Experiences make a destination come alive. These are our favourite experiences in Africa.
Nick Brandt has been capturing East Africa since 2002 and has published four critically acclaimed books over the last two decades. His latest book tackles climate change and might be his most hopeful project yet.
Africa’s first Michelin-star chef has brought the spirit of his award-winning restaurant in Nice to the opulently secluded Tswalu Kalahari.
Nature's spellbinding nocturnal phenomenon. ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ is one of the few places on earth where you can see moonbow.
With its open plains, endless gravel tracks, and diverse landscapes, where better to renew your romance with the enormous outside? Take a soul-soothing trip to the sands of the Sossusvlei region.
The world of motorsport is shifting gears towards electric alternatives and with conservation in mind. One such race aims to combat rising sea levels and desertification.
In the 19th-century, European powers defined borders across Africa, with little thought for the communities and wildlife that called the landscape home. Today, conservationists are forging new paths through old wildlife corridors.
Along a former caravan route, between the Sahara and Marrakech, there lies an ancient city that has appeared in Game of Thrones, Laurence of Arabia and Gladiator.
Kruger Shalati is not only a refreshingly swanky hotel offering, but a stay with upliftment at its heart.
To some, Noah’s Ark is a story from the bible. To others, a failed WWII plan. For a group of conservationists, it was a daring conservation dream put into practice.
Floating high over the sprawling dunes of the Namib sand sea on a crisp morning is not only a bucket list adventure. It also tells the story of desert tourism.
It's estimated that 90-95% of Africa’s known heritage is housed outside of the continent. There's now a growing movement to address this.
The story of Zakouma is an unlikely tale of a park rising from the ashes and one of the most spectacular transformations in all of Africa.
A semi-desert oasis awaits in an isolated kloof known as South Africa’s lost valley. Locals call it Gamkaskloof. Outsiders call it Die Hel.
One of the world’s most extraordinary street gangs, this travelling circus uses an intoxicating mix of voodoo and dangerous animals to make a living.
This collection of peaks was whispered about for decades during the exploration era, often in the same breath as the source of the Nile. Today, there is one mountain range on the continent most often celebrated as antiquity’s Mountains of the Moon.
Angola implemented a more welcoming visa policy in 2020 to position itself as a new-frontier travel destination. A year later, we’re curious – where does this rising tourism star stand now?
Is it a panther? A dog? Pure legend? Laikipia's black leopards have been steeped in mystery and rumour until Will Burrard-Lucas got the world talking with stunning photos of this elusive cat.
From the Cape to Kruger, this walking safari expert selects her favourite multi-day wilderness adventures.
More than just a Big Five safari destination, Africa boasts some of the world’s most romantic holiday escapes; perfect for couples on their honeymoon.
Sure, you’ve heard about the BIG cats and they’re probably all on your safari bucket-list – but there are more curious felines to the African continent than the lion, leopard and cheetah.
In a country dominated by the Kalahari Desert, the very different Okavango Delta has long captivated travellers to Botswana. We discover this watery world via one of its oldest traditions: riding aboard a mokoro canoe.
Adventure awaits those willing to trek the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile Mount Nyiragongo.
Travellers with a sense of adventure and appreciation for destinations far from Tanzania’s well-worn tourist circuits will love this freshwater island paradise.
In 1981, 250 mountain gorillas roamed the world. That number has soared to 1060, making gorilla trekking one of Africa's greatest conservation success stories.
Loved by Napoleon, immortalised by Austen, and requested in royal courts across Europe and by America's founding fathers, a Constantia wine's unlikely origins brought global acclaim to South Africa's vineyards and continues to do so today.
Lamu soared to fame after Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, and his then-wife Jerry Hall, visited in the 1970s. Yet this Kenyan island has been continuously inhabited since the 13th century and offers more than just an idyllic getaway.
While a rainforest once spanned the continent, Africa is now home to just 8% of the world’s ancient woodlands.
Maybe no other reserve is spoken of with as much reverence as Mana Pools. It’s the park-lover’s park, what guides dream of and where hard-core campers often return. We spoke to local experts and lifelong visitors to find out why.
East Africa’s iconic Great Migration has been called ‘The greatest show on earth’, but there’s a Zambian version that some say is even better.
Local lore has long whispered of the presence of the Knysna elephants, even though sightings were nothing but hearsay for decades.
There is one safari destination that is a world of its own - a truly unique microcosm encased within towering natural walls crafted by Mother Nature’s own hand.
Benin’s famous Voodoo Festival is celebrated in the city of Ouidah every year in January, involving animal sacrifice, traditional masks and worshippers dressed as clan spirits.
Cousin to cultured Zanzibar, Mafia Island is Tanzania's smaller and lesser-known island destination. Lying some 160km to the south, it’s also the domain of ocean giants.
When it comes to choosing an African safari, the options can seem endless and rather confusing, so we decided to show you the lay of the land