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May 2009 Travel Zambia 3 M waiseni! Welcome to our fi fth edition of Travel Zambia. What is it exactly that lures visitors on safari to Africa? Why fl y halfway around the world to look at a bunch of animals, when we can see them in zoos or on TV? After all, a game park is hardly the only place in the world with sunshine. There's not even a beach. The answer, I suspect, has something to do with empty space: the thrill of bush that stretches unbroken to the horizon just as it did before our species fi rst left its dirty footprints all over the planet. In this respect an elephant, say, is more than just a big grey beast with a trunk. It is a lumbering, trumpeting embodiment of open space. Its landscape is simply too big and too wild for humanity to subjugate. This, alone, is uplifting to those of us who live in a place where wilderness long ago became surplus to requirements. Zambia has plenty of space - and nowhere more so than in Kafue. The country's largest national park is the second biggest on the whole continent, with few roads, even fewer lodges and vast tracts that remain completely inaccessible. Its diversity of wildlife rivals that of anywhere in Africa. Yet the overriding impression from my recent visit was not so much what I saw - and I saw plenty ( see p20) - but how much I didn't see and probably never would. This, in a strange way, was just as thrilling: a glimpse of the unknown. But of course Zambia is its people too. This edition of Travel Zambia explores the life of a bush doctor ( p28) and how safari guides earn their spurs ( p34). We also meet a baker, an artist and a drama teacher, not to mention a famous dog and an even more famous train. It would be nice to have got through this editorial without mentioning the credit crunch. Zambia's rural charms, after all, seem far removed from Wall Street. But Jo Pope reminds us ( p56) that there is no room for complacency - and that the ripples of the global fi nancial crisis are lapping at the shores of its most vulnerable people. Which is why - if you're reading this as a visitor to Zambia - you deserve congratulations: not only have you chosen the holiday of a lifetime, but your visit will also be making a real contribution where it counts. And if you're reading this elsewhere, what are you waiting for? Mike Unwin, Editor mike@ travelafricamag. com Room to roam TRAVEL ZAMBIA magazine is published by Travel Africa Ltd This edition, Issue 5, was published in May, 2009 Travel Africa Ltd 4 Rycote Lane Farm, Milton Common Oxford, OX9 2NZ United Kingdom Tel: + 44 ( 0) 1844 278883 Fax: + 44 ( 0) 1844 278893 Email: zambia@ travelafricamag. com www. travelzambiamag. com www. travelafricamag. com Publisher Craig Rix craig@ travelafricamag. com Editor Mike Unwin mike@ travelafricamag. com Managing Director Iain Wallace Designer Dean Ryan Sales Manager Dave Southwood dave@ travelafricamag. com Publications Manager Phil Clisby phil@ travelafricamag. com Customer Services Sherry Rix zambia@ travelafricamag. com Consultant Nigel Foster Subscriptions For full details please visit www. travelzambiamag. com Accounts Amanda Gaydon accounts@ travelafricamag. com Contributors Mary- Anne Bartlett, Christina Carr, Alison Cockerell, John Coppinger, Ivan Cox, Stephen Cunliffe, Anna Devereux Baker, Philip Dixon, Tricia Hayne, Rachel McRob, Laura Manni, Thys van de Merwe, Michel Monteaux, Veronique Mougin, Jagdish Nayee, Brendan Reisbeck, Linzi Summers, Anna Tolan. Editorial Enquiries While we welcome editorial contributions, we accept no responsibility for unsolicited proposals and submissions. Please make all editorial- related enquiries by post, including a stamped, self- addressed envelope should you want material returned. Acknowledgements Travel Zambia was conceived from discussions with Jo Pope and Nick Aslin. We are also grateful for the assistance and enthusiasm of Donald Pelekamoyo of the Zambia Tourism Board. On the cover African wild dog ( Oliver Dreike, Bushcamp Company) Editorial Did you enjoy Travel Zambia? What would you like to see in future issues? We welcome all news and views on the magazine and on Zambia in general, and would love to publish your letters. Contact us at: mike@ travelafricamag. com TALK TO US Spreading the word As one who has been involved in Zambia for many, many years, might I comment that your magazine can best be described as exceptional. Jim McIntyre, Surrey, UK A copy of your magazine ended up on my desk at work and I wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. I grew up in Zambia and my family still live out there. Nicky Duncan- Anderson, Surveyor, London We would like to thank you for the Zambia magazine with the giraffe pictures. The magazine is great! Nellie and John van Herk, The Netherlands