Issue 82 (April-June 2018) Editorial highlights
The features for this issue will include:
Kenya: Endangered wildlife safari
Sarah Gilbert joins a flying safari that puts the focus on preserving Kenya’s endangered species, including rhino, wild dogs and cheetah — with special access to key conservationists and their work, stays at iconic lodges and private plane travel.
Uganda: The women working with gorillas
Sue Watt explores the role of women in this East African country, sharing the stories of three inspiring ladies who are working to help the communities living alongside the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The Zambezi Region, in Namibia’s north-eastern corner, is very different from the rest of the country in terms of its climate, ecology and wildlife. Fiona McIntosh describes her experience of drifting along the tranquil Chobe River, birding, tiger fishing and exploring the riverine islands there.
South Africa: the Panorama Route
The Panorama Route is one of southern Africa’s great drives. Hlengiwe Magagula sets off on a scenic road trip, taking in the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pilgrim’s Rest and other worthwhile stops along the way.
Botswana: In search of the Lost City
Inspired by a legend, Adam Cruise goes in search of the Lost City of the Kalahari, tracing clues and gathering evidence as he travels from South Africa’s Augrabies Falls National Park along remote trails in the Kgalagadi to the Aha Hills in Botswana.
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.
Zimbabwe: Capital gains
Christopher Scott explores Harare, soaking up the current atmosphere following the recent change of leadership, visiting the main attractions, the restaurants and bars – explaining why it is worth spending several days here during your Zimbabwean safari.
Madagascar: Deep in the forest
Masoala National Park, in north-eastern Madagascar, is the largest of the island’s protected areas. Gillian McLaren travels there to learn about the efforts to conserve its biodiversity.
Malawi: Nyika plateau
Nyika National Park, in the remote north of the country, may not harbour big game, but it’s home to some fascinating flora and birdlife set in picturesque landscapes. Keen to explore this spectacular plateau on foot, Laura Griffith-Jones takes on the new Sangwala Trail.
Mozambique: What lies beneath
Using the Inhambane Province as an example, Struan Douglas describes Mozambique’s extraordinary marine life — from blue whales to manta rays — and reflects on what is being achieved already, and what more can be done, to protect it.
Tanzania: Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is a small reserve with big appeal. Although often omitted from the northern circuit, it’s an accessible, varied and exciting place to spend a few days. Stuart Butler reveals what this underrated spot has to offer.
When you think of Nigeria, food doesn’t usually come to mind. However, cuisine plays a major role in West African culture, and there’s rarely a social gathering not accompanied by culinary delights. Lizzie Williams gives us an insight into some of the nation’s traditional dishes.
Photoschool: photographing elephants
Taking great wildlife photographs requires good field knowledge, technical skill, practice and patience. In this stunning portfolio of images, Greg du Toit shares his top tips on how to capture elephants on camera.
And much more…
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