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Lost in the jungle

Bradt founder Hilary Bradt recounts her remarkable tale of being lost in the heart of Madagascar. 

The weird and wonderful flora of Madagascar

From topsy-turvy trees to flesh-eating plants: Daniel Austin discusses the intriguing flora of Madagascar.

Muti

This practice, which featured in Alexander McCall- Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books set in Botswana, remains a problem across southern Africa.

Snake Woman

Author Mike Unwin watches Thea Litschka-Koen at work.

Stop the press!

Mike Unwin shares some amusing scoops found in the Swazi news.

Cycling the Danube

Discover the sights of Europe's second longest river with Laurence Mitchell as your guide to the Danube's best cycling tour.

A magical mountain adventure

With its towering trees, cosy cabins and an abundance of pristine wilderness, the Sutjeska National Park is an essential outing for any visitor to Bosnia.

Dr John Garang

Our authors Sophie and Max recount the trials and tribulations of South Sudan’s rebellious founding father.