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I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy...

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

MANA POOLS. ZIMBABWE

Firstly, by way of definition - it is important that we set the stage, as the term Africa is used a little loosely in general safari-speak to refer to the areas from Chad & Ethiopia in the north down through the Central & East African countries, and covering most of Southern Africa.  West Africa and Africa north of the Sahara are generally excluded, although safaris to destinations such as Benin, Morocco, Ghana & The Gambia are obviously possible. 

 

In terms of this site, we refer to Africa as any place where you can have a meaningful & natural wildlife experience. From time to time we will write about areas outside of the traditional scope of Southern, Central & East Africa, but on the whole we focus on the countries of Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia & South Africa, as well as recommending select other areas in Africa. 

Below, we feature some of our favorite wild experiences out of Africa...

AFRICAN PARKS
EXCLUSIVE

Experience a backstage pass to the most successful large-scale conservation initiative on the planet...

PRIVATE SAFARI HOUSES

From the deserts of Namibia to the highlands of Kenya, we'll host you in your very own private bush home-away-from-home...

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GREAT APES &
THE GREAT MIGRATION

An epic combination of hanging with our closest wild cousins & taking in the millions of gnus & zebras involved in the migration...

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REAL
WILDERNESS

There are wild places, and then there is true wilderness.  Our hearts live for such places: Niassa, Makgadikgadi, Ruaha & Katavi

Image by Sergey Pesterev

Conservation in Africa

MOUNT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA

We are big fans of projects & initiatives that are using holistic strategies to protect Africa's last remaining wild places. Yet, African wilderness conservation is a slippery subject, oftentimes more conversation than conservation.

 

Conservation is not a simple black & white process where a one-size-fits-all approach can be replicated throughout. Having said that, we feel some organizations have a better take on the African conservation puzzle and have had some notable successes.  Wherever possible, we try and support & visit these projects during our trips.  You can learn more about each one of these projects or areas through the links in the map below...  

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1.   Pendjari, BENIN

2.   Zakouma, CHAD

3.   Ennedi, CHAD

4.   Virunga, D.R.CONGO

5.   Garamba, D.R.CONGO

6.   Odzala-Kokoua, CONGO

7.   Dzanga-Sangha, C.A.R.

8.   Chinko, C.A.R.

9.   Niassa, MOZAMBIQUE

10. Gorongosa, MOZAMBIQUE

11. Bazaruto, MOZAMBIQUE

12. Gonarezhou, ZIMBABWE

13. Chimanimani, ZIMBABWE

14. Zambezi Valley, ZAMBIA

15. Liuwa Plains, ZAMBIA

16. Bangweulu, ZAMBIA

17. Kafue, ZAMBIA

18. North Luangwa, ZAMBIA

19. Majete, MALAWI

20. Liwonde, MALAWI

21. Nkhotakota, MALAWI

22. Okavango, BOTSWANA

23. Makgadikgadi, BOTSWANA

24. Hoanib, NAMIBIA

25. Katavi, TANZANIA

26. Ruaha, TANZANIA

27. Mahale, TANZANIA

28. Rift Valley, TANZANIA

29. Northern Rangelands, KENYA 

30. Mara Conservancies, KENYA

31. Amboseli-Tsavo, KENYA

32. Simien Mountains, ETHIOPIA

33. Nyungwe, RWANDA

34. Akagera, RWANDA

35. Volcanoes, RWANDA

36. Iona, ANGOLA

37. Matusadona, ZIMBABWE

AFRICAN PARKS MANAGED

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