Issue 78 (April – June 2017) Editorial highlights
With 88% of readers actively planning a trip to Africa in the next two years, we always try and combine Africa’s most sought-after attractions with some of its lesser-known destinations, to create a magazine full of inspiration and advice.
ZAMBIA: Travel Africa’s guide to the Luangwa Valley
An 8-page practical guide to help you plan your trip to one of Africa’s finest wildest reserves, revealing everything you need to know, such as when to go, what to do, where to stay… with plenty of insider tips from local experts.
BOTSWANA: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Iain Wallace visits Deception Valley in this enormous wilderness, and learns bush skills from bushmen trackers.
NAMIBIA: All you need to know about Self-drive in Namibia
Andrew St Pierre White tells us why this southern African country is such a brilliant place for a road trip, regardless of your past experience – and how you can make the most of it.
SOUTH AFRICA: Ten secret parks for wildlife enthusiasts
Philip Briggs unveils the country’s best lesser-known spots for wildlife lovers, outlining their appeal and highlights.
TANZANIA: With wildebeest in the Serengeti
Laura Griffith-Jones travelled to the far north of the reserve, and sees why you don’t have to focus only on the river crossings during the Great Migration to enjoy exceptional wildlife viewing. PLUS Mike Unwin investigates how the wildebeest is built for survival.
KENYA: The coast, with kids
Linda Markovina tells us why Kenya is such a great place to take your family. She focuses on stunning beach destination Watamu, but also recommends other key child-friendly spots along the coast.
UGANDA: High adventure in Jinja
The adventure capital of East Africa has much to offer the intrepid traveller, from bungee jumping and quad-biking to whitewater rafting and kayaking. Lizzie Williams reviews all on offer.
ZIMBABWE: On foot in Gonarezhou
Rose Gamble relays her experience of walking in the remote Gonarezhou, one of southern Africa’s great untramelled reserves.
MALAWI: Responsible tourism
Emma Gregg’s essay explains how the benefits from tourism filter through to local communities, and how your travel choices can make maximum impact on the ground.
ETHIOPIA: Axum and other ancient sites
Trevor Jenner returns after several years to the ancient monuments of Axum, a testimony to a once-great kingdom, and lists the country’s other captivating historical sites.
MADAGASCAR: Parc National de l’Isalo
Following a journey to this stunning region, famous for canyons filled with lush greenery and lagoons, Anthony Ham describes the park’s unique scenery and wildlife.
UNEXPLORED AFRICA: Mauritania
Not many people visit this West African country, but Mykolas Juodele recounts his rail journey along the Western Sahara border, connecting the port of Nouadhibou with the mining town of Zouérat.
A stunning portfolio of photographs by Chris Griffiths portraying southern Morocco’s saffron industry.
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