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14 Aug, 2017, 10:34
The coastal serenity of Atlantic Essaouira  
Eric Whitehead

Following his son’s advice, Eric Whitehead quits Marrakesh for the coastal town of Essaouira, a former Portuguese enclave on the Atlantic coast.

8 Aug, 2017, 10:39
7 ways the Rwenzori Mountains trump Kilimanjaro  
Adele Cutler

Anyone wanting to trek East Africa’s great mountains should look beyond the obvious peaks. Adele Cutler says Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains have far more to offer.

30 May, 2017, 15:18
A series of luxurious events: Mauritius with money  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod tours the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, discovering plenty of luxurious hotels but – strangely – not much else.

20 Apr, 2017, 10:22
Inexpensive and interesting: Uganda’s fast food  
Adele Cutler

Ugandan cuisine is something of a revelation. Bananas are at the heart of most meals, but Adele Cutler turns up some more unusual dishes.

5 Apr, 2017, 15:00
The Roman Empire’s African arm: Volubilis in Morocco  
Sankar Chatterjee

In its prime, the Roman Empire stretched across all Europe and deep into Africa. Sankar Chatterjee visits Volubilis, the great Roman city built in Morocco.

27 Mar, 2017, 14:45
A field guide to Africa’s little-climbed mountains  
Adele Cutler

Trails of visitors labour up Kilimanjaro, but look at Africa’s other mountains and you’ll almost always have them to yourself. Adele Cutler has some suggestions for high-altitude adventures.

16 Mar, 2017, 21:58
A visit to Namibia in the era of Apartheid  
Martin Berthoud

Travelling as a diplomat makes visiting German West Africa, eagerly being divided by South Africa’s government, somewhat stressfull for Martin Berthoud.

27 Feb, 2017, 16:43
Help! A lion’s nicked my solar lamp  
Emily Haynes

You just can’t trust the natives. Deep in the wilds of Zambia’s Luangwa Delta, Emily Haynes recounts an unusual case where a thief in the night has more legs than her.

19 Jan, 2017, 12:46
Battlefield tourism: the reality behind the film ‘Zulu’  
Jonathan Trollip

The rolling landscape of Isandlwana looks peaceful these days. But Jonathan Trollip discovers a bloodsoaked past as it’s where British colonialism suffered its first major setback, losing a major battle with South Africa’s Zulu warriors.

21 Nov, 2016, 22:02
A blast from the bush and Zambia’s Luangwa Valley  
Emily Haynes

The rains are coming to the Luangwa Valley and one of Africa’s finest safari destination is strewn with camps packing up and getting out while they still can. So there’s something autumnal about Emily Haynes. latest report from the Zambian bush,

14 Sep, 2016, 08:55
Medinas, minarets and mountains in Morocco  
Elizabeth von Pier

From the city of Marrakesh, Elizabeth von Pier takes a leisurely tour of the spectacular Atlas mountains, discovering a world of kasbahs and chasms and a taste of Arab culture.

21 Aug, 2016, 09:57
In North Kafue National Park the wildlife comes to your deck  
Lesley Pritt

When Lesley Pritt books herself a safari in Zambia she expects to have to head off on game drives for the wildlife experience. But the animals here prefer to visit.

8 Jul, 2016, 19:48
Weaving hope and a future into African lives  
Karen Beattie

The safari operators in Zambia aren’t all about luxury vacations for wealthy clients, or even about conservation for endangered wildlife. They also put a lot back into local communities. Karen Beattie tells about a South Luangwa project.

25 May, 2016, 14:09
Exploring the medina in Tangiers, Morocco  
Sankar Chatterjee

If you’d ever wondered what Sankar Chatterjee got up to on his daytrip into Africa from nearby Spain, fear not: he tells you here. Photos by Shelley Chatterjee.

9 Apr, 2016, 10:56
How to structure a safari, as adventure or honeymoon  
Charles Goodwin

A safari is not just for specialists. Charles Goodwin says they’re an appropriate celebration of any occasion, and can operate on a range of budgets. He shares some tips about planning the perfect African journey.

10 Mar, 2016, 16:54
A truck to the rescue when bogged in Zaire  
Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen

The main road through Zaire nearly proves much for the overlanding duo of Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen. Then a truck arrives. The driver finds problems aplenty – but solves them all.

10 Feb, 2016, 16:50
A night of real danger in rural Zaire  
Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen

When Peter Peeters and Claire van Helsen drive their Landrover into a swamp in upcountry Zaire they merely think they’re stuck. They don’t discover the danger of their situation until the following day, when they’re lucky to have lived to tell their tale.

7 Jan, 2016, 19:26
The big weekend: birding Ethiopia’s Rift Valley lakes  
Malee Oot

Few visitors make it to Ethiopia – and fewer still stray from the standard tourist routes. But Malee Oot has birds on her mind as she rents a Landrover to tour the Rift Valley lakes.

15 Oct, 2015, 14:26
Some quiet advice for travellers in Africa  
Philip Perry

From a snug vantage-point in amiable Malawi, seasoned traveller Philip Perry runs over some dos and don’ts for visitors to sub-Saharan Africa. Don’t be put off, he says: the experience is unforgettable.

