Issue 53 (Winter 2010/11)

Winter 2010/11

Bowled over! East Africa's 20 best wildlife destinations • Set sail for Nosy Be • Tuli, Botswana's hidden promise • Africa's grand designs • Slackpacking in South Africa • Zambia's Elephant Charge • Sahara by kite buggy • Interview with Greg Carr • Family trip in Madagascar... and much more!



20 Stories celebrating East Africa's greatest wildlife destinations
Wanting to share the best with the best, we thought we’d inspire you with tales from some of your favourite contributors.
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Gorongosa - the Human side of Conservation
Sue Watt sits down with Greg Carr, the man who sparked the rebirth of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park. As she finds out, it has more to do with people than it does with animals.
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Floating in Paradise
David Rogers turns his back on luxurious travel and boards a traditional dhow with his wife, his young sons and two other families for a week of coastal exploration in Madagascar.
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Tuli's guarantee
The renowned elephants of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve had long been calling to Marcus Leach. Yet, when he finally arrived, there was something else hiding in its midst that captured his attention.
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Grand designs
Ann and Steve Toon investigate how the modern world is being shaped by nature’s designs.
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Mad way south
Stefan Simanowitz reports on antipodean adventurers who attempted a death-defying (and record-breaking) crossing of the Sahara by kite buggy.
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Slackpacking
Once a remote community’s only link to the outside world, the trails of the Gamkaskloof Valley now offer a unique trekking experience. Join Matthew Covarr as he slackpacks for the first time.
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CHARGE!
We recently sent Victoria Kelly to watch Zambia’s annual Elephant Charge. How did competitors fare in trying to prove that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line? Here is her report. Photographs by Gareth Bentley.
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A cat tonic
Ten years ago AfriCat embarked on an ambitious project to release captive cheetahs back into the wild. Gavin Haines visits the Namibian conservationists to check on its progress.
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