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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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…

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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…