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People of the thorns

People of the thorns

Gillian McLaren introduces us to the Antandroy people of Madagascar. (Images by the author) Arid and harsh, the far south of Madagascar is home to the Antandroy people. One of eighteen ethnic groups on the island, these hardy pioneers, traditionally a nomadic tribe, dwell in a surreal landscape dominated by Didiereaceae and Euphorbiaceae. There is a lower diversity of...

Return to Lamu

Return to Lamu

With the Lamu archipelago once again considered safe to visit, Simon Marsh took his family to find out what it has to offer For several years the coastal area of Kenya, from Malindi up to the border with Somalia, was considered off limits to international tourists. Various embassies and high commissions had designated it too dangerous to travel to,...

Uganda unwrapped

Uganda unwrapped

An insider’s overview from the experts at Steppes Travel Why Visit? Congolese rainforest meets eastern savannah in this dramatic country. Troops of chimpanzees swing through the vines of Kibale and mountain gorilla families shelter within Bwindi’s dense forests. Although renowned for its iconic primates, Uganda possess a remarkable diversity of wildlife. Lions climb the trees of Queen Elizabeth National...

The Kilwa chronicles

The Kilwa chronicles

Intrepid travellers with an interest in African history, grab your maps: Nicky Dunnington-Jefferson is about to introduce you to the joy of Kilwa. On the southern reaches of Tanzania’s Swahili Coast, 300km south of Dar es Salaam and far from the famous national parks, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro, that attract tourists from across the globe, lie the settlements of Kilwa:...

Trekking in Morocco: where and when to go

Trekking in Morocco: where and when to go

Most people looking to trek in Morocco set their sights on Jebel Toubkal; indeed, there is much about this to recommend. However, the Atlas Mountains stretch over 2000km (1200 miles) from the Atlantic port of Agadir in the southwest of Morocco as far as Tunisia in the northeast. So we asked trekking expert Alan Palmer to set out the...

How to plan the ideal holiday to Zimbabwe

How to plan the ideal holiday to Zimbabwe

Why should you visit this revitalised southern African country and how can you make the most of your trip? Shelley Cox tells you everything you need to know: how long to go for; how many days to spend in each place; how to get from A to B; the best places for families, birdwatching and wildlife, and much more...

The Delta in focus

The Delta in focus

Taking wildlife photographs requires technical skill, practice and patience. In this stunning portfolio of images, Hannes Lochner shares his tips on how to capture the animals of the Okavango Delta on camera During more than five years in the Kalahari Desert, I developed a craving for water, and lots of it; and elephants, and lots of them. We wanted...

A wildlife lover’s guide to Kenya

A wildlife lover’s guide to Kenya

The safari was born in Kenya, a land of diverse habitats and abundant wildlife. Richard Trillo explores the rich appeal of its parks and conservancies. Illustrations by Karen Laurence-Rowe August 1981: We hitched a ride to the Masai Mara in the back of a pickup, and camped in our homemade tent by the Mara River. Above us, a billion...

Zambia – how to plan the perfect safari

Zambia – how to plan the perfect safari

Your guide to everything you need to know about planning your Zambian adventure — from where to go, to how long to spend in each place, and how to tie it all together — whatever your budget and interest. Compiled by Phil Clisby. Picture credit Phil Jeffery, Jeffery & McKeith Safaris Deep in the Luangwa Valley, we lie in...

10 amazing places to stay in Namibia

10 amazing places to stay in Namibia

We asked some of our experts to recommend their favourite spots Erongo Wilderness Lodge (above) “This special hideaway is situated in a secluded valley, encircled by the Erongo Mountains, where the desert, mountain and bushveld ecosystems meet. I have always loved this location; it is a place of beauty and quietness. Bear in mind it isn’t for everyone, as...

A moveable feast

A moveable feast

How do bush chefs produce such delectable food even in the remotest of camps? On a visit to Lower Zambezi National Park, Laura Griffith-Jones was determined to learn how the food is sourced and cooked — as well as enjoying the myriad culinary experiences on offer in this superb safari destination Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park lay to one...

Visit the tribes of the Omo Valley

Visit the tribes of the Omo Valley

Ethiopia is like nowhere else on the planet, a beautiful country blessed with a peerless history, fabulous wildlife and some of Africa’s most soulful people. Ethiopia has all the essential elements that call travellers back time after time – wildlife you just don’t find elsewhere, epic landscapes of rare beauty, an endlessly fascinating historical tale that provides depth and...

Beyond Table Mountain

Beyond Table Mountain

Cape Town-based Heather Richardson reveals a few ideas of what to do within a two-hour drive of the Mother City. Images by Heather Richardson. Watch whales breaching from Hermanus For land-based whale watching, the little town of Hermanus is the place to be. At peak whale season, between June and November, you can spot dozens of southern right whales...

South Africa unwrapped

South Africa unwrapped

An insider’s overview from the experts at Steppes Travel. Why visit? Few places offer as much diversity as South Africa. Reborn as ‘the Rainbow Nation’, this enthralling country offers culture, wildlife, landscapes and history – all as varied as the country itself. Vibrant Cape Town and the magnificent Kruger National Park attract most attention, but South Africa is dotted...

The most beguiling safari destination in Africa

The most beguiling safari destination in Africa

Ethiopia is like nowhere else on the planet, a beautiful country blessed with a peerless history, fabulous wildlife and some of Africa’s most soulful people. It has all the essential elements that call travellers back time after time – wildlife you don’t find elsewhere, epic landscapes of rare beauty, an endlessly fascinating historical tale that provides depth and context...

Madagascar unwrapped

Madagascar unwrapped

An insider’s overview, from the experts at Steppes Travel. Why Visit? Madagascar is a confusing, fascinating and exciting country; a world as magical and diverse as her people. Here, chameleons change colour in front of your eyes, lemurs dance through treetops, baobabs loom over paddy fields and whales calve off white beaches. And amongst this wealth of natural beauty...

This is Rwanda

This is Rwanda

Here at Travel Africa magazine, we are fascinated by Rwanda. Its story reflects so many of the challenges facing African nations today, yet these are amplified by its small size and extreme pressures. Every young democracy has to go through a big learning curve. Governments, thrust into an unstable environment with considerable responsibilities, need to learn to respect the...

Ditch the car

Ditch the car

Following a trip to Malawi, Sophie Ibbotson puts the case for doing your game viewing from the water. Pictures by Sophie Ibbotson and Ben Tavener Nothing beats messing about in boats or gently cruising down a river, watching the world go by. And when you are on safari, there is an added dimension to the pleasure of a boat...

5 best hikes in the Toubkal Region

5 best hikes in the Toubkal Region

Morocco trekking expert Alan Palmer gives his recommendations for those heading to the High Atlas I am regularly contacted for advice by first time trekkers in Morocco, who often fall into one of two camps. Either they have set their hearts on climbing Jebel Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in north Africa, and simply want to know more about...

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