Why night drives should be chosen carefully

Night time game viewing has a different ambience compared to daytime game viewing – it brings one so much closer to the wild animals. At night, it’s all about survival.  Predators against prey – there is no lazing around at night.  It is because of the high level of predator activity during the night that guided night drives have become a popular way to explore the wildlife and to add to your safa…

Why night drives should be chosen carefully

Night time game viewing has a different ambience compared to daytime game viewing – it brings one so much closer to the wild animals. At night, it’s all about survival.  Predators against prey – there is no lazing around at night.  It is because of the high level of predator activity during the night that guided night drives have become a popular way to explore the wildlife and to add to your safa…

Going west to unspoilt West Africa

Whether you prefer North, South, East or West – Africa will always have something to offer, something to be discovered by the discerning traveler.  And although most of Africa has risen to a beautiful tourism gem, Africa continues to surprise us with hidden tourism treasures.  Although an authentic safari is the first thought that comes to mind to any traveler with prospects of visiting Africa, th…

Going west to unspoilt West Africa

Whether you prefer North, South, East or West – Africa will always have something to offer, something to be discovered by the discerning traveler.  And although most of Africa has risen to a beautiful tourism gem, Africa continues to surprise us with hidden tourism treasures.  Although an authentic safari is the first thought that comes to mind to any traveler with prospects of visiting Africa, th…

Could the rainforest and climate change initiatives be the key to a peaceful DR Congo?

Over the years, several countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have issued DRC travel warnings, regularly.  Plagued by decades of violence and conflict as well as the First and Second Congo War, the latter ended in 2003, the DRC remains politically shattered.  Recent talks on DRC peace agreements highlighted the urgent need to get to the bottom of the DRC’s conflic…

Could the rainforest and climate change initiatives be the key to a peaceful DR Congo?

Over the years, several countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have issued DRC travel warnings, regularly.  Plagued by decades of violence and conflict as well as the First and Second Congo War, the latter ended in 2003, the DRC remains politically shattered.  Recent talks on DRC peace agreements highlighted the urgent need to get to the bottom of the DRC’s conflic…

Africa’s Tusk Awards and the stories that keep Africa alive

Africa is a continent blessed with beauty and wonder, but it is also a continent plagued by conflict.  Conflict between people and its wildlife, and often the battlefields are the communal land verges: that almost uncertain place where man and wildlife both struggle for survival.  Yet every once in a while stories of hope conquer, stories too inspiring not to recognize or acknowledge.  And this is…

Africa’s Tusk Awards and the stories that keep Africa alive

Africa is a continent blessed with beauty and wonder, but it is also a continent plagued by conflict.  Conflict between people and its wildlife, and often the battlefields are the communal land verges: that almost uncertain place where man and wildlife both struggle for survival.  Yet every once in a while stories of hope conquer, stories too inspiring not to recognize or acknowledge.  And this is…

Trekking mountain gorillas: a special experience for a lucky few

Man’s closest relatives live deep in the jungle of Central Africa.  With only some 800 mountain gorillas left, this species is extremely vulnerable.  It caught the eye of tourist and conservation groups, and for the past years, mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda has been a highly sought after travel experience.  But there are very few mountain gorillas…

Trekking mountain gorillas: a special experience for a lucky few

Man’s closest relatives live deep in the jungle of Central Africa.  With only some 800 mountain gorillas left, this species is extremely vulnerable.  It caught the eye of tourist and conservation groups, and for the past years, mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda has been a highly sought after travel experience.  But there are very few mountain gorillas…

Gabon: Africa’s gem but lacking tourism

On August 17, 2013, Gabon celebrated its 53 rd year of independence.  For the locals, this meant celebrations.  As a potential visitor to Gabon, are you wondering what recent developments happened in Gabon, is Gabon still known for its poor infrastructure and inaccessible roads?  Well, there is good news and some less positive news:

Central Africa is a rather volatile region in Africa, but Gabo…

Gabon: Africa’s gem but lacking tourism

On August 17, 2013, Gabon celebrated its 53 rd year of independence.  For the locals, this meant celebrations.  As a potential visitor to Gabon, are you wondering what recent developments happened in Gabon, is Gabon still known for its poor infrastructure and inaccessible roads?  Well, there is good news and some less positive news:

Central Africa is a rather volatile region in Africa, but Gabo…

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