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5 ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist
5 ways to be a responsible wildlife touristArticle

Seeing wild animals can be the highlight of a holiday, and help pay for conservation efforts too, but we have to respect the animals...

Tracie McKinney 11 Jul 2019

Zambia halts construction plans for hydropower dam on Luangwa River
Zambia halts construction plans for hydropower dam on Luangwa RiverArticle

The Zambian government has halted plans to construct a mega hydropower dam across the Luangwa Valley River - one of the longest free flowing rivers in southern Africa...

27 Jun 2019

Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives
Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternativesArticle

For decades, the public has been fed the myth that trophy hunting is absolutely necessary for sustainable conservation in Africa...

Muchazondida Mkono 17 May 2019

Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation
Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservationArticle

Countries such as South Africa and Kenya receive two to five million visitors to protected areas each year, generating receipts of up to $90m. But as it becomes more popular worldwide, it's worth remembering that we often don't know how tourism affects the animals we observe...

Isabelle Szott and Nicola F. Koyama 25 Mar 2019

New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in BotswanaArticle

Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey...

Ross Harvey 4 Mar 2019

Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policy
Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policyArticle

Tanzania's tourism is facing a pricing crisis causing the frustration of a multi-billion-dollar industry that wants to grow by leaps and bounds...

Adam Ihucha 4 Oct 2018

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Why Botswana is no longer a safe haven for elephantsArticle

Early last week, global news outlets reported that 90 carcasses of illegally killed elephants had been found around a famous wildlife sanctuary - the Okavango Delta - in Botswana...

Ross Harvey 10 Sep 2018

Cecil the Lion shortly before he was killed.
Outrage over Cecil the lion slaying three years ago left little in its wakeArticle

It's just over three years since a lion was shot in Zimbabwe by Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota in the US, in a drama that became known as "Cecilgate"...

Muchazondida Mkono 31 Jul 2018

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018
Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018Article

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures
Authentic African experiences with Tented AdventuresArticle

Wynand Du Toit saw a gap in the tented safari market and approached Jonathan Cohen with the idea of starting a backpacker tented camp in the Pilanesberg. Together they raised funds and with a lot of hard work, the idea became a reality...

Cari Coetzee 1 Jun 2018

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Buenos Aires Declaration bolsters travel and tourism's fight against wildlife crimeArticle

The TreadRight Foundation celebrated TTC's recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade - a framework to aid the travel and tourism industry in the fight against wildlife crime - to mark Endangered Species Day on 18 May...

21 May 2018

Director-General for the Department of Environmental Affairs, Nosipho Jezile-Ngcaba with the Fund's CEO Paul Zille, Chairman Mavuso Msimang and board members David Frost and Yolan Friedmann at the launch on 2 May 2018 in Johannesburg.
Tourism Conservation Fund to secure SA's biodiversity, promote more inclusive tourism industryArticle

The conservation of South Africa's biodiversity is a critical component in securing the future of tourism, an industry many South Africans depend on for their livelihood...

7 May 2018

Africa's great migrations are failing but there is a solution - and you can eat it too
Africa's great migrations are failing but there is a solution - and you can eat it tooArticle

With colonial-era subsidies of the fencing system gone, what's left is a lose-lose system that hinders local farmers, tourism and sustainability...

Penny van Oosterzee 6 Apr 2018

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Newmark adds Serengeti Explorer Camp to its portfolioArticle

Twice a year, the camp moves within the Serengeti National Park, following the masses of wildebeest and other animals...

6 Mar 2018

Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to TanzaniaArticle

Higher densities of giraffes and dik-diks have been recorded and participating villages are receiving a direct share of income from wildlife tourism...

Derek E. Lee 2 Mar 2018

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Katonga on track to become 11th national parkArticle

Uganda Wildlife Authority has embarked on a programme to upgrade the Katonga Game Reserve to a national park in its drive to diversify wildlife resources and boost tourism...

