Africa

It is hard to speak of Africa and avoid clichés. Dangerous (in some places), ancient (the birthplace of mankind) and just awesome in terms of landscape, wildlife and people. From the little I have seen of this immense and misunderstood continent, it is truly fascinating. I’ve been to Kenya and Malawi in the more central regions, and Egypt and Tunisia in the north. The classic African safari experience is a must, and Kenya’s Masai Mara is one place that does not disappoint for that. In addition the coast offers great swimming, fishing and chilled out-ness. Malawi is desperately poor and it shows almost everywhere, but the people are beautiful and there are great spots to be found. Egypt should need no introduction, and Tunisia (photos coming soon) is a lovely country to travel around by bus and train, with history spots galore, The Sahara and a great fusion of Mediterranean & Arabic cuisine. If going to anywhere in Africa check up on vaccinations and areas of civil unrest. There are some particularly nasty diseases in some places, and political situations can change quickly and you need to be informed of any potentially unsafe areas. Get proper travel insurance, don’t take anything valuable and travel light. See the individual pages for more details on each specific country.

Children Carrying Water – Lilongwe

Children Carrying Water – Lilongwe

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Wall Carvings – Karnak Temple

Wall Carvings – Karnak Temple

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The Great Temple at Dawn – Abu Simbel

The Great Temple at Dawn – Abu Simbel

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An Egg Truck – Lilongwe

An Egg Truck – Lilongwe

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Dried up Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

Dried up Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

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A Standoff with Warthogs – Masai Mara

A Standoff with Warthogs – Masai Mara

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Clothes Store – Blantyre

Clothes Store – Blantyre

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In the Shade of the Ruins – Gedi

In the Shade of the Ruins – Gedi

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Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

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The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

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Hot Air Balloon – Karnak Temple

Hot Air Balloon – Karnak Temple

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The Pyramids – Giza

The Pyramids – Giza

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Hippopotami Liwonde National Park – Machinga

Hippopotami Liwonde National Park – Machinga

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Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza

Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza

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A Large Hippo Liwonde National Park – Machinga

A Large Hippo Liwonde National Park – Machinga

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Lioness – Masai Mara

Lioness – Masai Mara

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Warthog – Masai Mara

Warthog – Masai Mara

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Vultures – Masai Mara

Vultures – Masai Mara

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The Forest at Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

The Forest at Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

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Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza

Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza

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Hyrax – Mount Kenya

Hyrax – Mount Kenya

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Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

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Lake at Sunrise – Mount Kenya

Lake at Sunrise – Mount Kenya

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Around the Ruins – Gedi

Around the Ruins – Gedi

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Hippos – Masai Mara

Hippos – Masai Mara

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Giraffe – Masai Mara

Giraffe – Masai Mara

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Mountian Reflections – Mount Kenya

Mountian Reflections – Mount Kenya

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The Sphinx – Giza

The Sphinx – Giza

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View from the Zomba Plateau – Zomba

View from the Zomba Plateau – Zomba

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The Great Pyramid – Giza

The Great Pyramid – Giza

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Lion with a Fresh Kill – Masai Mara

Lion with a Fresh Kill – Masai Mara

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Wooden Face Carving Lake Malawi – Salima

Wooden Face Carving Lake Malawi – Salima

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Cryosphinxes – Karnak Temple

Cryosphinxes – Karnak Temple

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Temple Hatshepsut – Luxor

Temple Hatshepsut – Luxor

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Pillars – Karnak Temple

Pillars – Karnak Temple

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Buffalo – Masai Mara

Buffalo – Masai Mara

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Hieroglyphics-2 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-2 – Egypt

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Mulanje Massif in the Distance – Mulanje District

Mulanje Massif in the Distance – Mulanje District

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Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

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Statue of a Pharaoh – Karnak Temple

Statue of a Pharaoh – Karnak Temple

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Hieroglyphics-1 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-1 – Egypt

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Lion Cub – Masai Mara

Lion Cub – Masai Mara

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Inside the Ruins – Gedi

Inside the Ruins – Gedi

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Skull – Masai Mara

Skull – Masai Mara

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Vultures – Egypt

Vultures – Egypt

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Ramesses II  – Abu Simbel

Ramesses II – Abu Simbel

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Batian and Nelion – Mount Kenya

Batian and Nelion – Mount Kenya

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Moon in Daylight – Karnak Temple

Moon in Daylight – Karnak Temple

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View of Batian Nelion and Lenana – Mount Kenya

View of Batian Nelion and Lenana – Mount Kenya

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Shores of Lake Malawi – Salima

Shores of Lake Malawi – Salima

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