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Review: Exotic islands and the wonders of Africa

Seven coloured sand dunes in Mauritius.
Seven coloured sand dunes in Mauritius.

The first film I saw in cinemascope as a young boy, was called Shaka. It told of the rise of a boy warrior who became King of the legendary Zulu tribe, ever since I’ve had an ambition to visit Africa.

Looking through a number of holiday brochures, I read that Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Boudicca, was visiting South Africa. One of their exciting shore tours would allow us to spend a day on an authentic Zulu encampment and birthplace of Shaka. It totally captured my imagination.