Leaving buffets, fancy lodges, and vehicles with shock absorbers behind, we set off on a do-it-yourself safari.
Volcanoes Safaris offers gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. Guests stay in luxury lodges near the great ape parks in the Virunga Mountains.
One traveler finds peaceful moments, potholes and pancakes on the Mpumalanga Panorama Route, a popular scenic road in South Africa.
Locals call the the clouds over this prominent landmark overlooking Cape Town, South Africa the 'Tablecloth over Table Mountain' -- and the view from the top is well worth the trip.
Fewer than a thousand mountain gorillas remain in the world. Here's where you can see them in the wild.
Nature is given priority on privately owned Frégate Island in Africa's Seychelles Islands.
A traveler learns the art of bird watching in Serengeti National Park, which is the home to more than 1,100 species of birds.
A traveler is rewarded with breathtaking views when she conquers her fears and journeys down rough water in South Africa's Tsitsikamma National Park.
Join photojournalists Aaron Gekoski and Chris Scarffe as they dive with some unusual sharks in South Africa.
A traveler's journey through the Suez Canal, the artificial sea level waterway connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
With its red dunes, dirt roads and eerily quiet coastal stretches, Namibia feels like another world. There’s space to breathe and to reconnect with nature.
Love wildlife? Head to one of these destinations to help some of the world's most amazing creatures.
Amid thick desert dust, this Mauritanian train transports iron ore and provides small-town passengers with access to the outside world.
In Namibia, one of the least populated countries in the world, you can plunge over sand dunes in a four wheeler and look for wildlife in the desert.