Africa

Weak South African Rand

The Rand (South African Currency) has been in free-fall recently and there are sectors of the economy such as our exporters who are delighted with increased revenues (as they are able to sell their good for a higher...

Hyenas: 10 fascinating facts

Hyenas: 10 fascinating facts and which parks are best to find them Hyenas are known as the scavengers that roam the African night. They are the centre of curiosity in many an African folklore and with their eerie cry,...

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...

Bush bathrooms

Ok. You've just booked your first safari and you have a million thoughts running through your head. If you're like most people, one question that is probably running through your mind is, "what happens when I'm on safari and...
The King of Africa’s animal kingdom is in danger.  Throughout Africa but particularly in East Africa, lion populations are declining fast.  Recent habitat studies along with specific research done by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of...
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...
Kenya is part of a master railway plan—one that will eventually link Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Southern Sudan by a standard railway. This high-speed, high-capacity railway will be for freight and passengers and is being completed in phases....

Hwange: More than just Cecil

Hwange National Park: Cecil the lion and other press Hwange National Park has been a relatively well kept secret of Southern Africa—at least it was, until recently. You likely remember reading about Cecil the lion and his unfortunate death...

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire: A land of elephants Of all the parks on the northern circuit, Tarangire National Park is by far my favorite. We stopped in Tarangire on day 10 of our 14-day, family safari in August. The park is conveniently...
The scary truth behind elephant-backed safaris  Most tourists sign up for experiences with elephants because they love wild animals and don’t know about the cruelty behind the rides, tricks and photo opportunities. World Animal Protection realizes that if most...