Travel & Outdoor
Travel Africa

Travel Africa January-March 2018

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.

United Kingdom
Gecko Publishing Ltd
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R 135,82
R 339,90
4 Issues

in this issue

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hidden islands

OUR LATEST STORIES, GALLERIES, IDEAS, BLOGS AND INTERVIEWS ONLINE NOW We are constantly inundated with amazing stories that we simply can’t fit into a quarterly print magazine. So last year we launched Travel Africa Extra, a monthly online mini-magazine packed with exciting articles, image galleries, interviews, blogs and opinion columns. Subscribe to our mailing list on travelafricamag.com to receive Travel Africa Extra in your inbox at the end of every month. EXPLORE THE URBAN JUNGLE Mike Brogden explains how to make the most of the ‘urban’ aspect of the tourism market, encouraging visitors to spend time meeting the local people and understanding their culture, as well as going on safari. THE GATES ARE OPEN After the resignation of Robert Mugabe, there is no better time to visit Zimbabwe. E-magazine Travel Zimbabwe has comprehensive coverage of…

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Taking responsibility “It is one world. And it’s in our care. For the first time in the history of humanity, for the first time in 500 million years, one species has the future in the palm of its hands. I just hope he realises that that is the case.” These are the cautionary words of my icon, Sir David Attenborough, whose spectacular and thought-provoking documentary, Blue Planet II, had many of us transfixed on Sunday evenings towards the end of 2017. The series intrigued me because most conservation discussions seem to focus on the big terranean mammals, such as lion, leopard, rhino and elephant; yet the oceans are crucial to our very existence and survival. It made me ponder the mysterious underwater universe, the impact we humans are having on it and…

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1 Mark Eveleigh Uganda, page 138 “I first fell in love with beautiful Kidepo Valley National Park during a month-long safari, mapping Uganda’s national parks as a volunteer. The 13-hour drive to the northern frontier reminded me that travel here is always an adventure; this wild reserve is worth every minute of the trip.” Mark has written 700 travel features for titles that include BBC Wildlife, BBC Earth, Geographical and National Geographic Traveller. 2 Nick Dall South Africa, page 52 “Mountain Zebra Park is in the heart of Schreiner country. Once, I was treated to a moonrise torn straight from the pages of The Story of an African Farm. ‘The dry, sandy earth, with its coating of stunted karoo bushes...the milk-bushes with their long finger-like leaves, all were touched by a weird and an almost oppressive…

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the ideal botswana safari circuit

Established in 1982, the Desert & Delta Safaris portfolio of iconic safari lodges offers the perfect circuit through world famous national parks, renowned wildlife-rich private concessions and historic community areas, ensuring a fully-immersive luxury Botswana safari. Here are the highlights of an all-encompassing safari with Desert & Delta Safaris 1 CHOBE RIVER [CHOBE GAME LODGE & CHOBE SAVANNA LODGE] The Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa and is one of the continent’s leading wildlife destinations. The famous Chobe River, forming the park’s northern boundary, provides a permanent source of water for the region’s wildlife. Experience the diversity of the Chobe River from a boat or go in search of wildlife on a guided vehicle safari. Cultural visits to the nearby communities offer a taste of…

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first impression

10 marathons around Africa to add on to your safari Page 20 Indaba A place to share your experiences After dark At night, under a sky seething with stars, game drives take on a different dimension. The air is cooler, enhancing the scent of wild herbs crushed under the wheels, and the stable-yard whiff of elephant dung. Even the soundtrack changes as the night-watch take over, the eerie voices of spotted hyenas adding a sinister counterpoint to the nocturnal chorus of owls and crickets. It’s time for the guide to switch on the spotlight, sweeping a world of fathomless darkness in search of eyes that shine like jewels. Night game driving is a lucky dip in which you never know what you might find: genets, bush babies, aardvarks, porcupines. Or perhaps the prince of…

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New World Heritage Sites Earth is incredibly diverse, both in terms of cultural and environmental marvels. There are hundreds of different, complex and beautiful places that contribute to the rich tapestry of natural and human history — and Africa is no different. Indeed, the continent has no fewer than 135 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with others whose status is currently pending. Here are some of the most recent and most interesting additions to this important list. MOROCCO RABAT DATE OF INSCRIPTION: 2012 THE COUNTRY’S CAPITAL CITY, AND ITS SECOND-LARGEST METROPOLIS, IS LESS TOURISTY THAN FAMOUS MARRAKECH. WITH A PRISTINE BEACH, AN EVOCATIVE KASBAH AND A BEAUTIFUL WALLED MEDINA, THE CITY OFFERS THE BEST OF OLD-MEETS-NEW CULTURE WITHOUT THE CROWDS. SENEGAL BASSARI COUNTRY DATE OF INSCRIPTION: 2012 THE REGION IS FILLED WITH RICE PADDIES, TERRACES, VILLAGES, HAMLETS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES.…