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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.
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?
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.
Wildly Romantic: 6 dreamy destinations to spend your African honeymoon
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.
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.
Why Lamu is one of the Indian Ocean’s best-kept secrets
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.
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.
In Photos: Benin Voodoo Festival
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.
Guide: The 15 types of African safaris
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