Africa hardly seems like the kind of destination where you can expect to pick up great discount holidays! You would be forgiven for thinking that as the continent is so far away that prices are likely to cost a fortune. In actual fact, Africa is home to a number of fantastic holiday destination choices offering […]
Ever wondered what the collective noun is for groups of African animals? Here’s a list of some of the most obvious (and not so obvious) ones.
In an attempt to articulate the visceral potency of Christopher Rimmer’s photography, the author, Tony Park said Rimmer’s work looked so deeply into Africa’s heart that you could almost feel the heat and taste the dust. Christopher Rimmer’s photography invariably evokes similar responses in the viewer. There are those who leave his exhibitions with tears in […]
In recent years, safari holidays have become extremely popular, contributing to a surge in South Africa’s tourism industry. With many animal species entering the endangered list or becoming completely extinct, more and more people want to witness these rare and beautiful animals in their natural habitat – and safari holidays offer them this exact opportunity. […]
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Guest Post by David Elliott. South Africa is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, especially since it hosted the World Cup, and cities like Johannesburg are experiencing a real boom. As well as the vibrant urban life, visitors on safari can get close and personal with some of the world’s most fascinating animals in […]
Guest Post by Susan Cook-Jahme. You are looking at your “Bucket List” of things to do before you die and one sentence in particular is highlighted in fluorescent yellow: “Travel to South Africa to take a safari in the Kruger National Park”. Actually, your dreams are only a flight away to South Africa on a […]
Looking for Part 1? — The menu was well worth it, with a wide choice of hearty options, of which steak and seafood were the centrepiece. I opted for the Camel steak with little trepidation, I love exotic meats and I figured Egypt’s widely accepted national treasure wouldn’t disappoint (unfortunately I don’t have a picture […]
It’s no secret that Egypt has grown rapidly as a holiday destination over the past decade, the North African region has plenty to offer holidaymakers, boasting year round sunshine, reasonable prices and relatively short flight times from all over Europe. Indeed other countries in the region, notably Morocco and Tunisia are also experiencing a boom […]
An interview with Raabia Hawa, a well-known “Kenyan Radio presenter with a passion for people and wildlife, people for wildlife, and wildlife for the people”. Hi Raabia. Thanks for taking the time to contribute to AfricaFreak. It’s a real honour to have you, and I’m sure our readers out there will be delighted with your […]
That’s right, I’ve decided to return to Africa! I don’t exactly know how yet, or under what conditions, but one thing for sure is that my life belongs over there, and that I want to get involved in African wildlife and conservation matters in a much more concrete way! My dream? To be able to […]
How Did Lemurs Get to Madagascar? Lemurs arrived in Madagascar around 62 to 65 million years ago by rafting on mats of vegetation at a time when ocean currents favored oceanic dispersal to the island. Range in Size – The Indri can reach 3.9 ft (1.1 m) with its legs extended, 9 kg in weight […]
Madagascar is an island full of interesting contrasts. Between ancient influences and modern ones, it is always full of surprises. There are things that are absolutely unmissable when travelling on luxury Madagascar holidays. These unusual experiences make visiting the region an unforgettable adventure. Watching the Migration of Whales around Baie d’Antongil In the Baie d’Antongil, […]