Issue 86 (April-June 2019) Editorial highlights
Rediscovering Cape Town
As one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town has long drawn visitors from around the world. It’s great sites and attractions are very familiar, but most tourists skim over the surface. In this guide, we venture deeper and more intimately into Cape Town’s secret spaces to discover the ever-expanding appeal of the city, beyond the obvious, to experience the real Cape Town, known and lived by the locals every day. You will be overwhelmed by quite how much the city has to offer travellers and residents alike.
Beyond the Victoria Falls
As one of the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is understandably the main focus of many travellers’ itineraries. For many people, the question is then what else to include in their trip: in easy striking distance of the falls, in any direction, is a wealth of national parks and wilderness areas, over five countries, which sit within an area called the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (Kaza), nearly twice the size of the United Kingdom.
To help you to plan your visit, we provide our guide to Kaza’s many attractions, including advice on structuring your itinerary. And we look in more detail at two areas with contrasting interest: Chobe, one of the most visited parks, and Angola, which has much to gain from its inclusion in Kaza.
Namibia: Extraordinary places to stay
With its harsh yet strikingly beautiful environment, and vast endless spaces, it should be no surprise that Namibia is home to some of the most unusual, creative and appealing lodges anywhere in the world. We take a closer look.
Out of Africa
Why so many of Africa’s wildlife species are, well, not African. An exploration through time, by Mike Unwin .
Kenya: Iconic Amboseli
With abundant wildlife in a spectacular setting under the shadow of Kilimanjaro, it is no surprise that Amboseli has long been one of Kenya’s most popular parks. With the emergence of conservancies on the fringes of the park, the visitor experience is richer than ever. Laura Birtles presents her guide to getting the most out of Amboseli.
Tanzania: Lion defenders of Ruaha
Across Africa, as around the world, wildlife reserves face growing pressure from issues such as expanding human populations and poaching. A huge amount of work goes on in the background to find sustainable solutions that safeguard the natural environment and wildlife. To learn more, Sue Watt visited one of the continent’s more remote, yet most outstanding, parks: the vast Ruaha.
Malawi: More than a sum of its parts
Following considerable investment in its national parks, the small nation at the warm heart of Africa is fast becoming a complete one-stop destination. Which comes as no surprise to Phil Clisby.
And much more…