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Nairobi is probably the most popular destination in Kenya, and with good reason. The city known as a place of cool waters is famous largely for blending the country’s largest urban area with the nature that brings so many tourists to this part of the world. As such, it’s known largely for outdoor attractions: the …

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Be a sentry post while studying meerkats in the Kalahari Everybody loves a meerkat, right? It’s hard to argue against them being the most endearing of all animals in the African bush. Who hasn’t got excited when spotting these mongooses busying themselves in their endless pursuit of food… scurrying around, scratching furiously at the ground …

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Emma Gregg examines the ecosystem and conservation projects of this biodiverse forest reserve, one of Africa’s best places to track chimpanzees. She also discusses the work of Professor Vernon Reynolds, founder of the Budongo Conservation Field Station Sometimes, as you drive through the southern reaches of Uganda’s Murchison Falls Conservation Area, between the Kichumbanyobo Gate …

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Following a trip to Madikwe Game Reserve and the Waterberg Biosphere, Justin Fox reveals why we should travel to this remote, northern part of South Africa The northern corner of South Africa, along the border with Botswana, falls beyond the compass of most visitors. This sparsely populated Bushveld region has good ecotourism infrastructure, fine game …

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Mike Unwin takes his family on a road trip in Zimbabwe. Starting at Victoria Falls, he travels south through Hwange National Park to Bulawayo, explores the otherworldly Matobo Hills, then continues east to the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, and ends his journey in Harare It’s there as we round the corner: a roadblock, just as …

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This extraordinary national park’s raw and diverse landscapes make it geographically enthralling. Morgan Trimble examines its natural history, ecology and wildlife, as well as revealing plenty of useful tips from the experts to help you plan your next trip Just outside the camp, we’re tracking a leopard through sandy soil in Kafue. The previous night, …

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The Danakil Depression is a region of harsh beauty and ancient cultures — where volcanoes and crystals create a searing landscape like no other. Words and photographs by Dale R Morris An armed soldier, attired in military fatigues and carrying an AK47, totters cautiously over a bed of yellow sulphur crystals, paying attention not to …

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Travel Africa Issue 78 – Spring 2017 In this issue Essential Luangwa Secret South Africa Why self-drive in Namibia Ethiopia’s lost treasures Beyond the Serengeti migration Uganda’s adventure capital Mauritania… and much more Buy this issue Buy a subscription Buy Digital only Features The Luangwa Valley unveiledOur guide to everything you need to know about …

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Partake in the local cuisines Food is every part of the thriving culture of Malawi. To have an authentic Malawi experience, it is recommended that you try some of the local delicacies. Nsima, Malawi’s staple food made out of processed corn, is a must have. Make sure it is served with meat or fish and …

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As we discovered in our feature on Kafue in issue 79, Zambia’s largest national park boasts an extraordinary diversity of habitat and wildlife, making it one of the most appealing in the whole of Africa. Travel from south to north and you’ll experience miombo woodland, riverine forest, grassy dambos, a lake, teak forest and, in …

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