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A flying visit to Flatdogs Camp in Zambia

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Introduction The story so far: after spending a week in Malawi during my month-long trip to Africa earlier this year to attend three travel trade shows, I had five days I needed to fill. The third and final expo was Indaba in Durban, South Africa. Rather than getting there way ahead of schedule and whiling […]

A week in Malawi – truly the warm heart of Africa

Fishermen on Lake Malawi

Introduction Earlier this year I organized what could be described as the “working trip of a lifetime”. Stay with me here – basically I managed to turn three separate business trips to Africa into an entire month spent on the world’s most exciting continent, which is quite a result as I am sure you will […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Ouagadougou campsite, Burkina Faso, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Djenne Mosque, Mali, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Accommodation Review: Kumbali Country Lodge, Lilongwe, Malawi

Kumbali restaurant and bar

What we tell people: A wonderful place to stay just 8km from the centre of town, Kumbali offers peace and tranquility and neatly combines old-fashioned English country house ambience with African style and design. The restaurant serves some of the best cuisine in Lilongwe, the grounds are beautiful and service is friendly. No wonder Madonna […]