My Big Five
Hannes Lochner

Edition 47: Summer 2009

Hannes Lochner, professional photographer and author of The Colours of Southern Africa, has travelled widely across Africa. Here are his five favourite haunts.

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Simon Reeve

Edition 46: Spring 2009

Author, adventurer and TV presenter Simon Reeve is no stranger to Africa, visiting it for three separate TV series: Places That Don’t Exist, Equator and Tropic of Capricorn. Here are his five most cherished places on the continent.

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William Gray

Edition 45: Winter 2008/9

Award-winning travel writer William Gray, author of the new book Adventure Travel – Action-packed getaways that respect the planet, picks his five favourite activities on the African continent.

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Mike Unwin

Edition 44: Autumn 2008

Mike Unwin, editor of Travel Zambia magazine, has authored numerous books for both adults and children, including the Bradt Guide to Southern African Wildlife, and writes regularly for many magazines and newspapers, including The Independent, BBC Wildlife, Travel Africa and Bird Watching. He’s spent nearly eight years in southern Africa – first working as a teacher in Zimbabwe, second as a publisher in Swaziland and most recently as a conservation volunteer in Zambia. Here are five of his favourite locales.

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Sir Christopher Ondaatje

Edition 43: Summer 2008

Adventurer, author and philanthropist, Sir Christopher Ondaatje has worn many hats and explored many lands. His latest book, The Glenthorne Cat, focuses on one of his greatest loves – leopards. Here are the five African locales that he holds dear.

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David Shepherd OBE FRSA

Edition 42: Spring 2008

David Shepherd OBE FRSA, long an internationally renowned artist, became a conservationist in 1960 when he witnessed at first hand the horrors man can inflict on wildlife.  Since then, through his foundation and its supporters, he has raised millions to fund field projects working to save critically endangered mammals in their wild habitat.

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Fred Hodgson
Fred Hodgson, one of Travel Africa’s longest-standing readers, has travelled widely across the continent, from Accra to Addis and Zambia to Zanzibar.
Here, he tells us about his five favourite African destinations.
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Philip Briggs

Edition 39: Summer 2007

Philip Briggs, regular Travel Africa contributor and prolific guidebook writer, has spent much of the last 15 years exploring the highs and lows of his favourite continent. Here, he tells us his five favourite African destinations.

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Matt Phillips

Edition 38: Spring 2007

Matt Phillips, the new editor of Travel Africa magazine, has visited Africa numerous times and has ventured through more than twenty of its amazing nations. Here, he reveals five of his favourite locations.

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John Warburton-Lee

Edition 37: Winter 2006/7

John Warburton-Lee led an expedition of Welsh Guards across Africa in 1990, and has since returned regularly as a photographer. He tells us about his five favourite places.

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Larry Norton
Edition 36: Autumn 2006

Zimbabwe-born Larry Norton is a professional artist specialising in drawings and paintings of African wildlife, landscapes and people. He tells us about five inspirational locations.
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Hilary Bradt
Edition 35: Summer 2006

Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides, has enjoyed travelling around Africa since the 1970s. Here she tells us about five places which have found a special home in her heart.
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Hilda Tloubatla, Mahotella Queens
Edition 34: Spring 2006

The legendary South African harmony trio Mahotella Queens has performed across Africa and around the world for the last 30 years. Last year they joined the Live 8 line-up and this May they’ll be touring the UK with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Here band member Hilda Tloubatla reveals her five favourite places in Africa.
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Amanda Marks
Edition 33: Winter 2005/6

Amanda Marks co-directs Tribes Travel (www.tribes.co.uk), the Fair Trade travel company which recently scooped an impressive accolade by being judged overall winner of the 2005 Responsible Tourism Awards. She tells us about her five favourite places in Africa.
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Alan Binks
Edition 32: Autumn 2005

Alan Binks, director of well-established Kenyan safari specialists Ker & Downey, is a highly experienced guide. Here he chooses his five favourite places in Africa.
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Michaela Strachan
Edition 31: Summer 2005

Fresh from presenting Elephant Diaries (the five-part BBC wildlife documentary series filmed with Jonathan Scott in Kenya), Michaela Strachan tells us about her five favourite places in Africa.
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Jonathan Kingdon
Edition 30: Spring 2005

Jonathan Kingdon, biologist and artist, has written extensively on the evolution of humans and other animals in Africa. He’s best known as the author of two highly respected wildlife guides: The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, and the new Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals. Here he chooses five favourite places, each of which he associates with a particular animal species he has studied or depicted in his work.
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Ian Redmond
Edition 26: Winter 2003/4

Gorillas should carry a government warning: they are seriously addictive and can change your life, claims wildlife consultant Ian Redmond, who selects his five favourite places in Africa.
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Andy Rouse
Edition 25: Autumn 2003

Wildlife photographer Andy Rouse focuses on five of his favourite African haunts.
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Kate Humble
Edition 24: Summer 2003

Television presenter Kate Humble takes us to her five favourite places in Africa.
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Daryl Balfour
 Edition 23: Spring 2003

The renowned wildlife photographer takes us to his five favourite places in Africa.
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Ffyona Campbell
Edition 21: Autumn 2002

The trans-world walker selects her five favourite African places.
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