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2 Mar, 2019, 14:50
Turning blue in Morocco’s Western Sahara  
Blaine Bonham

Blaine Bonham meets the ‘Blue Men’, the ancient Berber tribe that inhabits the Sahara Desert. He meets them amongst the dunes of Morocco’s Erg Chebbi region.

1 Mar, 2019, 13:20
Morocco’s Red City’s hidden green heritage  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin finds oases of calm in Morocco’s most visited city. Along with the locals he takes refuge in the many public gardens that are part-hidden in Marrackesh.

8 Jan, 2019, 16:44
A thoughtful stay in the not-so-Democratic Republic of Congo  
Ben Cooke

The DRC is a strikingly mis-named country, finds Ben Cooke. It’s undemocratic, for a start, and a republic only in name. He starts in Lubumbashi, heads into the hinterlands of small-town Kipushi and then braves the capital, Kinshasa. He finds the Congo’s reputation for being dangerous has been superseded by its capacity to relentlessly hassle any visitor – especially if carrying a camera – and he finds the unremitting focus on a lone white traveller forces his mind into solitary reflection.

6 Dec, 2018, 13:02
The boredom is broken defending Algeria’s colonial border  
Colin Wallace

In the Seventies while the Foreign Legion tries to suppress the resistance to French colonial rule, Colin Wallace finds a way to help at least one Algerian.

16 Nov, 2018, 12:52
Joining the Foreign Legion soon leads to violence  
Colin Wallace

Perhaps it’s bad luck that when Colin Wallace joins the Foreign Legion they happen to be fighting the Algerian War. He starts to realise he’s on the wrong side.

7 Nov, 2018, 15:28
Five convincing reasons to sponsor a Zambian child  
Karen Beattie

Karen Beattie introduces Project Luangwa, a ground-breaking charity working in one of Zambia’s most beautiful parks. This is a way to sponsor a child through school – and know there’s an actual child at the end of it. Click through and remember it’s Christmas.

16 Oct, 2018, 12:17
The moment a drugs mule realises he’s bust  
Colin Wallace

It’s also the moment Colin Wallace discovered his car had been stuffed with hash to smuggle from Morocco into Europe.

6 Oct, 2018, 12:36
Warning signs missed in a North African bar  
Colin Wallace

On a bar-crawl through Tangiers in the seventies, Colin Wallace misses some big warning signs that he’s out of his depth and being soft-soaped by drug smugglers.

6 Sep, 2018, 16:43
Thanks for the memories: a night in Morocco  
Bonnie Lynn

Travelling with friends, Bonnie Lynn finds a moment of tranquility in Morocco’s desert spaces.

2 Jul, 2018, 11:50
The ultimate packing list for a Tanzania safari  
Lucy Barker

If you’re heading off on an African safari, it’s worth putting some thought into what you need to pack. Lucy Barker has a handy guide.

2 Feb, 2018, 15:07
Vic Falls comes to London’s ‘Destinations’ show  
Paul Woollacombe

In a shrewd marketing move for the selfie generation Zambia’s recreated the Victoria Falls in central London. Paul Woollacombe reports.

31 Jan, 2018, 18:43
A new National Park comes to Benin, West Africa  
Jack Barker

Some American foreign adventures are actually useful. Jack Barker reports on a new initiative to preserve West Africa’s critically endangered wildlife.

17 Oct, 2017, 09:24
In the bush in Zimbabwe: Safari so good  
David Markus

David Markus finds a visit to Africa defied the norm, exceeded expectations, and opened the door to a whole new world of travel and discovery.

9 Oct, 2017, 14:41
When rangers come to the rescue of a hyena in distress  
Emily Haynes

When a ranger in the Southern Luangwa Valley spots a hyena that’s picked up a snare he sends for the Zambian Carnivore Programme, who dart to the rescue. Emily Hayes tells to the fairytale ending.

26 Sep, 2017, 21:59
Carnivores on steroids on a safari in Botswana  
Lesley Pritt

The daily drama of Africa’s wildlife is on open display when Lesley Pritt heads out into the wilds of Botswana.

14 Aug, 2017, 10:34
The coastal serenity of Atlantic Essaouira  
Eric Whitehead

Following his son’s advice, Eric Whitehead quits Marrakesh for the coastal town of Essaouira, a former Portuguese enclave on the Atlantic coast.

8 Aug, 2017, 10:39
7 ways the Rwenzori Mountains trump Kilimanjaro  
Adele Cutler

Anyone wanting to trek East Africa’s great mountains should look beyond the obvious peaks. Adele Cutler says Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains have far more to offer.

30 May, 2017, 15:18
A series of luxurious events: Mauritius with money  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod tours the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, discovering plenty of luxurious hotels but – strangely – not much else.

20 Apr, 2017, 10:22
Inexpensive and interesting: Uganda’s fast food  
Adele Cutler

Ugandan cuisine is something of a revelation. Bananas are at the heart of most meals, but Adele Cutler turns up some more unusual dishes.

