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Egyptian geese flew in moving pictures above me, homebound in soft golden light. The sun hugged me just enough for me to peel off my dust-covered clothes, settle them in a nearby bush, and stand there beneath the [...]

Nerves of steel (or how to keep your composure in the African bush)

“This tracker did exactly the right thing by remaining calm while an elephant properly sniffed him out. Chances are it would have ended very differently had he panicked.”

Why playful cubs ruin mom’s plans to hunt Pumba

Mangosteen trees were silhouetted against a red sunrise and spurfowl were calling outside our tent in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. We’d heard lions roaring overnight and would soon be setting out [...]

How Tanzania chose me as an ambassador

Many ask me how, as a travel agent, I chose to specialize in Africa. My first trip was in late 2005. Since then I have opened my own agency and specialize [...]

Top tips for photographers traveling in Zimbabwe

If you love taking photos, Zimbabwe is a destination you shouldn’t miss out on. Here are a few things all photographers should consider when traveling to Zimbabwe to make the [...]

Camels, nomads and an oasis in Ennedi

Australian photographers, Kym and Tonya Illman, explore the towering rock formations of the Ennedi Plateau alongside Toubou nomads and their camels.

5 key points that will help you take better photos while on safari

Understand these 5 things about photography and you’re on your way to capturing great images while on safari.

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – a lodge for the bucket list!

A special escape to the eco African haven that is Elephant’s Eye lodge in Hwange.

Why you won’t tire of the Waterberg

Safari highlights and magnificent sunsets from the Ant Collection in the Waterberg Game Reserve.

Ntsikeni Nature Reserve – a little-known gem

Nestled amongst the mountains in the foothills of the Drakensberg lies Ntsikeni Nature Reserve, an area of unique natural beauty and tranquility.

5 reasons why East Africa is the perfect family destination

The experts at Africa Adventure Consultants have been planning travel for families for 15+ year, not only for their clients but for their own families as well. East Africa has [...]

How to track the elusive African leopard

We’ve tracked cheetahs in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, lions near Mapungubwe National Park and desert-adapted rhino in Kunene. But this was our first time tracking leopards at Okonjima Nature Reserve [...]

Africa tops 2016 travel polls

Africa has been making its mark in the 2016 travel polls; Lonely Planet naming Botswana as the best country to visit, Nat Geo placing Uganda in their top ten places [...]

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The lion, the leopard and the camelthorn – witnessing the circle of life in the Kgalagadi

As any regular visitor to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park will know, it can be dry or green, hot enough to fry your brain or cold enough to freeze your blood, [...]

Ethiopia is officially the world’s best tourist destination

Ethiopia has been voted as 2015’s top tourist destination. Competition organisers the European Council on Tourism and Trade chose Africa’s second-most populated country for its “excellent preservation of humanity landmarks”. Ethiopia [...]

8 African wildlife pics that will knock your socks off

One thing I love about African safaris is that you never know what’s around the corner. All you can do is sit back, relax… and “expect the unexpected”! This is [...]

Experience the vastness of Namibia on horseback

Experience the raw beauty of Namibia on horseback and journey through an untamed landscape. Canter across the Namib, the world’s oldest desert; spy the majestic Fish River Canyon, encounter desert [...]

Infographic shows the coolest wildlife sightings in Southern Africa

Why go on safari in October? This infographic gives some of our favorite reasons. We wanted to take a specific look at the month of October, which is the end [...]

Botswana speaks: The do’s and don’ts of taking drones on safari

An admission: 99% of this article is don’ts. Drones are a contentious subject to many, especially safari-goers. Camera-carrying unmanned helicopters can get tourists the perfect shot – but they can [...]

Here’s a video of a Lion using a hippo carcass as a life raft

It’s not every day you see a lion using a hippo carcass as a life raft. The above video shows the nail-biting moment in which a big cat takes refuge on a [...]