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.

Carving of Horus – Edfu

Carving of Horus – Edfu

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Colossi of Memnon – Luxor

Colossi of Memnon – Luxor

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Entrance to the Ruins – Gedi

Entrance to the Ruins – Gedi

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Hippos – Masai Mara

Hippos – Masai Mara

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Lioness – Masai Mara

Lioness – Masai Mara

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Wall Carvings – Edfu

Wall Carvings – Edfu

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Topi – Masai Mara

Topi – Masai Mara

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Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

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The Sphinx – Giza

The Sphinx – Giza

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Lake at Sunrise – Mount Kenya

Lake at Sunrise – Mount Kenya

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The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

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Dried up Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

Dried up Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

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Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza

Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza

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Very Cute Dog – Luchenza

Very Cute Dog – Luchenza

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Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza

Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza

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Hieroglyphics-2 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-2 – Egypt

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Around the Ruins – Gedi

Around the Ruins – Gedi

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Hyrax – Mount Kenya

Hyrax – Mount Kenya

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Giraffe – Masai Mara

Giraffe – Masai Mara

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Mud Huts – Mangochi

Mud Huts – Mangochi

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A Standoff with Warthogs – Masai Mara

A Standoff with Warthogs – Masai Mara

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Temple Hatshepsut – Luxor

Temple Hatshepsut – Luxor

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Inside the Ruins – Gedi

Inside the Ruins – Gedi

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Cryosphinxes – Karnak Temple

Cryosphinxes – Karnak Temple

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The Nile at Aswan – River Nile

The Nile at Aswan – River Nile

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Clothes Store – Blantyre

Clothes Store – Blantyre

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Vultures – Egypt

Vultures – Egypt

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Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

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Sunrise at the Campsite above the Clouds – Mount Kenya

Sunrise at the Campsite above the Clouds – Mount Kenya

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Temple of Horus – Edfu

Temple of Horus – Edfu

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Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

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Wall Carvings – Karnak Temple

Wall Carvings – Karnak Temple

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Vulture Carvings – Edfu

Vulture Carvings – Edfu

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Hyena – Masai Mara

Hyena – Masai Mara

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Local Youngsters – Luchenza

Local Youngsters – Luchenza

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Moonrise on the Mountain – Mount Kenya

Moonrise on the Mountain – Mount Kenya

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Hieroglyphics-3 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-3 – Egypt

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Statue of a Pharaoh – Karnak Temple

Statue of a Pharaoh – Karnak Temple

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Trajan’s Kiosk – Philae Temple

Trajan’s Kiosk – Philae Temple

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Buffalo – Masai Mara

Buffalo – Masai Mara

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Skull – Masai Mara

Skull – Masai Mara

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Hieroglyphics-1 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-1 – Egypt

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Pillars – Karnak Temple

Pillars – Karnak Temple

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View from the Zomba Plateau – Zomba

View from the Zomba Plateau – Zomba

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Mount Mulanje Forest – Mulanje District

Mount Mulanje Forest – Mulanje District

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Roadside Market – Blantyre

Roadside Market – Blantyre

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Mulanje Massif in the Distance – Mulanje District

Mulanje Massif in the Distance – Mulanje District

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The Great Pyramid – Giza

The Great Pyramid – Giza

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A Shopping Centre and Night Club – Blantyre

A Shopping Centre and Night Club – Blantyre

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In the Shade of the Ruins – Gedi

In the Shade of the Ruins – Gedi

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