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Photo essay: Seven days in Malawi in fourteen pictures

Fish Eagle attacks

Fishermen on Lake Malawi I travelled to Malawi for the first time in April this year, spending a week in the “Warm Heart of Africa”. It was a wonderful experience and for once, the slogan is true. Malawi is spectacular, her people are extremely friendly and yet for European travellers – especially from the Nordic […]

An unforgettable Botswana safari: Part 1 – The Okavango Delta

Mokoro ride as sun sets

This article was originally published in June 2015 Readers are well aware of my love of – and incurable addiction to – Africa. My condition worsened last year when I went on my first safari; now I crave a new hit on a daily basis. You will often hear that an African safari is a […]

An unforgettable Botswana safari: Part 3 – Hyena Pan

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This is the final part in the series describing my adventures in Botswana with Sunway Safaris – read the first post with full details on the company here: An unforgettable Botswana safari: Part 1 – The Okavango Delta. The second article covers Moremi Game Reserver and can be found here: An unforgettable Botswana safari: Part 2 – […]

An unforgettable Botswana safari: Part 2 – Moremi Game Reserve

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You’ll find the first part of this article, along with a full introduction to the company I travelled with, right here: An unforgettable Botswana safari: Part 1 – The Okavango Delta. So if you haven’t already, go and read that first! As you’ll now recall, at the end of Part 1 we had cruised back […]

The perfect base for your African safari – Bomani Tented Lodge in Zimbabwe

Wildebeest and rainbow

Okay, I see you’re not beating around the bush… Do I ever? It’s true, that’s a big claim I’m making in that headline right there. But fear not, I’m going to convince you that I’m not writing cheques my story can’t cash. Cue the inevitable spike in searches by confused younger readers wondering what a […]

Experiencing life on the edge at Gorges Lodge, Zimbabwe

Bar at Gorges Lodge

Last year I experienced Zimbabwe for the first time – and I thoroughly recommend you do the same… Introduction As this picture of the bar area suggests, Gorges Lodge is no ordinary hotel. When I looked through my notes, video footage and photographs I realized that a regular hotel review would not do the place […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Election rally in Accra, Ghana, 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 […]