Not too many people think about chimpanzees when planning a Tanzanian safari, but as anyone who has visited a habituated group knows, it's an experience on par with most big game encounters.
The beautiful sitatunga antelope and a plethora of rare and colourful birds inhabit the steaming swamps and lush jungles of Saiwa and Kakamega.
Lake Mutirikwi in southern Zimbabwe was originally built as an irrigation dam in 1960. Its level fluctuates wildly with rainfall and the amount of water pulled off by local farmers.
Leave Tanzania’s famous north for another time, and head south for the scenery, wildlife and lack of crowds.
Home to one of the world’s birding hotspots and it’s virtually unknown outside East Africa.
If you’re threading your way through Free State, South Africa, consider swinging by the Golden Gate Highlands National Park and immersing yourself in a blissful landscape.
Night drives aren't nearly as common as you would expect in Tanzania, and they're prohibited in Serengeti and at Ngorogoro.
In my opinion there is no finer wildlife watching in East Africa than the Serengeti, but the crowds can get irritating.
South Africa’s Kruger National Park is hardly a safari secret, but walking safaris in some of its hidden corners are.
Malolotja is Swaziland’s premier nature reserve but, like Swaziland itself, is often overlooked. Visitors will find few other people and can enjoy fabulous scenery, hiking as impressive as the Drakensberg and a wide variety of rare and unusual wildlife.