Features - Africa

Uganda’s endangered Mountain Gorillas

It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when first entering the rainforest. This secretive, primeval world, with its dark, brooding vegetation wreathed in tendrils of mist, is alive with incessant insect chatter and shrill birdsong.

24 hours in Ngorongoro, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania was created three million years ago when a giant volcano exploded, leaving behind a 600m-deep hole. This natural caldera is now home to a spectacular array of African wildlife, where it’s possible to spot the ‘big five’ during a single game drive.

Articles - Africa

luxe - Breezes Beach Club and Spa, Zanzibar

It’s impossible to be blasé about the blindingly white expanse of beach at Bwejuu: it is glorious!

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well read - Open Book Festival 2011

Book-lovers head to Cape Town this month for the Open Book Festival, held September 21-25, for five days of events and discussions on all things literature.

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Seychelles - Creole Cuisine

Creole cuisine fuses the subtlety of French cuisine with India’s exotic spices, and the piquant flavours of the Orient.

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Sailing the Seychelles

Somewhere beneath the tranquil surface of the remote archipelago that is the Seychelles lies a fortune in gold and precious stones.

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Dar Es Salaam

You’ve seen the Big Five; summited Kilimanjaro; teetered on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater; slapped dust from the Louis Vuitton; ticked all the boxes for Tanzania…but have you?

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100th Destination Launch


From Abu Dhabi to Aleppo

Qatar Airways celebrates the launch of its 100th destination

With the launch of Qatar Airways’ new route to Aleppo – its 100th destination – Oryx looks back at some milestones since the start of services in 1994, while celebrating some of the world’s mostvibrant, invigorating, and fascinating cities that are now important parts of the airline’s network.

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maître d’ - DW Eleven-13, Johannesburg

No. This fine restaurant is not named after a cryptic code for a magical additive – though many believe it does stand for a secret ingredient in the fare. The post-modernist moniker of one of the top restaurants in South Africa has a more simple origin – it is shorthand for the address (11–13) at Dunkeld West (DW), an upmarket mall in the suburbs.

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24 hours in Cape Town

Laidback locals affectionately call it ‘the mother city’ – which says it all. Cape Town originated as a strategic calling post for the tall ships midway between west and east on the fabled spice route. The spectacular location of the city at the southernmost tip of Africa has lured settlers and travellers from around the world for centuries.

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