Voluntouring allows travellers to leave behind something other than dollars in the destinations they visit.
Rhinos, river horses and opulent camps – safaris in Zimbabwe and Zambia play out on the grandest of scales.
In the 1850s, a wave of English adventure tourists followed the lead of their upper class and crossed the Mediterranean — drawn by reports of lost civilizations, strange peoples and even stranger customs in North Africa and the Middle East.
The radio squawks and Mustafa grabs the hand mike and begins jabbering in Swahili. The rapid-fire exchange, punctuated by repeated “Rajahs,” the Africanized version of “Roger,” causes his face to break into a grin. “He says that if I follow him, I have to pay for the beers tonight,” chuckles Mustafa in his deep baritone. Our long-limbed Kenyan guide, who wears an olive baseball cap, black sunglasses and a belt buckle with a photo of Bob Marley, hits the gas and we rattle forward over the rolling contours of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
AMA Road Reports are more mobile and more connected than ever.