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Cheetah Scratches President's Face

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG — An overexcited cheetah jumped up from behind a fence and scratched the face of Botswana's President Ian Khama, causing minor inju...

Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

Adventure Collection | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.

Celebrate Mother Nature at these 10 Green Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

Today more than ever calls for some tree-hugging and eco-friendly practices, so we've picked ten of our favorite green hotels around the globe where y...

Rooms With A View

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

Nothing man-made can rival Mother Nature at her finest. For those who love the great outdoors, the most memorable vacations aren't at massive mega-res...

Animal Adventurer Bucket List Hotel Guide (PHOTOS)

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours


WARNING: Safaris Are Highly Addictive! A Primer for the Adventure of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy


Botswana Tribe To Take Government To Court

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

The Kalahari Bushmen tribe is taking Botswana's government to court to reaffirm a previous ruling that granted the tribe legal rights to its ancestral...

Taking 'The Amazing Race' To Africa

Elise Doganieri | Posted 05.19.2013 | Travel
Elise Doganieri

At night at the safari camp there is such peace -- no sirens, car horns or radios blaring -- but what you do hear are the sounds of the animals around you -- like a lion walking by your tent.

Valentine's Day In The Bush

Karen Loftus | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
Karen Loftus

Africa has long set the seductive tone for globetrotting artists, explorers and romantics. So, if looking to up your romance ante, there is no better place on the planet to stage a romantic rendezvous than in an idyllic African oasis.

World's Most Dangerous, Sustainable Swamp

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

It sounded like a pig, but not just any pig. Louder, deeper, but snorting nonetheless, and really close by. Startling indeed as I sipped South African chardonnay and enjoyed my antelope filet.

Great Places To Reconnect With Nature

Oyster | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel

Check out our favorite unplugged havens and pick the best one for you. Then it's time to lose the cell -- at least for a weekend.

PHOTOS: 15 Hotels You Didn't Know You Wanted To Stay In

Oyster | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel

This year you should stop putting that trip on hold. It is possible to go on a vacation staring a design or luxury hotel if you happen to know the right places.

Diamonds Are Forever? Not Even Close

Linda Constant | Posted 02.21.2013 | World
Linda Constant

Botswana, well known for their diamond industry, is now experiencing a setback despite its relatively positive deal with DeBeers back in the 1960s.

Botswana: An African Model for Progress and Prosperity

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

Botswana is undoubtedly in an opportune position to become a global economic center as De Beers Diamond Trading Company headquarters relocates from London to Gaborone in late 2013.

PHOTOS: Lioness Battles Crocodile To Protect Pride

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

In an instant, a tense situation escalated to an attack, and one lucky wildlife photographer managed to catch a violent moment between a lioness and a...

PHOTOS: 5 Unusual (But Awesome) Honeymoon Vacations

Oyster | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel

If you and your significant other identify more with the less-than-traditional set of newlyweds, why not jet off to some exotic, unexpected locale instead?

9 River and Lake Getaways Better Than The Beach

Oyster | Posted 08.24.2012 | Travel

Whether you prefer picnicking on Tahoe's shores or cave tubing in Belize, fresh water has something to offer.

Opposites Attract: Honeymoons to Please Every Bride and Groom

Oyster | Posted 08.11.2012 | Weddings

If your hubby-to-be likes to play it safe but you like adventure, or if you'd rather get a dose of culture but your bride prefers the beach, we're here to help. Our comprehensive honeymoon guide features four hot spots with a little something for every kind of couple.

PHOTOS: The World's Best Unplugged Getaways

Oyster | Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel

Plenty of hooked-up travelers will check work e-mail using the hotel Wi-Fi or use their Blackberrys on the beach compulsively.

PHOTOS: Where To Find The Animals You Love

Oyster | Posted 07.10.2012 | Travel

From adorable white-faced capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica, to deadly lions in Botswana, find out what to see and where to see it on your next exotic vacation.

PHOTOS: A Day In The (Wild) Life Of The Okavango Delta

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.29.2012 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Well known to be one of the world's premier wildlife destinations, our senior travel designer just got back from an outstanding trip to Africa.

Searching For Lions In Botswana

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I grab my flashlight and shoot the beam towards the coals of the fire. Two dog-like mottled shapes. Four electrified eyes.

WATCH: Angry Hippo Charges At Tourists (GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 04.06.2012 | Green

Armed with an erratic temper and deadly teeth, hippos have a well-earned reputation for charging at humans, especially if their territory is invaded. ...

PHOTOS: New Safari Lodges In Southern Africa

Andrew Harper | Posted 04.12.2012 | Travel
Andrew Harper

The sophistication of these suites and the standard of the cuisine are as crucial to the experience as the quality of the wildlife-viewing.

PHOTOS: Where The Wild Things Are

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.03.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Discovering the Acropolis, seeing the Mona Lisa, walking on the Great Wall and watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal are all undeniably spectacular travel experiences, yet nothing can compare to encountering the spellbinding magic of meeting Mother Nature's majestic creatures up close and in person.