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.

Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

Face Mask at Lake Malawi – Salima

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Buffalo – Masai Mara

Buffalo – 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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The Nile at Aswan – River Nile

The Nile at Aswan – River Nile

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Lion Cub – Masai Mara

Lion Cub – Masai Mara

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Mud Huts – Mangochi

Mud Huts – Mangochi

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The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

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Very Cute Dog – Luchenza

Very Cute Dog – Luchenza

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Skull – Masai Mara

Skull – Masai Mara

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Moon in Daylight – Karnak Temple

Moon in Daylight – Karnak Temple

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Wall Carvings – Karnak Temple

Wall Carvings – 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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Lake at Sunrise – Mount Kenya

Lake at Sunrise – Mount Kenya

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Colossi of Memnon – Luxor

Colossi of Memnon – Luxor

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Hieroglyphics-3 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-3 – Egypt

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Obelisk – Karnak Temple

Obelisk – Karnak Temple

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Fresh Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

Fresh Wildebeest Carcass – Masai Mara

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Vulture Carvings – Edfu

Vulture Carvings – Edfu

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Entrance to the Ruins – Gedi

Entrance to the Ruins – Gedi

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Hippopotami Liwonde National Park – Machinga

Hippopotami Liwonde National Park – Machinga

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An Old Temple – River Nile

An Old Temple – River Nile

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Vultures – Masai Mara

Vultures – Masai Mara

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Wall Painting of Anubis – Luxor

Wall Painting of Anubis – Luxor

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Pillars – Karnak Temple

Pillars – Karnak Temple

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Hippos – Masai Mara

Hippos – Masai Mara

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In the Shade of the Ruins – Gedi

In the Shade of the Ruins – Gedi

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Children Carrying Water – Lilongwe

Children Carrying Water – Lilongwe

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Warthog – Masai Mara

Warthog – Masai Mara

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Around the Ruins – Gedi

Around the Ruins – Gedi

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Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza

Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza

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Vultures – Egypt

Vultures – Egypt

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Cryosphinxes – Karnak Temple

Cryosphinxes – Karnak Temple

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Hieroglyphics-2 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-2 – Egypt

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Wooden Face Carving Lake Malawi – Salima

Wooden Face Carving Lake Malawi – Salima

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Inside the Ruins – Gedi

Inside the Ruins – Gedi

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Local Youngsters – Luchenza

Local Youngsters – Luchenza

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Nefertari’s Temple – Abu Simbel

Nefertari’s Temple – Abu Simbel

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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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The Sphinx – Giza

The Sphinx – Giza

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The Great Temple at Dawn – Abu Simbel

The Great Temple at Dawn – Abu Simbel

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Mulanje Massif in the Distance – Mulanje District

Mulanje Massif in the Distance – Mulanje District

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A Large Hippo Liwonde National Park – Machinga

A Large Hippo Liwonde National Park – Machinga

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Inside The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

Inside The Cairo Mosque – Cairo

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An Egg Truck – Lilongwe

An Egg Truck – Lilongwe

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Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

Sun Behind the Pyramid – Giza

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Lion with a Fresh Kill – Masai Mara

Lion with a Fresh Kill – Masai Mara

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Lioness – Masai Mara

Lioness – Masai Mara

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Baskets and Wicker on Sale – Mangochi

Baskets and Wicker on Sale – Mangochi

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Hieroglyphics-1 – Egypt

Hieroglyphics-1 – Egypt

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Batian and Nelion – Mount Kenya

Batian and Nelion – Mount Kenya

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