Hello, hujambo and sawubona! It’s great to have you here. If you're as wild about African travel as we are, you’ve come to the right place. Our writers travel all over this captivating continent to bring back the best travel stories, advice and guides. So settle in and enjoy the journey.
Namibia is like an exposed gem, just sitting out there in the desert waiting to be discovered and explored. It's the remoteness - Namibia is one of the least densely populated places in the world - that makes it such a unique and stirring place to visit. But of course, there is more to it than just vast open spaces and hauntingly beautiful scenery. In fact, we can name seven things that make Namibia a place worth exploring...
1. The LandscapesUntouched, untamed and simply amazing, Namibia is all about the landscapes. It’s alien-like terrain will make you think of Mars or the moon. Expect massive dunes, remote valleys and huge gorges.
2. The Drives Namibia is a driving adventure through remote areas. Because it’s so sparsely populated, it sometimes feels like you have the entire co...
10 Bizarre Natural Phenomena in Africa That Will Blow Your Mind
By Matthew Sterne | 18 Jan
Africa is brimming with special experiences. The wildlife encounters are so raw, the sunsets so intense and the stars so thought-provoking that it can sometimes be overwhelming. And yet, it's just another day in Africa. Another perfect, spectacular, normal day in Africa.
And then there are some experiences that are so dazzling and limited that they even stand out amongst all the expected beauty. The following 10 sightings are the ones that really stand out in Africa. If you have any you'd like to add, please let us know in the comments. But first, the good stuff...
1. Tree-climbing LionsLions don’t climb trees, right? RIGHT? Well, it turns out a few of them do, and it makes for one of Africa’s most mystifying sights. Lions have little natural tree-climbing ability and their awkwa...
The 8 Best Places in Africa for an Electronic Detox
By Matthew Sterne | 13 Jan
The world is moving faster than ever. And now cars are driving themselves, while you sit in the back with a virtual reality headset thinking you’re playing ping pong with Marilyn Monroe. It’s a crazy, crazy world.
But some of us are tired of being too wired. Tired of being incessantly plugged in, switched on and manically tapping on our phones like a hyperactive kid with his first drumset.
Information might be at our fingertips but so are increased levels of anxiety, depression and stress. We like to think we’re advancing but are we really if our mental health is worse off? It’s enough to make one want to switch off entirely, step outside for some fresh air and toss all these gadgets into your neighbour’s tree. It can be his problem now.
And that’s just what some travellers are...
Our photographer went to Botswana and all we got were these amazing wildlife photos
By Matthew Sterne | 09 Jan
Our media team recently returned from Botswana and came back with a treasure trove of breathtaking photos and videos. This 360 video (Click here) is truly unlike any video I’ve ever seen. This beautiful video about Botswana (below) gives you a good understanding of the allure of this unique and wild country.
Videos inevitably get the oohs and ahs but of course photos also carry their own stirring beauty. In the 14 days the team was in Botswana, they visited seven lodges in the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans. Simon, our in-house photographer who recently contributed to the blog 5 Pro Tips for Composition in Wildlife Photography, flexed his creative muscles and outdid himself with this collection of photos. Here they are for your visual satisfaction and admiration - and feel free...
Walking with rhinos: A closer look at what it takes to save a species
By Matthew Sterne | 05 Jan
Zama stops in his steps, looks up into the trees and takes a deep breath. After a moment of contemplation, he bends down slowly, picks up brown sand the colour of a kudu’s hide and with an outstretched hand, carefully lets the sand fall to the earth. The wind is not in our favour. The sand blows away from us slightly towards the rhinos as if magically pointing us in their direction.
Zama is an expert rhino tracker and monitor in the Somkhanda Game Reserve in Zululand, South Africa. An employee of Wildlife ACT, Zama sets out to find Somkhanda's rhinos every day to ensure they're fit and healthy. And that they haven't fallen prey to poachers overnight.
Under a clouded sky, we zig-zag through the acacia trees in the crisp morning air and make our way in the direction of the rhinos. W...
Cape Town is known for being home to some of the best restaurants in the entire country, but it is also known for its delectable array of food markets. Food, wine, craft beer, and locally-roasted coffee are to Cape Town food markets what sun, sea, sand, and style are to Capetonians.
These delightful outdoor and indoor events are considered indisputable add-ons to a holiday in South Africa's dreamy Mother City. From as far as the seaside hamlet of Noordhoek to the heart of the City Bowl itself, we've compiled a handy list of our five favourite food markets. If you've come to this far point of the continent and not visited one - have you really visited at all?
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