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Children play outside the protective kraal at their village, Nalemoru — aptly meaning ‘village on a high point’ — on the slopes of Morungole Mountain, northern Uganda
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January-March 2018 (81)
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DEPARTMENTS
Taking responsibility
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INDABA
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The map that tells a story
The spots that make our hearts sing
Kenya is one of Africa’s foremost destinations, yet it faces big challenges. Richard Trillo talks to Dr Betty Radier, the new Chief Executive of Kenya Tourism, to find out more.
Athletes and amateurs alike are helping to save the environment and support local communities by taking part in marathons around the continent. Henry Bevan gives us the lowdown on 10 physical contests to tackle on your next African adventure
Graham Boynton reports on the rise of experiential travel
Stuart Butler reflects on his journey in Algeria to visit some of the finest but least-known Roman sites in existence
Africa at home
Cape Town is world-famous for its culinary scene, and the upmarket southern suburb of the Constantia Valley is no different. Laura Griffith-Jones reveals her pick of the best places to eat and drink to suit every palate and pocket
Binoculars and telescopes can hugely enhance your safari experience as they make focusing on faraway animals easier. But which one is more useful? With the help of Swarovski Optik, Henry Bevan outlines the differences between the two, before explaining the mysterious practice of digiscoping
Safari addict and conservationist Kenneth Coe has a wild time at Chad’s Zakouma National Park
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In this extract from her new book, A Cheetah’s Tale, Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent discusses how she learned to ‘read’ the calls of Tess, an orphaned cheetah cub
Mike Brogden of Botswana Cultural Holidays recommends some great reads about this southern African country
FEATURES
From bats to dabchicks, here is our pick of the most captivating winning shots from Nature’s Best Photography Africa Awards 2017
Nick Dall sets out in South Africa’s Mountain Zebra National Park to search for the world’s fastest feline, and learn about its behaviour and interaction with its cousin the lion
In search of a more affordable option in this notoriously expensive wildlife destination, Sarah Gilbert joins a group mobile camping safari
Resident Annabelle Venter gets under the skin of the Namibian capital, exploring its architecture, gardens, museums, restaurants, cafés, bars and shops
For a relatively small country, Malawi harbours some impressive avian riches. Dominic Couzens reveals the best places to go
From bat swarms and birding bonanzas to leopard encounters and little-known migrations, William Gray presents a guide to Zambia’s definitive, spine-tingling experiences
Our publisher, Craig Rix, urges readers to visit his homeland sooner rather than later, to capture the atmosphere and help boost the country’s development
So how do Zimbabweans feel about the changes in their country, and why do they feel it is important you make a trip there top of your agenda this year? We asked a selection of people associated with tourism for their opinion.
Fans of Zimbabwe are quick to point out that the country packs a diverse range of attractions into a relatively small country (by African standards). Here’s a selection of the more popular places worth including on an itinerary.
Chaz Powell’s ambition was to walk the length of the Zambezi in a single trip. He tells Olivia Rook why he chose this great river and relays some of the challenges he encountered en route
Lodges and tented camps have their own appeal but they’re not the only option. We put our heads together to collate a list of some of Africa’s most unconventional boltholes. Compiled by Henry Bevan
Given its history, Sierra Leone might not be on everybody’s bucket list. But when Sue Watt travels there, she discovers potential and optimism in this West African country. Photographs by Will Whitford
Ethiopia expert Trevor Jenner reveals why we should reconsider our misconceptions about this land of astonishing natural beauty, ethnic diversity and cultural riches
A destination on a page, by Philip Briggs, with photographs by Ariadne Van Zandbergen
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Say ‘African mammal’ and most people will immediately envisage elephants, lions and other celebrated beasts on terra firma. But the oceanic waters that wash the continent’s shores are also home to many marine species, including an impressive selection of whales and dolphins, many of which are easier to see than you might think. Mike Unwin reports
The following are six prime locations in Africa for whale watching. There are many others.
Whales evolved about 49 million years ago from land-living ungulates, with their closest relative today being the hippopotamus. Like all mammals, they suckle their young on milk and must breathe air regularly. Their bodies exhibit a unique set of adaptations for their entirely aquatic lifestyle. This humpback whale illustrates many of them:
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