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Would you visit Sudan?

In issue 80 of Travel Africa, we identified 20 places that we feel have great potential to develop as tourist destinations in the future. Included in our list were the pyramids of Sudan, lesser known than those in Egypt, yet more abundant. We appreciate, though, that the enduring appeal of …

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On the trail of Tutankhamun (Part 2: Tomb raider)

Phil Clisby and his family continue their journey through Egypt towards Luxor and the resting place of King Tut, taking in a couple more temples along the way We leave Aswan aboard a felucca, the Egyptian single-mast sailing boat that once carried goods along the Nile. Nowadays, their precious cargo …

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White mischief

Rebecca Phillips reports on leucistic baboons spotted in Ruaha Recently there was a media stir about the sighting of two rare white reticulated giraffe in Kenya; a mother and baby who share a genetic condition known as leucism, which gives them their unique colouration. Leucism differs from albinism in that …

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The sounds of Africa

Visitors to Africa from Europe often report a feeling, while they are there, of being subtly more alive. The sunlight is brighter and hotter than one is used to, the tastes and smells sharper, the colours more intense. The days seem to pass more slowly. Uninterrupted landscapes let the eye …

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Borana Lodge, Laikipia, Kenya

Successful eco-tourism enterprises across Africa harness the power of tourism to provide economic development for local communities while protecting our wilderness areas and the wildlife they sustain. There are numerous inspiring examples of this right across the continent; for us, one of the most intriguing is Borana, in Kenya’s Laikipia …

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Specialist photographic safaris

Photo copyright CNP Safaris Imagine a herd of elephants splashing across the Chobe River a few metres in front of you, a lioness stalking her prey across the Serengeti plains, thousands of wildebeest thundering past you in the Masai Mara, or carmine bee-eaters taking flight in Luangwa… and then capturing …

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20-20 Vision

What are the hot new places you should be visiting in the future? Mark Stratton has consulted the travel trade, journalists, conservationists and others to compile a list of 20 extraordinary, off-the-beaten-track destinations with great potential Which African destinations will we be visiting over the next 20 years? When Travel …

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