Africa

  • 21 The royal tattoo: Duchess of Cornwall shows off African body art
    It looks like their trip to Africa has inspired Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to embrace the local customs. While Charles was spotted grooving along with local dancers in Zanzibar, his...

  • 22 Duchess of Cornwall sees off a scaly customer in Tanzania
    Parasols aren't just good at protecting against the harmful rays of the sun. At first glance it looked like the Duchess of Cornwall was using hers to fend off a giant alligator during an official trip...

  • 23 Hats off to Charles and Camilla: fun-loving couple visit South Africa
    Countless column inches are devoted to the chemistry between Prince William and Kate. But they're not the only royal couple whose devotion to each other and sense of fun shines through. CLICK ON...

  • 24 William and Kate reveal plans to return to Kenya
    After successfully drawing attention to famine-hit East Africa, the Duchess of Cambridge has revealed plans to visit the region. As she helped pack emergency supplies to be shipped to Nairobi...

  • 25 The natural wonders of the world
    The idea of listing the wonders of the world is hardly a new thing. The historian Herodotus compiled his own list way back in the fifth century BC, and from then on many have been unable to resist the...

  • 26 Chobe National Park river safari
    Here, in the Chobe National Park, the heartbeat of Africa is strong. What could be more memorable than sailing the calm waters of the Chobe River, along the border between Botswana and Namibia, at dusk...

  • 27 Top ten plans for Marrakesh
    La Mamounia  A classic that was a favourite among celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn and Ernest Hemingway, the Mamounia has recently undergone a vast refurbishment project. Completely restored and...

  • 28 Princess Mary's mercy mission to Africa
    The world has been moved by the harrowing pictures of the Somalian families left homeless and hungry by the country's civil war. Princess Mary felt compelled to help. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL...

  • 29 Five-star train-spotting!
    The Blue Train  Ranked among the very best hotels in the world, not only for the luxury and exclusivity of the accommodation and the quality of the service, but also for the chance to travel back...

  • 30 Michelle Obama enjoys family time in Africa
    Sprawling for a vast area of 75,000 hectares, Madikwe Game Reserve encompasses rocky peaks, open grasslands and verdant valleys, each habitat home to its own particular range of wildlife. And within the...

  • 31 Djerba, the land of the Lotus Eaters
    Homer tells how Ulysses, fleeing from the siren's haunting song, came across a beautiful island where delicate fruit grew: the home of the Lotus Eaters. All the sailors tasted the strange fruit –...

  • 32 The natural splendour of Namibia
    Take a break from the hustle and bustle, step away from the rat race, and travel back in time to the oldest desert in the world, which stretches the length of Namibia's coastline. The unspoiled country...

  • 33 The world's best sunsets
    Serengeti, Tanzania People who have had the good fortune to visit the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania say that until you've seen the sun set over the great orange plains you haven't lived. The image...

  • 34 The romance of the Seychelles
    On the map, the name seems to float unsupported in the middle of the blue, but as you zoom in on the Indian Ocean, the islands of the Seychelles archipelago begin to appear. First you'll see the inner...

  • 35 Tawi Lodge, in harmony with nature in Kenya
    Relaxing before dinner by the open fire, glorying in the mystery of starry nights, watching the sun set from the verandah or from one of the lodge's comfortable rooms, sipping a drink while watching...

  • 36 On safari in Africa with the kids!
    Maybe you used to dream of travelling to exotic places, perhaps even going on safari in darkest Africa with your partner. Now, though, you're married with kids, and holidays consist of theme parks, fairgrounds...

  • 37 Tipaza, home of the gods
    This beautiful city by the sea, with its sandy beach and clear skies, was beloved by the philosopher Albert Camus. Close to the cliffs stands a headstone where it's just possible to make out the quotations...

  • 38 Rest in peace, Tutankhamen
    The tomb of Tutankhamen (1361-1352 BC) in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, some 700 kilometres south of Cairo, famous as the only pharaonic tomb to be found intact, is one of the major tourist and archaeological...

  • 39 The amazing labyrinthine city of Fez
    Erstwhile capital of religion, culture and craftsmanship of the Alawi kingdom, the old city of Fez is a web of medieval-style alleys and passageways through which nearly half a million people make their...

  • 40 The might and mystery of ancient Egypt
    The pharaohs were determined to achieve immortality, and, given that they still attract so much attention and can fascinate us so many centuries later, in at least one way, they have managed to do just...



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