Everything you need for your first safari—or your tenth.
Why Zambia’s Safaris Are Finally Getting Their Due
With its focus on eco-tourism efforts like bird's nest–style lodging, silent safaris, and smaller camps, Zambia may finally have its time in the safari spotlight.
The Best New Hotels in Australia and Asia: 2022 Hot List
The most exciting new openings in travel, from the fresh-faced hotels we’d plan a trip around to boundary-pushing dining, museums, and more.
From Stone Town to the Serengeti, Exploring the Vastness of Tanzania
On her first trip to Africa, Saumya Ancheri finds renewal in one of its safari capitals.
Safari Outfit Ideas to Pack When You Finally Take That Dream Trip
What to wear on game drives, around camp, and during dinner.
These Unexpected Kenya Destinations Have Wildlife Encounters Without Any of the Crowds
Here's where to go when everyone else is at Giraffe Manor.
Tips & Advice
Why Your First Safari Should Be in Botswana
Especially if it's your only safari.
How to Safari in South Africa
South Africa offers everything you're looking for in a first-time safari, but planning can still get overwhelming. We've got you covered.
How to Visit Rwanda in a Week
Wildlife is thriving in Rwanda's national parks.
The Ultimate Safari: Seeing the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania
The iconic phenomenon sees 1.5 million wildebeest sweep through East Africa on an annual, 1,200-mile cycle.
African Safari Inspiration
5 Safari-to-Beach Trips to Book
The only thing more important than the safari is where you'll unwind when it's over.
In the Okavango Delta, Horseback Safaris Offer a Whole New Perspective
Gallop alongside giraffes, warthogs, and more on a riding safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta.
We Went on a Meerkat Safari and Loved It
They say dynamite comes in small packages, and for meerkats this certainly rings true.
A Multi-Day Walking Safari Is the Best Way to See Kenya's Wildlife
It's also a more sustainable model that benefits animals and locals alike.
Safaris Around the World
How to Go On a Canadian Safari
If you journey to the further reaches of British Columbia, Manitoba, and the Yukon you’ll be surrounded by grizzly and polars bears, whales, moose, and caribou.
8 Best Places to See Wildlife in the U.S.
There won't be any lions, but the U.S. has some pretty mighty wildlife of its own.
The Ultimate Arctic Expedition
Anthony Doerr traveled to the top of the world in search of the ultimate getaway. In the frozen wonderland of the Canadian Arctic, he camped on a four-foot-thick sheet of ice, jumped over frigid waters, and tracked the mythic narwhal.
Seeking a Different Kind of 'Big Five' on a Jet Ski Safari
What is a Jet Ski safari, exactly? On a trip to Langkawi, Malaysia, we hit the throttle to find out and met up with monkeys, eagles, dolphins, and the hidden sides of mysterious islands.
African Safari 101: What to Pack (And What to Leave Behind)
For starters? Bring earth-toned clothing, bug spray, and good binoculars.
11 Gifts for Newlyweds Going on a Safari Honeymoon
All the neutrals they probably forgot to register for in the excitement of honeymoon-planning.
The Best Plus-Size Outdoor Gear for Women
From leggings to climbing harnesses.
The Most Comfortable Brands to Wear on a Long-Haul Flight
From cozy cashmere to semi-professional sweats.
The Best Safari Luggage
You'll need to leave your smart suitcase at home.
What to Pack for a Safari
Getting it right is harder than you think.
6 Accessories to Turn Your Phone Into the Ultimate Travel Camera
These accessories will truly make your smartphone compete with “real” cameras.
The Best New Safari Camps and Lodges
Whether because of where they opened (parks you've never heard of, former no-go countries) or why (a fierce commitment to community and conservation), this year's best camps and lodges are changing the safari landscape.
Our Favorite Safari Lodges
Xigera Safari LodgeA swish and sustainable living gallery in the remote Moremi Game Reserve.Powered By: Expedia
Singita Sabora Tented CampSingita’s newest property is the apex of safari under canvas.
Wilderness Safaris Abu CampAn elephant sanctuary from Wilderness Safaris that has luxury perks like star-gazing beds and private decks with lagoon views.
Angama Safari CampThis nomadic tented camp from Kenya’s design-centric Angama Mara is its access to nature in a year when that felt more vital than ever.
