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The Okavango Delta: A natural wonderland

The Okavango Delta: A natural wonderland

The world's largest inland delta, this World Heritage Site is home to some of the most endangered species on the planet
Boat tour almost devoured by hippo

Boat tour almost devoured by hippo

Huge beast lunges out of the water during river safari in Malawi
Steam safari: African animal-spotting on world's 'most luxurious train'

Steam safari: African animal-spotting on world's 'most luxurious train'

Rovos Rail's epic trips out of South Africa pamper passengers with fine dining, vintage comfort and even a bathtub
Forest Service says stop taking selfies with bears

Forest Service says stop taking selfies with bears

"Bears are unpredictable, wild animals and may attack if threatened," Forest Supervisor Nancy Gibson
Namibia's plan: Pay off poachers, save wildlife

Namibia's plan: Pay off poachers, save wildlife

Conservationists are using poachers' skills to track animals to protect wildlife
Searching for hippos in the Okavango Delta

Searching for hippos in the Okavango Delta

A serene trip across the water becomes adrenaline-laced when Africa’s most dangerous large animal raises its head
4 great stress-busting escapes from Johannesburg

4 great stress-busting escapes from Johannesburg

Life in Joburg can be stressful. Luckily there are some exceedingly non-stressful places close by
Anchovy swarm on So Cal beach 'wonderful' for snorkelers

Anchovy swarm on So Cal beach 'wonderful' for snorkelers

"It's rare to see so many anchovy in surf zone," says expert. "Usually, schools are seen hundreds of yards to many miles offshore."
An hour at an African elephant orphanage

An hour at an African elephant orphanage

A CNN iReporter gets covered in mud and sand by playful elephants at a unique attraction in Kenya
10 'secret' South African adventures

10 'secret' South African adventures

Seen enough lions? Downed enough wine? A moonrise picnic on a mountain or an arty tour of Jo'burg's city center might be the next move
20 most beautiful places in Brazil

20 most beautiful places in Brazil

Ronaldo and Neymar aren't the only gorgeous things to ogle in Brazil this World Cup