Information On Places We Visit

Over the years we have been been collecting interesting information and maps of some of the countries and places we visit. These downloadable MS Word Docs are updated regularly and provide additional information to help you decide which tour you'd like to join us on. We will add to this list from time to time.

Countries:

South Africa
The powerhouse of Africa, South Africa is five times the size of the UK and one-eighth the area of the USA. The Kruger National Park alone is as big as Wales, and the distance between Johannesburg and Cape Town is the same as from London to Rome. The country has 2,954km of coastline bordering the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which meet at Cape Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa...

 

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Botswana
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa bordered by South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Most of the land is semi-desert and arid, except for the lush oasis of the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti river systems in the north of the country...



 

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Namibia
Namibia lies in the South West of Africa, just above South Africa and below Angola. To the east is Botswana and to the west is the Atlantic Ocean. It is a fascinating country consisting of the world’s oldest desert – the Namib - atmospheric and scenic landscapes, huge game reserves and quaint towns. Sparsely populated and full of wide-open spaces including the bleak Skeleton Coast, Namibia is rich in wildlife and offers the magnificent Etosha National Park - one of Africa's best game reserves...
 

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Zambia
Zambia lies in central Southern Africa - a lush and forested country dotted with game reserves and large, unspoilt wilderness areas. Known formerly as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia attained independence in 1964. The country relied heavily on rich copper deposits and its struggling economy has recently been improving. The country is gaining popularity as a for seeing the Victoria Falls and photographic safari camps in and around its vast National Parks.
 

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Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is adjacent to South Africa on its northern border....although still presided over by an autocractic government, the economy and new social democracy together with a currency now standardised on hte US dollar has brought back the wonderful place it always was to visit. Formerly Southern Rhodesia, it boasts the full spectrum of wildlife, a friendly population, many ground activities and unsurpassed aerial scenery. Preserved national parks, the great lake Kariba, Zambezi river, Victoria Falls and the mysterious Zimbabwe Ruins make any visit to Zimbabwe well worth considering.

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Places of Interest

Zulu : The true Story
A dangerous mix of self-confidence and contempt for their foes infected many in the British Army during the Zulu War of 1879. This misjudgment led to thousands of deaths - and an unsavoury, high-level cover-up - as Saul David explains..

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Buckets of Diamonds
The discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1869 transformed a poor colony into a dazzlingly rich one, revived the simmering antagonism between Britain and the Boers. To the 15 year-old boy Erasmus Jacobs, the glittering stone that caught his eye as he strolled along the bank of the Orange River one day in 1866 was no more than a ‘mooi klip’ - a pretty pebble.

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The Victoria Falls
Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ - ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ and in more modern terms as ‘the greatest known curtain of falling water’, Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe...

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