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Africa

There’s nowhere like it on the planet for wildlife, wild lands and rich traditions that endure. Prepare to fall in love.

Two wheels good

Swapping the honking of intolerant city drivers for the braying of buffalo on the plains of Africa, Paul Chai takes a two-wheel safari in northern Tanzania. There are a lot of firsts on this Intrepid cycling tour of northern Tanzania. We are the first group allowed to cycle through Arusha...

A guide to travelling Rwanda solo

Rwanda is a perfect country to travel solo in. As a female traveller who has seen a lot of Africa, I cannot rate Rwanda high enough as a place you really need to visit. If you are seeking a traditional African experience – raw, chaotic and unhinged – you won’t find that in Rwanda. It is...

You can do Uganda solo

It is easy to see why Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa, a surprise gem hidden, waiting to be discovered. Often overshadowed by the more famous East African neighbours, Kenya and Rwanda, Uganda sometimes misses the boat when it comes to seeking an African experience. The truth is, it...

Overview: Cairo, Egypt

Lined with palaces, mosques, merchant’s mansions and markets, Cairo’s Al-Muizz is a contender for the Middle East’s most beautiful street. It’s the ancient thoroughfare of medieval Cairo, the lifeblood of a dozen centuries: every time I return to Cairo, I find myself walking the length of...