The Africa Collection 2021

We take a look at how the world of luxury travel is adapting to world events and explore the trends we’ll be seeing more of in the years to come.

The greatest show on Earth: tracking the wildebeest migration across Tanzania's Serengeti

The Serengeti’s golden plains may be home to the Big Five, but the unsung heroes of these grasslands are its white-bearded wildebeests. They're the seams that hold together an ecosystem, performing an ancient dance that still sweeps across the savannah.

Meet Florence Kagiso, the leader of Africa’s first all-female team of safari guides

The trailblazing safari guide kick-started a quiet revolution when she became one of Africa’s first female guides in 2004, paving the way for a new generation to follow in her footsteps. Marking International Women’s Day, we discuss her career and her wild workplace, Botswana’s Chobe National Park.

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.

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