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.

Wall Carvings – Edfu

Wall Carvings – Edfu

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A Shopping Centre and Night Club – Blantyre

A Shopping Centre and Night Club – Blantyre

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Hyrax – Mount Kenya

Hyrax – Mount Kenya

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A Standoff with Warthogs – Masai Mara

A Standoff with Warthogs – Masai Mara

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Pillars – Karnak Temple

Pillars – Karnak Temple

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Dried up Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

Dried up Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

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Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

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Hieroglyphics-2 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-2 – Egypt

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Buffalo – Masai Mara

Buffalo – Masai Mara

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The Great Temple at Dawn – Abu Simbel

The Great Temple at Dawn – Abu Simbel

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Local Youngsters – Luchenza

Local Youngsters – Luchenza

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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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Fresh Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

Fresh Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

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Wall Carvings – Karnak Temple

Wall Carvings – Karnak Temple

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Entrance to the Ruins – Gedi

Entrance to the Ruins – Gedi

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A Large Hippo Liwonde National Park – Machinga

A Large Hippo Liwonde National Park – Machinga

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Hieroglyphics-1 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-1 – Egypt

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Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza

Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza

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Batian and Nelion – Mount Kenya

Batian and Nelion – Mount Kenya

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Walls of the Temple of Horus – Edfu

Walls of the Temple of Horus – Edfu

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Mulanje Massif in the Distance – Mulanje District

Mulanje Massif in the Distance – Mulanje District

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Lioness – Masai Mara

Lioness – Masai Mara

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Vultures – Egypt

Vultures – Egypt

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Shores of Lake Malawi – Salima

Shores of Lake Malawi – Salima

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The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

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The Great Pyramid – Giza

The Great Pyramid – Giza

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Wooden Face Carving Lake Malawi – Salima

Wooden Face Carving Lake Malawi – Salima

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Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza

Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza

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Children Carrying Water – Lilongwe

Children Carrying Water – Lilongwe

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Mountian Reflections – Mount Kenya

Mountian Reflections – Mount Kenya

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Lion Cub – Masai Mara

Lion Cub – Masai Mara

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Rhinoceros – Masai Mara

Rhinoceros – Masai Mara

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The Nile at Aswan – River Nile

The Nile at Aswan – River Nile

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Statue of a Pharaoh – Karnak Temple

Statue of a Pharaoh – Karnak Temple

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An Old Temple – River Nile

An Old Temple – River Nile

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In the Shade of the Ruins – Gedi

In the Shade of the Ruins – Gedi

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Obelisk – Karnak Temple

Obelisk – Karnak Temple

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Warthog – Masai Mara

Warthog – Masai Mara

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Children on the Shores of Lake Malawi – Salima

Children on the Shores of Lake Malawi – Salima

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Vultures – Masai Mara

Vultures – Masai Mara

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Nefertari’s Temple – Abu Simbel

Nefertari’s Temple – Abu Simbel

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An Egg Truck – Lilongwe

An Egg Truck – Lilongwe

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Colossi of Memnon – Luxor

Colossi of Memnon – Luxor

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Around the Ruins – Gedi

Around the Ruins – Gedi

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Very Cute Dog – Luchenza

Very Cute Dog – Luchenza

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The Forest at Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

The Forest at Mount Mulanje – Mulanje District

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Mud Huts – Mangochi

Mud Huts – Mangochi

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Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

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Temple Hatshepsut – Luxor

Temple Hatshepsut – Luxor

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View from the Zomba Plateau – Zomba

View from the Zomba Plateau – Zomba

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