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Travel website Vawn Voyage features travel articles and blogs from around the world, including destinations in Africa, from writer Vawn Himmelsbach.

Uganda: Encounters on the mountain

We’ve only been hiking the mist-shrouded mountains of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a short time when our guide, Niyibizi Goreth, tells us our trackers have spotted the Rushegura family. A ripple of hushed excitement...

Cruise South Africa’s Wild Coast with stops for animal encounters

I found myself in the middle of a bachelor party — but it’s not the kind you’re thinking of. After all, this isn’t Vegas. It’s South Africa. I was on an excursion on Ponant’s...

6 things to dig into in Durban, South Africa

Durban is designed for adventure, with miles of sandy beaches along its rugged coastline and mountains just a few hours’ drive away. To the south is the aptly named Sapphire Coast, with quiet stretches...

Rituals and reptiles populate safari park in Durban, South Africa

Following the wild, rugged coastline along the Indian Ocean north of uber-chic Cape Town, with its silent discos and trendy cocktail bars, lies Durban — the country’s second-largest city. It’s also Zululand (or, officially,...

In search of Uganda’s rare mountain gorillas

It seemed like a good idea when I woke up in the morning. Now, however, I’m having my doubts. After all, there is a rather large gorilla stalking up the trail behind me. I’m...

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6 things to dig into in Durban, South Africa

Durban is designed for adventure, with miles of sandy beaches along its rugged coastline and mountains just a few hours’ drive away. To the...