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Africa Travel: The Safari Papers

Tonga Room, San Francisco.

Wine and Spirits

The Sweet Escape

On the enduring allure of the tiki bar.

The Hoodie of the Future


The Hoodie of the Future

British clothier Vollebak makes garments for today’s superhero.

A Classic Martini

Wine and Spirits

A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

Welcome to the Safari Papers: 22 ideas on the who, what, where and how of travel in Africa circa 2013. They are not definitive, but they are opinionated. We’ve kept our recommendations to the continent’s sub-Saharan reaches, choosing the new, the knowledgeable and the truly exciting, from beach to bush, from city to wilderness. Bear in mind: To come here once is to fall in love and vow to return again and again.


A Visit to Segera Retreat
Driving South Africa
The Okavango Delta and Beyond
Nairobi Now
Choppers and Charters
How to Do the Western Cape (including Shopping in Franschhoek)
Kenya’s Happy Valley
A Guide to Safari Guides
Magical Mahali Mzuri
Chic Travel in Namibia
South African Wine
Unraveling the Mara-Serengeti
Family Safaris
Where to Golf in South Africa
Four Seasons Serengeti
African Beach Vacations
Africa by Horseback
Four Luxury South African Safaris
An African Road Trip of a Lifetime
Camps in the Congo
Safari Guide to Know: Cherri Briggs
Update Singita Grumeti


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