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In Kenya, reason for hope

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Excerpt: Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya — Rose is 17 months old. She weighs 15 pounds and looks the size of an American 5-month-old. She cannot sit up, walk or speak. She has the toothpick limbs …

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In South Africa, ask for biltong

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Excerpt: Reporting from Cape Town, South Africa— I was warned that meals during my March trip to South Africa would revolve around red meat. But I didn’t know it would appear in a shriveled state …

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South Africa: On the ball between matches

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Excerpt: Maybe it was impetuous of me to hand that money over to the young woman in Soweto. Possibly it was imprudent to slip on the harness and ride the caged industrial elevator to the …

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Namibia: Desert, ghost town and the Skeleton Coast

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Excerpt: Reporting from Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia Griddle-hot deserts, time-forsaken ghost towns, prismatic canyons and endless ribbons of lonely highway: There’s nothing quite like a road trip across the Southwest to get the gasoline pumping …

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South Africa’s Western Cape: Savoring the bounty

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Excerpt: — One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a …

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Africa Safari Seasons

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Excerpt: We take a look at Africa through the year; the best countries to visit, our favourite lodges, and the unforgettable wildlife encounters you will have. Spring safari inspiration Honeymoons Charlotte Mellor and Ben Oxley-Brown …

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Seduced by Safari

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Excerpt: There’s a lion in camp – that’s what I thought when I awoke in my tent at 3am to a loud cat-like purring. Sitting bolt upright, my heart beating with alarming intensity, I anxiously …

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“Madagascar was like five holidays in one”

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Excerpt: Wow! We had to kick ourselves – we were finally here in Madagascar, experiencing this fascinating environment, seeing the most amazing species and meeting such wonderful people. We had chosen to restrict our three …

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On safari in South Africa: readers’ travel writing competition

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Excerpt: Janette Smith won a stay at the Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa in the accommodation category of the 2011 competition. Here she tells how the trappings of luxury did not detract from a …

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