Features - Africa

Kings of the jungle – gorilla trekking in the Virunga Mountains

Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of a silverback mountain gorilla in the wild. The first thing that strikes you is their sheer size and bulk – they are truly massive in a brooding and almost malevolent way.


Surrounded by desert scrub and craggy mountains, Windhoek has a frontier feel. Lucy Corne explores Namibia’s capital on foot.

Articles - Africa

Royal Mansour Marrakech

Set within the walls of the old city, Royal Mansour Marrakech sits on a 3.5-hectare estate comprising a hotel and 53 riads nestled amongst winding passageways and leafy courtyards.

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Rue des Vieux Marrakchis, Marrakech

Since opening David Bloch Gallery in 2010, David Bloch has seen both the art market and the local street grow and develop.

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Windhoek: awe and wonder

On September 28, Qatar Airways launches flights to Windhoek, gateway to the arid wonderland of Namibia. Writer Tess Paterson takes us on a road trip through a world of giant dunes, lunar landscapes, and extraordinary wildlife.

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24 hours in Marrakech

Marrakech, the crimson heart of Morocco, is a 1,000-year-old city with an unseen water supply that has allowed it to flourish. Above Marrakech are the marching peaks of the High Atlas mountains, often snowy, a contrast with the city’s celebrated redness, adding freshness to the air. The weather is welcoming almost year-round, with a near-ideal combination of sunny warmth and cool, alleviating evenings.

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Hammams of Marrakech

Hammams are central to Moroccan culture, and there is no better way to unwind after a day of sightseeing in Marrakech than with a vigorous scrub-down followed by tranquil relaxation in a traditional bathing establishment.

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Marrakech style

If Morocco is the land of the setting sun, Marrakech is its emblem. For when the day closes over Marrakech, the crimson complexion of the city walls mingles with the ochre of the sun’s last rays and everything, just everything, is red.

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Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa

Nestled on a tiny private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique,  Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa offers an exclusive paradise escape.

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Summer in sub-tropical Durban is glorious. By mid-January most of the tourist rush is over, and you will only be sharing the city’s world-class beaches and restaurants with locals.

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