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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a male lion? When I think of a Male Lion – Power, Confidence and hunger for dominance are just few things that [...]

Lens Recommendations For The Kgalagadi

The Kgalagadi is one of Africa’s most unique safari destinations. The conditions here are very arid & during the dry season are absolutely brutal towards the animals who all trek [...]

10 things to do at Mara Plains Camp in the Maasai Mara

​By Roxanne Reid. Lions, leopards and cheetahs. The wildebeest migration. Hippos and crocs in the rivers. Open plains dotted with trees and termite mounds. It’s everyone’s dream to experience a [...]

Safari tips: 10 points about wild animals

Here are 10 important pieces of information to keep in mind about wild animals when on safari in Africa.

Lens Recommendations For the Okavango Delta

The Okavanago Delta is a photographers paradise and the range of lenses I would recommend when travelling here are about as diverse as the photographic opportunities and region itself. Nonetheless, knowing [...]

How to plan for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest Uganda

Home to more than half of the total mountain gorilla population, Bwindi forest is one of the best places for mountain gorilla tracking in the jungle. Situated southwestern Uganda, Bwindi [...]

5 Reasons you should consider shooting Panoramas in Wildlife Photography

Capturing a scene as a panorama is not new, its just been made easier than ever in Lightroom. It really is as simple as capturing your multiple frames in the [...]

Safari tips: What weather to expect in Africa

While on an African safari, the weather will play a significant role in what you are likely to see (and what you’ll pack). So, here is a broad outline of [...]

How to Photograph Animals on Safari Using a Spotlight

Night drives on safari can make for an amazing experience and will give you a glimpse into what happens under the cover of darkness in the African bush.  On top [...]

Safari tips: What to pack for your African safari

So, what exactly should you take on safari? The rule of thumb is to pack light, and to make use of the laundry facilities at your lodges and hotels. That [...]

Do You Look Up?

Too many times on safari I’ve noticed people racing around day and night to view the big game species. Yes sure this is the main reason for going on safari [...]

Reasons Not to Travel to Southern Africa

If you’re thinking of coming to Southern Africa on safari, there are a few things you should probably know before you book your tickets.

Have You Tried Rim Lit Photography?

The beauty of very early morning or nighttime photography is that one can get very creative with the low light and deep shadows that is available. One thing I always [...]

How to Photograph a River Crossing

People often think that the more subjects you have to photograph the easier it is.  On the contrary, it’s way more difficult and this is never more evident than when [...]

Best places to explore on an African Safari this season

Game-hunting safaris are a thing of the past. Nowadays, adventure travelers want to explore Africa for its sheer beauty, abundant wildlife, and intriguing culture. Tanzania and Kenya remain extremely popular [...]

Where to head for an amazing yet affordable safari?

With South Africa’s weak Rand making a safari in the Rainbow Nation more affordable than ever, the country has assured its bucket list status with travellers. For that reason, Acacia [...]

Top 10 safari spots for 2017

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania If a safari is on your 2017 bucket list, Acacia Africa’s round up of the top ten “must visit” parks and reserves could be well worth [...]

Spice up your adventure on Zanzibar

  Centuries ago, Zanzibar was an important trade hub for the spice industry, and the island is still one of the very few producers of saffron in the world. You [...]

6 reasons why private safari villas make the perfect family getaway

Relaxing on the drive back to Singita Castleton, your private villa and home-away-from-home, everyone is reveling in the magic of having had an epic game drive. The kids are in [...]

20 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Richtersveld

When we went to the Richtersveld for the first time in 2004, we wanted to soak up information from anyone and everyone. It seemed a daunting undertaking. And although it [...]



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