Tracking Leopards With a Master in South Luangwa

Tracking Leopards With a Master in South Luangwa

Emma Gregg, January 20, 2014 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
Nothing can beat the sight of a magnificent leopard, on the move, after dark. I’m lucky enough to be exploring leopard country with a man who knows it inside out – veteran guide Phil Berry.
Caught With My Trousers Down at Samburu

Caught With My Trousers Down at Samburu

Melissa Shales, January 19, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
We arrived at the campsite in Kenya’s Samburu National Park at dusk. After hours on dusty, bumpy roads, I headed straight for the loo – a long drop with a wooden seat in a corrugated iron shed. I carefully shone my torch around to check for spiders, snakes and scorpions and satisfied that I was safe, held it between my teeth as I used both hands to unbutton my jeans.
A Hippo and Me

A Hippo and Me

Alan Murphy, January 17, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Alan went camping in the Zambian bush while on assignment for Lonely Planet. In this post he recalls being woken in the middle of the night by a strange lawnmower sound which turned out to be an agitated hippo...ready to charge.
Chimp Tracking in Mahale Mountains

Chimp Tracking in Mahale Mountains

Philip Briggs, January 15, 2014 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
Few wildlife experiences match a walking encounter with man's closest relative, the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) in Mahale Mountains National Park.
Trunk Call in Shamwari Game Reserve

Trunk Call in Shamwari Game Reserve

Melissa Shales, January 12, 2014 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
I was sitting in the back seat of an open jeep in Shamwari, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Beside me was a young Dutch girl on her very first safari. She’d only arrived in Africa the day before. Two young elephant bulls decided to play with us and stationed themselves one either end of the vehicle.
Boating Between Hippos And Elephants in Liwonde

Boating Between Hippos And Elephants in Liwonde

Philip Briggs, January 11, 2014 Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets
The stretch of the sluggish Shire flowing through Malawi's underrated Liwonde National Park is the archetypical African riverine scene. Among the smallest and most densely populated countries in southern Africa, Malawi is generally considered to b a bit of a second division safari destination.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Aardvark

5 Fascinating Facts About the Aardvark

Mike Unwin, January 10, 2014 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
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.
Alan Murphy - Your weekly Blog Correspondent!

Alan Murphy - Your weekly Blog Correspondent!

Alan Murphy, January 8, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Welcome to Africa! A very Alan Africa. I’ll be you weekly guide. Walking you through a land of safari adventure. An ancient land. The birthplace of us all. And the animals. Wow! This is wildlife on steroids. You’ve seen the Big 5? Ticked them off? You’ve barely scratched the surface. Seen great landscapes? A lifetime would not be enough to see Southern Africa. But a well crafted safari - well....
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe

Melissa Shales, January 7, 2014 Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets
Bigger isn’t always better and it helps to have good neighbours. These truisms are never more apt than when dealing with safaris. Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is a perfect case in point. It has the most amazing location, 70 kms west of Victoria Falls, just inside Zimbabwe, right on the Botswana border.
Tanzania Voted the Best Safari Country of Africa

Tanzania Voted the Best Safari Country of Africa

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.