A helicopter flies amid a flock of flamingos at Lake Turkana
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The Turkana Basin in Kenya — the ‘birthplace of humanity’

Paleontologist Louise Leakey
©Lorna Buchanan-Jardine / The Safari Collectio

Fossil hunting in Africa’s ‘birthplace of humanity’

A renowned paleontologist has opened her Turkana Basin research institute in Kenya to tourists

The Tangiers medina
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‘The 4,000-year-old rock and roll band’

A trip into the Rif mountains to hear the musicians of Jajouka rounds off a weekend in Tangiers

Hippo roaming near Shumba Camp, as seen from a hot-air balloon at dawn
©Alex Edwards

High adventure in Zambia

A pioneering itinerary takes travellers across Kafue national park by canoe, Land Rover, hot-air balloon and on foot

Hippo roaming near Shumba Camp, as seen from a hot-air balloon at dawn
©Alex Edwards

High adventure in Zambia

Mwapo and Musa rest while hunting
©Mike Carter

On holiday with hunter-gatherers

A chance to live alongside the nomadic Hadza tribe

Postcard from . . . Kenya

The Lewa marathon is one of the world’s toughest, thanks to heat, high altitude — and the risk of running into lions, leopards and cheetahs

Peace and prehistory in Somaliland

Warmth and intimacy set the country apart from its troubled neighbour Somalia — and make it an antidote to modern tourism. By Stanley Stewart

On location — ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

The post-apocalyptic road movie was relocated to Namibia

The indoor pool at Mandela House
©Elsa Young

Mandela’s South Africa safari hideaway

Nelson Mandela’s former retreat in Limpopo province, built for him by one of the country’s richest men, is now available to rent

Back to Tunisia

John McDermott finds Tunis in resilient mood, with museums and beaches full and a magical new hotel

Fes: where modern life gets lost in 9,000 alleyways

A new airport terminal outside the Moroccan city could see visitor numbers soar, but for now it remains deeply rooted in the past

On safari in Chad

The central African nation is one of the world’s least-visited countries but a new safari camp, and rising numbers of animals, make it an exhilarating alternative

On Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

A new camp in one of the loneliest spots on earth offers wildlife, high-end style and space to think. Carole Cadwalladr reports

Gorillas and volcanoes in the DR Congo

After two decades of conflict, the southern section of Virunga – Africa’s oldest national park – is cautiously reopening to tourists

Great Walks: Ethiopia’s clifftop churches

A new chain of community-run guesthouses is opening up Tigray’s dramatic landscapes

A trek to the ancient cliff churches of Tigray, Ethiopia

New community-run guesthouses are opening up the dramatic landscape of Tigray to trekkers

An African odyssey

A classic overland adventure from Khartoum to Cairo

Rwanda, 20 years on

Two decades after the genocide, Sophy Roberts visits Akagera National Park – once overrun by refugees but now being rediscovered by a growing number of visitors

Return to Zimbabwe

As a BBC reporter in Africa in the 1980s Michael Buerk used to spend his holidays there. Now, as tourists start to come back, he revisits the beautiful but troubled country


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