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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Conservation projects
November 2020
Madagascar Classic Collection

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

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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 kee…

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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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Planning your safari
August 2020
Most safaris postponed to 2021

The second and third quarters of 2020 were quiet for safari tourism. As travel restrictions continu…

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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 ste…

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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. Th…

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Planning your safari
April 2020
COVID-19 and safaris

Last updated: 16 June 2020 The first quarter of 2020 ended in unchartered waters. On March 11, WHO…

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People | culture
January 2020
Helping Rwanda's children

Wildlife Tours Rwanda has been working with orphans of genocide in and around Kigali, Rwanda since …

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People | culture
January 2020
Volunteering on safari

Go Volunteer Africa offers volunteering and safari or adventure holidays in Africa, connecting volu…

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African wildlife
January 2020
The dangerous 7

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

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African wildlife
December 2019
Mother cheetah

Mother courage Depending on your sources, between 80 to 90% of cheetah cubs do not reach adulthood…

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Conservation projects
November 2019
Protecting Africa's big cats

Your African Safari recently interviewed Drew Abrahamson of Captured in Africa Foundation to disc…

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Planning your safari
October 2019
Fishing safaris

It’s November. From a safari perspective, it may seem like an unattractive month. The wildebeest mi…

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Travel destinations
October 2019
Hidden gems of Nakuru town

Nakuru town As you enter the heart of Nakuru from Nairobi, you can't help but see a pink horizon a…

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African wildlife
August 2019
Uganda gorilla permit price increase

Mountain gorillas can be found in two national parks in Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga. U…