Travel Africa Edition 92

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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A few weeks ago, walking the dog across a flooded Oxfordshire field in the cold, I stopped to watch a heron flying across the water to settle in safety about 100 metres from us. For several minutes I stood enraptured, realising this was my first wildlife fix for a long time. I chastised myself for not having my binos with me, like I would if I was on safari. The streets, paths and fields we walk have become very familiar over the last year. I have noticed I have become increasingly conscious of nature’s passage through the seasons: autumnal leaves, the crunch of icy puddles, early spring growth. But my mind inevitably finds its way to Africa. Wintry sunsets remind me of firey skies over Cape Town or the Zambezi. My flooded…

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forward steps

For the first time, the IUCN has recognised the forest elephant and savannah elephant as two separate species. It states that the population of forest elephants has declined by more than 86 per cent over three decades, and the savannah elephant by at least 60 per cent in the last 50 years, listing them as ‘critically endangered’ and ‘endangered’ respectively. Encouragingly, though, thanks to record rains in 2018-19, the Amboseli National Park in Kenya has witnessed something of a baby boom, with 226 elephant calves born in 2020 – and there were no poaching incidents, thanks to coordinated conservation efforts. Elewana Tortilis Camp on the Kitirua Conservancy is the ideal base from which to see elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, where this picture was taken by Pie Aerts.…

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my favourite image

LION ART SELINDA RESERVE, BOTSWANA By Helena Atkinson We spent the morning with a pride of lions that had shown an interest in a nearby buffalo herd. They were very intent, hidden behind some termite mounds, waiting patiently for the herd to come closer. We really thought we were in for a treat that day, but were hoping for some action before the light became more tricky for photography: this was November – summer in Botswana – and it can become very hot and the light can turn harsh rather quickly. Unfortunately, the buffalo eventually realised the lions were there and we decided to head back to camp. As we were leaving, I turned around and saw this lioness walking away in the beautiful tall grass. I told my clients that we would…

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a taste of africa

PASTRY PETE “The first time I stepped into a kitchen was 18 years ago,” says Pete Chuwa, a pastry chef trainer at Asilia’s Jabali Ridge in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. “I had no intention to have a career in the culinary world but life never quite turns out as planned.” Pastry Pete, as he is affectionately known, had dreams of following in his father’s footsteps and joining the army. But when his dad discouraged him from this course, Pete ran away to live with his grandfather close to Grumeti Reserve. “In Grumeti there was a new lodge opening: Singita. They were hiring people to help to clear the bush, so I got a job there. One day the head chef asked me to join his team, and I started washing dishes. Every day…

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that’s good coffee

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s best coffee comes from Africa: its deep volcanic soils and high, mist-covered mountains consistently harvest rich, chocolatey beans with smooth, bold flavours. Political upheaval in the last 30 years took a heavy toll on many coffee-producing countries. Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are trying to rebuild their specialty coffee industries. About 80 per cent of the world’s coffee is grown on small family farms, which is why it’s so important to support them. Many of these communities are embracing sustainable farming and crop diversification techniques that protect the land and encourage wildlife. For example, Edelweiss Estate Coffee, on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, maintain bushland areas for wild elephants and antelope to wander through the coffee bushes. Or Gorilla…

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bring the bush to your backyard

01 Add tamarind to your dish. Indigenous to tropical Africa, the tamarind tree produces brown, pod-like fruits that contain a sweet, tangy pulp, which adds an acidity that complements most Kenyan dishes, whether sweet or savoury. 02 Recreate the bush concept by incorporating a fire, which provides a great outdoor ambience. Prepare something interactive, such as Beef Mishkaki – meat kebabs, seasoned with East African spices. 03 Get everyone involved with the cooking and enjoy your favourite tipple while watching the sun go down.…