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Travel Africa July-September 2016

The only international magazine dedicated to exploring Africa's diverse attractions, national parks, wildlife, culture and history. Travel Africa draws on some of the world's top photographers, writers and experts to create an inspiring and practical resource for anyone interested in the world's most exciting continent.

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competition

Expedition in the marshIn this striking photograph by Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti, a lioness is a mere pinprick on a sea of green in the Ndutu area of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. “After a while, the solitary lioness appeared… walking through the long, green grass that covered the swamp,” Lanzetti said. “Her fur was shining visibly against the contrasting green of the field below, while her curved tail added a unique quality to the shot. Later on we understood the reason she had gone to that swampy area — to breastfeed her two 20-day-old cubs that she had hidden in there.”This image was the Second Runner Up in the ‘Wildlife as Art’ category of the 2016 Nature’s Best Photography Africa competition, with which we are very proud to be associated.…

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karibu

(NICO WILLS)Spacial awarenessWhen British astronaut Major Tim Peake returned from six months on the International Space Station a few weeks ago, he said that he was suffering from the “world’s worst hangover”. I’d like to imagine that his feeling was not all that dissimilar (albeit in a much milder form) to the one you experience when you arrive home after a spell in the African bush, and every ounce of your being pines to be back in the wilderness.The subtle theme of ‘space’ permeates this edition of Travel Africa — not Major Peake’s Space, but the terrestrial kind. The kind of space that stretches for miles and miles, seemingly to the end of the world and back. The kind that is so boundless that the sky appears disproportionately big and…

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travelafricamag.com

(SHINY MATT PHOTOGRAPHY)Carrie’s Cape TownIn the first of a new series of blog posts, Carrie Hampton takes herself out of her comfort zone and joins a Secret Sunrise group for an early morning of yoga, silent disco and dance. Her experience leaves her feeling rejuvenated and reconnected with the world around her. Read more of Carrie’s insider tips on our website.Southern Africa in a ToyotaNiamh Sacramento and her husband, Giles Brooke-Hollidge, have embarked on the trip of a lifetime. They have left their old life in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to explore southern Africa in an old Toyota Hilux. Follow their adventures online.(GILES BROOKE-HOLLIDGE)We’re always striving to give you as much value as possible, so we are embracing new technology. Whenever you see the logo below, it means that there…

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storytellers

1 Rose GambleNamibia, page 114“Driving down an empty, dust-swept track toward an isolated edge of the Etosha saltpan, we came across an enormous bull elephant munching on a mopane tree. We made several cautious attempts to creep past it, each one met with an angry hoot from the hefty beast. Eventually, we had to reverse back up the track, the pachyderm in hot pursuit.” Rose has written for The Sunday Times, the Financial Times and The Guardian, among others.2 Christopher ClarkTanzania, page 84“Above our tents was an acacia branch that was just the right height and shape for pull-ups. I made the mistake of challenging the young Maasai boys who had helped us set up our camp to a competition. All three left me, and the rest of my burly…

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my bucket list

East Africa with kids Page 22 (NOMAD-TANZANIA.COM)A place to share your experiencesMY BUCKET LISTRwanda’s Virunga Mountains Tony Proud“My appetite for wildlife has taken me into the beautiful desert and delta regions of Botswana, the wilds of Etosha in Namibia and the endless plains of East Africa. But I have a burning desire to trek in the volcanic, misty Virunga Mountains in search of the gorillas that live there on the edge of extinction. These beautiful creatures are so special and so rare. A chance encounter with a majestic silverback and his family group would be my ultimate African experience.”TONY PROUD IS A LONG-STANDING READER OF TRAVEL AFRICA. ■…

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preserving culture

STEEPED IN HISTORY: One of the rockhewn churches of Lalibela, EthiopiaThe destruction of heritage sites is hardly a new phenomenon. Over the millennia successive rulers or conquerors have razed the works of the vanquished; religious groups constantly seek to exterminate evidence of ‘false gods’. But the ever-increasing human population today is making these historical remnants even more vulnerable. David Bristow lists some of the crumbling treasures of Africa that we should continue to celebrate and conserve by visiting them.THE MAP THAT TELLS A STORYA ROYAL BURIAL: The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, UgandaTIMBUKTUMALITHE PRIMARY CITY OF THE SAHEL, WHICH FLOURISHED AROUND 1500. IT WAS VANDALISED IN 2012 BY THE RADICAL ISLAMIST GROUP ANSAR DINE.LEPTIS MAGNALIBYAPERHAPS THE GRANDEST ROMAN SETTLEMENT ON THE MEDITERRANEAN, IT WAS DESTROYED ON THE ORDERS OF…

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