The pioneer: chef Michael Elégbèdé's new Nigerian cuisine

At his Lagos restaurant, chef Michael Elégbèdé has taken inspiration from all over Nigeria. The result is a striking fine dining menu reflecting the diverse landscapes and communities of his home country.

How safari travel in Africa is bouncing back

With the world at large — and the travel industry in particular — slowly adjusting to the new normal, Africa is ready and waiting to welcome visitors.

Which African wildlife experience is right for you?

The safari experience is constantly evolving with the likes of more sustainable options and emerging destinations. Here are some of the best areas for wildlife-spotting and how to explore them.

The startling impact of coronavirus on rhino conservation across Africa

To mark World Rhino Day 2020, we speak to wildlife veterinarian Dr Andre Uys in South Africa about how recent restrictions on movement and a decrease in tourism revenue have affected conservation across Africa — and what the future may hold.

Can tourism reverse the impact of poaching in Zambia and Zimbabwe?

The effects of poaching and climate change are keenly felt In Zambia and Zimbabwe. This ecological frontline is manned by innovative, but under-funded conservation units, with tourism supporting the survival of some of Africa’s rarest species.

CLOSED: Win a six-night safari for two in Botswana

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Natural Selection and Audley Travel to offer a six-night safari trip for two in Botswana.

CLOSED: Win a six-night safari in the Maasai Mara

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Asilia Africa to offer an unforgettable six-day, five-night walking safari in the Kenyan wilderness.

Meet the wild bunch: safari tips from the guides on the ground

While safaris are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for most people, it’s a way of life for the guides conducting them. They share their stories of the wild, along with top tips for your trips. 

Johannesburg: A tour of Soweto township

It’s impossible to understand Johannesburg — its chequered history and the dynamism of the present day — without visiting Soweto township.

The alternative safari: The green Kalahari

The little-visited Northern Cape claims a uniquely verdant swathe of the Kalahari. Welcome to South Africa’s largest private game reserve, Tswalu Kalahari, home to thrilling chases and pioneering conservation efforts.

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