Walking with lions: exploring Kenya's lesser-visited Maasai Mara conservancies on foot

An intrepid on-foot safari across the Kenyan savannah bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve reveals, at rivetingly close range, the rich drama of this unique African ecosystem.

Into the Okavango Delta: a portrait of Africa’s wildest conservation destination

Recent droughts in Botswana's 100-mile-wide alluvial fan have brought together conservationists, local people and new safari concessions in fresh efforts to help protect its life giving headwaters

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.
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Winter safaris: Take a walk on the wild side in Canada

Churchill, in the far north of Manitoba, offers a wealth of opportunities for Arctic wildlife-watching.

Protecting the herd in Kenya's Great Rift Valley

A trip to Samburu National Reserve proves to be no ordinary safari. For a select few, Natural World Safaris offers the chance to be a park ranger, monitoring elephants’ behaviour and most importantly, keeping them from harm.

Recovery and renewal: the return of wildlife tourism in Zimbabwe

Nature tourism in Zimbabwe is undergoing a renaissance. In spite of recent political instability, a new landscape of luxury lodges and private concessions are offering affordable wildlife experiences, where the big five vastly outnumber humans.

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. 

Trips of a lifetime: Maasai Mara

Kenya’s fabled Maasai Mara, home to the Great Migration, is a wildlife wonderland. Buckle up for a safari drive across the savannah to steal glances at hyena, wildebeest, zebra, elephant and even the rare white rhino.

Malawi: From safari to shores

Malawi is in the business of revival, be it creating Southern Africa’s newest safari destination by repopulating its epic wildernesses, opening a heritage hotel as a window to the grandeur of the colonial age or ushering travellers to its lakeside beaches by restarting a legendary music festival. Welcome to the Warm Heart of Africa.

Zambia: leopard spotting in South Luangwa National Park

Pay attention to the behaviour of the resident animals in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park and you'll have a better chance of spotting an elusive leopard in the wild

Safari: Beyond the Big Five

Along with the Big Five, it's worth remembering that many of Africa's other mammals are equally interesting — just less well known