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How to pull off the perfect African safari

Many travellers dream of going on an African safari. The chance to see the continent’s diverse wildlife in a natural setting is enticing and thrilling. But while the idea’s easy to embrace, it can be hard to pin down the detail. There’s so much choice that planning a safari can seem daunting. If you’re finding

Travel bucket list: Ethiopia highlights

Ethiopia might not be an obvious choice for a holiday destination. However, adventurous travellers will appreciate its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage and fascinating history. Get planning your trip now with these Ethiopia highlights. Lalibela The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are the country’s most famous visitor attraction. These 11 places of worship, pilgrimage sites for

Island-hopping

Ever had that dilemma of being unable to decide between two or even three destinations for your next holiday? Choosing doesn’t need to mean cruising. Instead, take advantage of local ferries and be a little more adventurous. Next time you travel, why not pick a place where it’s easy to flit from island to island

Which island should you choose for your Seychelles trip?

If ever somewhere deserved to be labelled paradise, then surely this is it? The Seychelles is a beautiful island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Though it is popular as a honeymoon destination, its charms are in no way reserved for loved-up couples. In fact, choose the right spot and it’s just as perfect for families,

What is it that makes Madagascar so special?

Madagascar, the oldest island on earth, broke away from the Indian subcontinent 88 million years ago. This isolation led to the development of a unique ecosystem and today cements its position as one of the world’s top visitor destinations. Here’s what makes Madagascar so special. The lemur Few places offer so much to the wildlife

Bucket list: Mauritius

The Indian Ocean island paradise of Mauritius appears on many travellers’ bucket lists and with good reason. American author Mark Twain, visiting at the end of the 19th century is often quoted: “From one citizen you gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” That

Six trips for tea drinkers

Tea to a Brit is like a throne to a monarch or a ball to a footballer – it’s a part of who we are. So as an avid traveller, I’m always on the hunt for a decent cuppa – something that’s surprisingly hard to find. If like me, you love a brew, here are

Are these the world’s best luxury rail journeys?

Be warned: slow travel’s addictive. We may think we want to jump on a plane, but board a train instead for a cross-continental journey and this is vacationing on an epic scale. But you don’t need to ditch the comfort when you swap your five star resort for a moving hotel. Here are Mundana’s picks

Five reasons why you should visit Uganda

The East African nations of Kenya and Tanzania are well established on the tourist circuit but neighbouring Uganda is often overlooked. That’s a pity, because the country has much to offer the visitor. Here are five reasons why you should visit Uganda. The primate viewing is exceptional Are you keen to see some of our

Why Zanzibar’s the perfect add-on to your African safari

Some of the best wildlife viewing on the planet can be found in East African nations such as Kenya and Tanzania. But safari game drives often require horribly early wake up calls, leaving you as much in need of a holiday at the end of your safari as you were before you set off. That’s

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