What’s New in Namibia

Namibia camp

2018 is set to be an exciting year with new openings and new experiences. Hoanib Valley Camp, Namibia – opening May 2018 A joint venture between the Sesfontein community and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Hoanib Valley Camp is located deep in north-western Namibia. In a country packed with vast and spectacularly beautiful landscapes this Kaokoland region, with towering mountains, sand…

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8 Unknown Wildlife Parks to Visit Before You Die

Bokeo Nature Preserve Laos

Wildlife viewing specialist Wild Planet Adventures recommends eight of the world’s most extraordinary yet little-known wildlife parks for nature lovers’ bucket lists. “These parks are in some instances as endangered as the animals and flora/fauna they harbor,” said Josh Cohen, company director. His company, founded in 1991, supports wild and remote places where travelers can fulfill lifetime dreams of seeing…

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Angama Mara Offers New Guest Experiences in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

Angama Mara

Angama Mara, the award-winning luxury safari lodge in Kenya’s famed Maasai Mara, is located in one of the iconic spots from the film Out of Africa. Now, Angama Mara has a “farm” of its own. Swahili for vegetable garden, the ‘Shamba’ is fast becoming a much-loved experience for Angama Mara’s guests. Designed by architect, Ian Dommisse, the Shamba is built…

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The Rise of the Yacht Safari

Indo Yachts Safari Photo credit Mark Eveleigh

The word ‘safari’ typically conjures up visions of dusty Land Rovers, dirt roads, lions, elephants and herds of antelopes. But imagine the Land Rover was actually a luxury yacht, the dirt roads were turquoise seas, and the wildlife included Komodo dragons, birds-of-paradise, schools of manta rays and pods of dolphins. Welcome to one of Indo Yachts‘ yacht safaris. “A yacht…

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Celebrate the ‘Year of the Dog’ with Natural Habitat Adventures

Yellowstone wolves

This year’s Chinese New Year, landing on February 16, marks the ‘Year of the Dog.’ To celebrate, leader in responsible adventure travel Natural Habitat Adventures brings nature enthusiasts closer to the dog’s wildest relatives in the planet’s most extraordinary destinations. From spotting the most endangered canine in the world on the roof of Africa to searching for wolves in the…

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Deeper Africa Doubles Its Gorilla Trekking Offerings in 2018

Odzala Discovery Camp, Republic of Congo

Safari outfitter Deeper Africa has announced the availability of three unique adventures to the Republic of Congo (RC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that afford travelers access to areas rich in wildlife yet seldom visited. Teaming with Virunga National Park, Deeper Africa today launches The Call of the Congo, a new safari in the DRC that makes the…

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Singita Kwitonda Lodge to Open in Rwanda in August 2019 

Rwanda gorilla

Singita is extending its conservation footprint to Rwanda, an extraordinarily beautiful, small country where more than one third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas live in the high-altitude cloud forests of the Volcanoes National Park. Singita is honored to be opening Kwitonda Lodge in late 2019 on 178 acres on the edge of Volcanoes National Park. The presence of Singita Kwitonda Lodge on the…

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10 Adventure Travel Experiences You Can’t Miss in 2018

Archipelago of the Azores

With the lineup of ‘places to go next’ growing by the minute, deciding on your next trip can be a challenge. To help, Bannikin Travel & Tourism created this 2018 travel hit list. Follow it closely, and your social media feed will be the next go-to spot for travel inspirations. Here are the top 10 travel experiences for 2018: 1)…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Commits to Protect Lions in Malawi

lions in Malawi

After being part of the largest elephant translocation project in history, Liwonde National Park in Malawi is now to see the return of lions thanks to funding through Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity foundation. Lions are receiving critically needed support, thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio and the Lion Recovery Fund. The fund was created by Wildlife Conservation Network and Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to…

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Extraordinary Journeys Announces Conservation-focused Safaris for 2018

Rhino Conservation Safari in South Africa

Extraordinary Journeys has announced a collection of immersive conservation-focused safaris available to travelers in 2018 and beyond. The expert-guided itineraries have been designed to highlight conservation efforts in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe and showcase how various organizations meet the needs of local communities while also preserving and protecting the continent’s natural landscapes and incomparable wildlife. Ranging from a Game…

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