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  • 12 of our favourite stories of the year

    12 of our favourite stories of the year

    December 22nd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    As the year comes to a close, we’ve been looking back over our favourite features of 2016. We published around five hundred articles and photo stories this year, working with contributors from around the world. Here, we’ve collected our favourites. A huge thanks to our brilliant team of writers, photographers and editors and – of... Read more »

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  • Meknes: the Moroccan city you’ve never heard of but need to visit 

    Meknes: the Moroccan city you’ve never heard of but need to visit 

    December 8th, 2016Kirsten Henton
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    With the title of Imperial City and a UNESCO-stamped ancient medina, Meknes can rival the likes of Marrakesh, Rabat, and Fez, yet it struggles to attract the same loyal following of travellers. But this scenic hilltop city has plenty to offer the curious visitor, from intricate gates to marvellous museums and mausoleums. Meknes is made up of the old (medina)... Read more »

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  • 8 reasons you need to visit Uganda next

    8 reasons you need to visit Uganda next

    October 10th, 2016Keith Drew
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    “For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life… Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.” – My African Journey, Winston Churchill, 1908 More than a century after he penned the line, Winston Churchill’s oft-quoted quip about Uganda still stands. Located at the point where the East African savannah meets the Central African... Read more »

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  • 10 reasons to see more of Rwanda than just the gorillas

    10 reasons to see more of Rwanda than just the gorillas

    September 15th, 2016Sue Watt
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    Rwanda is renowned for its rare mountain gorillas, and rightly so. Some 400 of our primate cousins roam the rainforests of Volcanoes National Park, with ten groups available for tracking. But this tiny country has so much more to see. Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”, it’s rich with beautiful mountains, valleys and lakes,... Read more »

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  • 15 stirring pictures of elephants across Africa

    15 stirring pictures of elephants across Africa

    September 12th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Elephants are some of the most graceful and mesmerising animals to watch in the wild. They wave their wandering trunks with surprising control and their leathery, wrinkled skin gives them an air of aged wisdom. But these beautiful beasts are fast in decline: every 15 minutes an elephant is killed by ivory poachers, totalling over 30,000 per... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons to stay in Nairobi before you head off on safari

    6 reasons to stay in Nairobi before you head off on safari

    August 23rd, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Pin Most people coming into Kenya will arrive in Nairobi, but head straight for the country’s vast national parks and beautiful coastline. Stay a little longer in the capital, though, and you’ll get to know the real Kenya. The city is full of vitality and buzz, with some excellent food and a host of fun and... Read more »

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  • Off the tourist trail: the best little-visited African national parks

    Off the tourist trail: the best little-visited African national parks

    August 16th, 2016Sue Watt
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    Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Kruger – everyone who’s ever dreamt of going to Africa will know these safari big-hitters. Famous for their wildlife, they’re also famous for hordes of visitors that flock to them in convoys of Land Cruisers. If you want to get away from the masses, these are the best little-visited African national parks,... Read more »

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  • The Democratic Republic of Congo: is it safe to visit?

    The Democratic Republic of Congo: is it safe to visit?

    July 28th, 2016Harriet Constable
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    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been known for too long as the ‘heart of darkness’, but it rewards intrepid travellers with beautiful countryside and some of the continent’s most exciting trekking. Here, Harriet Constable explores how and why you should visit this central African country. Why should I go? There is something magical... Read more »

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  • 14 things you need to know before backpacking Africa

    14 things you need to know before backpacking Africa

    July 26th, 2016Chris Clark
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    For intrepid and adventurous backpackers, the enigmatic African continent will always possess a particular allure. But Africa is not for the faint-hearted, and even more seasoned travellers will undoubtedly face a steep learning curve during their time here. From dealing with deadly fauna to falling foul of dodgy juice, here are some of the things you need... Read more »

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  • A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Marrakesh

    A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Marrakesh

    July 11th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    The last few years have seen Marrakesh well and truly established as Morocco’s capital of chic, attracting the rich and famous from Europe and beyond. Yet the city has always had a mystique about it. It’s a place of immense beauty, sitting beneath the dramatic peaks of the High Atlas mountains – its narrow alleys beg discovery while its... Read more »

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  • 7 amazing African journeys

    7 amazing African journeys

    July 6th, 2016Harriet Constable
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    Africa is a continent of wild open savannahs, terracotta sunsets, thousands of vibrant green hills and rugged coastlines. Here, you can be chugging along on a rickety old railway one day and standing atop a crescent-shaped, rust-coloured sand dune the next. As American author John Hemingway once said, “If I have ever seen magic, it... Read more »

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  • Aiming high: 6 of Africa’s most epic mountain climbs

    Aiming high: 6 of Africa’s most epic mountain climbs

    June 27th, 2016Sue Watt
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    It might be better known for bush and beach holidays, but Africa also has its fair share of magical, high-altitude mountains that deserve a place at the top of every hardy trekker’s wish list. They can be tough, torturous and knee-trembling, often involving mud-drenched trails in hot and humid rainforests, snow right on the equator and... Read more »

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