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Why We Love Botswana

From the seemingly barren Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the watery paradise of the Okavango Delta – and the many other wonderful wild places in between – Botswana is one of the most colourful and diverse jewels in Africa’s wilderness crown. …

Why are Giraffes’ Tongues Black?

…and other oddities about Africa’s giants explained on World Giraffe Day. Depending on which hemisphere you live in, today is the longest day or night, which is an apt day to celebrate the world’s tallest land animal. Today, the Giraffe …

The Importance of Vultures in Nature

While nature’s clean-up crew might not be the prettiest lot, they play a critical part in keeping the ecosystem free of disease.   The importance of vultures has often been lost to their vilification in popular culture and their unfortunate place …

Quirky Collective Nouns for African Animals

While you may not be able to go on an African wildlife safari right now, when you can, be in the know and have some fun pulling out these quirky collective nouns when you encounter groups of these African animals on a game drive! …

The Shoebills of Mabamba Swamp

With their distinctly shaped bills, gangly legs and piercing eyes, shoebills have even non-birders intrigued. Here we meet them in Mabamba Swamp, an ecologically diverse and crucial birding site just outside Uganda’s capital city, Kampala. We also learn how a tragic story of …

3 Ways to Give Back on Safari

Going on safari to one of Africa’s wilderness destinations awakens you to its natural beauty and wildlife; being able to contribute meaningfully to local communities and wildlife conservation efforts at the same time awakens you to the importance of giving …

What to Expect on a Zambia Walking Safari

Leave behind the game vehicle and step out into the wilderness on foot with a spirit for adventure and a good pair of walking shoes. While some camps and lodges refer to two- to three-hour guided bush walks as walking …

The Wonderlands of Africa’s Wetlands

Today we celebrate World Wetlands Day and raise awareness about the importance of these sites of rich wildlife. Throughout Africa, wetlands form some of the most important, productive ecosystems on the continent, often acting as the primary source of water, …

2020 Travel: Top Safari Destinations in Southern Africa

International leaders in tourism have spoken and named these two Southern African countries, with their various wilderness regions, top safari destinations for 2020 travel. With a new year (and decade!) come exciting new travel trends to help you set your …

4 Top Luxury Lodges for a Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari

The spotlight is shining bright on Rwanda as a major mountain gorillas safari destination with luxury lodges and camps amidst the emerald forests of East Africa. A string of seven peaks covered in dense forest and mist, Volcanoes National Park …