Singita Sasakwa LodgeThis collection of camps within one vast private reserve gives you a front-row seat to the migration.
andBeyond Phinda Private Game ReserveSix lodges, one 70,000-acre reserve in eastern South Africa, where you have incredible access to the Big Five and their babies.
Top 12 Resorts in Africa: Readers’ Choice Awards 2021
Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top resorts and safari camps in Africa outside of South Africa.
A Local’s Guide to Botswana
Safari guide Florence Kagiso on the staggering beauty of her home country.
Women Who Travel
Kenya’s First Female Hot Air Balloon Pilot on Wildlife Encounters and Guiding Celebs
Based in Masai Mara National Reserve, Captain Joyce Beckwith shares her story.
Amangiri's Safari-Style Camp in Utah Is the Escape We Need
With travelers focusing on the domestic and the remote, luxury brand Aman has picked a perfect time to launch its first tented camp, in the wilds of Utah.
With Safari Tourism on Hold, Locals and Animals Are at Risk
Here's how you can help from home.
I’m a Safari Guide—And Coronavirus Will Change the Future of Safaris
The closing of camps impacts more than just the guides—it’ll change animal behavior and attract poachers, too.
From Eco-Resorts to Safari Lodges, These Hotels Are All About Sustainability
These four properties reflect and give back to the destinations they showcase.
I Deserve This: Saving For An Epic Family Trip That May Not Happen for Years
In our new column, I Deserve This, writer and former Condé Nast Traveler editor Candice Rainey explains why she can't get a safari in Africa out of her head.
A Slow Safari Along Zimbabwe’s Back Roads
Zimbabwe is nature in the raw, a place where big-game spotters get up close to some of the most endangered species in Africa.
The Complete Guide to Safari
Whether it's your first or fifth African safari, or you'd rather take a trip closer to home, make this your go-to guide for all your safari questions.
4 South African Safari Destinations You Can Get to from Cape Town
The Big Five are only a short drive away.
Why Kigali, Rwanda, Should Be More Than a Layover Before Your Gorilla Safari
We know you're there to visit Volcanoes National Park—but be sure to tack on a few days to explore this cultural hub.
Asilia Namiri Plains Review: First In
Asilia rebuilds an eco-chic safari camp in its own corner of the Serengeti.
How Sustainable Design Is Changing Hotels, Cruises, and Even Safaris
Goodbye eco-lodging and hello modern sustainability, where good design meets earth-friendly aesthetics.
A First Look at Jao, Botswana's Game-Changing Safari Lodge
A redesigned camp in one of the world's best wildlife destinations.
How to Spot a Tiger in the Wild: Tips and Tales from Actual Animal Trackers
A quick education on tracking everything from rhinos to leopards by the safari guides who know it best.
The Women Changing Safari
How an entirely female-run safari property in the Serengeti is shaking up the status quo.
Everything You Need to Know About Solo Safaris: Women Who Travel Podcast
The trip can be one of the most intimidating to take on your own—but it doesn't have to be.
Yes, A Solo Safari Is Possible
It just takes a little bit of extra planning.
Why Your Next Safari Should Be in Namibia
Giraffes, rhinos, and elephants in the desert: With its otherworldly landscapes and isolated luxury lodges, Namibia is like nowhere else on earth.
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The Most Underrated European Cities, According to Seasoned Travelers
Ditch the guidebooks and venture to these lesser-known gems.
Hill House Home’s Nell Diamond on Where to Brunch, Beach, and Shop in Nantucket
A lifelong visitor to the island, the nap dress designer shares her favorite restaurants, bookstore, and more.
Style & Culture
How I Travel: Author Emily Henry Loves a Midwestern City
We peek into the airport routines and bizarre quirks of the world's most well-traveled people.
36 Travel-Friendly Deals to Shop During This Year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Save on Tumi luggage, Dusen Dusen robes, and more.
Places to Stay
Where to Stay in Olympic National Park: Airbnbs, Hotels, and More
From waterfront getaways to a woodsy treehouse.
Japan Has Reopened for Tourism—Here's What to Know for Your Next Visit, from Visa Requirements to New Hotels
The latest in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hokkaido, and the southern paradise of Okinawa.
Onboard Obsession: Scouring Local Markets With a Windstar Cruises Chef
Led by the ship's chefs, passengers comb through markets for culinary goodies to add to onboard menus later that day.
Islands & Beaches
The 25 Most Beautiful Beaches in Europe, From Turkey to Portugal
We narrow down the continent's bounty of beaches.