Travel Africa 71 Summer 2015


TA71Cover400Travel Africa Issue 71 – Summer 2015

  • In this issue
  • Nature’s Best Photography Competition winners
  • The Luangwa Valley in the rain
  • Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park
  • 25 Reasons to visit Kenya
  • The call of Katavi
  • SA’s Garden Route, but better
  • Vulture culture
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Taken by storm
Going on safari during the rains is often disdained. But, for many reasons, there can be no better time to explore the bush. You’ll be overcome by the lush magnificence of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park during the emerald season. Words and photographs by Mike Unwin

Winners’ Gallery
The top images from Nature’s Best Photography Africa 2015 competition.

A road less travelled
Don Pinnock drives the alternative Garden Route, the scenic R62, sharing his tips on where to stop along the way.

One man and his bike
Charlie Walker, who cycled 17,500 miles around Africa, gives his essential advice if you’re planning a similar trip.

A grand canyon
Hiking the length of southern Namibia’s magnificent Fish River Canyon is an adventure you’ll never forget, says Dan Slater.

In deep
The Chobe River is one of the most glorious places on Earth. And there’s nothing more thrilling than observing its prolific wildlife from the water. By Ann and Steve Toon.

A land before time
Otherworldly Gonarezhou National Park is one of the country’s wildest, most beautiful parks, says Emma Gregg.

The warm heart of Africa
It’s the friendliness and hospitality of the people you meet that define Malawi, says Nick Redmayne.

Mandrills & misadventures
Nicky Dunnington-Jefferson couldn’t resist the urge to visit this challenging, relatively unexplored country.

How to ‘do’ Uganda
Lizzie Williams selects two itineraries that will help you get the best out of this magical place.

Why Rwanda?
Following the genocide 21 years ago, this country has emerged as one of Africa’s great success stories. Ben West reports.

The call of the wild
Thirty-one years after his first visit, Andrew Sharp returns to Katavi National Park to see whether the magic remains.

25 Reasons to go to Kenya
In case it doesn’t already feature on your list of dream destinations, Jane Barsby tells you why it should.

Beyond the beaches
From magnificent ancient ruins to sun-baked dunes, there’s plenty to explore away from the coast, says Sarah Gilbert.