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What We Loved about 2016

December 13, 2016

As the end of the year fast approaches, we take a look back over some of the most incredible Instagram images from all around the African continent over the last year.

These talented photographers captured some special moments of the year.

Thank you for these beautiful memories 2016!

The Supermoon of 2016: November, 14 brought the moon closer to earth than it has ever been in the last century.

The Heroes: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya ensuring the survival and protection of Rhinos.

A colourful carmine bee-eater colony photographed in South Luangwa, Zambia.

A photo posted by Will Burrard-Lucas | Wildlife (@willbl) on

Traveller of the Year: From Zimbabwe to South Africa, then back towards the Equatorial regions, the Carmine Bee-eaters in flight, paint the African skies.

A pride of lions under the African night sky. Liuwa Plain, Zambia.

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Heaven and Earth: Lions roam beneath Night skies of the Zambian plains.

Family Matters: A Meerkat of the Makgadikgadi photo bombs a father-son portrait.

Languidly Luxuriating: Leopard relaxes on a tree in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa.

Yesterday I launched a little side project I've been working on: a hiking/travel blog, Just Wandering (link in my bio). Go check it out and let me know what you think. When trying to describe what excites me most about travel, a whole heap of clichés rise to the surface: it broadens my cultural appreciation, discovering new landscapes, meeting new people who challenge and shape my perspective. And all of those are reasons for me as well. However, the thing that motivates me most to travel is a sense of celebration, of reveling in the diverse and unexpectedly beautiful moments we discover when we take time to walk out the door and just look around. @beautifuldestinations #BDTeam . . . . #kzn #mountains #hiking #justwanderingblog #drakensberg #meetsouthafrica #southafrica #backpacking #giantscuptrail #gardencastle #berg #hike

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Moving Across Mountains: Hiker muses over the majesty of Garden Castle in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

The kingdom of Lesotho 🇱🇸

A photo posted by Kyle Mijlof (@mijlof) on

Sunset skies over The Kingdom of Lesotho.

Double tap if you feel the love ❤️ 📷credit: @ralfie26

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New Life: Mother and baby baboon share an intimate moment in the Kruger Park.

View from the top: Cape Town is beautiful from every angle.

Souls A Light: The world renowned Afrika Burn festival brings thousands of artists and free spirits to the Tankwa Karoo.

Beautiful Kenya ❤️ 📷Credit: @silverless

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First Light in Kenya: Maasai man basks in the promise of a new day.

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Kruger: South or North?

December 30, 2014

Full map of the Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is enormous; it covers an area of 20,000 square kilometres, which is about the same size as Wales in the United Kingdom. The reserve is relatively narrow and stretches 380 kilometres from north to south. The southern part of the park is most easily accessed and is popular. It can be reached by road, or you can fly to Skukuza or one of several regional airports outside the park. Access to the northern sections of Kruger Park is by road only.

There are ample accommodation/transport options throughout the park, ranging from self drive, self catering accommodation to luxury lodges offering every facility including game drives in open safari vehicles.

The size of the park provides visitors with many alternatives for game viewing and touring. The length of the park effectively divides it into two sections, the more arid north and the slightly wetter southern section. Before making plans to visit Kruger Park, it’s a good idea to understand the subtle differences between the north and south to help you decide which section to visit. Continue Reading…

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What to Take on a Visit to Kruger National Park

December 24, 2014

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When you travel, one of the big decisions you have to make is what clothes and other items to pack. There’s nothing worse than lugging around enormous, packed-to-the-brim suitcases with items you end up never wearing or using while you’re away. These tips help you keep your kit to the minimum when you visit Kruger National Park. Continue Reading…

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Rock art in the Kruger National Park

December 4, 2014

Rock-Art in Kruger Park

Watching wildlife amidst the beauty of the Kruger National Park is a magical, even spiritual experience. Everyday life is forgotten as you reconnect with nature and something greater than yourself. Kruger’s rock art tells a similar story. These primal paintings show the importance of animals in the spiritual lives and awareness of the area’s ancient people.

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Hyenas – Misunderstood & Wonderful

September 4, 2014

Sloping backs covered in a mangy coat of spots, savage grins and drooling mouths, menacing cackles and insatiable appetites. Some people even believe these animals carry witches on their backs and are believed to be evil. I’m sure that given one guess, you’d all know that I’m referring to the Spotted Hyena. Well what if I told you that hyena were not at all like the above description? What if I told you that they are incredibly intelligent animals, that they are caring mothers and superb hunters, that they serve as free garbage collectors for the African bush and that they deserve to be shown a lot more love? You’d probably tell me that I’m crazy. Well I think that hyenas have been landed with a very unfair reputation and I’m here to tell you why.

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The Amazing Okavango Delta

April 2, 2014

If you haven’t already had the opportunity to visit to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, I would highly recommend it. The vast open spaces and the feeling of pure isolation is something not often experienced in today’s day and age.

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