Zebras with the rainbow in the background taken in Loisaba, a 56,000 acre wildlife conservancy in Kenya.
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Kasbah du Toubkal is the number one property of choice for comfortable hotel accommodation in the village of Imlil and the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
The Bemaraha nature reserve comprises karstic landscapes and deeply cut limestone uplands – with its impressive tsingy or ‘forest’ of limestone needles.
The Okavango Delta is home to some of the most endangered species of large mammal, such as the cheetah, rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion.
The eleven medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century ‘New Jerusalem’ are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia.
The Kenya Lake System is home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world.
Baobab trees, up to 800 years old, known locally as "mother of the forest", are a legacy of the dense tropical forests that once thrived on Madagascar.
Photo of a tribe woman in Toliara (Madagascar) as she was returning home in the last hour of light just before the night falls.