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Photo Gallery: Island life in Zanzibar

Safari blog reader Francois van der Elst, recently returned from a trip to Zanzibar. Read what he has to say about his trip below and have a look through some of his breathtaking photographs to see what’s on offer on this beautiful island.  “This is a very interesting island, if you go here you have …

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Photo Gallery: Bazaruto and Vilianculos, Mozambique

Now, if anything’s going to get you itching for a beach holiday – it will be the following photographs, sent in by Francois van der Elst whilst holidaying in Bazaruto and Vilanculos, Mozambique. “This trip was amazing, the weather was good and it was a quiet time of year, which you couldn’t ask for more as a photographer… …

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8 Must-do’s in Mauritius

By: Kerry de Bruyn (kerrydebruyn.com) After recently returning from a beautiful trip to Mauritius, I thought I would give you all a run down on the best things to do around the island. There are many blogs out there telling you all about the popular conventional (and awesome) things to do and so on that …

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Africa’s Top 6 Travel Stories of 2012

With the close of 2012, and the 10th edition of Safari having just been released, we look back to some of our most favourite travel stories from the last year. 1. Magnificent Mara Africa Geographic founder Peter Borchert experienced the high drama of the annual migration of wildebeest through Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. ‘It …

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Mozambique, Island Style

Date: December 2012, 5th-14th Location: Mozambique, Medjumbe Island After leaving Lake Malawi I headed towards Mozambique. Normally when crossing a border, the two countries’ border posts are next door to each other. In this case the Mozambique border post is a few kilometres away from Malawi. I began to panic and thought I’d missed the …

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10 Reasons to Learn to Dive in Cape Town

TEC CLARK, forward, Karen Berger’s Scuba Diving On a bit of a whim, I recently signed up for a Padi dive course with Pisces Divers based out of Simon’s Town. It was one of the best investments I’ve made in Cape Town. Not only did the course turn out really well (I struggle to understand …

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Fifty Shades of Blue…

The granitic islands of the Seychelles were once part of the supercontinent of Gondwana but have been separated from the mainland for over 75 million years. The crystal clear water and white sandy beaches around North Island create an endless variety of the ocean’s tones and hue. North Island, Seychelles. Nikon D2x Nikon 12-24mm ISO …

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8 reasons Medjumbe Island could be the setting of a classic Mozambiquan romance novel

It’s obvious why honeymooners love this little island in the middle of the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique – it’s like something out of a classic romance epic. Here are ten pics that prove it. 1. The island is tiny (you can walk around it in 20 minutes)   2.The thatched chalets and bungalows are ON …

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Explore île de Gorée, Senegal’s postcard-perfect island

île de Gorée is just a short boat trip away from downtown Dakar, but it feels worlds away.   Far from the noise of cars, the stench of pollution and the overall chaos of Dakar, Goree is calm, peaceful and at night you might even feel like you have the whole place to yourself.  On my …

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Mozambique island holiday of a lifetime!

A Mozambiquan dream awaits you at the romantic and exclusive getaway of Medjumbe Private Island. Set like a jewel in the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago, Medjumbe is a small private island only one kilometre long and 300 metres wide. Medjumbe is the ultimate tropical island, with just 13 beach chalets blending into the natural environment and …

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