Away from expensive, overcrowded East African safari destinations is Ruaha, a remote park that’s home to 10 percent of the world’s remaining wild lions.
Blog posts: Travel stories
Here’s what a fast, uncompromising two-month trip through Africa taught me about travel – and the real joys of public transport.
I have always been intrigued by books set in India, particularly around the time of the Raj, and I could certainly identify with the Britishers that fled the oppressive heat of the south and headed for cooler climes in the foothills of the Himalayas.
In the two months I had given myself to explore India I thought I would follow in the footsteps of Monisha Rajesh, a young British journalist of Indian descent who had written a highly entertaining book: Around India in 80 Trains.
My bucket list was empty when I boarded the Emirates aircraft on my 59th birthday, heading to New Delhi to begin an eight month solo trip to the East.
At 120 kmph, hurtling down the N3, it’s a case of blink and you’ll miss Howick. Paul Maughan-Brown took exit 103 for a few laid-back days with the locals.
I was looking forward to Miami but I arrived on the coldest 19 November ever recorded. Two days earlier it had been the hottest 17 November ever recorded, but now the skies were grey and a sharp and the sea was jade-green and streaked with white.
18 days on the slow road from Cape Town through the Eastern Cape, with a bakkie and a adolescent canine: we found seven affordable pet-friendly accommodation options, and some of the most beautiful landscapes in South Africa.
Getaway gear editor Melanie van Zyl sets off into Botswana in search of its legendary baobab trees.
In Bali, there are no sidewalks. There is no walking. Only riding. Crazy riding. So what to do? Surrender all. Andy Ellis hires a scooter and finds himself embraced in a world where the Vespa is king.