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Namibia top photo destination

Namibia is a vast, sparsely populated country which boasts a wealth of amazing wildlife living wild and free in diverse and stunningly beautiful landscapes.

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COVID-19 and safaris

2020 rates for safaris postponed into 2021 are being offered by many tour operators. Even if you’re just planning your safari, it’s worth seeing what the pricing options are, especially if you pay in full in 2020. This gives tour operators some fi...

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Helping Rwanda's children

David Mugisha is the managing director of Wildlife Tours Rwanda and has been working in tourism for 20 years. He started out as a tourism, administration and law enforcement warden in Volcanoes National Park in 2000. Held similar positions from 20...

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Volunteering on safari

Go Volunteer Africa was founded in 2009. It now operates in 43 African countries. Since its inception, 35 boreholes and spring wells have been drilled. 500,000 trees have been planted by volunteers. The largest volunteer travel organization based ...

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The dangerous 7

The big five animals continue be a big lure for photography safari enthusiasts are: African buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. The dangerous seven is the big five plus the Nile crocodile and the hippo.

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Protecting Africa's big cats

Your African Safari recently interviewed Drew Abrahamson of Captured in Africa Foundation to discuss the work they do towards the protection, relocation or rescue of vulnerable and at risk big cats, both in the wild and exploited captive situations.

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Little five African safari

Africa's little five creatures include the elephant shrew, antlion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and the leopard tortoise. Some of these little five creatures are quite hard to spot, making your encounter with them even more remarkable.

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Guhonda and Sabyinyo gorillas

Born in 1971, Guhonda was around during the horrific genocide of 1994. Not only is he the oldest silverback alive (that we know of), he is, purportedly, the largest.

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You want to see the Kalahari?

Is Central Kalahari Game Reserve on your list of places to visit? Deciding whether to do a luxury camp or mobile camping safari?

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Kilimanjaro and Diamox

Your African Safari solicited feedback from over 150 tour operators on what they're seeing with Diamox usage and altitude sickness. Over 60% of the tour operators surveyed have been offering trekking for 5+ years.

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Hyenas: 10 fascinating facts

Here are ten fascinating hyena facts that will want to make you stop and observe these curious animals a while longer:

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Apps for African Safaris

Mobile apps for African safaris. In Southern Africa, Stuarts' SA Mammals and Roberts VII Multimedia Birds are comprehensive apps for identifying mammals and birds. There are excellent apps for frogs, snakes, trees, butterflies and insects too.

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Photographic hides

Hides are generally built next to a waterhole, which especially in the dry season, acts as a magnet to attract wildlife and birds. Some photographic hides are built at the lodge, so you can walk to and enjoy them at any time.

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Finding Guhonda

Rwanda, mountain gorillas, volcanoes, silverback gorilla, Guhonda

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Nkhotakota elephants

African Parks has managed Nkhotakota WR and Liwonde NP since 2015 and Majete WR since 2003 in partnership with Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife.

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Black rhinos in Akagera

In May 2017, black rhinos were re-introduced into Rwanda'a largest national park: Akagera. This move has been in the making for several years and is the result of efforts from many nations who donated time, money and resources to ensure their retu...

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