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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.
Rwanda’s passionate female conservationist on Kigali’s best
Conservation and Community Program Manager at Singita’s lodges in Rwanda, Claudine Tuyishime, shares where to walk, rest and grab a bite in the capital.
Margot Raggett on Compiling Conservation Book Remembering African Wild Dogs
African Wild Dogs are misunderstood, persecuted and now critically endangered — acclaimed photographer Margot Raggett sheds light on this unique species.
Explained: The A – Z of going on an African safari
From aardvark to mozzies to Zululand, we have you covered.
Zimbabwe’s brilliant female environmental lawyer (and urban farmer) shares her Harare
Boasting a long list of accolades, Takudzwa Mutezo tells us about the best museums, bars and markets to visit in her guide to Harare.
The Day May Break: Nick Brandt’s powerful take on climate change
Nick Brandt has been capturing East Africa since 2002 and has published four critically acclaimed books over the last two decades. His latest book tackles climate change and might be his most hopeful project yet.
This has to be Namibia’s most romantic honeymoon pod
With its open plains, endless gravel tracks, and diverse landscapes, where better to renew your romance with the enormous outside? Take a soul-soothing trip to the sands of the Sossusvlei region.
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.
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.
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