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January 30, 2019

Planning a dream climb on Kilimanjaro No ratings yet.

Ever dreamt of climbing Kilimanjaro? Kilimanjaro is not only the tallest mountain in Tanzania, and in the whole of Africa, it’s the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. At 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) this lone giant is a must for mountaineers looking to bag the Seven Summits. It’s also climbable by the average arm-chair adventurer. […]

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December 6, 2018

Taking Diamox to reach the roof of Africa No ratings yet.

Taking Diamox to reach the roof of Africa In August and September 2018, Your African Safari surveyed over 150 Kilimanjaro tour operators and several climbers to solicit their feedback on Diamox usage for altitude sickness. Two-thirds of tour operators surveyed said they advocate the usage of Diamox. Jump to survey results.  Kilimanjaro—Tanzania’s top tourist attraction […]

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August 28, 2018

Going on safari as a single female 5/5 (1)

Going on an African safari is something that’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of us, mainly due to the high costs and the amount of holiday time required. It’s usually more cost-effective to travel with a companion, too, as many lodges impose a supplement on single travelers.  So, what happens when the chance to visit […]

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March 14, 2018

Cape Town drought and safari tourism No ratings yet.

Why visit Cape Town, South Africa? Located on the southwestern tip of South Africa, Cape Town is its second-largest city and one of its top tourist destinations. Its mild climate, idyllic setting and cool vibe tend to make it more appealing than Johannesburg and Durban, even if they are closer to most safari game parks and […]

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December 11, 2017

What to know if you’re visiting Rwanda and Tanzania on the same safari No ratings yet.

What to know if you’re visiting Rwanda and Tanzania on the same safari A few years ago, the governments of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda joined forces and became part of one tourism visa called the East Africa Tourist Visa. The visa, which presently costs $100 US, allows multiple entries to Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda over […]

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December 11, 2017

Nkhotakota: The largest elephant translocation in human history No ratings yet.

Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is the latest safari destination to be added to Your African Safari.  This wildlife reserve came on our radar thanks to the tireless efforts of African Parks (AP). We recently wrote about African Parks and their success at reintroducing lions and rhinos in Akagera, Rwanda.  Until now, Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve wasn’t listed […]

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December 11, 2017

Black rhinos are back in Akagera, Rwanda No ratings yet.

In May 2017, black rhinos were re-introduced into Rwanda’a largest national park: Akagera. This move has been in the making for several years and is the result of efforts from many nations who donated time, money and resources to ensure their return happened smoothly and safely. But, rhinos weren’t always absent from Akagera. In fact, […]

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December 11, 2017

Photographing wild dogs of South Luangwa, Zambia No ratings yet.

South Luangwa, Zambia is home to many wonderful animals. Lions, leopards, giraffe, zebra and hyena are just a few of the animals you’re likely to see on safari. But, a big draw for me, and for many guests of South Luangwa, is the African wild dog, which I’ll refer to as just ‘wild dog’ for the […]

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December 11, 2017

Brian Jackman feature: Marsh Lion poisoning No ratings yet.

When local herdsmen poisoned eight lions after losing three cows in early December the news caused worldwide outrage. That is because the lions belonged to the Marsh Pride, the TV superstars of the BBC’s Big Cat Diary , and the resulting publicity has seriously damaged the reputation of Kenya’s premier tourist destination. Your African Safari is […]

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December 11, 2017

Trekking mountain gorillas: a special experience for a lucky few No ratings yet.

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 […]

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