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Discover Africa’s last old-growth forests, the earth’s second green lung
While a rainforest once spanned the continent, Africa is now home to just 8% of the world’s ancient woodlands.
So, what exactly is the story of Great Zimbabwe?
Great Zimbabwe is the largest ancient structure in Africa south of the Sahara, and one of the most culturally important archaeological sites on the continent.
Have you heard of the lunar rainbow at Victoria Falls?
Nature's spellbinding nocturnal phenomenon. ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ is one of the few places on earth where you can see moonbow.
The movie-star qualities of Aït Benhaddou
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.
The Kruger Shalati Hotel is putting community back on track with local style
Kruger Shalati is not only a refreshingly swanky hotel offering, but a stay with upliftment at its heart.
Operation Noah’s Ark: the largest animal relocation in history
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.
The remarkable reimagining of Zakouma National Park
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.
Why the road to Die Hel is an off-road explorer’s dream
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.
Let’s discuss a legendary mountain range called the Mountains of the Moon
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.
Explore Angola’s vibrant Luanda – and venture beyond the capital – when travel resumes
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?
6 reasons why Rubondo Island in Tanzania is unlike any island you’ve ever been on
Travellers with a sense of adventure and appreciation for destinations far from Tanzania’s well-worn tourist circuits will love this freshwater island paradise.
These bush stories explain why Mana Pools is considered one of Africa’s best parks
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.
Ngorongoro Crater: a Garden of Eden in the remnants of a volcano
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.