The Last Lions of Africa: Stories From the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

The Last Lions of Africa: Stories From the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

On 4 August SafariBookings expert, Anthony Ham, released his book, The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species. A work of narrative non-fiction, the book tells the story of five lion populations and the local people with whom they share...
Africa’s Poaching Pandemic Is Wiping Out a World Heritage Site

Africa’s Poaching Pandemic Is Wiping Out a World Heritage Site

The last decade has seen poaching in Africa, such as the illegal slaughter of elephants, accelerate across the continent at unprecedented rates. Independent researcher and watchdog estimates put the number of pachyderms butchered by poachers for their ivory at 25,000 to 40,000 animals per year. These brutal statistics make for grim reading, with entire elephant...
The Status of Gorilla Conservation in Africa

The Status of Gorilla Conservation in Africa

A wistful smile erupted across the face of Veronica Vecellio, “When I watch them move about the forest, just living their life and performing their natural behaviour, it still gives me goose bumps. Even after all the years I’ve been working with them...
Living With the Marsh Lions

Living With the Marsh Lions

Four decades have passed since expert writer Brian Jackman saw his first wild lion but the memory never fades. “He was a big pride male Marsh Lion in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, sitting on a termite mound on a cold, bright dawn with his mane backlit in the morning sun...
Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For me, seeing Africa’s most iconic wildlife in its natural environment (wildlife Encounters) is a dream come true. There are few things in the world that make me feel happier, more at peace, and more insignificant in the great scheme...
Top Safari Travel Trends

Top Safari Travel Trends

Over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2014, a 4.7% increase on the previous year (UNWTO World Tourism Barometer). And while the second half of last year saw some turbulent times for travel to Africa; a quarter of the way into 2015 the peaks and troughs have settled into a steady upwards trend.
Simien National Park, Ethiopia

Simien National Park, Ethiopia

If you’re in to mountain trekking, spectacular landscapes and up close wildlife encounters, then Ethiopia’s Simien National Park is a must.
Responsible Safari Travel – Is Conservation My Business Too?

Responsible Safari Travel – Is Conservation My Business Too?

This week Alan examines responsible safari travel. Does your decision-making when choosing a safari, and when you are on safari, have repercussions for conservation? And what can you do about it anyway?

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