Africa

Elephant poaching in South Africa In less than a decade, South Africa’s once healthy rhino population went from well protected and fairly safe, to a critically small population with fears of extinction in the near future. And now,...
I was glad when we finally left the Kruger. We’d just spent three days in the National Park on our first ever safari vacation. It was long enough for me to lose interest in self-driving for hours on...
Two male cheetahs were released at the Laohu Valley Reserve in the Free State this week as part of the Endangered Wildlife Trust's (EWT) Carnivore Conservation Programme to save the animals from extinction. Wild cheetahs were eliminated in...

Kilimanjaro and Diamox

Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, attracts an increasing number of hopeful climbers each year. As of 2017, an estimated 60,000 people attempt to summit Kilimanjaro each year, making it Tanzania’s top tourist attraction. Technical climbing skills aren’t...
There is a reason why both locals and tourists are flocking to South Africa’s southern and eastern coastline, despite the winter cold: its whale watching season!  This year, whale enthusiasts were treated to an early arrival as the...
Made popular by the animated Madagascar movie, many people think of lemurs as cheerful little creatures with big personalities.  Roman mythology described these intriguing primates with their pointed noses as ghosts or spirits.  But in reality, the lemur...
With mountain top names such as Cathedral Peak, Giant’s Peak and God’s Window, the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Province are among the world’s natural beauties. The rolling green hills and majestic mountain tops have made this...
In December, Your African Safari (YAS) surveyed just shy of 250 tour operators to find out which destination was currently trending to be the most popular among their clients and potential clients.   Tour operators could choose one of...
The world’s top destination for 2014, is on African soil. The New York Times has announced Cape Town, South Africa as this year’s must-see and must-experience destination. Competing with places such as Los Angeles and the Seychelles, Cape...
Romantic Africa, made popular by stories such as Out of Africa, requires little introduction.  The open landscapes, wildlife camouflaged by waving savannah grasses and always warm sun - Africa is the continent when romantic vacations are on the...