Issue 56 (Autumn 2011)

Issue 56 (Autumn 2011)

Desperate to fly south? 83 ingredients for the ultimate Cape itinerary • Access the Namib like never before • Africa's great aerial migration • Bwindi and the Batwa - gorillas and the lost tribe • Guide to Kenya's Rift Valley lakes • 48 hours in Marrakech • Seychelles • Tips on photographing people • The battle for Lake Tanganyika... and much more!



East meets West - The Perfect Cape Combo
The Eastern and Western Capes may just be two provinces, but together they offer a world of travel possibilities. By Helen Ranger.
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New Boundaries
Access into the desolate heart of the Namib-Naukluft has always been something visitors have dreamed of. As Dale Morris discovers, they now have the chance. Follow him on a new 4WD self-drive tour into previously inaccessible  areas of this great dune desert.
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Bwindi and the Batwa
Before the creation of Bwindi Inpenetrable National Park, the now famous forest used to be home to more than just endangered mountain gorillas – it was the homeland of the Batwa Pygmies. Sue Watt looks into how this dispossessed tribe is now trying to save its traditions with the help of tourism.
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Clouds over Kasanka
Emma Gregg had never been happier to see dark clouds forming on the horizon. After all, a soaking was not in the forecast, but rather a chance to experience the largest mammalian migration event on the planet. Here is her story.
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Ahead of the game
Amy Carter-James may not yet be a household name in the UK, but in Mozambique’s Quirimbas National Park she is well known to thousands of people for transforming their lives through tourism. Here, she talks with Sue Watt.
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The cold-blooded truth
Too often relegated to sideshow status on safaris, reptiles actually have oodles of interesting and entertaining characteristics to keep your eyes occupied and your guide’s foot on the break pedal. Here Mike Unwin, a writer who is always keen on separating myth from reality, discusses some of them.
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48 Hours in Marrakech
Europeans think nothing of jetting to another city on the continent for the weekend, so Georgina Menheneott Phillips asks, why not Africa? Here, she takes a short hop on a flight to Marrakech and illustrates just how much of the city one can embrace in a mere 48 hours.
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