Winter edition of TRAVEL AFRICA out now!

Come rain or shine! We explore the seasonal changes in some of southern Africa's major attractions, to emphasise the importance of considered planning for your next safari. While Emma Gregg takes to Zimbabwe's Mana Pools on foot (with her heart in her mouth!), Sarah Gilbert picks the top five of Mozambique's picturesque isles; plus we profile the most dramatic images of animals when they are hunting, taken from Nature's Best Photography Africa Awards last year.
Throughout Africa you’ll discover unexpected delights, with or without the Big Five. So pick your season carefully, do your research and off you go!
Delve in and have a closer look… and subscribe to the magazine to ensure you never miss an issue!
Craig Rix, Publisher

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Meet the artist: Julie Oriet

Maria Airey talked to wildlife artist Julie Oriet to find out about her life, work and inspiration Tell me about…

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Meet the artist: Emma Pawle

When did you first travel to Africa? In 2004 – when we took the children to South Africa and spent…

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My African adventure

Sarah Duff rediscovers her sense of adventure as she travels to Kenya to discover more about life as a child…

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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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Autumn 2015 Reading List

(Issue 72, Autumn 2015) Books that have caught our eye this season: 5 great African books Long-time subscriber to this…

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Shots in the dark

Ann & Steve Toon go on the photographer’s dream safari at South Africa’s Zimanga Game Reserve We’re half-way through a…

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Come rain or shine

Looking at how the weather influences our safari experience, Morgan Trimble explores the seasonal changes in some of southern Africa’s…

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Land of the Zulus

Ben West recounts the context of the bloody Anglo-Zulu War as well as describing his experience of visiting KwaZulu-Natal’s emotionally…

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Africa’s best beaches

Everyone knows about this amazing continent’s diverse wildlife and dramatic landscapes, but fewer people know about its islands and pristine…

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6 of the Best of Africa

Trying to decide what to do on the world’s most exciting continent is a challenge. Safari Consultants founder Bill Adams…

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A quick guide to ATOL Protection

What is ATOL? Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) is a mandatory scheme regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which…

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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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View to a kill

The African fish eagle belongs to the sea eagles genus (Haliaeetus), which also includes the American bald eagle. Known for…

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The Last Wolves of Ethiopia

Facing serious threats from its local environment, the endemic Ethiopian wolf finds itself in danger of extinction. Stuart Butler reveals…

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Tall tails

What’s the point of a tail, you might wonder? After all, we humans seem to manage perfectly well without one.…

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It’s not all black & white

The zebra is the quintessential African animal ― the fat horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s…