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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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
October 2021
The dangerous seven

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
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…

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Planning your safari
May 2021
Flying to South Africa post-pandemic

Travel to Africa—it’s finally becoming a reality again for US travelers who’ve been patiently, and …

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Travel destinations
March 2021
Uganda discounts park entrance fees

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has discounted gorilla trekking prices through June 30, 2021. F…

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Planning your safari
February 2021
Is 2021 the year for a safari?

Updated 18 Feb 2021 In 2020, Your African Safari kept a running survey open to help monitor the to…

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Conservation projects
November 2020
Madagascar Classic Collection

Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, is home to over 110 species of lemurs. It is estima…

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African wildlife
October 2020
Lemurs of Madagascar

11 days exploring Madagascar’s lemurs  In September 2019 we visited Madagascar.  As a wildlife keep…

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Planning your safari
September 2020
TourSafe Africa

TourSafe Africa The coronavirus outbreak earlier this year turned the travel industry upside down. …

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Conservation projects
July 2020
CWCT bidiversity plan

Cottar’s Safaris is a well-established,101-year-old brand in the luxury safari industry. It has st…

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Travel destinations
May 2020
Namibia top photo destination

Why Namibia? People often ask us why we have chosen Namibia as our top photography destination. The…