Travel Africa 98
In this issue some of our longest-standing contributors share their recent adventures, reflect on why Africa’s lure is so strong and reflect on their travel passions and highlights. It makes for a fascinating mix of experiences and destinations, where we are reminded of what makes Africa so special and diverse. There’s plenty to inspire your next adventures and to inform your planning, all told with more personal insight and opinion than usual as our contributors reveal a bit more about their often long and rewarding relationship with the world’s most exciting continent – and why they keep returning time and again.
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In this issue:
What keeps me going back?
What keeps you returning to Africa? For William Gray, its the chance to get into the bush on foot. He recalls two of his most memorable walking safaris
For the love of rhinos
Witnessing a pioneering relocation of rhinos in Zimbabwe, Sue Watt reflects on her enduring fascination with the animals
Seychelles: Paradise rebuilt
Mike Unwin visits a rewilding project on the remote Alphonse Island
The lure of the unbeaten path
There is much to be gained by venturing into seldom-visited regions, advises Mark Stratton
Photographing South Africa
Steve and Ann Toon share their hard-won tips for capturing memorable pictures on safari, with this portfolio from the country’s top parks
Namibia: Soul sanctuary
Travellers are increasingly conscious of the impact of their trip, while seeking a more holistic and rejuvenating experience. Emma Gregg visits an operation in the Namib Desert that has embraced this wholeheartedly
Zambia: Wild at heart
Philip Briggs and Ariadne van Zandbergen take a road trip from Lower Zambezi through Luangwa national parks. Plus, we explore the far north.
Malawi: Island in the sky
If you like to stretch your legs on safari, be sure to include a hike on Mulanje in your next visit, says Michael Levy
Kenya: Map it out
There’s so much to see in Kenya, how do you fit it all in? Lizzie Williams looks beyond the most popular parks to recommend places to build into your itinerary, and Richard Trillo suggests some interesting combinations to kickstart your planning
Rwanda: Gorillas on the up
Graeme Green visits Volcanoes National Park to see how gorilla tourism is having far-reaching impact
The F Word
What are the threads that link your trips and reveal the character of Africa? Phil Clisby reflects on his travels through 25 countries
What makes a great photo?
We ask Helen Gilks of Nature Picture Library for three tips to focus on
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