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The African safari experience has diversified at a great pace in recent decades. But what have been the most significant developments, and what does this tell us about what it could be like in the future? Justin Fox discusses
Travel has never been easier, and more places across Africa are accessible than ever before. But as the cost of going on safari increases, Richard Trillo considers where your money is going
What will safari be like in years to come? Perhaps we will be moving around in driverless Land Cruisers with robots for guides, or setting off on a drone safari above the Great Migration? Aaron Gekoski lets his imagination run wild
We asked innovative architects Niel Crafford and Arno Pieters of PlanEco to forecast how a camp may be structured in decades to come
When it comes to the bigger picture, Africa is just a small player in global tourism. But why is this, and what can be done to change it, asks Graham Boynton
Longstanding reader Dr Martin Briggs reminisces about his travels in the 1960s and ‘70s
INDABA
What are the hot new places you should be visiting in the future? Mark Stratton has consulted the travel trade, journalists, conservationists and others to compile a list of 20 extraordinary, off-the-beaten-track destinations with great potential
The Northern Rangelands Trust is a pioneering partnership of local communities looking to invigorate a vast swathe of northern Kenya, with wildlife conservation and tourism at its heart. Does this signal a new way forward for rural areas across Africa? Harriet Constable reports
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, a trend that has gained momentum over the past 20 years. Since 1997, the options on the continent’s coastline have improved considerably, with beach escapes becoming increasingly accessible, diverse, ethical and eco-conscious
Over the past 20 years, the country has transformed from a place of abject poverty and civil war to a progressive, stable nation. But what happens next? Sue Watt finds outs
The past two decades have seen a steep rise in experiential travel. Fiona McIntosh sets off on an awe-inspiring trek in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. She describes the feeling of being immersed in this stunning desert region and encountering its smallest residents
The new Super Sensory Safari in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park demonstrates how innovative ideas and specialist guiding are enriching the experience of the modern-day safari.
As the industry has matured, standards in bush lodgings have improved and the range of options is enticing; we’re spoilt for choice! But what is the difference between a lodge and a bush camp, a tented camp or a mobile safari? And how do you know which is best suited to you?
Increasingly, lodges are striving to achieve a balance between luxury and authenticity, and to ensure that tourism is beneficial to the local community, wildlife and surrounding habitats
Running a camp in remote areas is no easy feat, and is often underappreciated – but the impact of your visit on the staff is significant
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, bridging South Africa and Botswana, was the first peace park. Steve and Ann Toon have visited every year since 1997, and spent eight weeks there earlier this year. Here, they reflect on how it has changed, the challenges it has faced and what has made it an enduring and captivating success. Photographs by the writers
African metropolises may not be obvious tourist hotspots – but some of the continent’s cities are evolving into standalone destinations. Lizzie Williams reveals five great places worth visiting in their own right
CONSERVATION
Understanding and protecting our natural heritage
Peter Borchert takes a look at the changing nature of African conservation today, examining its progress and looking at the role of tourism in future efforts to protect our natural heritage
Classroom Africa works with communities to build new schools that incorporate conservation education
The partnership between Toys ’R’ Us – the retailer with a giraffe mascot – and AWF will provide students living near critical giraffe habitats opportunities to learn about their natural environment
Powerful, prehistoric and precious, the rhino is one of Africa’s most iconic creatures, symbolising the struggles and successes of African wildlife conservation. In a series of short articles, Lauren Jarvis looks at the threats to its survival, and meets the people battling to protect it
The development of camera equipment has hugely improved our ability to photograph Africa. We pick eight images that demonstrate some of the technical advancements of today
Africa’s lessvisited west offers some of the most vibrant and diverse tribes and ceremonies on the continent. Philip Briggs shares some of the cultural highlights he has enjoyed over 20 years of travel there. Photographs by Ariadne van Zandbergen
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