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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.

1 month ago

The 6 best peaks to summit in Africa

These six summits offer accessible mountaineering experiences, unique challenges and incomparable vistas in remote corners of Africa, from Malawi up to Morocco.

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

You can now sleep in a ‘Bird’s Nest’ in Laikipia

A Kenyan reserve now boasts one of the world's most unusual lodge experiences

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago