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.

Inside the Ruins – Gedi

Inside the Ruins – Gedi

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Local Youngsters – Luchenza

Local Youngsters – Luchenza

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Vultures – Masai Mara

Vultures – Masai Mara

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Wooden Face Carving Lake Malawi – Salima

Wooden Face Carving Lake Malawi – Salima

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Children on the Shores of Lake Malawi – Salima

Children on the Shores of Lake Malawi – Salima

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A Shopping Centre and Night Club – Blantyre

A Shopping Centre and Night Club – Blantyre

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Cryosphinxes – Karnak Temple

Cryosphinxes – Karnak Temple

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Wall Painting of Anubis – Luxor

Wall Painting of Anubis – Luxor

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Buffalo – Masai Mara

Buffalo – Masai Mara

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The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

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Colossi of Memnon – Luxor

Colossi of Memnon – Luxor

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Clothes Store – Blantyre

Clothes Store – Blantyre

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Walls of the Temple of Horus – Edfu

Walls of the Temple of Horus – Edfu

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Batian and Nelion – Mount Kenya

Batian and Nelion – Mount Kenya

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Children Carrying Water – Lilongwe

Children Carrying Water – Lilongwe

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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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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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An Old Temple – River Nile

An Old Temple – River Nile

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Around the Ruins – Gedi

Around the Ruins – Gedi

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Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

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Statue of a Pharaoh – Karnak Temple

Statue of a Pharaoh – Karnak Temple

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Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza

Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza

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The Sphinx – Giza

The Sphinx – Giza

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Temple of Horus – Edfu

Temple of Horus – Edfu

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Mount Mulanje Forest – Mulanje District

Mount Mulanje Forest – Mulanje District

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The Great Temple at Dawn – Abu Simbel

The Great Temple at Dawn – Abu Simbel

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Carving of Horus – Edfu

Carving of Horus – Edfu

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Hippopotami Liwonde National Park – Machinga

Hippopotami Liwonde National Park – Machinga

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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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Lion with a Fresh Kill – Masai Mara

Lion with a Fresh Kill – Masai Mara

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View from the Zomba Plateau – Zomba

View from the Zomba Plateau – Zomba

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Rhinoceros – Masai Mara

Rhinoceros – Masai Mara

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View of Batian Nelion and Lenana – Mount Kenya

View of Batian Nelion and Lenana – Mount Kenya

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Hippos – Masai Mara

Hippos – Masai Mara

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Nefertari’s Temple – Abu Simbel

Nefertari’s Temple – Abu Simbel

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Hyena – Masai Mara

Hyena – Masai Mara

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The Forest at Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

The Forest at Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

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Skull – Masai Mara

Skull – Masai Mara

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Mud Huts – Mangochi

Mud Huts – Mangochi

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Small Hut – River Nile

Small Hut – River Nile

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Topi – Masai Mara

Topi – Masai Mara

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Vulture Carvings – Edfu

Vulture Carvings – Edfu

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The Great Pyramid – Giza

The Great Pyramid – Giza

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Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

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A Large Hippo Liwonde National Park – Machinga

A Large Hippo Liwonde National Park – Machinga

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A Standoff with Warthogs – Masai Mara

A Standoff with Warthogs – Masai Mara

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Lion Cub – Masai Mara

Lion Cub – Masai Mara

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Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

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