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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.

10 months ago

What the heck is a carbon-neutral safari anyway?

Emboo River Camp is seriously sustainable and we're obsessed.

10 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.

11 months ago

Explained: The A – Z of going on an African safari

From aardvark to mozzies to Zululand, we have you covered.

1 year ago

Mapping the Makgadikgadi motherland: a quad bike cruise to Kubu Island

People tend to call these bright white salt-scapes otherworldly, martian or moon-like but there is nowhere more African than the Makgadikgadi.

1 year ago

Climbing Mt. Kenya: A guide to The Mountain of God

“A sunrise on Mt. Kenya is like watching God paint.”

1 year ago

Klein JAN and the Kalahari: Michelin-star magic in the middle of nowhere

Africa’s first Michelin-star chef has brought the spirit of his award-winning restaurant in Nice to the opulently secluded Tswalu Kalahari.

1 year ago

How one rally is helping combat climate change in Senegal

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.

2 years ago

Safari Rally: The Greatest Show on Earth

The Safari Rally was one of the most brutal and highly publicised rallies in the world. After a 19-year absence, it's coming back to Kenya this weekend.

2 years ago

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.

2 years 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 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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

2 years ago