Photographer Michael Nichols shares the experience of returning to Gabon for a six-month assignment with his family in tow.
Africa's New Parks
Follow ecologist Mike Fay into the primordial world of Gabon's chimpanzees, gorillas, elephants, and other creatures rarely seen by human eyes.
Jane in the Forest Again
Meet the primates—chimpanzees and humans—who live in the Goualougo Triangle in this multimedia special.
Without Borders: Uniting Africa's Wildlife Reserves
Witness the promise of a borderless southern Africa with photographer Chris Johns.
Outpost: Congo Trek
Find video, audio, and dispatches from Mike Fay's megatransect.
Experience the Sights & Sounds of a 15-month expedition across central Africa.
Hear ecologist Michael Fay talks about the challenges of leading an expedition that pushed men to the breaking point.
Bushmen: Last Stand for South Africa's First People
Photographer Chris Johns describes southern Africa's first people and their struggle to survive in their own land in this multimedia slideshow.
National Geographic World Talk
This radio program takes its audience around the world weekly, exploring the latest discoveries and the greatest adventures.
Books and Articles
Fay, Michael J. "Gabon's Coastline." National Geographic (August 2004), 100-27.
Fraser, Sean. Africa Adventure Atlas. National Geographic Books, 2003.
Johnson, Rebecca L. Journeying Into Rain Forests. National Geographic Books, 2003.
Quammen, David. "Saving Africa's Eden." National Geographic (September 2003), 50-77.
Clynes, Tom. "The Gabon Experiment." National Geographic Adventure (September 2003), 38-46, 79-82.
Quammen, David. "Jane in the Forest Again." National Geographic (April 2003), 90-103.
Carter, Jason. Power Lines: Two Years on South Africa's Borders. National Geographic Books, 2002.
Godwin, Peter. Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa. National Geographic Books, 2002.
Kingsley, Mary Henrietta. Travels in West Africa. National Geographic Books, 2002. (Originally published in 1897; new introduction by Anthony Brandt.)
Frank, Aliette. "Incredible Journey." National Geographic World (September 2001), 26-8.
Godwin, Peter. "Without Borders: Uniting Africa's Wildlife Reserves." National Geographic (September 2001), 2-31.
Quammen, David. "End of the Line: Megatransect, Part III." National Geographic (August 2001), 74-103.
Shnayerson, Michael. "Uncharted World of Michael Fay." National Geographic Adventure (July/August 2001), 80-6, 131.
Quammen, David. "The Green Abyss: Megatransect, Part II." National Geographic (March 2001), 2-37.
Nichols, Michael. "The Clearing: National Geographic Photographer Michael Nichols Records an Isolated Wildlife Sanctuary Deep in the Congolese Jungle." National Geographic (March 2001), 38-45.
Godwin, Peter. "Bushmen: Last Stand for Southern Africa's First People." National Geographic (February 2001), 90-217.
Fay, Michael J. "Across 1,200 Miles of Untamed Africa on Foot: Megatransect, Part I." National Geographic (October 2000), 2-29.
McRae, Michael. "Central Africa's Orphan Gorillas: Will They Survive in the Wild?" National Geographic (February 2000), 84-97.
Ward, Logan. "Gorillas in the Aftermath." National Geographic Adventure (Spring 1999), 61-4.
Fay, Michael, and Michael Nichols. "Forest Elephants." National Geographic (February 1999), 100-13.
Chadwick, Douglas H. "Place for Parks in the New South Africa." National Geographic (July 1996), 2-41.
Chadwick, Douglas H. "Ndoki—Last Place on Earth." National Geographic (July 1995), 2-45.
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