African Travel Articles


Information on everything you need to know when traveling to Africa.
  • Black star
    Ancient pagan traditions clash with a heady brew of colonial cultures to make Ghana one of West Africa's most alluring destinations. Discover this friendly country and prepare to revel
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  • Children of the Wilderness
    Africa's rural children are largely underprivileged; some of them have never even seen the wildlife on their own doorsteps. Wilderness Safaris has created a remarkable programme in southern
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  • Ethiopia National Parks
    First exposure to Ethiopian highland culture tends to leave you feeling that you haven't merely entered another country, but have been beamed into a parallel universe. Bale National Park Ethiopia
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  • Island Style
    Follow the trade winds into the heart of the Indian ocean and you might discover a mythical micro-continent known to early explorers as the land of Lemuria. Jacques Marais sailed west and found the Seychelles
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  • Lesotho National Parks
    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
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  • Biking in Africa
    Mountain biking in Africa
    Jacques Marais highlights five mountainbiking adventures awaiting those who dare venture into the African hinterland. does this not sound like mountain biking heaven?
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  • Complete guide to overlanding in Africa: Africa Travel Articles: African Safari Advice: This was where the dunes met the sea.
    Overlanding in Africa
    Our hearts sank as we felt the truck grind to a halt, its wheels digging into the soft sand. Nervously we glanced at the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, just a few metres away. It was the moment
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  • Complete guide to overlanding in Africa: Africa Travel Articles: African Safari Advice: This was where the dunes met the sea.
    River guns through it
    Call it canyoning or kloofing or river-running or whatever you want. Jacques Marais bashed his way down the Twenty-four Rivers gorge and he calls it extreme fun
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  • Swaziland Parks
    As the smallest country in the southern hemisphere (about the same size as Wales), Swaziland can't be expected to compare with bigger African countries when it comes to National Parks. There are
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  • The mild, wild west
    the blustery Atlantic and craggy Cederberg ranges, have long tempted travellers with many a down-to-earth charm. Jacques Marais went exploring in this Land of Sunsets
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  • Venture into the tug and swirl of the mighty Nile
    The Nile High Club
    Forget about rebel attacks, malaria and Big Dada dictators. Uganda is currently reveling in its second decade of boom-time growth and is steadily regaining its status as the Pearl of Africa
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  • Birding - Africa's Top 10 Birding Sites: Africa Travel Articles: African Safari Advice: Excellent base for birding.
    Top 10 Birding Sites
    For the birds: A mixture of habitats along the Gambia River. For the birders: About 150km along the Gambia River, well away from the coastal tourist areas, Tendaba Camp provides an excellent base
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