Royal Geographical Society’s Hidden Journeys Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg

View South-eastern Africa from the air with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Hidden Journeys

 The Hidden Journeys Project aims to enliven the flying experience and transform it into a fascinating exploration of the people, places and environments thousands of metres below by providing inspiring information to air travellers about the parts of the world they fly over (

 The flight path between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg explores the stunning landscapes, wildlife and human history of eastern and southern Africa between two of the continent’s fastest growing cities.

In the southeast corner of Africa lie some of the most beautiful natural landscapes and wildlife found anywhere on the continent. From the dazzling cichlid fish in Lake Malawi/Niassa, to the more well-known antelope, zebra and wild dogs of Nyanga and the Ruvuma basin in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique.

The flight path also contains relics of eastern and southern Africa’s human history from the last 1,000 years. For example, beneath the route in Zimbabwe lies the Kingdom of Mapungubwe which ruled from 1075 – 1220. Across other parts of the flight path are remnants of more recent colonial history, such as in Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg and Malawi.