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Supporting conservation and communities

Commitment to local conservation and community projects are things we look for when choosing our partners on the ground in Africa, together with superb accommodation and exceptional service, of course!
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Botswana and Zimbabwe, Hwange lions

What Are the Big Five & Where Can I See Them?

On an African safari, seeing the Big Five game animals ranks highly on most people’s lists. A term originally coined by big-game hunters, the Big Five are said to be the most dangerous African animals to hunt on foot. However, this term is now used to talk about five of the most popular African animals....
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single-use plastic bags

Africa bans single-use plastic bags

Single-use plastic bags are banned in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Morocco… Plastic bags are everywhere these days, and while they may seem like a cheap, easy way to carry our goods, they are wreaking havoc on the planet in a number of ways. The Namibian Government has announced a complete ban on plastic bags in...
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single use plastic bags

Single-use plastic bags

Passengers to Zanzibar are being warned not to bring single-use plastic bags, including zip lock bags, to the island. This comes after the government began to strictly enforce a ban on all plastic bags which was introduced in October 2018. Zanzibar has joined the growing list of African countries which have banned single-use plastic bags....
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Eco-tourism in Botswana

Why Ecotourism Is Vital For African Communities And Wildlife

The absolute essence of a safari with African Encounters is the wildlife that we get to experience. Africa is full of majestic creatures that we are all in awe of when we see them on safari. But it’s no secret that wildlife populations are dwindling around the globe. Some species are on the brink of...
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Gorilla permit increase

Uganda Gorilla permit fee to increase

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced that the tariff for gorilla permits will be raised from the current US$600 to $700 from July 1, 2020. The increase is due to the high demand for gorilla permits over the past two years. An overflow of tourists looking for the permits means that supply has been...
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Tanzania plastic bag ban

The Government of Tanzania advises travellers to the country that, from June 1, all plastic carrier bags, regardless of thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania. This excludes plastic packaging for medical services, industrial products, construction industry, agricultural sector, foodstuffs, sanitary and waste management. Visitors...
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Amboseli, Kenya

National Parks, Concessions and Conservancies

Madagascar is home to an extraordinary array of weird and wonderful animals and plants.
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Madagascar lemur

6 reasons to visit Madagascar

Madagascar is home to an extraordinary array of weird and wonderful animals and plants.
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Zambia elephants

5 Reasons why we love Zambia

Zambia is one of Africa's last true wildernesses. If it's not on your bucket list, it should be!
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