The movie-star qualities of Aït Benhaddou

History of Aït Benhaddou The Aït Benhaddou ksar, a collection of buildings made from the ground they sit upon and surrounded by high walls, is located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains.   The ancient village, sometimes called “the door of the desert”, dates back to the 11th century […]

The 6 best peaks to summit in Africa

1. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania At 5 895m, Africa’s tallest mountain is also the highest freestanding peak in the world, which means that as you climb you don’t stare onto surrounding mountains but rather across the African savannah far below. Lying in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is the most popular of the world’s seven summits (the highest mountain […]