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Elephant Riding in Africa. Is Tourist Fun Also Animal Cruelty?

A slick new video made by a young German doing a trip around South Africa - great music, thrilling footage from a drone - includes a scene less than halfway through that might throw some viewers...

Ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

Ol Donyo Lodge is situated in southern Kenya.  The lodge is on a 275,000-acre, community-owned group ranch that lies between four renowned parks, Amboseli, Tsavo, Chyulu, and Kilimanjaro. Having built up their reputation over...

Peponi Hotel, Lamu, Kenya

Peponi is a small hotel on the exotic island of Lamu in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya. The Korschen family, who still own it, opened the hotel two...

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Uganda

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is situated in Nkuringo, bordering the southwestern corner of the Bwindi National Park.  At 2,100 meters, Clouds enjoys a panoramic view of the Virunga Mountains and the Great Rift...

Flatdogs Camp, Zambia

Flatdogs is, in this day of high-end safari lodges, a great affordable alternative that will probably take you by complete surprise. Owner-managed, the camp overlooks the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park. With its...

Chongwe, Zambia

Now in its 17th year, Chongwe is one of the oldest and most established companies in the Lower Zambezi.  The tough choices facing visitors start with which of its four camps to stay at....

Kaya Mawa, Malawi

Kaya Mawa has used, in its construction, not only the natural surroundings - on Likoma Island, in Lake Malawi - but also natural building materials. Built by hand, without the aid of power tools, it...

Tongabezi, Zambia

Tongabezi is a small, owner-operated luxury lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River. There are five gorgeous chalets set on the river, and five open-fronted houses built into the landscape, some with trees...
Lion Sands, South Africa

Four of the World’s Most Secluded Hotels are in Africa

According to a list compiled by BuzzFeed, four of the world's most secluded hotels are in Africa. The list was put together by the website's Photo Essay Editor Gabriel H. Sanchez who describes the 22 locations as "perfect...

The Newest Big Five Country

Malawi is known for many things – a gorgeous swimmable lake, friendly people – but a big selection of wildlife is not one of them. Top of travelers' safari lists this Central African country...

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