Issue 12 (Summer 2000)
Summer 2000

Kilimanjaro - The Roof of Africa · Marrakech · Castles and Forts of Ghana · Karamoja Uganda · Ethiopia's Rock Stelae Fields · Kenya's finest small Lodges and homestays · Tipping on Safari · Tips for Better Wildlife Painting · Eclipse in Africa · Malawi Country Profile · Zimbabwe off the beaten track · Aardwolf · Botswana's Tsodilo Hills · Design of Namibia's lodges · Addo Elephant National Park · Photoschool: Black & White



Botswana: Tsodilo Hills
Mike Main explores the myth and magic of the ancient Tsodilo Hills in northwest Botswana.
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Art Advisory: A Brush With the Wild
For the artist, Africa provides a wealth of superb subject matter, rich in colour, high in atmosphere. To give you a few tips on how to improve your work, we asked wildlife artist Michael Kitchen-Hurle to explain the composition of one of his paintings, completed following avisit to Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.
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Wildlife: Aardwolf
Often mistaken for hyaenas and struggling to survive in farmlands, aardwolf numbers have dwindled to worrying levels. But Stephanie Debere visited a small conservation trust near Harare, Zimbabwe, where efforts to breed the animals are offering some hope.
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Activities: Africa by Bicycle - Leg 3
Leg 3: Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic.
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Central Africa Republic: At a Glance
The area was inhabited by the hunter-gatherer
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Eclipse 2001
A total eclipse of the sun is a rare and special astronomical event, and southern Africa must consider itself fortunate that the next two total eclipses, on 21 June 2001 and 4 December 2002, will both follow a path across the subcontinent.
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Tanzania: Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It is formed of three volcanic cones - Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo (dormant) - and is the result of the weakening in the earth's crust associated with the earlier formation of the Rift Valley. Mt Kilimanjaro towering above the plains is a quintessential African image, and one which inspires thousands of people to climb the mountain every year.
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Madagascar: Lemurs
For flora and fauna unlike anywhere else, and an intriguing culture to boot, you'd be hard pressed to beat Madagascar, says Jack Barker.
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Morocco: Marrakech
Monsieur, spices for the mind! Mon ami!" implored a reedy voice at my side. I was strolling out of the bus station towards Bab Doukkala, Doukkala gate, which pierces the pink crenellated walls of the medina. The voice offered a room, another even cheaper room, girls and a final lingering pat on the arm. Here in Marrakech even the weariest gap-toothed, squint-eyed hustler wants, briefly, to be your "friend".
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Kenya: Sample Safari
Sample Safari is a regular column designed to give you an insight to the range of safari options available throughout Africa. In this edition, Yoyo Latter reports on a circuit of small lodges and home stays in some of Kenya's finest wildlife areas.
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Zimbabwe: Secret Zimbabwe
10 Great Natural Attractions off the Usual Tourist Track
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