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  • Following the Greatest Show on Earth, Tanzania

    Following the Greatest Show on Earth, Tanzania

    October 11th, 2013Keith Drew
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    Imagine squinting into the shimmering Serengeti horizon and seeing a herd of wildebeest trundle into view. They’re moving slowly, stopping every now and then to graze on what’s left of the parched savannah. At first, they number a couple of dozen, but as you watch, tens become hundreds, and hundreds become thousands. And still they... Read more »

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  • Eight wet and wild water adventures

    Eight wet and wild water adventures

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    From rafting to swimming, snorkelling and diving, here’s a few of our favourite water-based holidays around the world. Surfing at Raglan, New Zealand Don’t be surprised if you to come to the beach town of Raglan and stay for longer than intended. Many do. Experienced surfers are drawn by the reliable swells and one of... 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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  • Slow safaris in Africa

    Slow safaris in Africa

    April 22nd, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Go on a safari in a 4WD and you have the best of best worlds: a safe, secure vantage point from which to spot wildlife, and the mobility to whizz off as soon as the news comes over the radio of where to go for the best action. Go on walking or horse-riding safaris and... Read more »

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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on... Read more »

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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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  • Travel news: Moscow to Beijing in just two days?

    Travel news: Moscow to Beijing in just two days?

    October 21st, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Follow us on a whistle-stop tour of the latest travel stories, including news of a super-fast train line between Moscow and Beijing, the suitcase that heats up to kill bed bugs, and the airline that wants passengers to start checking in with their thumbprints.  Two-day Trans-Siberian Riding the Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the world’s... Read more »

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  • 12 beautiful Kiswahili proverbs from Tanzania

    12 beautiful Kiswahili proverbs from Tanzania

    October 15th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Kiswahili is the glue that binds Tanzania together. It’s essentially a Bantu tongue, enriched by thousands of loan words, primarily Persian and Arabic, but also Hindi, Portuguese, German and English. Kiswahili is pronounced exactly as it’s written, with the stress nearly always on the penultimate syllable. Where an apostrophe precedes a vowel (eg ng’ombe; cattle), the... Read more »

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  • Beneath the Mountain of God: Tanzania’s Lake Natron

    Beneath the Mountain of God: Tanzania’s Lake Natron

    January 29th, 2016Chris Clark
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    Just a stone’s throw from some of Africa’s most celebrated safari destinations, the astonishing Lake Natron remains irresistibly isolated and under-explored. But with so much to offer and with the world outside drawing ever nearer, Christopher Clark is left wondering what the future holds for this hidden highlight. The air seems hotter and drier with... Read more »

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