The Winter 2013 edition of Travel Africa (issue #65) will be published on the 30th of December, 2013.
Accommodation: how to choose a lodge
With such a wide choice of accommodation available to safari-goers of all budgets, we explore some of the criteria you should consider when seeking the right holiday accommodation for you. We also give special attention to the question of ‘eco-lodges’: what exactly is an eco-lodge and what are the environmental credentials that apply in an African conservation context?
Conservation: The state of Africa’s lions
It is undeniable that the opportunity to see lions in the wild is the big drawcard for most safari-goers, the highlight of a trip and the iconic image of Africa that lives with you forever. But, sadly, they’re increasingly under threat. In this feature, Anthony Ham assesses the conservation status of the lion, Brian Jackman describes the thrill of seeing them on safari, and we seek the expert opinion on the best spots to see them.
Malawi: Majete: the blueprint for African conservation?
Photo-journalists Aaron Gekoski and Gemma Catlin visit Malawi, where an extensive rehabilitation programme has seen Majete National Park become an attractive wildlife destination in its own right. In combination with Lake Malawi, the country now offers an excellent beach-bush holiday option – and Majete could set the standard for further park revival across Africa.
History: A journey through Africa’s history in 20 stops
Guide book writer and African traveller extraordinaire, Philip Briggs, takes us on a safari to 20 sites that offer a surprisingly thorough overview of Africa’s oft-neglected past. And reveal some pretty extraordinary places, some easier to visit than others!
Kenya: Self-drive safari
Many people don’t think of Kenya as a self-drive destination. So Steve and Ann Toon set out to visit several of the country’s most popular parks in a trusty old 4X4 to see how feasible it really is.
Namibia: Secret stars of the southern Kalahari
Steven Cunliffe visits the southern reaches of Namibia, away from all the top attractions. Is it worth including on an itinerary? What’s there to see?
Essential Africa: South Africa
With so much on offer in South Africa, how do you fit it all in? In this practical guide, we suggest a few great itineraries that offer an exceptional beach-bush combination.
Botswana: On foot in the land of dust and giants
Villiers Steyn and Tabby Mittins visit the Tuli block, where they embark on a wilderness trail with guide Stuart Quinn, exploring a contrasting environment to Botswana’s northern parks, but no less dramatic.
Zambia Safari Planner
Following the popularity of our Kenya Safari Planner, we invite operators and lodge owners to tell you why you should choose their operation when planning your next Zambian holiday.