Africa

Russell Jarvis of SafariNow.com offers a guide to the most unique places to stay this summer in KZN, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, North-West Province, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Explore the camps,...

Kilimanjaro routes

Anyone who has planned a trip to climb Kilimanjaro has been faced with a main question: which route should we take? It is generally agreed that there are six main routes to the top of the world; we'll...
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique Despite almost two decades of civil war within Mozambique, with much of its infrastructure destroyed and wildlife poached for its lucrative ivory and bushmeat, Gorongosa National Park, a former battle ground at the southern end...

Photographic hides

Besides great memories, many visitors hope to return from their African safari with epic photos. In fact, photography can be the inspiration for going on a safari in the first place. I’ve written before on what equipment is best...

Uganda gorilla trekking

Uganda: A top destination for tracking mountain gorillas Uganda, Rwanda and D.R Congo, in that order, are the world's only destinations for a mountain gorilla experience. Uganda is home to over half of all the remaining mountain gorillas, with the...
Africa has fascinated the world with its authentic and genuine natural beauty, cultural history and exciting adventures for many decades.  It is exactly this combination that MasterCard is aiming to highlight with their Priceless Africa program, forming part of...

My safari guide from hell

I’ve been on over 20 African safaris. Every journey has been unique for one reason or another but one thing that ties them all together is the quality of the guide and its correlation to my satisfaction with...
Tanzania has become known as a top destination for safaris, and rightly so. It is home to the magnificent Serengeti National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Crater. Visitors come from across the globe to witness the great...
Hluhluwe Umfolozi: Former Zulu hunting grounds Set amid the rolling hills in the heart of Zululand, Hluhluwe Umfolozi is a park like no other in Africa. Though once the hunting grounds of the Zulu kingdom, Hluhluwe Umfolozi is now a provincial...

safari photography

What distinguishes a great photograph from a vacation snap shot? It’s tough to explain but relatively easy to see. Many people go on an African safari hoping to capture amazing wildlife photos to document their trip, wow their...