5 Fascinating Facts About the Flapneck Chameleon

5 Fascinating Facts About the Flapneck Chameleon

How much weirdness can you handle in one animal? Chameleons have it all: skin that changes colour, swiveling eyes, an extendable tongue and the head of a dinosaur. No wonder these perfectly harmless lizards excite fear and superstition across rural Africa. This species is one of the most common...
Great Zimbabwe Is the Largest Stone Structure South of the Sahara

Great Zimbabwe Is the Largest Stone Structure South of the Sahara

One of the most extraordinary manmade remains in Africa, Great Zimbabwe is a mystical city built of granite stones and was thought to be built by the ancestors of modern Zimbabweans. Zimbabwe, after which the country was named, means ‘houses of stone’ in the...
The Red Elephants on Parade in Tsavo National Park

The Red Elephants on Parade in Tsavo National Park

A feature of southern Kenya’s landscape is the vibrant red soil laden with iron oxide, which elephants liberally past over themselves during their daily mud and dust baths. Ask anyone what color an elephant is...
A Wildebeest River Crossing in the Serengeti

A Wildebeest River Crossing in the Serengeti

Arguably the greatest wildlife spectacle in Africa, the migration of two million wildebeest across the Serengeti Plains climaxes with a series of perilous river crossings. The build-up to a Mara river crossing is tense and unpredictable...
The Water-Based Safari

The Water-Based Safari

Safari vehicles are the traditional way to explore the African savannah but is it the best way? Alan explores the possibility of safari by water, a magical way to sneak up on wildlife. Done an overland safari? Saw lots of animals? Great...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Spotted Hyena

5 Fascinating Facts About the Spotted Hyena

‘Ugly’, ‘cowardly’, ‘thieving’… It seems that nobody has anything good to say about Africa’s commonest large carnivore. Look beyond the popular prejudice, however, and you’ll find a complex, efficient and versatile predator, with some fascinating secrets...
Hippos, Crocodiles and More at Mana Pools NP

Hippos, Crocodiles and More at Mana Pools NP

Canoeing down the Zambezi River through Mana Pools National Park would have to rate as one of my all-time favourite African wildlife experiences. I never dreamed I would be able to get as close to Africa’s amazing wildlife. I also never dreamed that I’d have one of my most heart stopping wildlife encounters!
Operation Noah: Rescue of the Kariba Wildlife

Operation Noah: Rescue of the Kariba Wildlife

The people might have been safe but it was fast becoming clear that many thousands of animals were about to perish as they sought refuge on islands that were shrinking and sinking under the rising waters. And so Operation Noah was born.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Aardvark

5 Fascinating Facts About the Aardvark

This bizarre creature – the animal that opens every English dictionary – is unlike anything else you might meet on safari. Although fairly common, its shy, nocturnal habits mean that sightings are extremely rare.
Tanzania Voted the Best Safari Country of Africa in 2013

Tanzania Voted the Best Safari Country of Africa in 2013

SafariBookings.com conducted an in-depth analysis of 3,061 reviews of safari tourists and acclaimed experts and concluded that both have voted Tanzania as the best safari country of Africa. Over the past two years a distinctive SafariBookings taskforce searched for those who have been on safari and invited them to write a review. As a result, over 1,000 people from 53 nationalities wrote more than 2,300 user reviews.

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