you can help by using an app to report your sightings as a citizen scientist

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Natural history, Uganda


Bwindi is the fairy-tale forest we dreamed about as children; it is also where you can meet and spend time with gentle mountain gorillas

Decoding science, Kruger, South Africa

“Living dead” – elephants in Kruger NP are sterilizing palm trees, says research

Elephants feeding on fan palm trees are preventing the palms from reaching full size & reproductive potential in Kruger NP, says new study

Hunting, Opinion Editorial

Lion trophy hunting – we interview Craig Packer

We interview researcher and conservationist Craig Packer about lion trophy hunting – with a focus on Tanzania, his former home