Travel Africa 64 – Autumn 2013


Travel Africa Issue 64 – Autumn 2013

  • In this issue
  • Follow Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom
  • Okavango Delta
  • Living with leopards
  • On safari in the Namib Desert
  • Tanzania’s great northern safari circuit
  • Kenya Safari Planner
  • Essential Africa: Ghana
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Arusha – the gateway to greatness

To the uninitiated, the mention of Arusha would certainly not set safari tongues wagging. However, the same can’t be said once you know what lies beyond its borders. We asked Philip Briggs, author of Bradt’s Northern Tanzania guidebook, to provide some insight to the city itself and to delve into the list of richly rewarding destinations that it provides access to.

Bug game hunting

Dancing spiders and sidewinder snakes, tok tokkie beetles and goggle-eyed chameleons – Namibia’s arid landscapes come to life when Steve and Ann Toon follow in the tracks of some spellbinding secret wildlife…

Mandela’s path

What kind of world produced Nelson Mandela? Follow Emma Gregg and travel from South Africa’s rural Eastern Cape province to the dynamic cities of Soweto, Johannesburg and Cape Town, tracing the former president’s life story every step of the way.


Matt Phillips sits down with world-renowned nature photographer Frans Lanting to chat about a place they both hold dear. The location is the subject of Lanting’s latest book, Okavango: Africa’s Last Eden, and as you’ll see in the accompanying images, its pages delve deeper than ever before into the delta’s astounding natural beauty.

My life with leopards

The thought of raising two six-week-old leopard cubs in the bush was mind-blowing to Graham Cooke, but despite this, and some grave misgivings, he took on the task of rearing Boycat and Poep wholeheartedly. My Life With Leopards, written by Fransje Van Riel, follows Graham’s remarkable story and of the leopards’ coming of age. We are pleased to provide you with an inside look at this new book.

Kenya Safari Planner Highlights

We are never surprised when readers write to us asking for advice when planning their next trip to Kenya. After all, it is one of the most mature safari markets on the continent, and the number of tourism products available is almost endless. So to help you with your decisions we extended an open invitation to Kenya’s lodges, camps, hotels and tour operators to tell you in their own words what they have to offer you. Browse through the Planner on pages 78-97 of the Page View version on the Travel Africa magazines App or the printed copy of the magazine to help you plan your next safari. Below you will find the Kenya Safari Planner Highlights and a handy factfile.

Essential Africa: Ghana

Philip Briggs provides you with a great mini-guide to Ghana. Get planning!


Photoschool – finding focus

Expert tips to capture dramatic movement without a blur in sight. By Lou Coetzer.


Wildfile – meeting the maker

A quick glance around the African animal kingdom shows that life expectancy does not always meet expectations. By Mike Unwin.