Africa

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  By Everett Potter Is there anywhere in the world that’s as misunderstood as Africa? Lauded as the destination of a lifetime by those fortunate enough to visit on safari — and perhaps equally feared by those who read blistering headlines about war, disease and misfortune — Africa is the

Rumit Mehta, founder of Immersion Journeys

By Everett Potter (Photos copyright Rumit Mehta/Immersion Journeys) This month, we’re offering a giveaway to Ghana’s Zaina Lodge in partnership with Immersion Journeys. I met the company’s founder, Rumit Mehta, a few years ago at the Adventure Travel World Summit and was struck by his friendliness, knowledge and passion for

Rob Barbour of Epic Private Journeys

[SlideDeck2 id=13488] Story & photos by Everett Potter “Elephants!” I don’t recall who shouted it first. There were four of us clutching cameras in the Toyota Land Cruiser, along with driver Michael Massonda and our guide, Rob Barbour. Maybe we all shouted, but it really didn’t matter, since we all

Interview by Everett Potter I can’t think of a better guide to Africa than the travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux. He went to Malawi in 1963 as a Peace Corps volunteer when he was 22 and traveled extensively through the eastern half of the continent to write the bestseller

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Reviewed by Richard West “Perils he sought not, but ne’er shrank to meet:   The scene was savage, but the scene was new;   This made the ceaseless toil of travel sweet.” (“Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” Byron) For 50 years Paul Theroux has been a traveling man, and as dean of

Gorillas in Uganda

Fed a steady diet of bleak wildlife conservation news out of Africa, especially with regard to the increase in poaching elephants in Kenya and Tanzania, I was delighted to hear the latest news out of Uganda. The last census reports a 12% increase in the gorilla population. The survey found

By Everett Potter When I hear the words “bike tour,’ I usually think of a week of cycling in Provence, Vermont or Napa Valley. I picture relatively easy riding, incredible scenery and great food and wine, neatly packaged into a six-night trip by an adventure travel company. What the words

“Travelers come to Africa for the animals, they fall in love with the landscape, but they come back for the people.” Anna Trzebinski, designer and lodge owner, Kenya Story and photos by Michaela Guzy Keeping true to the theme of my blog, everyday in Kenya, I have had the pleasure