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One of the leading economic casualties of the COVID-19 outbreak is tourism, and the impacts in Africa from a decimated tourism industry is having ripple effects into rural communities and wildlife conservation across the continent. In an effort to help alleviate hunger in across the local South African communities, a group of friends and top […]

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Founding Soldiers For Wildlife and working to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable wildlife was not something John Garcia expected to be doing. Now, it is all he can think about doing. Born and raised just outside New York City, John always took a keen interest in wildlife and loved watching animal planet and […]

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Newly opened Wilderness Safaris’ Magashi Camp, is strongly rooted in a core purpose: To help contribute towards the conservation and sustainable operation of Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem, and to drive sustainable ecotourism in the wildlife-rich Akagera National Park.  Launched in partnership with African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board, collectively called the Akagera Management […]

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Conservation efforts to save the endangered mountain gorillas are paying off, with the latest census counting over 1,000 gorillas. This is an increase from the previously counted 800. The count revealed 604 mountain gorillas living in trans-boundary Virunga Massif in the Virunga Mountains. This vast area that covers Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda, previously counted […]

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Gorilla trekking is definitely one of a few dramatic wildlife experiences you can have and there is no place better to do this than Rwanda. It is a rare experience that will bring you up close with endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. With no single mountain gorilla in captivity, Rwanda is a must visit […]

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Rwanda is known as the ‘land of a thousand hills’, and with that tittle comes a lot of trekking options. While the gorilla trekking is the biggest draw card for visitors to Rwanda, there are many other treks and hikes around the country that are guaranteed to feed your wildside. Due to the country’s mountainous […]

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In an ambitious effort to save the species from extinction, nine critically endangered black rhino have been relocated from South Africa to Singita Grumeti earlier this month. This groundbreaking relocation was conducted by the non-profit Grumeti Fund, in partnership with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA). It is the largest movement of rhino into Tanzania, […]

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It wasn’t my first time in South Africa, nor on a game safari. I have been lucky enough to spend many hours in the bush, tracking wildlife and admiring it from the safety of a vehicle. This time was different though. This time I would be face to face with the wildlife, fighting to save […]

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Singita has officially opened Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda, working to further conserve the rare mountain gorillas. Singita has operated iconic ecotourism lodges and camps in Africa for the past 26 years. The brand’s expansion into Rwanda supports the company’s 100-year purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for […]

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African wildlife has been in the spotlight lately with recent release of Disney’s remastered The Lion King, sparking interest for travellers seeking an African safari experience. While the Lion King franchise (the musical, the national and international tours, the merchandise, the films) has grossed more than $8.1 billion dollars, the value it can have on […]

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Seamlessly blending in with the natural beauty that surrounds them, Bazaruto Island is an ideal destination for marine adventurers.

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When most people think of a luxury safari holiday, the term ‘under the stars’ is not typically the first thing that springs to mind. However, what could be more luxurious and exotic than reclining under a glorious canopy of stars with a G&T in hand? Luxury traveller provider, Sanctuary Retreats, firmly believes that your holiday […]

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In 2016, while travelling in South Africa, Writer and Director, Toby Wosskow found himself lost in the natural beauty of the game reserves and the wildlife who call it home. “One afternoon, I was walking through the bush with a game ranger, when we stumbled across a white rhino peacefully grazing. What struck me more […]

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Five Eastern Black Rhinoceroses have be translocated from Europe to Akagera National Park in Rwanda where they will be ultimately released into their new and wild home. The unique collaboration between the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), the Government of Rwanda and conservation NGO African Parks, allowed the rhinos, who were born and […]

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Where Wild Things Roam editor Kate Webster recently travelled to South Africa and Mozambique to engage in some first-hand conservation activities before going behind the lines on the war on poaching with the Dyck Advisory Group Conservation Trust (DAG). The purpose of the visit was two-fold. Firstly, to do a trial run of the Where […]

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Wilderness Safaris’ Travel with Purpose itinerary, Hwange Elephant Collaring gives a unique behind-the-scenes conservation and community experience in Zimbabwe’s largest national park. Taking place from 14th to 19th September 2019, all proceeds from this life-changing journey will be donated to the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit. The Hwange Elephant Collaring journey is part of Wilderness Safaris’ unique range of inspirational itineraries […]

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In a historic conservation move the government of the United Republic of Tanzania will enforce a total ban on single-use plastic bags as of 1st June 2019. Speaking in the National Parliament of Tanzania, the Prime Minister His Excellency Kassim Majaliwa announced that the last day to use plastic bags in Tanzania will be 31st May […]

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The island of Mauritius is mountainous with breathtaking scenery stretching from the rivers and forests out to the coastal beaches and fringing reefs. This volcanic island offers many outdoor and adventure experiences including breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot, underwater adventures with wildlife and spectacular rivers and waterfalls to conquer. Here are some […]

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Regarded as one of Earth’s most intelligent animals, dolphins are also highly sociable. This is something I experienced first hand when swimming with wild dolphins in Mauritius. As an ocean lover, nothing fills me with more joy than diving under the surface and seeing the wildlife in their natural habitat. On the West Coast of […]

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The island of Mauritius is mountainous with breathtaking scenery stretching from the rivers and forests out to the coastal beaches and fringing reefs. Mauritius offers many hiking and trekking options across its national parks and reserves, around the basaltic mountains, and in many other beautiful locations. These peaks offer unique panoramic views of the island. […]

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With itineraries from Africa to Antarctica, meet the stars of Dynasties with select excursions from bespoke travel outfitter Natural World Safaris. Chimpanzees Episode one of Dynasties follows a troop of West African Chimpanzees, led by alpha male David, in Senegal. Explore the heartland of Uganda with Natural World Safaris, tracking the Chimpanzees of the Kibale […]

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