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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Davison Matanga heads to Hout Bay in search of whales. What he finds instead are the finest fish and chips in Africa. Delicious, but so delicious they bring his explorations of the Western Cape to a sudden halt.
Jemilla Russell-Clough finds Durban a challenging, exciting place. Even when she heads out of town in a borrowed bucky (think ute, pickup)and then, in a remote part of rural KwaZulu-Natal, find it leaks petrol faster than she can fill it.
David Jenkins tries - and fails - to find excitement in Mauritania's sandy capital. Too late now to tell him that had he asked a taxi driver to take him to a 'Zaire Consulate' alcohol could have been found.
A lot of travellers go to Casablanca by mistake. They've seen the movie and are surprised to find it's a modern city with little period charm. Eric Whitehead takes things further. He's surprised it's full of Arabs.
There were never many tourists in West Africa - and since Ebola there are almost none. Scott Masson, however, is little deterred and says the chances of catching the killer virus are, for most travellers, low.
Tom Allen is woefully unprepared for his cycle ride out of Aden, passing as it does some of the world's most dangerous insurgent areas. So when the army comes to his help it seems natural to accept a lift.