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  • 8 Reasons to visit Kigali, Rwanda

    8 Reasons to visit Kigali, Rwanda

    January 7th, 2019Tamara Hinson
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    25 years after the genocide which devastated the hilly, wildlife-filled paradise of Rwanda, the country’s capital is emerging as one of Africa’s hippest destinations. Here’s why the capital of Rwanda should be on your radar in 2019 and some of the top things to do in Kigali. Rwanda was recently voted the world’s ninth-safest country and... Read more »

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  • Zambia safari: why you should visit Kafue National Park

    Zambia safari: why you should visit Kafue National Park

    December 11th, 2018Tamara Hinson
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    Zambia is emerging as one of Africa‘s top safari destinations, and it’s not hard to see why. The country has fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities, expert guides and (crowd-free) wide open spaces. Kafue National Park in the west of the country is Tamara Hinson’s top pick for a Zambia safari experience; read on to find out why.... Read more »

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  • 6 of the best golf spots in Limpopo

    6 of the best golf spots in Limpopo

    October 8th, 2018Kieran Meeke
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    When it comes to exceptional escapes, the South African province of Limpopo is ahead of the game. Just a few hours drive or a short flight north of Johannesburg, Limpopo offers visitors the unique opportunity of combining safari and first-rate golf. It’s home to both one of the largest game parks in the world, the... Read more »

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  • Live the experience: top five things to do in Limpopo

    Live the experience: top five things to do in Limpopo

    October 2nd, 2018Kieran Meeke
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    Live the experience: top five things to do in Limpopo. A wildlife destination par excellence, Limpopo’s rolling savannahs are home to Africa’s Big Five – the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo. Its monumental ranges, the Soutpansberg and Waterberg, host hundreds of bird species and walking trails that give way to vistas so beautiful,... Read more »

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  • Sustainable travel in South Africa’s Limpopo province

    Sustainable travel in South Africa’s Limpopo province

    September 27th, 2018Kieran Meeke
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    Sustainable travel in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Being an eco-friendly visitor is about more than avoiding plastic bottles (although that helps). It’s also about adding enjoyment to your holiday by learning more about your destination and giving something back, something that’s especially easy in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Here are our favourite sustainable tourism and... Read more »

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  • Zanzibar: why the time to visit is now

    Zanzibar: why the time to visit is now

    July 24th, 2018Sarah Reid
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    A necklace of tropical islands beaded along the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar has long been a popular spot to wind down after a safari holiday on mainland Tanzania. But there’s much more to this laid-back coral archipelago – anchored by Unguja, informally known as Zanzibar Island – than palm-fringed beaches and sunset cocktails. Awarded World... Read more »

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  • A first-timer’s guide to Kruger National Park

    A first-timer’s guide to Kruger National Park

    July 12th, 2018Georgia Stephens
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    Kruger, South Africa‘s first national park, has been part of the national psyche for as long as anyone can remember. The name alone conjures images of crackling braais and campfire tales, of dog-eared maps and inviting dirt roads, and of elephants that are inevitably too close for comfort. For many, it’s one of the greatest... Read more »

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  • Podcast: meet the South African women battling against poaching

    Podcast: meet the South African women battling against poaching

    June 18th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    A safari without rhinos? That’s the sad future we may be facing. Right now South Africa is home to eighty percent of the world’s rhinos, but poaching is reducing their numbers every year – in 2017, three rhinos were killed every day on average. Anti-poaching units across the country are fighting to protect these and other... Read more »

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  • Middle East and North Africa: 10 spectacular sights off the beaten track

    Middle East and North Africa: 10 spectacular sights off the beaten track

    March 27th, 2018Gavin Thomas
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    The Middle East and North Africa have plenty of world-famous attractions – Petra and the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and the souks of Marrakesh, the minarets of Istanbul and the skyscrapers of Dubai – but there are so many other spectacular sights, a little further off the beaten track, which still receive only a... Read more »

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  • 8 reasons why Madagascar should be on your radar

    8 reasons why Madagascar should be on your radar

    March 20th, 2018Kirsten Henton
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    Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, is a giant wonderland of natural sights and experiences. It’s a place of diverse landscapes, climates and tribal systems, where traditional beliefs in taboo (fady) and animism remain strong alongside imported Christianity from 19th-century missionaries and European influences from colonial days gone by. Madagascar both delights and challenges travellers,... Read more »

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  • Podcast: how music gave a voice to a marginalised community

    Podcast: how music gave a voice to a marginalised community

    October 16th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On the Tanzanian island of Ukerewe, and across sub-Saharan Africa, people with albinism are persecuted in devastating and unimaginable ways. In the summer of 2016, Grammy Award-winning producer Ian Brennan travelled to the island with the charity Standing Voice, armed with a load of microphones and musical instruments. People with albinism are not allowed to... Read more »

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  • Dhows, donkeys and sundowners: why it’s time to return to Lamu, Kenya

    Dhows, donkeys and sundowners: why it’s time to return to Lamu, Kenya

    October 9th, 2017Harriet Constable
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    Lamu was once an essential stop during any trip to Kenya. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this historic Swahili town is home to wandering donkeys and lazy dhow boats sailing by: it is magical, mystical, idyllic. Yet many tourists have avoided Lamu in recent years due to security concerns. But, with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office lifting... Read more »

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