Indian Ocean Scuba Diving in Mozambique and Zanzibar
Jul05

Indian Ocean Scuba Diving in Mozambique and Zanzibar

Africa’s eastern coastline is chiselled by the ebb and flow of the warm Indian Ocean, which shapes the coastal terrain into variations of rocky cliff faces and soft sand. It is where whales come to calve, turtles come to lay their eggs, and where coral reefs stretch beneath the surface, populating the sea floor with living colour. From award-winning photography, to age-old children’s animations, “unda da sea” is depicted as a world of...

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Mountain Biking in the Great Karoo at Samara
Jul03

Mountain Biking in the Great Karoo at Samara

Mountain biking enthusiasts will lick their chops at the idea of peddling through the wilderness of South Africa’s Great Karoo. This landscape is unique, strikingly beautiful, and full of specially adapted wildlife, such as meerkats, ostriches, eland, Cape mountain zebra, bat-eared foxes, cheetahs, and aardvark. The terrain is characterised by vast, flat grass plains, interspersed with low-lying shrubbery and dolerite mountains,...

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Top 5 Swankiest Hotels in Johannesburg
Jul02

Top 5 Swankiest Hotels in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is cultural melting pot of diversity. With its array of colourful and vibrant suburbs, rugged history of apartheid cast aside and plenty of manicured suburbs; this city of gold makes a point of combing personality with history and creativity. Imagine the vibe of central London but with the soul of Africa, and you have yourself an image of “Joburg”. Largely misunderstood, Johannesburg has unfortunately been...

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500 Elephants Translocated in Malawi
Jun30

500 Elephants Translocated in Malawi

African Parks and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Malawi have teamed up for conservation and are taking on numerous projects to protect the country’s wildlife and preserve the nature reserves and parks, which have been overlooked in the past. Recently, we posted about 4 cheetahs being released into Liwonde National Park, which are now the first cheetahs to live in the park in over 100 years. And now, we turn our...

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Cheetahs Released in Malawi After 20-year Absence
Jun25

Cheetahs Released in Malawi After 20-year Absence

Last month, Africa’s most endangered big cat has was reintroduced to Liwonde National Park after a 20-year absence in Malawi, bringing back a population of large predators to the reformed wildlife reserve in the south of the country. This is a milestone conservation achievement, and is set to transform the natural ecological balance in the park after many years of rampant poaching, which devastated the environment. Cheetahs have not...

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Marine Paradise Restored at Seychelles’ North Island
Jun23

Marine Paradise Restored at Seychelles’ North Island

If you were imagining kilometres of ice-blue water surrounding an island of emerald plantations, trimmed with alabaster beaches, then you’d be on the money. The Seychelles Islands of the Indian Ocean are located almost mid-way between Madagascar and Sri Lanka, and North Island is one little nugget in its beautiful archipelago. This is where a seaside honeymoon destination is taken to the next level, and not only because North...

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Selinda Spillway: A Birdwatcher’s Secret Garden
Jun22

Selinda Spillway: A Birdwatcher’s Secret Garden

It is popularly believed that the Selinda Spillway is one of the most alluring and untamed regions of Botswana; a hideaway in the country’s northern marshland territories. This exquisite wildlife conservancy lies between the Okavango Delta panhandle in the west and the Linyanti Swamps in the east, along the floodplains of the Selinda Spillway. This watercourse ebbs and flows with the presence of floodwaters each year, offering...

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