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Protecting the precious pangolins

Pangolins are one of the most threatened animals in the world, and they are so rare that many safari guides will retire without ever having seen one. Read more › [...]

Loldia House on Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley

​By Roxanne Reid. There’s something romantic about Lake Naivasha, whether covered in mist or loud with the calls of African fish-eagles. Farms produce beautiful roses on the southern side and [...]

Elephant Shows Wild Dogs & the Police Who’s Boss


10 Top things to experience at Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi

With its scenic environs, cool weather and numerous fascinating little islands, Lake Bunyonyi in south-west Uganda has been well marked as a great spot to relax and chill out, and [...]

Malawi’s conservation success story

With the relocation of 250 more elephants currently underway, and a series of more conservation initiatives in the pipeline, Malawi certainly is an excellent example of how well conservation can [...]

Raise of Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits a direct Boost for Gorilla Conservation?

The Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) decision to double price of Rwanda gorilla permits from USD 750 to USD1500 has been received with mixed feelings from local and international tour operators, [...]

A tribute to our co-founder John Parkin, a gifted teacher and pioneer in community-based conservation

The African Conservation Foundation lost a dear friend and colleague recently as our co-founder John Parkin sadly suddenly passed away, aged 72. John Parkin was a gifted teacher and after [...]

A hidden gem: The Masai Kakiya Cave

The discovery of the Kakiya Cave means our excursions at Mara Bushtops in Kenya have just become even more exciting! Read more › The post A hidden gem: The Masai [...]

Video: Close up encounter with Kruger elephant

A video showing an up close and personal account of an elephant who got a little too close for comfort in the Kruger National Park in South Africa Read more [...]

The Finest Hot Air Balloon Experience

Whilst one could categorise flights into scenic, wildlife, space etc. so as to not have a blanket approach, the Kafue hot air balloon experience ticks every box, which is why [...]

How It All Began | The Lion Whisperer


Five fantastic animal migrations in Africa

There’s nothing quite like seeing a large body of animals on the move. The scale, determination and distance covered can really carry through how it’s survival of the fittest in [...]

Decisions and disasters: Materials for your Art Safari

Disasters involving art materials are nothing new to me after years of travelling and sketching in southern Africa. Read more › The post Decisions and disasters: Materials for your Art [...]

Terrapin tales: Hitching a ride on a hippo

A terrapin finds itself high and dry after hitching a ride on the back of a hippo. Read more › The post Terrapin tales: Hitching a ride on a hippo [...]

Luxury and style at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

By Roxanne Reid. The Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya were green when we visited in early June, surrounded by open plains sprinkled with trees – a place to see munching [...]

How Slow Can You Go?

The real answer? As slow as you want. With our Great Migration safari season fast approaching I have had quite a few people ask about how to photograph the spectacle [...]

Elephants Desperately Try Bring Dying Calf Back to Life


The mountain man of Yardley is at it again!

At 80, Werner Berger is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for the 7th time. Why? “To celebrate my birthday at the top on July 16, and, of more importance, to inspire individuals [...]

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