Africa

Stealth Safaris

As your horse lopes across the high grassland of Malawi's Nyika Plateau, your approach is likely to flush out a clutch of roan antelope, reedbuck, zebra, or eland. Or head south toward the rocky...

Stealth Safaris

To become truly intimate with the animals of Africa, you must travel as they do: under your own steam. A mountain-bike safari is a great way to explore the bush, and southern Africa is the most...

Stealth Safaris

As the 15-strong herd of elephants—bulls, mamas, and babies—stood haunch-deep in the shimmering blue waters of Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba, placidly grazing the lake bottom near the...

The Ultimate Boneyards

Shaped like fork-tailed torpedoes and damn near as speedy, bonefish (Albula vulpes) are some of the most challenging fish you can catch on a fly. Hook one and it'll rocket away at up to 30 miles...

Here, Sharky, Sharky

The great white shark slowly cruising outside the flimsy submerged cage in which I'd imprisoned myself was probably only 12 or 13 feet long and weighed, at a guess, 2,000 pounds. It seemed quite...

Lost Worlds

Timbuktu WHERE THE HELL? Mali, 558 miles northeast of Bamako. WHAT IN THE WORLD? For the last thousand years Timbuktu has been the Sahara's central exchange hub, a...

Fresh Tracks

Photo Opportunity What will be lost if we continue to destroy the world's biological riches? Visit Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art from September 15 to December 31 and...

Have Gun, Will Travel

South Africa's West Coast Unless you're willing to risk your five right fingers trespassing on De Beers diamond lands in Namibia, the stretch of frigid sea along South Africa's west...

And a Cast of Thousands

Wildebeasts and Zebras When it comes to large, charismatic animals on the go, nothing compares to East Africa's Serengeti. Each year more than a million wildebeests and up to 300,000...

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