South Africa - Cape Town Rainbow - A Sign of why South Africa is called the Rainbow Nation

21 Unusual Things to Do in Cape Town, South Africa

You can’t help but find unusual things to do in Cape Town: it’s part of the city itself. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and enjoy South Africa. Let’s explore this most famous of cities within the Rainbow Nation.

Traditional Gambian dish of benachine served on a blue dish with a side of vegetables

Gambian Cuisine: the 15 Dishes You Need to Know

Rich in colour and ritual, Gambian cuisine is a delight to explore. Take your tastebuds on a journey through peanuts and lemon juice, baobab and wongo juice, with this guide to traditional food and drink in the Gambia.

Africa - Namib Desert Oldest in the world in Namibia near Dune 45

The Country Named After the Oldest Desert in the World

Fifty-five million years. It’s a long time, no matter how you look at it. For 55 million years, particles of sand, in shades of blood red, caramelised orange and an exhausted, jaded rust have sifted one over the other in this part of the world.

I stand clasping a few of them, gasping for breath.

Tanzania - Kilimanjaro - Snowy peak resembles an ice cream chocolate splodge

What You Need to Know About Trekking Kilimanjaro

Trekking Kilimanjaro, the snowy peak in the heart of Africa, will leave you with memories for years to come. But there are things you need to know before you go. Here, we talk about the practicalities of climbing Africa’s tallest mountain.

Soweto BBQ

What You Don’t Know About Soweto, South Africa

Nelson Mandela’s incredible life is inextricably linked to events that took place in Soweto in South Africa. Accordingly, you’ll find a well signposted Madiba Heritage Trail around the key landmarks in Johannesburg. But what about the rest of Soweto? What is it like to visit this neighbourhood today?

Further view red tsingy rock formation

The Red Tsingy in Madagascar: What You Need to Know

It snaked towards us slowly. A scarlet, silted, rust-red, blood-red, iron-tinged flow. The water seeped around the edges of my boots, my footprints swallowed up within seconds.

It visibly stained my soles.

Up ahead, I saw two men walking, the two men who were travelling with me. But no other soul was there.