On & Beyond Wildlife

Explore vast savannas, thick jungles, winding waterways, and nature reserves chock full of stunning wildlife. Find tips & tricks for your safari adventure and read inspiring stories that will take you across the globe.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Gifts for Adventurous Travelers & Nature Lovers

’Tis the season to be jolly… and to fret over finding the perfect gift for your loved one.

The Positive and Negative Impacts of Ecotourism on African Wildlife

Africa is at a tipping point. Population growth, poverty, unstable governments and mass-tourism have had their say over the past decades. The continent’s population has grown from 100 million at the turn of the 20th century to 700 million towards the end, and rural Africa is experiencing one of the highest population growths on earth.

Conservation Safaris: Endangered Animals in Africa and What You Can Do to Help

Did you know that in the last 500 years, as many as 800 species went extinct due to human activities? Extinctions are a natural part of evolution on Earth, but throughout most of our planet’s history, its biodiversity has managed to flourish. However, for the past few centuries, there has been a rapid pace of extinctions and we, human beings, are mostly to blame.

4 Animals and Insects That Humans Can't Live Without

When people start to think about the ecosystem and nature as a whole, many don't fully grasp the importance of relying on other species.

2018's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners

A picture is worth a thousand words.” 
 

Responsible Tourism: 3 Animal Tourist Attractions You Should Never Do

As travelers on a quest for new experiences, we are constantly attracted to the unique and adventurous. We crave for a different experience, look to pushing boundaries and find the need to live our lives to the fullest. Because why shouldn’t we? But our travels should be responsible and our actions should always be ethical. 

Discovering the Gentle Giants’ Charm: An Elephant Sanctuary Experience

Who knew that this day would finally come? The day when I’d get to meet elephants and closely interact with them in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

4 Famous African Animals That Have Made an Impact on the World

One of the most significant reasons people go on safaris is the animals. Getting to see the majestic African beasts in their natural habitat is one of the most precious memories a person can make in their lifetime. 

Ecotourism Safaris: Traveling That Benefits the Planet

Traveling is one of the great joys of life. People spend billions of dollars every year on vacations to their dream destinations. Whether you fly first class or economy, everybody enjoys packing a bag and leaving their regular lives behind for a while. The globe is full of amazing destinations from South Africa to Beijing and Rio de Janeiro there are many possible destinations making it quite difficult to choose just one place for your next vacation.

Sustainable Tourism on Your Safari: 8 Things You Should Do

In the travel industry, as well as in many other areas, there are many misconceptions that might stop you from going to certain places or doing certain activities you’d love to. This is what usually happens when it comes to safaris and sustainability – it’s commonly believed that some practices are not very beneficial for the local communities or the animals.

Save The Rhinos: Can We Keep Them From Going Extinct?

My first encounter with a rhino was in a zoo in Asia. As a young girl, I came face to face with a Sumatran rhino; similar to the ones my great grandmother had told me that she had seen roaming in the Borneo jungles. Though large in stature, it had a quiet nature about it, seemingly friendly. I remember being in awe of this creature, wondering if I would ever spot it in the wild. 

Saving the Wildlife: 5 Easy Ways You Can Help

It is no secret that most of our wildlife is either in danger or on the verge of extinction. While many of us are concerned about this disheartening situation, we also feel that the problem is larger than us and that what we do or don’t do will not effect change. 

Eco-Friendly Travelling: 5 Simple Things You Can Do To Make An Impact

People travel for a variety of reasons. Be it to broaden their mind, to immerse in a different culture or to be in awe of mother nature, there is always something to gain and very little to lose when you embark on a travel adventure. 

10 Recently Extinct African Animals

Animals go extinct. While that’s sad, it’s just a fact of life. What’s tragic, though, is when man has a hand in their extinction. 

The African Safari Lifestyle: Then and Now

Safari trips have always had a place of honor in literature and Hollywood movies. Decades ago, safaris were all about superlatives, decadent and opulent at the same time. Yet we cannot argue they exhaled a certain nostalgic charm. So where did it all begin?

What Exactly Are the Big Five Animals? And Where Can I Spot Them? [Updated]

If you’ve ever done a search for safaris on the web, chances are you’ve encountered the term ‘The Big Five animals’ or ‘The Big Five’ game safaris amongst your results. Though it may sound straightforward, there are many misconceptions about the five species of the African wildlife included within the group.

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