Issue 22 (Winter 2002/3)
Winter 2002

The 25 Best Parks & Reserves of East Africa · Guide to Winter Sun in Africa · The Kalahari Bushmen · 10 Great South African Adventure Activities ·Â Photographing Snakes · Sandwich Harbour, Namibia · Discovering Ibo Island, Mozambique · Lochinvar NP, Malawi · Shona Sculpture, Zimbabwe · The Mating Game, Mammals



Winter Sun in Africa
Much of Africa offers winter warmth and colour to Europeans suffering short, monochromatic days. But where's best for an affordable, accessible solar fix? We profile Africa's leading winter sun-and-sea destinations. All feature in mainstream holiday brochures and are near enough to visit for just a week, or even a long weekend, with minimal jet lag. So think twice before you mothball your beachwear.
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Zimbabwe: Shona Sculpture
Beverley Sterling investigates the rampant increase in forgeries that is threatening Zimbabwe's world-renowned sculptors.
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The Mating Game - Part One
How mammals court and couple in the wild
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Love of Africa: Brian Jones
Brian Jones is living proof that the so-called "Africa Bug" affects people even at 4000m, even when they're trying to make aviation history. From the capsule of the Breitling Orbiter 3, which became the first balloon to circumnavigate the globe non-stop, Brian and his partner Bertrand Piccard found crossing the Sahara unexpectedly captivating: "We knew we'd be flying slowly over North Africa for four to five days and assumed that there wouldn't be much of interest to see. But the views were breathtaking.
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Mozambique: Ibo Island
Duncan Guy explores Mozambique's little-visited northern reaches and finds an enticing blend of history and tropical beauty.
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South Africa: 10 Great Adventure Activities
South Africa has long been a Mecca for adrenalin junkies in the know. Jennifer Stern takes a look at the best of the country's world-class adventure activities.
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Namibia: Sandwich Harbour
This is one of the world's most coveted birding sanctuaries. Yet so few people visit that some guide books barely refer to it. To find out if it is worth
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The Best 25 National Parks and Reserves of East Africa: Introduction
East Africa's range of terrains, climates, ecosystems, cultures and wildlife almost defies belief. Surely there's a park or reserve to satisfy every whim?
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Botswana: The Bushmen
We vist the Kalahari to witness a culture at the crossroads.
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The Best 25 National Parks and Reserves of East Africa: Kenya
East Africa's most popular destination contributes five parks to our feature, and shares one other with Tanzania.
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The Best 25 National Parks and Reserves of East Africa: Uganda
Uganda has some of the most unique parks in Africa.
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