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Just Back From...Uganda

In this blog, our very own Africa Expert, Jon, recounts his favourite moments from his recent recce to Uganda.

Book of the Month: The Famished Road

The Famished Road, by Nigerian writer Ben Okri, explores poverty in an unspecified African city, the community's relationship with the spiritual world and the effects of post-colonialism and capitalism.

Building a Future for the Children of Gendit, Ethiopia

For most of us travelling is, at the very least, thought-provoking and inspiring, but for some, it can be the catapult that sets them on an unexpected path.

Wild Things - Gorillas in Africa’s Midst

“You’re going where?”

Making an Impact in the Congo – Pole Pole Founder's Feedback

As part of our Gorillas in Africa’s Midst tour to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a group of seven Wild Frontiers clients, and their tour leader Jez visited the Pole Pole Foundation in November. There they met with its Founder and gorilla conservationist, John Kahekwa.

Rhino tracking in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is back on the tourist map after the bad days of the Mugabe regime. Here Michael talks about his rhino experience in Zimbabwe.

A to Z of Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the most rewarding adventure travel destinations around. Dive into this country of lemurs, baobabs and even pirates with our A to Z guide.

14 Reasons Why You Should Visit Madagascar

We count down 14 of our favourite reasons why you should visit Madagascar.

Just Back From...Zimbabwe

Head of Marketing Michael is just back from Zimbabwe, where he found a country embracing change and open for business.

Zimbabwe is Open for Business

Head of Marketing Michael recently visited Zimbabwe and found a country bursting with optimism and keen to roll out the red carpet for tourists.

Six Nights in Namibia

Christopher Isles and his wife Karen spent a week in Namibia, climbing dunes, discovering rock art, exploring game parks and much more.

Last Train to Addis

After the “Christmas Explorer” trip, Peter Heywood visited Dire Dawa and Awash with Wild Frontiers.

The Barefoot Emperor

Peter Heywood travelled to Ethiopia with Wild Frontiers on the “Christmas Explorer” trip.

Walking in Madagascar

One of the most interesting aspects of travelling around Madagascar is enjoying the dramatic landscapes the country has to offer. With magmatic volcanic rock predominant in the north, granite running down the centre and east and limestone prevalent in the southwest, the country is a veritable cornucopia of differing topographies, all of which offer wonderful walking locations.

Christmas in Madagascar

If you are going to be away for Christmas you might as well do something completely different, this year we certainly did that. As per the French tradition celebrations started on Christmas Eve. Staying at a lovely lodge right on the beach, we had a special dinner of lobster and turkey washed down with champagne. We pulled crackers we had brought from the UK and wore silly paper hats. Sitting on a terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean was pretty memorable but it was Christmas Day that was really special.

Madagascar - First Impressions

Travelling in any new country is exciting and arriving into Madagascar was no exception. That said, my first observations of the world’s fourth largest island were somewhat confused. In some ways this intriguing country is totally African but in others it is very much Asian. The red earth, the brightly painted shops that line the streets and the flowering flame trees are unmistakably Africa but the terraced paddy fields, the bullock carts, the auto-rickshaws and the people, most of whom are descended from intrepid Malay boatpeople that started to arrive here two thousand years ago, all put you in mind of Asia.

Gorilla Trekking with Kate Humble in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In his second post from the heart of Africa, Jonny and Kate Humble are searching for lowland gorillas in the DRC.

Chimp Trekking in Rwanda with Kate Humble

WF's founder, Jonny Bealby, is travelling through Rwanda, the heart of Africa, searching for chimps and gorillas with Kate Humble. In his first blog he talks of their search for chimps in Nyungwe Forest.

Five Reasons to Visit Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country rich in history, culture and nature. It is home to the Queen of Sheba’s palace, ancient rock-hewn churches and perhaps even the Ark of the Covenant itself. It was difficult to only pick five reasons why you need to visit Ethiopia but here they are…

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