Because it is so vast, Namibia is a country that demands some research and planning: which places to include in an itinerary; how to travel between them; how long to spend in each place; what time of year is best to visit… So where do you begin? To set you on your way we have compiled a list of Namibia’s key attractions and offered some advice on the practicalities, and who you could travel with. We hope it will all help get you started on your way to this extraordinary country.
With more people now seeking longer safaris with greater independence, but on ever-tighter budgets, experienced explorer Andrew St. Pierre White makes the case for self-drive, and offers his advice to help you plan your big adventure.
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What’s the point of a tail, you might wonder? After all, we humans seem to manage perfectly well without one. But this extra appendage does a vital job for most animals, from propulsion (crocodile) and counterbalance (cheetah) to seduction (widowbird) and signposting (warthog). In fact, a brief glance at some of Africa’s more notable exponents of tail power might just leave you wondering what you’re missing. By Mike Unwin.
Well-known for its long-established gorilla-trekking opportunities, Rwanda is now gaining recognition for the other attractions and experiences it offers. This is helped by major regeneration work being undertaken in its other main parks, including Nyungwe Forest, which is striving to become Africa’s prime rainforest reserve. Ben West paid a visit.
Mana Pools is a magnificent full colour coffee table book by Gregg Robinson. Blood, sweat and love have gone into this book and for anyone who’s visited Mana Pools or the Zambezi Valley (Zimbabwe) it captures that paradise.
Illustrated by the amazing photographs of Dana Allen, this journey into the Luangwa Valley highlights most of the major mammal species and several of the colourful bird species found within the South Luangwa National Park.
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