Mike Unwin has written for The Independent since 2008. He has a particular interest in wildlife and family travel and specialises in Sub-Saharan Africa, although has covered destinations as diverse as Cuba, Indonesia, Turkey and the Falkland Islands. Mike previously worked in publishing and is the author of 23 books, including children's books, wildlife guides and travel guides.
21 December 2013 12:00 AM
Mike Unwin takes three generations of his family to Tanzania for the festive season, swapping 'Only Fools and Horses' for baboons and buffalo
09 November 2013 07:00 PM
A family holiday reveals how to capture the best images of a photogenic country, from cigar-rollers and Cadillacs to its mighty mountain ranges and cowboys, as Mike Unwin discovers
06 July 2013 09:40 PM
Our obsession with “Big” doubtless has some Freudian explanation. And scholars will probably explain how “Five” is hard-wired into our cultural psyche, from the wounds of Christ to the pillars of Islam. But why must this expression become the raison d’être of the African safari? Big Five experience, Big Five lodge, Big Five tea towel: it’s everywhere.
15 June 2013 12:00 AM
From darting bats to big cats, the natural world awakens as evening falls. Mike Unwin journeys to the dark side
03 February 2013 12:00 AM
"Wait, wait, wait … Nearly there …"
07 December 2012 07:00 AM
Change might be slow here, but it means that cultural traditions thrive, says Mike Unwin
02 December 2012 12:00 AM
Something to Declare
16 November 2012 07:00 AM
Go one better than a game drive: with a hawk-eyed guide at your side, you can make tracks through the bush and meet the animals on their own terms. By Mike Unwin
21 September 2012 12:00 PM
Zip-lining down volcanoes? Close encounters with poison dart frogs? Don't worry: Costa Rica is surprisingly family friendly, says Mike Unwin
01 June 2012 12:00 PM
Holiday at the heart of things in Canada.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation