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  • The best beaches in Africa

    The best beaches in Africa

    June 12th, 2014Site Editor
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    From Kenya’s white sands to South Africa’s penguin beach, chosen from a selection of our Africa guidebooks, these are some of the best beaches in Africa.  Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa Some 75km west of Port Elizabeth, Jeffrey’s Bay (known locally as J Bay) is jammed during the holiday seasons, when thousands of visitors throng the beaches, surfing... Read more »

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  • Best places to visit in July

    Best places to visit in July

    April 2nd, 2014Olivia Rawes
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    July doesn’t have to mean fighting for space on packed European beaches, dodging flocks of school children and gritting your teeth at peak prices. Winter in the southern hemisphere promises cheap flights and fantastic skiing, while elsewhere July is packed with unusual festivals, wild celebrations and some of nature’s most spectacular events, giving you a... Read more »

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  • Map: beer from around the world

    Map: beer from around the world

    March 31st, 2014Charles Parkes
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    Beer-lovers rejoice: the British Government recently announced that a pint of beer in the UK will be a whole one penny cheaper than before. Not exactly saving a fortune, but why would that matter when you have thousands of alternatives from around the world? From the Belgian Chimay to the Turkish Efes, Europe alone has much... Read more »

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  • 20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    January 6th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Strolling among lions: Kitich Camp, Kenya

    Strolling among lions: Kitich Camp, Kenya

    December 30th, 2013Sally Beck
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    Rising from the edge of the Chalbi desert in northern Kenya, the wild hill country of the Mathews Range offers a different kind of safari experience. Sally Beck visited the Kitich Camp, as featured in the Rough Guide to Kenya, to get acquainted with the local wildlife. Landing on a private airstrip in a retro 1958 Cessna at the... Read more »

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  • 22 stunning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

    22 stunning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

    December 16th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    After a search for the most captivating, exciting and beautiful travel photography, the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards announced their final winners last week. Here is a selection of our favourite images from this set of talented photographers. Eagle hunter, Alti Region, Mongolia Pin By Simon Morris | www.tpoty.com Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, USA Pin... Read more »

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  • Win a two week volunteer trip with GVI

    Win a two week volunteer trip with GVI

    October 10th, 2013Site Editor
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    Pin This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our GVI trip winner Kirsty McCarlie, who chose Venezuela as her top destination for 2014. Kirsty is hoping to travel to Costa Rica with GVI to complete her placement conserving jaguars next year.  Have you ever wanted to give back to the world, to develop and conserve... Read more »

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  • Sci-fi plants of Mount Kenya, Kenya

    Sci-fi plants of Mount Kenya, Kenya

    October 10th, 2013Richard Trillo
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    The Kikuyu people venerated Mount Kenya as the dwelling place of God. They believed if they climbed to the peaks, they would find spiritual inspiration. Straddling the equator and piercing the clouds, Africa’s second-highest mountain – the eroded remains of a vast, prehistoric volcano, towering 5199m from the plains – is a steeper and quicker... Read more »

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  • The best safari lodges in Kenya

    The best safari lodges in Kenya

    October 9th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Kenya is the safari capital of East Africa. Elephants, buffalo and wildebeest roam across vast plains, flamingos in their thousands wade in lake shallows, lions doze on sun-baked savannahs and herds of hippos graze by river banks. Yet in the scramble to see the country’s wildlife, local culture often gets overlooked and tribal people have... Read more »

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  • Gaze at the galaxy from a star bed, Kenya

    Gaze at the galaxy from a star bed, Kenya

    October 8th, 2013Richard Hammond
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    Ask anyone on safari what they love about the African bush and many mention the mesmerizing night sky – and one of the best ways to view it is from the comfort of a “star bed” at Loisaba Lodge in northern Kenya. If the weather is fair, you can wheel these handcrafted wooden four-posters out... Read more »

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  • The great African meat feast, Kenya

    The great African meat feast, Kenya

    October 7th, 2013Richard Trillo
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    Ask any expat East African what food they miss most and they’ll tell you nyama choma. In The Gambia, it’s known as afra; and in South Africa it’s what you have at a braai. All over the continent, roast or grilled meat is the heart of any big meal and, whenever possible, it is the... Read more »

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  • 20 great things to do as the sun rises

    20 great things to do as the sun rises

    August 13th, 2013Olivia Rawes
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