Africa

  • 21 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...

  • 22 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...

  • 23 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...

  • 24 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 –...

  • 25 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...

  • 26 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...

  • 27 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...

  • 28 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...

  • 29 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...

  • 30 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...

  • 31 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...

  • 32 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...

  • 33 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...

  • 34 Trou aux Biches: tropical luxury and refinement in Mauritius
    The hotel accommodation is in sumptuous harmony with the idyllic natural setting, the atmosphere is pleasant and friendly, there is a decidedly eco-friendly attitude all round... indeed, the resort is...

  • 35 Getting up close and personal with the elephants
    Click on photo for more amazing images Of all the unknowns of the vast continent of Africa, Zambia remains a mystery to most of us. We may know of the spectacular Victoria Falls, but few of us could be...

  • 36 The Savoy Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh
    When A-list sun-seekers are longing for a break they are increasingly turning to the natural beauty and dazzling sunshine of Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh. From Sheiks and royalty to Prime Ministers and...

  • 37 In the forests of the Kenyan night

  • 38 The New Seven Wonders of the World in a spectacular set of images
    A global poll conducted three years ago set out to choose a new set of modern world wonders. The idea originated from Swiss filmmaker Bernard Weber, who launched the proposal in 1999 with the intent of...

  • 39 Sidi Bou Said: Tunisian tradition and charm
    It's tempting to think of Tunisia only as a seaside destination – the beautiful sands and the clear blue waters along the coast make it ideal for beach holidays – but in fact the country offers...

  • 40 Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: luxury and nature in harmony
    The vast continent of Africa continues to exert its pull on those caught up in the busy rat race of modern life. Perhaps the attraction lies in the fact it is seen as one of the few exisiting havens where...



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