“I believe there is no sickness of the heart too great it cannot be cured by a dose of Africa. Families must go there to learn why they belong together on this earth, adolescents to discover humility, lovers to plumb old but untried wells of passion, honeymooners to seal marriages with a shared sense of bafflement, those shopworn with life to find a tonic for futility, the aged to recognize a symmetry to twilight. I know this all sounds a bit much, but if ever I have seen magic, it has been in Africa.”

I believe these beautiful words by American author John Hemingway express my feelings about Africa and her fantastic wildlife in the most successful way. As a journalist based in Istanbul, I have been travelling all over the world for almost 20 years and Africa is the only place where I have my heart and my mind set on. And in these pages, I will try to explain why I love Africa so much… I hope you enjoy my writings and take the chance to travel to this fantastic continent at least once in your lifetime. Then you will understand me much better…

Şebnem Denktaş, Owner, International Luxury Travel Editor

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