Articles tagged “safaris”

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Colin Nagy, Skift

It would be easy to see Namibia's ascent as a run of great PR, but the country has been playing a long game to attract visitors from around the world. And now there's both more access and new product to match rising demand from travelers who crave isolation — not to mention social media cred.

3 months ago

Botswana Tries to Appease Both Sightseers and Elephant Hunters

Botswana Tries to Appease Both Sightseers and Elephant Hunters

Mbongeni Mguni, Bloomberg

Despite lifting a ban on hunting elephants, Botswana says the animals won’t be killed in areas popular with photographers. However, the country risks harming its tourism industry and conservation efforts with the move.

6 months ago

Courting a New Generation of Safari Goers

Courting a New Generation of Safari Goers

Colin Nagy, Skift

As African countries continue to grow their tourism markets, travelers are learning that a safari doesn't necessarily have to be a luxury, once-in-a-lifetime thing. Rather, some innovators are creating reasonably priced experiences that can serve as a great entry point for a wider range of visitors.

10 months ago

A Brief History of Personality-Driven Luxury Travel Companies

A Brief History of Personality-Driven Luxury Travel Companies

Samantha Shankman, Skift

These four entrepreneurs took the first steps toward what would become modern adventure and luxury travel, and their first-hand accounts hold lessons — and entertainment — for all those who followed in their wake.

2 years ago

Southern Africa’s Tour Operators Are Radically Rethinking Wild Animal Attractions

Southern Africa’s Tour Operators Are Radically Rethinking Wild Animal Attractions

Richard Holmes, Skift

A run of bad press and falling demand has forced segments of southern Africa's safari industry to take a long, hard look at their offering. The result? A more hands-off approach that's been a long-time coming.

3 years ago

Safari Companies Turn to Rhino Relocation for Better Branding

Safari Companies Turn to Rhino Relocation for Better Branding

Greg Oates, Skift

By shifting the focus from watching animals to protecting animals, African countries and safari companies can achieve competitive advantage among today's more educated safari clientele.

4 years ago

Wildlife Safaris at Risk From Africa’s Growing Poaching Problem

Wildlife Safaris at Risk From Africa’s Growing Poaching Problem

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The tourism industry can become a powerful force if it works together to combat the risks that poaching poses to what will likely be an vital channel towards sustainable economic growth.

5 years ago

Ebola Misperceptions Sink Safari Market in Eastern and Southern Africa

Ebola Misperceptions Sink Safari Market in Eastern and Southern Africa

Jennifer Kaplan , Bloomberg

Although the Ebola outbreak is thousands of miles away from the tourism spots, including safaris, in southern and eastern Africa, tourists are staying away in droves.

5 years ago