Travel Africa 70 Spring 2015

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Travel Africa Issue 70 – Spring 2015

  • In this issue
  • The magic of the Mara
  • The Lower Zambezi
  • Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park
  • 25 Reasons to visit Namibia
  • Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
  • A matter of Principe
  • Why we love the hyena
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Features



The magic of the Mara

The Masai Mara is one of the great wildlife destinations on Earth. So how do you make it even better? Jessica Hatcher
reports on the efforts being made to seek ways to protect it and retain the extraordinary spectacle it provides for future generations of safari-goers.

The one that nearly got away
Aaron Gekoski heads to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in search of Malawi’s last remaining wilderness.

A whale of a time
Henry Wismayer reaches for his wetsuit at the prospect of a dive or a swim with the planet’s largest fish.

25 Reasons to visit Namibia
To celebrate the anniversary of Namibia’s independence, we asked Lizzie Williams to recommend the best things to do.

Why Botswana?
What makes it so alluring? We asked Mike Main to explain.

On the right track
We sent Geoffrey Dean to see what kind of experience is on offer in Hwange National Park.

Busman’s holiday
Mary Askew met Ian Packham, who circumnavigated Africa using only public transport.

Your carriage awakes
We review the options available for travelling to and from Cape Town by rail, from cheap and cheerful to possibly the most luxurious train in the world.

Behind the scenes in the Lower Zambezi
Sue Watt secured a rare insight into the work that’s protecting this spectacular national park.

The Tinga Tinga Tale
Melissa Kay explores a Tanzanian cultural phenomenon.

Drive time in Tanzania
Fresh from her own self-drive adventure, Hils Everitt urges more safari-goers to get behind the wheel.

Kampala, Uganda
Solomon Oleny shares his personal highlights of the city he loves.

Rwanda – Into the enchanted forest
Determined to see endangered mountain gorillas in their natural home, Adrienne Jordan headed to northern Rwanda to explore Volcanoes National Park.

Island surprises
Even the most inquisitive traveller will know little about the tiny island of Príncipe, tucked in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Gabon. Which is why wildlife enthusiast Mike Unwin was so determined to visit.

Ideas Bank
53 Tips to help you plan your next safari!

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