5 Apr, 2017, 15:00
The Roman Empire’s African arm: Volubilis in Morocco  
Sankar Chatterjee

In its prime, the Roman Empire stretched across all Europe and deep into Africa. Sankar Chatterjee visits Volubilis, the great Roman city built in Morocco.

27 Mar, 2017, 14:45
A field guide to Africa’s little-climbed mountains  
Adele Cutler

Trails of visitors labour up Kilimanjaro, but look at Africa’s other mountains and you’ll almost always have them to yourself. Adele Cutler has some suggestions for high-altitude adventures.

16 Mar, 2017, 21:58
A visit to Namibia in the era of Apartheid  
Martin Berthoud

Travelling as a diplomat makes visiting German West Africa, eagerly being divided by South Africa’s government, somewhat stressfull for Martin Berthoud.

27 Feb, 2017, 16:43
Help! A lion’s nicked my solar lamp  
Emily Haynes

You just can’t trust the natives. Deep in the wilds of Zambia’s Luangwa Delta, Emily Haynes recounts an unusual case where a thief in the night has more legs than her.

19 Jan, 2017, 12:46
Battlefield tourism: the reality behind the film ‘Zulu’  
Jonathan Trollip

The rolling landscape of Isandlwana looks peaceful these days. But Jonathan Trollip discovers a bloodsoaked past as it’s where British colonialism suffered its first major setback, losing a major battle with South Africa’s Zulu warriors.

21 Nov, 2016, 22:02
A blast from the bush and Zambia’s Luangwa Valley  
Emily Haynes

The rains are coming to the Luangwa Valley and one of Africa’s finest safari destination is strewn with camps packing up and getting out while they still can. So there’s something autumnal about Emily Haynes. latest report from the Zambian bush,

14 Sep, 2016, 08:55
Medinas, minarets and mountains in Morocco  
Elizabeth von Pier

From the city of Marrakesh, Elizabeth von Pier takes a leisurely tour of the spectacular Atlas mountains, discovering a world of kasbahs and chasms and a taste of Arab culture.

21 Aug, 2016, 09:57
In North Kafue National Park the wildlife comes to your deck  
Lesley Pritt

When Lesley Pritt books herself a safari in Zambia she expects to have to head off on game drives for the wildlife experience. But the animals here prefer to visit.

8 Jul, 2016, 19:48
Weaving hope and a future into African lives  
Karen Beattie

The safari operators in Zambia aren’t all about luxury vacations for wealthy clients, or even about conservation for endangered wildlife. They also put a lot back into local communities. Karen Beattie tells about a South Luangwa project.

25 May, 2016, 14:09
Exploring the medina in Tangiers, Morocco  
Sankar Chatterjee

If you’d ever wondered what Sankar Chatterjee got up to on his daytrip into Africa from nearby Spain, fear not: he tells you here. Photos by Shelley Chatterjee.

9 Apr, 2016, 10:56
How to structure a safari, as adventure or honeymoon  
Charles Goodwin

A safari is not just for specialists. Charles Goodwin says they’re an appropriate celebration of any occasion, and can operate on a range of budgets. He shares some tips about planning the perfect African journey.

10 Mar, 2016, 16:54
A truck to the rescue when bogged in Zaire  
Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen

The main road through Zaire nearly proves much for the overlanding duo of Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen. Then a truck arrives. The driver finds problems aplenty – but solves them all.

10 Feb, 2016, 16:50
A night of real danger in rural Zaire  
Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen

When Peter Peeters and Claire van Helsen drive their Landrover into a swamp in upcountry Zaire they merely think they’re stuck. They don’t discover the danger of their situation until the following day, when they’re lucky to have lived to tell their tale.

7 Jan, 2016, 19:26
The big weekend: birding Ethiopia’s Rift Valley lakes  
Malee Oot

Few visitors make it to Ethiopia – and fewer still stray from the standard tourist routes. But Malee Oot has birds on her mind as she rents a Landrover to tour the Rift Valley lakes.

15 Oct, 2015, 14:26
Some quiet advice for travellers in Africa  
Philip Perry

From a snug vantage-point in amiable Malawi, seasoned traveller Philip Perry runs over some dos and don’ts for visitors to sub-Saharan Africa. Don’t be put off, he says: the experience is unforgettable.

8 Oct, 2015, 13:05
A gentle safari on foot through Zambia  
George Bell

In Africa’s Luangwa Valley, George Bell reports on an eventful few days on a Zambian walking safari.

28 Sep, 2015, 13:59
Northern Ethiopia, and 72 hours on the roof of Africa  
Malee Oot

A trek in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains takes Malee Oot to the top of the world – and a little-known region of remotest Africa.

1 Sep, 2015, 12:03
4 city breaks to try in 2015  
Paul Woollacombe

The end of summer is citybreak time. Paul Woollacombe reviews four traditional favourites for the European market.

8 Aug, 2015, 15:10
3 African escapes which are still safe  
Paul Woollacombe

There’s plenty of bad news coming out of Africa, but Paul Woollacombe says there are many parts of the continent that remain perfectly safe, and outlines three great travel options.

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