Issue 15 (Spring 2001)
Spring 2001

Special 41 page feature on National Parks of Southern African · Stargazing on Safari · Sharks of Africa · Exhumation in Madagascar · Uganda's Semliki Valley · Accommodation in Kenya · Walking, Cycling and Diving Safari n Tanzania · Photoschool: Dawn to Dusk



Madagascar: Exhumation Ceremonies
Exhumation is not practised by westerners unless for forensic reasons, but in Madagascar the Turning of the Bones ceremony is vital in maintaining links with revered ancestors, who still play a very real role in daily life. Travel Africa investigates.
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National Parks of Southern Africa: Botswana
Botswana is without doubt one of Africa's great game destinations.
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National Parks of Southern Africa: South Africa
There are now 20 major parks in the country, covering an area of nearly two million hectares and representing various ecosystems, formations and cultural landmarks.
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Senegal: Conservation
Philip Briggs reports on efforts being made to save the Dama gazelle and the Scimitar-horned oryx.
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Stargazing on Safari Safari
Most visitors to Africa are overawed by the drama of the night sky. Making the effort to do some stargazing when on safari will open up a captivating new world, suggests Heather Rix.
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Activities: Africa By Bicycle - Leg 6
Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Senegal.
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Kenya: Accommodation
The extreme diversity of Kenya's natural terrain is mirrored in that of its accommodation. Few African nations can compete, argues David Keith Jones.
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Tanzania: Walking, Cycling & Diving Safari
Tanzania offers such a wide range of attractions that it can be difficult to get the right balance in an itinerary. When planning her safari, Julia Robinson decided to base her schedule on activities she enjoys: walking, cycling and diving.
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Uganda: Semliki Valley
In the Semliki Valley, Melanie Finn discovers a once-decimated Wildlife Reserve that's now helping Uganda regain its former status as the Pearl of Africa.
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National Parks of Southern Africa: Lesotho
Lesotho's only national park, Sehlabathebe, embraces 6500 hectares in the south-eastern corner of this mountain kingdom. The park, which is under the auspices of the National Park Section of the Department of Conservation and Forestry, was proclaimed in 1981. Its rolling green hills rise up to basalt peaks which top 3000m.
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National Parks of Southern Africa: Malawi
Despite having the region's highest population density, Malawi is well endowed with protected areas. Over ten percent of its land surface is allocated into nine National Parks (NP) or Wildlife Reserves (WR), including the world's first freshwater park at Cape Maclear on Lake Malawi.
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