Africa

  • 21 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...

  • 22 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...

  • 23 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 redecorated...

  • 24 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...

  • 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...

  • 26 The world's best sunsets
    Serengeti, TanzaniaPeople 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 33 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...

  • 34 Getting up close and personal with the elephants
    Click on photo for more amazing imagesOf all the unknowns of the vast continent of Africa, Zambia remains a mystery to most of us. We may know of the spectacular...

  • 35 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...

  • 36 In the forests of the Kenyan night
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  • 37 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...

  • 38 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 –...

  • 39 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...

  • 40 On the move in Africa
    No one knows how, exactly, but wildebeest – a scruffy-looking creature with a head like a bison and the body of a gazelle – can sense rain at a distance...



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