African safari blog

Welcome to the YAS blog. Feel free to browse our articles which cover top safari destinations, what to look for in a tour operator, interviews with tour companies who give back and much more.

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Environmental
September 2022
Electric safari vehicles

Today’s traveler seeks more from their African safari than just productive game drives and comforta…

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Planning your safari, African wildlife, Conservation projects
June 2022
Visiting captive wildlife facilities in South Africa

Visiting captive wildlife tourism facilities in South Africa As the safari and wildlife tourism ind…

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Travel destinations
April 2022
Moukalaba-Doudou: Gabon's hidden gem

Why visit Gabon? Those looking for unspoiled nature and truly remote wildlife viewing opportunities…

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Travel destinations
March 2022
Why visit Lake Naivasha?

Are you planning a safari to Kenya? Safari destinations such as Masai Mara, Samburu, Nairobi Nation…

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African wildlife
January 2022
Kordofan giraffe

The Kordofan giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum, is a subspecies of the northern giraffe Gi…

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African wildlife
December 2021
Amazing meerkats

Despite UK television adverts, meerkats don’t have an uncanny ability to help people find good car …

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African wildlife
November 2021
Africa's giraffe subspecies

Do you know your African giraffe? The giraffe, the silent one of Africa’s open plains, grass and wo…

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African wildlife
November 2021
The dangerous seven wildlife

An erroneous safari query is the genesis of this post. Not long ago, we received an email from som…

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African wildlife
October 2021
Are genets really cats?

What is a genet cat? A cat-like carnivore with a leopard pattern—the genet is a unique critter that…

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Planning your safari, Conservation projects
October 2021
Red Chilli Hideaway

Visitors to Uganda looking for more than just a place to rest and rewind will want to consider Red …

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African wildlife
September 2021
Guhonda and Sabyinyo gorillas

Update: 2021 marks Guhonda's 50th birthday, which is quite the milestone. Word from Volcanoes Natio…

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African wildlife
September 2021
Where to see reticulated giraffes on safari

Giraffes, symbols of African safari wildlife, get far less media coverage than their counterparts—e…

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Planning your safari
July 2021
Kilimanjaro's most popular routes

Kilimanjaro is among the most popular tourist destinations in Tanzania. Depending on the resource, …

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Conservation projects
June 2021
Giving the gift of light

Why does one go on safari in Africa? To enjoy exquisite wildlife not found elsewhere? To experience…

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Travel destinations
June 2021
Mountain gorilla permits 2021

Trekking mountain gorillas is an exhilarating activity that can only be experienced in three countr…