Edition 32: Autumn 2005
The verdict’s out. When we asked readers to name the African country they’d most like to visit if they had the chance to plan the trip of a lifetime (Books, ed 31, Summer 2005), Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia emerged as clear favourites.
John Newton of Aberystwyth, UK, says he would choose Namibia, because
“it seems to have everything: dramatic desert and bushland scenery, a
wide variety of wildlife, ancient rock art and fascinating people such
as the Himba and the Bushmen. Plus more cheetahs than anywhere else!”
Zambia was also a popular choice. Sibel Ayman from Turkey tells us:
“Zambia has an incredible draw for me because it is truly an
unexpurgated wilderness with a diverse ecosystem and an intense
concentration of game. It’s also not as crowded with tourists and
vehicles as other places.”
Both John and Sibel win a copy of Cheetahs by Tracey Rich and Andy
Rouse (Evans Mitchell). The other winners were Melanie Keenan from
Australia, Janet Leak of Attleborough, UK and Kavita Favelle.