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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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Fishing safaris

The day typically starts around 6am, with guests enjoying a hearty breakfast while sitting on the banks of the Zambezi River, before heading out to fish. Tigerfish, vundu, bream and tilapia are all found in this part of the Zambezi.

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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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Hidden gems of Nakuru town

Before you visit Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya, take the time to explore the town. Climb Njoro Hills and take in the view. Try some tasty nyama choma and wash it down with a cold Tusker beer. Wander the streets. Practice your Swahili.

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Interview with Blood Lions

It is estimated that there are between 8,000 and 12,000 predators currently being held captive in over 250 breeding facilities across South Africa

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Solar lodges and mega-projects

As African safari lodges are transitioning to clean energy, a different debate is also roaming the plains of remote Africa—the impact of mega-projects on national parks and African wildlife. Here’s what we know about how energy generation is chang...

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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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The best of western Tanzania

The national parks of Mahale Mountains and Katavi are a world apart from the most famous safari destinations such as Ngorongoro and Masai Mara.

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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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