Our collection of the best things to do in Africa.
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How hot air ballooning over Sossusvlei marked the start of Namibia’s desert tourism
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.
An expert lists 6 of South Africa’s best, most wonderfully wild, walking safaris
From the Cape to Kruger, this walking safari expert selects her favourite multi-day wilderness adventures.
The life aquatic: mythbusting Botswana’s iconic mokoro
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.
Hike up (then sleep beside) the world’s largest lava lake
Adventure awaits those willing to trek the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile Mount Nyiragongo.
In Photos: venture through Uganda’s riveting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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.
The mysterious lives of Mafia Island’s whale sharks
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.