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  • 6 reasons you need to visit Sierra Leone

    6 reasons you need to visit Sierra Leone

    July 19th, 2017Sue Watt
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    Sierra Leone has everything adventurous travellers could want – exquisite, empty beaches fringed by palms, rainforest jungles with monkeys swinging through the trees, a fascinating heritage and warm, welcoming people. But its troubled history of civil war and Ebola means that few visitors actually make it here. Now fully reconciled and recovered, this beautiful West…

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  • Discovering Africa’s wildlife: how to safari safely and ethically

    Discovering Africa’s wildlife: how to safari safely and ethically

    January 30th, 2017Sue Watt
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    ‘Safari’ traditionally means journey in Swahili, but the word now describes the ultimate bucket-list trip to discover Africa’s wondrous wildlife. Yet today, that wildlife seems increasingly vulnerable, so how do you ensure your safari will be both safe and ethically sound? Start with a good safari operator A good safari operator is key to a…

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  • 10 reasons to see more of Rwanda than just the gorillas

    10 reasons to see more of Rwanda than just the gorillas

    September 15th, 2016Sue Watt
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    Rwanda is renowned for its rare mountain gorillas, and rightly so. Some 400 of our primate cousins roam the rainforests of Volcanoes National Park, with ten groups available for tracking. But this tiny country has so much more to see. Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”, it’s rich with beautiful mountains, valleys and lakes,…

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  • Off the tourist trail: the best little-visited African national parks

    Off the tourist trail: the best little-visited African national parks

    August 16th, 2016Sue Watt
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    Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Kruger – everyone who’s ever dreamt of going to Africa will know these safari big-hitters. Famous for their wildlife, they’re also famous for hordes of visitors that flock to them in convoys of Land Cruisers. If you want to get away from the masses, these are the best little-visited African national parks,…

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  • Aiming high: 6 of Africa’s most epic mountain climbs

    Aiming high: 6 of Africa’s most epic mountain climbs

    June 27th, 2016Sue Watt
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    It might be better known for bush and beach holidays, but Africa also has its fair share of magical, high-altitude mountains that deserve a place at the top of every hardy trekker’s wish list. They can be tough, torturous and knee-trembling, often involving mud-drenched trails in hot and humid rainforests, snow right on the equator and…

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