Issue 62 (Spring 2013)

Issue 62 (Spring 2013)

Vanishing point - how can we save the rhino? • 25 Greatest safari destinations of Southern Africa • Tanzania - Zanzibar's princess • Republic of Congo's star called Neptuno • Sub-Saharan Africa's greatest rock art treasures • Travel Kenya Supplement • Essential Africa - Cameroon... and much more!



Vanishing point - the horns of the dilemma
As Africa’s poaching crisis deepens, controversial calls to legalise the trade in rhino horn have been gaining ground in a last-ditch attempt to stop the pointless slaughter of these iconic wild animals. Steve and Ann Toon report.
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Southern Africa's Top 25 Safari Destinations
Philip Briggs, one of Africa’s most prolific travellers and writers, picks the best of the best and offers some practical advice to help you plan your perfect southern Africa itinerary.
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Indelible Impressions
Philip Briggs visits ten of sub-Saharan Africa’s greatest rock art treasures.
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Travelling with Antibiotics
Dr Richard Dawood advises travellers to remote parts of Africa to include prescription antibiotics in their medical kits.

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A star called Neptuno
Although founded in 1935, Odzala National Park has never truly made its mark. However, with the recent habituation of three gorilla groups and the completion of two new camps, things are set to change. We sent Sue Watt to investigate.
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The lost Princess of Zanzibar
Nick Boulos looks into the life of Sayyida Salme, a 19th-century princess of Zanzibar,  and goes in search of what remains from her past on the island.
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Malaria Q & A
"I'm asked more questions about malaria than about any other disease," says Dr Richard Dawood, "both by first-time travellers and by Africa veterans alike."

In the first of his new series of travel health columns, he tackles current queries about the illness.

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Report on the latest Cholera vaccine
Double Whammy

Travel Africa's medical expert, Dr Richard Dawood, reports on a cholera vaccine with a scene-stealing added benefit.

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Health: Malaria Part 1
HOW GREAT IS THE RISK, REALLY?

How concerned should you be about catching malaria in Africa and what should you do to guard against it?
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Health: Malaria Part 2
In our last edition we looked at the threat of malaria and attempts to control it. We stressed the need for travellers to Africa to be well informed beforehand. In
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