Tanzania's Best Wildlife Destinations

Tanzania’s Best Wildlife Destinations

There is no doubt that Tanzania can offer some of the most rewarding safari experiences in the world. Apart form the fact that Tanzania is, along Kenya, home to a unique and breathtaking natural phenomenon - the annual wildebeest migration - the country is also benefits from incredible biodiversity and an impressive number of natural parks and game reserves. But you should know that your experience of Tanzania wildlife depends a lot on your expectations. The different parks might have dif... [ read more ]

Amazing attractions in Sahara Desert

Amazing attractions in Sahara Desert

The worlds biggest dessert, Sahara, covers an area of the African continent that is almost as big of China. And with every day and every night, this huge, hot land made of sand and dunes continues to grow. Yet, despite the unwelcoming conditions, Sahara is place of legend. Tourists are fascinated by the desert, its legends and strange beauty, its people and its lost civilizations. And Sahara does not disappoint them - for those willing to know its true nature, Sahara offers incredible att... [ read more ]

Short Guide to Climbing Mt Kilimajaro

Short Guide to Climbing Mt Kilimajaro

As Africa's highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro is a popular climb, and quite a challenging one, too. But unlike the great peaks in the Himalaya, which are only accessible to the very best climbers, Kilimanjaro can be conquered by any fit person with a bit of luck and ambition. It is also less dangerous to climb Kilimanjaro. Which is not to say that Kilimanjaro is less of a climb. The fact that it is a free-standing mountain (not part of a massif or mountain group), allows Mt Kilimanjaro to be ... [ read more ]

Africa's Best Rainforest Nature Reserves

Africa’s Best Rainforest Nature Reserves

Africa is the land of safaris par excellence and you've probably seen countless pictures of golden savannas and their fantastic wildlife so far. But not all safaris take place in Africa's grasslands. Most of the center and west coast of Africa is covered by deep rainforests, in which one can find the most incredible species. The jungles continue to be the most mysterious territory on the African continent: traveling here is like exploring virgin land. Luckily, some small portions of the Afri... [ read more ]

Guide to Visiting Okavango Delta

Guide to Visiting Okavango Delta

The abundant wildlife makes the swampy Okavango Delta one of the prime safari destinations in Africa. Unlike the usual deltas, whose waters slowly flow towards the sea, Okavango finds itself in the middle of the arid Kalahari plateau. Okavango river's waters fade into the desert, but not before they give birth to an amazing mix of swamps, marshes and canals. This huge swamp is home to an incredibly diverse fauna: hundreds of species of birds, fish and mammals. This short guide to visiting Ok... [ read more ]

Things to Know About Africa's Jungles

Things to Know About Africa’s Jungles

Africa is famous for its wide grasslands and for being home to the biggest desert in the world, the Sahara. But the country also has some of the widest, deepest jungles in the world. Jungles are less of an attraction in Africa because they are wild, dangerous and hardly accessible - so people just prefer to spot animals in the savannah. But there is also the other side of the coin: the African rainforests are dying everyday due to deforestation and climate change. This doesn't make the... [ read more ]

Top 5 reasons to visit the Kalahari Desert

Top 5 reasons to visit the Kalahari Desert

The heart of Southern Africa, Kalahari is truly a unique place. During the dry season, this vast area comprising several countries is quite similar to a desert. But as soon as the rainy season arrives, animals start their search for water and food and Kalahari transforms into a prime wildlife safari destination. If you are one of those many travelers dreaming about an unforgettable African holiday, then check out these top 5 reasons to visit the Kalahari Desert – you may just find your nex... [ read more ]

Safari Safety Tips for Beginners

Safari Safety Tips for Beginners

A wildlife safari is certainly a once in a lifetime experience that will result in many stories to tell your friends and enough pictures to fill several albums, but it is equally important to acknowledge the risks of such endeavour. People are sometimes so used with visiting zoos and watching wildlife documentaries that they tend to forget the dangers of adventuring into the wild. The following safari safety tips for beginners are meant to help you plan a nice and safe African adventure: An... [ read more ]

Off-the-beaten-path safaris in Africa

Off-the-beaten-path safaris in Africa

Africa’s vast wilderness areas and often unspoiled nature never ceases to amaze adventurers and photographers around the world. Going in a wildlife safari trip is the most common mean to get close to the incredible animals living in the African savannah and rainforests – and which most of the world continues to watch only in documentaries or zoos.  It’s hard to find the words to describe such a sublime encounter with nature like the one offered by a safari. However, some purists might... [ read more ]

Africa's Most Endangered Animal Species

Africa’s Most Endangered Animal Species

Africa is a continent much appreciated for its abundant wildlife and its deep jungles and deserts where few humans ever dare to adventure. But despite the foundation of more and more national parks and the increasing tourism and awareness in what concerns Africa’s amazing biodiversity, humans continue to harm the African nature. Pollution, global warming and, most of all, poachers are killing animals every day, to the extent that many African species are now heavily endangered. If people d... [ read more ]