Africa

Hendrik Coetzee, Ben Stookesberry, and Chris Korbulic

A fatal crocodile attack on South African expedition leader Hendrik Coetzee, 35, on December 7, while paddling the Congo's Lukuga River, brought this journey to a tragic close, but not before...

The Rainmaker

I'M CLINGING TO A ROTTEN AND UNCLIMBED SPIRE OF SANDSTONE 200 FEET ABOVE AFRICA'S ENNEDI PLATEAU, IN CHAD, NEAR THE EASTERN BORDER WITH SUDAN. Below and in every direction sweeps the...

There’s No Better Way to Prove Yourself

Outfitters keep coming up with creative methods to entertain (and scare the crap out of) us. Follow South Africa's famous sardine run—a migration that draws dolphins, game fish,...

A Stroll in the Park

According to my guidebook, black rhinos charge out of fear, confusion, and panic. This happens frequently, due to their terrible eyesight. They have been known to charge tree trunks and termite...

2011 Trips of the Year: Climb Africa

Three weeks, three countries, and three 16,000-plus-foot peaks. That's the ambitious premise behind a new itinerary from KE Adventure Travel. The trip starts with four days of acclimatization on...

Consumed

The lone African explorer drags his kayak ashore and begins to collect firewood from around the little beach on the left bank of the White Nile. It's April 10, 2007, and the day's...

Cutlass Supreme

A HOT FRIDAY MORNING in August 2007 in the Nigerian trading town of Maiduguri. From the cramped backseat of a compact car, I squinted through the windshield, looking for a group of thugs who...

Fresh Trips

PADDLEPalauBoundless Journeys' Oceania Odyssey starts with infinity-pool luxury at the Palau Pacific Resort, on Koror, before going rustic: For the next week, no more...

46. Go on a Walking Safari

Because anyone can watch a lion feast on a wildebeest carcass from the backseat of an open Land Rover. But witness these magnificent beasts on foot--allowed in just a few spots in Africa,...

The Natural

M. SANJAYAN WALKED NORTH, following two guides, Samburu tribesmen with holes the size of nickels in their earlobes. One wore a blood-red robe. The other carried a rifle and wore...

Rafting Uganda's White Nile

Bujagali Falls, near where the Nile drains Lake Victoria, is the most accessible extreme whitewater in Africa—which is to say it's the best whitewater in the world. The White Nile beats...

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