Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Nairobi

Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Nairobi

Nairobi is a city that lives and breathes wildlife, from the carved wooden hippos and lions for sale in every tourist handicraft shop to the real-life versions haunting the wildlife reserves near Nairobi. Kenya makes a superb base for day or overnight excursions to a diverse array...
Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Africa in 2020

Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Africa in 2020

Africa is home to dozens – make that hundreds – of national parks, game reserves and other safari destinations. Every last one of them has something to offer, whether it be a cast of charismatic large mammals dominated by the Big Five, the opportunity to track gorillas or chimpanzees, or more subtle pleasures such as...
10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Tanzania

10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Tanzania

From the high snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru to the palm-fringed Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, Tanzania quite simply has it all. Many of Africa’s best and most popular tourist attractions are found within Tanzania, and the variety and quality...
10 Beautiful Islands Off the Coast of Africa

10 Beautiful Islands Off the Coast of Africa

When people think of Africa, they most likely imagine the savannahs, jungles and deserts of the main continent. Yet the islands off the coast of Africa are some of the most spectacular in the world, with stunning beaches, a host of marine wildlife, architecture and cuisines influenced by...
5 Best Places to See Gorillas in Africa

5 Best Places to See Gorillas in Africa

Gorilla encounters are the ultimate wildlife experience, whether they’re mountain gorillas, Western lowland gorillas or even the rare Grauer’s gorilla. The sheer majesty of the silverbacks, the playfulness of the toddlers and the tenderness of their mothers are just mesmerizing. So where...
Partnerships for Conservation in Rwanda

Partnerships for Conservation in Rwanda

“I remember that I was so angry when the government made us leave the forest. Us Batwa had lived there for generations, and the forest provided everything that we needed. There was clean water from the rivers, there were natural medicines from the plants and plenty to eat. I used to hunt duiker and other small forest antelope, but we never, ever touched the gorillas...
Top 10 Best Luxury African Safari Lodges & Resorts

Top 10 Best Luxury African Safari Lodges & Resorts

From classic Big Five safari camps to sumptuous riverside retreats, the range of luxury African safari lodges is nothing short of extraordinary. In no particular order, these are 10 of the continent’s best...
Walking Safaris and Deb Tittle's Mapazi Camp

Walking Safaris and Deb Tittle's Mapazi Camp

South Luangwa National Park is known as the home of the walking safari, pioneered by renowned conservationist Norman Carr back in the 1960s. Sue Watt recently visited Deb Tittle's Mapazi Camp, tracking big animals on foot and experiencing up-close encounters with Africa’s amazing wildlife...
A Day in the Life of an Elephant Researcher

A Day in the Life of an Elephant Researcher

Trying to stuff a large, steaming lump of elephant dung into a small glass test tube was not quite what I’d expected when I spent a day in the field as an Elephant Researcher with the Elephants Alive research team. The dung samples are preserved in saline, and the tubes sent to the UK for analysis by one of Elephants Alive’s collaborators, Dr Hannah Mumby from Cambridge University...
Ban on plastics in Africa – A Story of Smuggling and Success

Ban on plastics in Africa – A Story of Smuggling and Success

An anonymous tipoff leads to an unmarked door. The police burst in, there is shouting and a struggle. The suspects are led away in handcuffs while the authorities display their seized contraband to the media. It’s a familiar scene that we associate with drug smugglers and gunrunners. But for the last year in Kenya, the raids are being overseen by the National Environment Management Agency, and they are targeting a different enemy: plastic bags...

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