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Is there a more magical time in the bush?
Welcome to The Wildlife Issue of Travel Africa
Our experts share tales from their travels
Our latest stories, galleries, ideas, blogs and interviews online now
A place to share your experiences
Why do seasoned safari-goers return to the continent time and again, despite the myriad other global wildlife hotspots jostling for their attention? Mike Unwin reflects
Africa is a vast confinent with so much to offer, so if you’re planning a safari where should you begin? William Gray explores the confinent’s ecosystems, highfighting the best places to encounter its astofishing biodiversity
Introducing Africa’s biodiversity hotspots and the best parks and reserves to visit
It’s no easy task picking ‘eight greats’ from Africa’s inestimable line-up of national parks and reserves.
30 wild wonders to add to your wishlist
Our friends in the trade tell us about their most awe-inspiring experiences in the bush
Mike Unwin considers how to survive our safari frustrations
Mike Unwin helps us to understand Africa’s ecosystems
When an animal dies in the bush, nature swings into action
Have you ever been on safari and wondered how animals think? By Len Rix
Features
Seeing a big cat in the wild is top of many people’s bucket list
We asked them to tell us why they love felines
Briony Sturgis lists the small cats of Africa
Decades of research have given us a greater understanding of Africa’s favourite animal
We reveal some interesting facts about their anatomy and adaptations
Save the Elephants has done an incredible amount for the conservation of Kenyan elephants. Laura Birtles spoke to Saba Douglas-Hamilton about their work
On a recent trip to Uganda, Mike Unwin saw 13 primate species, including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, baboons and bushbabies. Here, he shares his fascination with these animals and discusses their intriguing behaviour and the best places to see them
Seeing painted wolves, more commofly called African wild dogs, is guaranteed to raise your pulse.
Can we convince you to love snakes?
Unless you’re an aicionado, you may be one of those people who usuafly look beyond the avian life on safari
On Madagascar, you’ll find a wacky wonderland of extraordinary biodiversity
Getting to know our flora and fauna
President of the African Wildlife Foundation, Kaddu Sebunya, tells us why we should care
The ivory trade is a dire threat to elephants, but countries are taking action
The long-term survival of many of Africa’s wildlife species is under great threat.
Savannah, bushveld and desert? Yes, but Africa is also defined by its rainforest
People think the desert is just an immensity of sand but, in fact, it’s home to some fascinating wildlife
If you spend a few hours sitting by the river, you’ll be amazed by the diversity of life around you
Ideas and advice to help you plan your trip
News along the bushwire
Chris Mears is Chief Executive of Atta
We recommend where you can see some of Africa’s diverse wildlife species
Gadgets, gear and books
Marine fauna is often forgotten when we think of African wildlife