19th March 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone - explorer, writer, missionary and medic. Fêted by some as “Africa’s first freedom fighter” and by many for his anti-slavery campaigns, Livingstone was one of the first Westerners to make a transcontinental journey across Africa.
Here are safari specialist Expert Africa’s favourite African treehouses:
Tour the bars of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe in the style of an early 20th century prospector.
Budget holidays will be an attractive proposition for travellers in the current economic climate, and with 2012 looming, adventure specialist Acacia Africa has pinpointed some of the trendsetting hotspots coming up on the continent.
It might not be a quintessentially Christmassy destination, and with temperatures soaring in to their thirties throughout much of Africa already, there certainly won’t be any snowy winter scenes.
Take advantage of an unbeatable package to Victoria Falls from The Zambezi Safari and Travel Company and time your visit to coincide with one of the most magical natural phenomenon afforded by the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ – a lunar rainbow – saving £320 into the bargain.
If Mesdames Kate, Lily and Kate (Middleton, Allen and Moss!) are still seeking inspiration for where to flee on honeymoon they should look to Africa for the ultimate once in a lifetime trip.
Conservation encounters don’t just enable positive changes in the host country; they can change your entire perspective.
ITV1’s new ‘Lion Country’ series is putting Zimbabwe’s magnificent wildlife back on the tourist map while highlighting its unique Big Cat conservation efforts.
Discover South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe in January and save £233 per person. Combining the wildlife of Chobe National Park with the spectacular scenery of Victoria Falls, visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary and explore Okavango Delta by mokoro (dug-out canoe).