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Travel Africa Issue 82 – Spring 2018

  • In this issue
  • Photographing elephants
  • An alternative Namibia
  • Plan the perfect Zambian safari
  • Exploring Harare
  • Arusha National Park
  • Lost City of the Kalahari
  • Inspiring Ugandan women… and much more
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Portfolio: Elephants caught on camera
In this portfolio, Greg du Toit reveals his tips on how to photograph these magnificent giants

Is this South Africa’s most scenic drive?
Determined to find out, Hlengiwe Magagula sets off on a road trip along the Panorama Route, taking in the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pilgrim’s Rest and some of the other highlights of this spectacular region

Another Namibia
This southern African country usually conjures up images of arid deserts, so a visit to its Zambezi Region will come as a surprise. Here, at the junction of the Zambezi and Chobe rivers, lies a watery wonderland, says Fiona McIntosh

The Lost City
Adam Cruise follows in the footsteps of other explorers and goes in search of the Lost City of the Kalahari, tracing clues and gathering evidence as he travels along remote trails of the Kgalagadi to the Aha Hills

How to plan the perfect safari
Your guide to everything you need to know about arranging your Zambian adventure — from where to go, to how long to spend in each place, and how to tie it all together. Compiled by Phil Clisby

Good times in Harare
If you like art, food, shopping and nature, you’ll find the buzzing Zimbabwean capital to be a great starting point for your trip or a destination in its own right. Words and photos by Christopher Scott

Deep in the forest
Masoala National Park, in north-eastern Madagascar, is the largest of the island’s protected areas. Gillian McLaren learns about the efforts to conserve its wildlife

Enchanting Nyika
This isolated park may not harbour big game but is home to stunning landscapes and incredible biodiversity. Editor Laura Griffith-Jones explores it on foot

High hopes
Sarah Gilbert joins a flying safari that puts the focus on preserving Kenya’s endangered species

Under Meru’s spell
Although often omitted from the northern circuit, Arusha National Park is accessible and varied. Stuart Butler describes his time in this small park with big appeal

Primates and people
Sue Watt explores the role of women in Uganda, sharing the stories of three inspiring trailblazers working to help the communities living alongside Bwindi’s gorillas

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