Issue 5 (Autumn 1998)
Autumn 1998

The Bushman of the Kalahari · Victoria Falls · Namibia's Skeleton Coast · Seychelles Islands · Battlefields of Kwa-Zulu Natal · Elephants in Kenya's Mount Elgon National Park · Kenya's Sun 'n Surf · Tanzania's Nogorongoro Crater · The Spotted Hyaena · On Location With The Big Cats · Uganda: Kampalo, City Profile · Malawi's Nyika Plateau · Ancient Egypt · Senegal, Country Profile · Corruption in Africa · Overlanding · Photoschool: Big Cats



Overlanding: Could it be for you?
Much criticised and much loved, overlanding has been an integral part of African tourism for decades. It also has broad appeal for all age groups. Robert Irwin goes in search of "Overlander Africanus".
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Egypt: Every Picture Tells a Story
By examining tombs and their reliefs, Bob Burch delves into the age-old medical procedures and physical ailments of ancient Egypt, drawing interesting parallels to today's clinical practices.
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Madagascar: Endangered Music
Increasing European interest in African music may well be saving Madagascan music from obscurity.
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Malawi: Nyika Plateau
Few people have heard of the scenic splendour that is the Nyika Plateau in the north of Malawi. This National Park boasts some of the most spectacular and contrasting countryside in Africa.
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Botswana: The Bushmen
Millions of movie-goers saw the hilarious film, "The Gods Must Be Crazy", about a bushman family coping with the infiltration of modern society on their independent and insulated desert lives. But the reality is far more serious. In the central Kalahari, Lex Hes witnesses the difficulties these people face as modernisation encroaches
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Morocco: Marriage Market at Imilchil
On a recent trip to Morocco, Jack Barker went to great lengths to visit an unusual market. Opinions were sharply divided in the lowland cafe. Would I reach the Marriage Market at Imilchil? The locals sipped sweet mint tea and argued amongst themselves.
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Uganda: Kampala
Uganda's capital has an energy and character different to many other African cities. Elaine Eliah visited Kampala three years ago and has stayed since. She explains why.
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Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater
Arguably the finest game-viewing in the world can be enjoyed in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Kenya: Elephants of Mount Elgon
Watching elephants deep underground sounds about as likely as finding the fabled elephants' graveyard full of ivory. But this extraordinary phenomenon is what keeps wildlife biologist Ian Redmond going back to Kenya's Mount Elgon National Park.
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Wildlife: The Hyaena
The spotted hyaena is not just the scanvenger most people know it to be. It is supremely adapted to its role as one of Africa's most successful predators. Gus Mills explores the world of this fascinating mammal.
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Kenya: The Coast
Besides being a cheap seaside holiday, the Kenyan coast offers a diverse range of attractions and activities, which gives it the edge over many traditional beach destinations. David Simpson explains.
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