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Tips for Your First Safari

First-time safari goer? We answer all those questions you have (as well as those you haven’t yet thought of) about a safari in Africa. Whether you plan to go bundu-bashing in the South African bushveld, cruising along Botswana’s mighty Chobe …

Baby Animals of the Maasai Mara

Warning: High risk of a melting heart due to cuteness overload! Having recently taken a photographic trip to the Maasai Mara National Park, Patrick Shah of Journeys Discovering Africa returned from Kenya with a handful of wonderful photographs of baby …

Exhilarating adventure safaris in Africa

Get your adventure kicks whilst on safari in Africa. Holidays in Africa can be as exciting for extreme adventurers as traditional safari enthusiasts. Activities are diverse, generally incorporating some adventures that will keep you on dry land and others that …

Photo blog: Africa’s giant fruit bats: The largest bat roost on earth

Marvel at a lesser-known migration to a remote corner of the African continent. Every year from around October to December, up to 10 million giant fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) visit a small part of the Kasanka National Park in northern …

Laid-back island holidays in Africa

Imagine yourself stranded on an island for a handful of nights with all the amenities needed for an indulgent and peaceful retreat. Sound like the perfect escape from a busy life? Then read on. Africa has several archipelagos that are …

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Located in northeast Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Standing 5,895m or 19,340 feet high, the snow-covered dormant volcano can be seen from far into Kenya and Amboseli National Park and climbing …

Photo blog: Where to go birding in Africa

Catch a glimpse of exquisite plumage, decipher lesser known calls and witness the mating rituals of some of Africa’s finest birds. With its impressive variety of biomes that attract diverse fauna and flora, Africa is a birder’s paradise. From the …

Photo Blog: Zebra Migration Magic

Botswana’s Zebra Migration sees approximately 30,000 striped steeds journey across the Kalahari Desert as they make their way to the remote, and briefly fertile salt pans of the Okavango Delta. Travelling back and forth between the Chobe River floodplains in …

Packing tips for an African safari

Make sure to include these five items in your packing list for a great safari experience. From trekking through the mountains of Uganda and Rwanda to find the mighty silverback gorilla to dining with your fellow travellers back at your …

Honeymoon Safaris in Africa

According to Travel and Leisure, the newlywed royal couple, Harry and Meghan chose Namibia as their honeymoon destination…and we can certainly understand why! Like many other magical destinations in Africa, Namibia is wildly romantic and the ideal place for a …