The Africa Collection 2021

In this issue, we celebrate what makes travel to Africa such an exciting prospect, and what trends are on the horizon.

Published 1 Apr 2021, 15:34 BST, Updated 15 Apr 2021, 16:22 BST
The Africa Collection 2021.

The Africa Collection 2021.

Photograph by National Geographic Traveller

The world is changing. There’s a sense of optimism in the air; a feeling that everything will continue to get better as we move forward. This optimism is carrying over to the world of travel, too, including the African sector. Visitors are ready to head back to this continent of wide-open skies and thrilling wildlife to create memories that will last a lifetime.

In this issue, we celebrate what makes travel to Africa such an exciting prospect, and what trends are on the horizon. Safaris are perennially popular, so we take a look at iconic wildlife adventures, as well as some innovative itineraries. We also round up the top beach destinations on the continent and some of its most important historical sites.

Elsewhere, we celebrate some conservation success stories and talk to an expert about how travel to Africa has changed over the past year.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next trip, the Directory, brought to you by our advertising partners, offers some of the finest lodges, camps and experiences across the continent.

Read the 2021 edition of National Geographic Traveller The Africa Collection

Editors' picks

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.

How Africa's conservationists are succeeding despite the pandemic

Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic stalled the continent’s conservation efforts, but reforestation projects, anti-poaching efforts and the discovery of a new reef offer hope for the future.

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.

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