8 Oct, 2015, 13:05
A gentle safari on foot through Zambia  
George Bell

In Africa’s Luangwa Valley, George Bell reports on an eventful few days on a Zambian walking safari.

28 Sep, 2015, 13:59
Northern Ethiopia, and 72 hours on the roof of Africa  
Malee Oot

A trek in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains takes Malee Oot to the top of the world – and a little-known region of remotest Africa.

1 Sep, 2015, 12:03
4 city breaks to try in 2015  
Paul Woollacombe

The end of summer is citybreak time. Paul Woollacombe reviews four traditional favourites for the European market.

8 Aug, 2015, 15:10
3 African escapes which are still safe  
Paul Woollacombe

There’s plenty of bad news coming out of Africa, but Paul Woollacombe says there are many parts of the continent that remain perfectly safe, and outlines three great travel options.

28 Jul, 2015, 05:03
Things to do on safari in South Africa  
Paul Woollacombe

South Africa’s first-world infrastructure opens up a whole range of options to see African wildlife at its best, says Paul Woolllacombe.

12 May, 2015, 10:30
A brief flirtation with the edge of the Sahara  
James Sinclair

James Sinclair hires a 4×4 in Marrakech and crosses the Atlas to meet Saharan sands. Where, appropriately, he swaps his car for a camel.

28 Apr, 2015, 08:46
Mugged by monkeys and burgled by baboons  
Amy Shaw

A trip to Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park starts off smoothly for Amy Shaw. But then some monkeys take a liking to her lunch.

14 Apr, 2015, 08:45
In Kenya forks become bracelets, teaspoons rings  
Amy Shaw

Nothing is wasted in East Africa. But at Nairobi’s Masai Market Amy Shaw finds recycling taken to new artistic levels by an inspired Kenyan jeweller working with cutlery.

18 Mar, 2015, 08:08
Hout Bay’s finest fish are found on plates  
Davison Matanga

Davison Matanga heads to Hout Bay in search of whales. What he finds instead are the finest fish and chips in Africa. Delicious, but so delicious they bring his explorations of the Western Cape to a sudden halt.

18 Feb, 2015, 07:53
A day out with Johannesburg’s white lions  
Davison Matanga

It’s not necessary to book an expensive safari to see Africa’s iconic ‘King of the Animals’. On a slow day in South Africa’s greatest city Davison Matanga drives over to Johannesburg’s Lion Park.

29 Dec, 2014, 12:21
Humans, not animals are Mozambique’s greatest asset  
David Jenkins

David Jenkins doesn’t find any wildlife on his safari south of Maputo. But he does find great beaches, fantastic people and a fascinating history.

29 Nov, 2014, 11:45
Mauritania’s desert city now drowning in sand  
David Jenkins

Chinguetti is Mauritania’s number one tourist attraction, an ancient city that thrived in the era of caravanserais. David Jenkins, however, finds he’s the only tourist in a rising sea of sand.

16 Nov, 2014, 19:29
Assaulted by South Africa – but in a good way  
Jemilla Russell-Clough

Jemilla Russell-Clough finds Durban a challenging, exciting place. Even when she heads out of town in a borrowed bucky (think ute, pickup)and then, in a remote part of rural KwaZulu-Natal, find it leaks petrol faster than she can fill it.

29 Oct, 2014, 11:24
In search of nightlife in not-so-wild Nouakchott  
David Jenkins

David Jenkins tries – and fails – to find excitement in Mauritania’s sandy capital. Too late now to tell him that had he asked a taxi driver to take him to a ‘Zaire Consulate’ alcohol could have been found.

15 Oct, 2014, 15:19
Hunting permits shooting Namibia’s wildlife off its ledge  
David Marcus

Southwest Africa’s wildlife has enough problems. The place is a desert and rain rarely falls. But David Marcus finds a new rash of hunting permits poses a new and deadly threat.

29 Sep, 2014, 14:26
Cruising the Loza River in north-western Madagascar  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon takes a break from his work in Mozambique to hitch a lift down a Madagascan river. A local boat proceeds at a very local pace.

23 Sep, 2014, 16:43
Casablanca – “Here’s looking at you kid”  
Eric Whitehead

A lot of travellers go to Casablanca by mistake. They’ve seen the movie and are surprised to find it’s a modern city with little period charm. Eric Whitehead takes things further. He’s surprised it’s full of Arabs.

14 Sep, 2014, 14:51
Lazy days on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third island  
David Jenkins

Most visitors to the Seychelles stay on the two largest islands, Mahé and Praslin. David Jenkins, on the other hand, slips back a gear on the tiny sleepy third island, of La Digue.

13 Sep, 2014, 20:38
Praise to the lord – and now please pay. Amen  
Charlie Walker

On his bike through the DRC, Charlie Walker drops in to an emotional church service in Lubumbashi. Religious ecstasy rules but the ministers carefully shepherd their payment.

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