Ben West

Travel writer

Having visited more than 70 countries, has written extensively for UK and international publications, including most UK national newspapers, many magazines and numerous websites. Has written for various corporate clients, edited publications, researched television shows and written a number of books.

Travel Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities, Travel Consumer Issues

Regions: Africa, Europe (continental), Middle East, United Kingdom

Skills: Editing, Guidebook Writing, Photography (as main profession)

Recent articles

Most visitors to Rwanda are drawn to its mountain gorillas, as this small east African state is one of only three countries that has them. It has a number of other wonderful attractions, such as Akagera and Nyungwe national parks, and majestic Lake Kivu. ..more
Entebbe is mostly remembered for a dramatic hijacking in the days of Idi Amin. Now it’s a sleepy backwater, writes Ben West… When you mention the word Entebbe, most Brits who’ve heard of it can only think of the 1976 … ..more
You’ve done Kruger and the Cape: now try South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal, writes Ben West….. Whenever I meet someone who has holidayed in South Africa, chances are it’s the same old places, such as the Kruger and the Cape. However, … ..more
Most of us like to remain in our comfort zones. My comfort zone is avoiding anything with more than a modicum of risk. Your idea of a modicum of risk may be paragliding, bungee jumping or Formula 1 motor racing. … ..more
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