Africa, with it's bountiful wildlife, diverse landscapes and beautiful people, is insanely photogenic. Even so, with a little careful planning, you can ensure that your African safari includes plenty of extra-special opportunities to satisfy even the nerdiest photo geek, be it in the company of a pro or exploring under your own steam. Many camps...

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Ever daydreamed about escaping on a luxury safari in Zambia's finest wildlife locations? Regarded by many as Africa's best kept secret, Zambia is the land of huge lion prides, vast numbers of elephant playing in the rivers, leopards lounging in sausage trees, wild dog on the hunt, and a kaleidoscope of bird species soaring overhead....

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Africa's sweeping landscapes are an open invitation to riders who seek the thrill of seeing wildlife from horseback in harmony with nature. From your lofty quarters, you can watch a cheetah hunt unfold, track lion at a safe distance, observe rhino browsing for food, or quietly stalk an elephant. You can spend a week in...

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Conventional wisdom dictates that you should plan your safari one year ahead. It's true, forward planning has its advantages but sometimes it's simply not possible. Fortunately, we prefer exceptional to conventional and are happy to roll up our sleeves to plan your perfect trip lickety split. From solo travelers to families of 10 or more,...

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Aardvark is the first word in the English dictionary and the African critter closest to our hearts. They're fascinating, elusive animals, the sight of which makes even veteran safari-goers excited. Here are some fun facts and stories that we thought we'd share on 'World Aardvark Day'.

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The Big 5 is an expression originally coined by African big game hunters that was used to refer to the five most difficult animals to hunt on foot. Since then the term has been embraced by safari lovers the world over to describe Africa's most popular wildlife species—the ‘must-sees’ for many people on safari. 1....

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There's nothing quite like a riding safari—to feel the adrenaline pumping as you gallop alongside Africa’s iconic wildlife. You just can't beat it. Here's our behind the scenes scoop about riding safaris from the mastermind, John Sobey, who is managing director of African Horseback Safaris (AHBS), located in Macatoo, Botswana. Having led riding safaris in...

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We've long been in love with Botswana for its iconic landscapes and abundance of wildlife. Now it has been voted the #1 country to travel to by Lonely Planet. So just what is it that makes a Botswana safari so incredible? They may be the tip of the iceberg but here are a few of...

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The Hornick and Hergenrether families have just returned from their family safari to South Africa where they laughed a lot, lived on the wild side and even shed some tears. "I cried when the trip was over. I've never done that before. Sure, I have been bummed when a vacation has ended, but I CRIED!...

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If you dream of sleeping up underneath the stars, being romanced by lantern light in the African night, then a mobile safari is for you. Mobile safaris allow you to experience Africa in the same that the early explorers and the stars of the silver screen did: out in the open, in nature and unplugged....

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