Let’s get this show on the road

The Travel Africa Magazine says: Let’s get this show on the road

Jambo! Whether you’re a reader, a traveler or an adventurer, these blogs may just give you the inspiration and information you need to explore your next destination!

Let’s get this show on the road

Phil Clisby recounts a recent(ish) self-drive trip around Namibia, accompanied by his soon-to-be-wife and two-year-old son. In part one, he journeys from Windhoek to Sossusvlei via Erongo and Swakopmund

It’s hot. And I’m sweating profusely, despite the air con. A complete contrast to the freezing December weather we left behind in the UK; our winter coats thrown into the depths of the boot of our 4WD, to be left unseen for the next two weeks.

We drive out of Windhoek, heading for the wilderness of Erongo. After a couple of hours easy travelling on smooth tarmac we turn off the highway on to gravel, for our first experience of off-roading. We soon get the hang of it, skipping across the surface at a good lick, so as not to feel every bump and divot.

After 10km of dust flying in our wake – having belatedly remembered to close all the windows first – we reach the entrance to Erongo Wilderness Lodge. A sign informs us that the lodge is 800m up a very steep hill.

We take a deep breath, engage 4WD, slam our trusty steed into first gear and make our way up the slope at a speed that resembles that of a 180-year-old tortoise; the vehicle rocking as if we are on a boat, as we crawl up the somewhat uneven track.

Read the full blog to discover the best way to catch rock hyrax, why you should be careful where your dog has a wee and the benefits of an indecent proposal

How will Donald Trump’s presidency affect African tourism?

Do you remember that old children’s song where Nellie the Elephant lost her trunk and cried for help with a “trumpety trump”? The million dollar question is: did her “trumpety trumping” make things better or worse? I ask the same question: will a Trump president make things better or worse for African tourism? Read more…

Take a walk on the wild side

Trekking in wildlife reserves in Africa is a truly memorable experience. The Kingdom of Swaziland positively encourages people to explore its game parks, of course only those that have do not have any of the Big 5 – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Escape mass tourism and discover real Africa on foot. Read more…

Highlights for our next edition of Travel Africa magazine include:

  • A practical guide to help you plan your trip to Zambia’s Luangwa Valley
  • Bush skills and bushmen trackers in Botswana’s Central Kalahari GR
  • All you need to know about self-drive in Namibia
  • Ten secret parks for wildlife enthusiasts in South Africa
  • Child-friendly spots along Kenya’s coast
  • High adventures in Uganda’s Jinja
  • The benefits of responsible tourism in Malawi
  • Stunning photographs of Morocco’s saffron industry… plus so much more

Subscriber copies of the Spring edition (78) will be mailed out at the end of March, sosubscribe today if you’d love to get your hands on a copy!

A quick reminder that we’ve teamed up with Silverfox Travel & Outdoors www.traveloutdoors.co.uk to bring you the chance to win one of three travel bundles worth more than GB£100 each! Each bundle includes a pocket blanket, a portable charging device, a travel adaptor, a trekking towel, two Water-to-Go bottles and a flight bottle set, all packed up in an Osprey Daylite daysack – its a great bundle, and one could be yours if you subscribe or renew your subscription for two years or more by the 24th of March, 2017. (You only NEED to renew your subscription if you’ve received a letter in the mail from us, but if you haven’t had a letter you’re still welcome to renew in order to enter the competition – your call!)

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