Africa Geographic's new look. Here’s what to expect


The September 2012 edition of Africa’s flagship magazine is showing a bright, new face to the world with a major redesign of its masthead and branding.

But there is much more to it than just a facelift as Africa Geographic now also includes the very best features previously published in Africa – Birds & Birding magazine. The result? More pages and a wider range of articles than ever before.

To give you an idea of just how diverse Africa Geographic is, the September issue (now available in print and downloadable digital pdf format, as well as for the first time as an iPad App), here are some of the highlights we have lined up for you:

·      AFRICA’s PEACOCK  We associate peacocks with India and the Far East, but did you know that they are found in Africa as well? Well they are. Not many have seen this secretive species that dwells deep in the Congo rainforests, but writer Rupert Watson goes in search of it and regales us with his adventures.

·      LEOPARD IN THE VINEYARD  Wildlife and agriculture frequently end in conflict where they try to co-exist, but John Frederick Walker, combining his passions for wine and animals, tells how an appreciation for indigenous flora and fauna, even leopards, is taking hold among South Africa’s wine farmers.

·      WHERE THE BIRDS ARE  Wynand van Wyk is just 17 but his talent for photographing birds is already impressive. Enjoy his nine-page portfolio, especially the show-stopping shot of a giant kingfisher complete with his catch.

·      NORTHERN KENYA & CRANKY CAMELS  Dale Morris, a regular contributor to Africa Geographic, discovers that travelling with camels in Kenya’s wild and dry far north comes with decided challenges for they are cranky, complaining beasts with faces that only a mother could love, and breath bad enough to stop you in your tracks.

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So join us and meet the biggest, fluffiest, cutest, cuddliest, ugliest and scariest animals on the planet, as well as the incredible people doing incredible things to ensure that we will share our future with them.

If you are already a subscriber to Africa Geographic, thank you for your support. If you aren’t, but would like to find out more about the options open to you, drop Wiedaad a note at wiedaad@africageographic.comand she will be delighted help you.

PS Remember, too, that although we no longer publish Africa – Birds & Birding as a stand-alone magazine, the name remains very much alive in the digital arena with highly active FaceBook and blog sites help us to keep in 24/7 contact with our reader who have a consuming interest in the birds of Africa.