Sadab Kitatta Kaaya 20 Feb 2018

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New personalised safaris and tour operator launched in NamibiaArticle

Orlando Safaris, based in Windhoek, has opened its doors to domestic and foreign tourists and offers a full service for arranging and booking safaris throughout Namibia...

20 Feb 2018

Peter Hayward (owner) and Celia du Preez (production executive), Hayward’s Grand Safaris.
On a Grand Safari with Peter HaywardArticle

What we have proved with tents in the last 27 years is that you definitely don't need bricks and mortar to have an experience...

Cari Coetzee 7 Feb 2018

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Tourvest Green Seat programme a boost for conservation programmesArticle

Tourvest Destination Management, Africa's largest inbound tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest,

9 Jan 2018

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In the age of cheap flights, city breaks and world cruises, how to make your holiday better for the environmentArticle

The ultimate aim of sustainable development is to protect the existing economic, social and environmental landscapes of a place. These are after all, what tourists come to explore...

Brendan Canavan 8 Jan 2018

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Conservation efforts see cheetahs thrive in Mountain Zebra National ParkArticle

Mountain Zebra National Park in the Eastern Cape celebrated ten years since the reintroduction of cheetahs in 2007 on International Cheetah Day...

5 Dec 2017

Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018
Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018Article

In a joint venture between Natural Selection, local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a new camp in the remote and wild Kaokoland...

16 Nov 2017

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Introduction of elephants a step closer to the restoration of a wildlife havenArticle

A small herd of elephants have been introduced to the Samara Private Game Reserve - one of the most significant conservation areas in the Karoo - marking a conservation milestone...

6 Nov 2017

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R18.1m to develop Dawid Kruiper Rest CampArticle

SANParks has made R18.1m available for the development of the Dawid Kruiper Rest Camp within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as agreed to in 2015 by SANParks and the ‡Khomani San...

9 Oct 2017

Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies
Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfiesArticle

The craze for tourists taking selfies alongside wild animals, then posting on Instagram is fueling cruel treatment of iconic species in the Amazon, activists warn...

6 Oct 2017

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Garden Route National Park visitor numbers spike during SA National Parks WeekArticle

The Garden Route National Park has seen visitor figures almost double during the SA National Parks Week campaign...

28 Sep 2017

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Asilia boosts sustainable tourism in Tanzania with new campsArticle

Following the opening of Roho ya Selous in the Selous Game Reserve in August, Asilia has opened their new flagship property, Jabali Ridge, in Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania...

26 Sep 2017

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Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelierArticle

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

Josephine Wawira 13 Sep 2017

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience
Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experienceArticle

Here are the five ways to have an ethical elephant experience abroad, so you can appreciate the beauty of these wonderful animals, knowing their well-being is paramount...

16 Aug 2017

The Ranger Services staff perform the guard of honour for the KNP Rangers. Approaching the Ranger monument and laying the wreath at the ceremony are MEC: Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Mpumalanga Province, Mr Petrus Ngomane (middle), Chief Ranger, Nicholus Funda, and Head Ranger Ken Maggs from the KNP Ranger Services Department. Senior members of the South African Police Service, South African National Defence Force and South African National Parks Honorary Rangers formed part of the ceremonial wreath laying.
Rangers, we salute youArticle

Every year on 31 July, nations around the globe observe World Rangers Day to commemorate the countless brave rangers who have sacrificed their lives to protect our natural heritage...

1 Aug 2017

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HVS to release white paper on African game lodge industryArticle

HVS has released a white paper which brings some peculiarities and challenges of the lodging industry to light and also lists some lessons/best practices for developers...

27 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure
#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventureArticle

“Millennial travellers are always looking for their next big adventure where they want to see, feel and taste their destination, explore every aspect of the culture, and, of course, give back to the communities they visit."

20 Jul 2017

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Tanzania named Africa's leading safari destinationArticle

Tanzania is Africa's best safari destination, according to SafariBookings.com. Tanzania's famed wild spaces made it the best country overall for wildlife too...

