Africa

Rwanda's Mountain-Misted Jungle Paradise

For fans of extra-large primates, there’s arguably no more coveted experience than viewing a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat. If you fall into this camp, consider a bucket-list...

The Land No Man Would Claim

"No man’s land" is a term that, to the modern ear, can sound like stepping onto a battlefield. In fact, the phrase refers back to the idea of unclaimed land (recorded as "

Your Travel Photos Are Helping Rhino Poachers

Seeing a rhino in the wild is one of Africa’s quintessential safari experiences and a lump-in-your-throat moment for those lucky enough to realize the dream. This is what you came to the...

The Real Rebels of Timbuktu

People dress like kings and queens in the capital of Mali, even in the dirt streets on the far side of the river. The women walk down mud lanes wearing immaculate gowns with puffed shoulders,...

Gear for the Bush

In October 2013, Namibia—one of the few countries with conservation mandated in its constitution—hosted the Adventure Travel...

A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s...

Chasing Adventure in the Corners of the World

Itching for a getaway in an exciting new locale, with maybe some backpacking or surfing? These three trips offer all that and more - namely, surrounding areas often known for violence,...

Wild Aid: Safaris With a Purpose

The news out of Africa isn’t good. In 2011, poachers slaughtered an estimated 25,000 elephants—and 448 rhinos in South Africa alone. Animal trafficking is...

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