East Africa’s best wildlife spots

Our pick of the best national parks to visit in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

Land of masks: art and tradition in Ivory Coast

Whatever social upheavals have befallen Ivorian society, its arts and crafts scene has always remained vital, fecund and significant.

A taste of bliss: the best beaches in Mauritius

Whether you want to relax on pristine white sands, dive the coral reefs or try your hand at watersports, these little slices of paradise have it all.

Worshipping magnificence: the best mosques in West Africa

From Senegal to Ghana, West Africa is known for its fantastic mosques – each an architectural masterpiece in their own right.

Travelling paradise: two weeks in Mauritius

From white sand beaches to historic towns, Iona Grant explores the very best this island has to offer.

Why travel to Zanzibar?

Home to traditional coastal villages, excellent wildlife and some of the best dive sites in East Africa, Zanzibar is a paradise well worth visiting.

Footprints in the sand: An extract from West with the Light

In this excerpt of his autobiography, the acclaimed nature writer Brian Jackman shares his unique adventures in Namibia.

Getting ready for Rwanda: what to read, watch and do before you visit

Get to know Rwanda before you travel there.

The white-capped mountain: how climate change is impacting Mt Kenya

Geri Moore never expected to find a blizzard on the Equator.

From cocoa to coconuts: local produce in São Tomé and Príncipe

Businesses in São Tomé and Príncipe often place an emphasis on local, organic, produce.

Ancient relics: a selection of Africa’s most remarkable ruins

How many have you visited?

A world of roças: historic plantations on São Tomé & Príncipe

From coffee to cocoa, these estates provide a fascinating insight into the islands’ past and present.

In photos: the Maasai & East Africa

How the Maasai, wildlife and tourism co-exist together on the plains of East Africa.

Fabulously frenzied: welcome to Fez

Morocco’s cultural capital is utterly enchanting.

Giant tortoises, endemic palms and birds galore: the best of the Seychelles

Explore the islands’ extraordinary biodiversity.