Travel Africa Issue 68 – Autumn 2014


TA68-Cover-250Travel Africa Issue 68 – Autumn 2014

  • In this issue
  • 50 Reasons to visit Zambia
  • All you need to know about Self-drive safaris
  • Nyungwe, Nyika and Mole
  • The silence of the Kalahari
  • Remarkable reptiles
  • We want to go to Rodrigues!
  • Namibia Travel Guide – help with itineraries and planning
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50 Reasons to visit Zambia

If this were a marriage, Zambia’s half-centenary as an independent country in October 2014 would be its golden anniversary. Arguably, ‘copper’ might be more appropriate, after the shimmering metal that brought post-independence riches to this deeply traditional society at the heart of sub-Saharan Africa. To mark the occasion we asked Chris McIntyre and Tricia Hayne – who have both travelled extensively around the country over many years – to put together 50 attractions that would appeal to the traveller, from the attention-grabbing must-sees to some more offbeat gems.

Portfolio – Travel Photographer of the Year
As we await the result of the 2014 competition we are excited to showcase a selection of the images that caught the judges’ eyes last year.

Zimbabwe – Salibonani!
With interest in Zimbabwe growing, we sent Emma Gregg to explore some of the country’s diverse attractions.

Malawi – Escape to the country
Nina Lex drives up to the Nyika Plateau – an idyllic region she recommends all visitors include in their itinerary.

South Africa – Hot dogs
Ann and Steve Toon head to Madikwe, a hidden gem of a reserve that’s celebrating 20 years of successful conservation work.

Mozambique – Maputo
Sherelle Jacobs takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Mozambique’s fast-growing capital.

Rodrigues – Isle & in the sun
When Kate Eshelby pitched a story on the back of her visit to Rodrigues, we had to ask: “Where?” Now we want to go.

Rwanda – Nyungwe Nziza
Regeneration work done in Rwanda’s main parks is helping Nyungwe to become Africa’s prime rainforest reserve.

Kenya – African stars
Kenya’s conservancies pair unique safari experiences with the chance to observe responsible community and wildlife initiatives in action. Lauren Jarvis visits two.

Adventure – The cereal traveller
Diabetic Mick Hobday talks to Mary Askew about his aim to eat cornflakes in every country of the world… and how he’s got on with Africa so far.

Ghana – The secret diary of a visit to Mole
Getting up close to some gentle giants in Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge.

Self-drive – Plan your own self-drive adventure
With more people now seeking longer safaris with greater independence, and on tighter budgets, Andrew St. Pierre White tells you all you need to know about planning your own self-drive adventure.

Botswana – The sound of silence
Anthony Ham shares his experience at the heart of the Central Kalahari.