19 Jul 2017

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#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing the great wildebeest migrationArticle

HerdTracker has been updated to include crowd-sourced data from anyone sharing sightings of the migratory herds using #HerdTracker and the location of the herds at the time of the sighting...

26 Jun 2017

Ngorongoro: A sparkling tourism jewel
Ngorongoro: A sparkling tourism jewelArticle

Ngorongoro forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem and is home to about 2.5 million wild animals. The area is one of the most favoured tourist spots in Tanzania...

Sosthenes Paulo Mwita 26 Jun 2017

Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in RwandaArticle

Rwanda has doubled the cost of its gorilla permits, but there are still alternatives for travellers who want to see gorillas in the wild and tick this amazing experience off their bucket list...

Mareike Pietzsch 6 Jun 2017

#WTMA17: An African experience with a cultural twist in Swaziland
#WTMA17: An African experience with a cultural twist in SwazilandArticle

Swaziland Tourism recently exhibited at WTM Africa 2017, showing that this small, landlocked country has big aspirations for its tourism industry...

Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

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Rwanda targets wealthy tourists with new gorilla permit feesArticle

The decision by Rwanda to increase the price of gorilla trekking permits is likely to benefit its neighbours Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo...

12 May 2017

#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of Mpumalanga
#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of MpumalangaArticle

Tomjachu Bush Retreat will be bringing a taste of what Mpumalanga has to offer to this year's WTM Africa. Co-owner of Tomjachu, Jack Fillery, tells us more...

5 Apr 2017

Asilia expands with two new safari properties in southern Tanzania
Asilia expands with two new safari properties in southern TanzaniaArticle

In a joint venture between Asilia and British businessman Jim Ratcliffe, Asilia will open Roho ya Selous in the Selous Game Reserve in August 2017 and Jabali Ridge in September 2017 in Ruaha National Park...

30 Mar 2017

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Animal studies give a clearer picture of TBArticle

Studying TB in animals provides valuable insight to the biological mechanisms causing the disease in both wildlife and humans.

24 Mar 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers
Five safari destinations for first-time travellersArticle

Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

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Why millions chose Africa as their safari destinationArticle

Tourists select the continent as a destination for wildlife viewing and to enjoy the sunny skies. Africa is the world's number one destination for safaris which range from the exotic to the very simple...

Marco Scholtz 3 Feb 2017

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Decline in support of elephant back safaris sees it phased outArticle

Safari Par Excellence and Zambezi Elephant Trails have decided to phase out elephant back safaris...

18 Jan 2017

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Shishangeni's Camp Shawu reopens after mini-renovationArticle

After a mini-renovation, Shishangeni, operated by BON Hotels, has reopened Camp Shawu. Guests can now make their way to the refurbished...

12 Jan 2017

Ten reasons why you should explore the Moremi Game Reserve
Ten reasons why you should explore the Moremi Game ReserveArticle

Moremi Game Reserve was rated one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa and is ideal for travellers looking to experience an authentic African safari experience...

Zintle Tsholoba 5 Jan 2017

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Mpongo Private Game Reserve opens two new lodgesArticle

Premier Hotels & Resorts' Mpongo Private Game Reserve has recently opened two additional lodges to accommodate an increase in both leisure and business travellers...

1 Dec 2016

A game drive in Marakele National Park
A game drive in Marakele National ParkArticle

The #TrekSouthAfrica team ventured out on the dry roads of the Marakele Game Reserve to explore the Big Five section of the park. Lead photographer Rudolph de Girardier describes this sunset drive...

28 Nov 2016

Ten reasons why you should visit the Mashatu Game Reserve
Ten reasons why you should visit the Mashatu Game ReserveArticle

Mashatu Game Reserve comprises of 29,00 hectares of privately owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve

Jarred Manasse 17 Nov 2016

An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge
An experience with nature at Kosi Forest LodgeArticle

Kosi Forest Lodge is located in the unspoiled wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal and is the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. This eco-tourist haven has built a reputation for...

16 Nov 2016

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