Spring edition of TRAVEL AFRICA out now!

Essential Luangwa - we bring you our guide to everything you need to know about planning your trip to one of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves. Lizzie Williams reviews the best activities on offer in the adventure capital of east Africa, while Iain Wallace visits Deception Valley to learn Bushman survival skills; plus we profile a stunning series of photographs portraying southern Morocco's saffron industry.
Throughout Africa you’ll discover unexpected delights, particularly if you look beyond the obvious. So embrace the road less travelled, we promise it will make all the difference!
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Craig Rix, Publisher

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This Maasai girl can

Against all odds, 23-year-old Agnes of Basecamp Explorer has become one of Kenya’s only female guides On the 8 March…

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Iconic African species

Guy Mavor looks at some of the best places to see Africa’s much-famed wildlife, from elephants in Kenya’s Samburu National…

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Crossing borders

American writer and English teacher Elana Rabinowitz visited the city of Mwanza in Tanzania. She tells us about encounters with…

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Crossing the continent

Adventurer and former Turks & Caicos athlete Mario Rigby is part way through a land and water expedition from Cape…

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Best bird guides for Africa

Keith Betton, Chairman of the African Bird Club, uses his expertise to help you find the best bird guides available…

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The Big Cat Man

In this extract from his newly published autobiography, The Big Cat Man, Jonathan Scott – presenter of BBC’s Big Cat…

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Book worms!

Welcome to the Travel Africa Book Club, a valued resource for all readers with an interest in African wildlife, culture…

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Driven to attraction

In part two of Phil Clisby’s self-drive trip around Namibia, he and his family travel to the NamibRand, Fish River…

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Zambia, month by month

Zambia has a bewildering variety of attractions. Sometimes it can be hard to decide exactly where and when to go,…

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On foot in Kruger

Hlengiwe Magagula set off on the four-day Olifants River Back Pack Trail offered by SANParks When I arrived at the…

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Luangwa in pictures

Since first visiting the Luangwa Valley in 1995, Cape Town-based photographer David Rogers has returned more than 25 times to…

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You light up my life

Do you know what your flashlight tastes like? Yes? Then you need a headlamp. They light the way, leaving both…

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Swahili time

Adam Rowden shares his experience in the village of Pingwe, in Zanzibar, and how a mutual love of football can…

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8 Beach-and-bush boltholes

A safari can be a sensory feast, with the heat, smells and sightings of the day accompanied by chanting…

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Untold riches

Wandering through traditional village food markets has long been a pastime of travellers. However, few ever leave with anything more…

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Up close and personal

By Lou Coetzer The story When a project I was working on required good images of Burchell zebra and elephant…

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Sweet silhouettes

By Lou Coetzer The story I grew up with Africa’s amazing sunrises and sunsets, but somewhere along the way I…

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Two birds, one stone

Lou Coetzer illustrates how two very different scenes – one close, one far, one dynamic, one static – requiring vastly…

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Iconic African species

Guy Mavor looks at some of the best places to see Africa’s much-famed wildlife, from elephants in Kenya’s Samburu National…

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The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

The million-year-old fossilised remains of a cheetah specimen have been found near Bulawayo (Zimbabwe). Once, though no longer ,…

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Follow the herd

The mass migration of wildebeest across the East African savannah is routinely described as the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’.…

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The little five

The concept of The Big Five hails from a bygone era, when the five animals in question – lion, leopard,…