Brown + Hudson
Explore the vast Okavango Delta – home to rhinos, cheetahs, leopards, lions, giraffes, antelopes, hippos and much more – in a dugout canoe or, even better, riding an elephant.
In the land that invented safaris, explore the Masai Mara, with its spectacularly abundant wildlife – then retreat to Lamu, a serene archipelago where no hippo can follow.
Just off Africa's east coast, this evolutionary laboratory is home to giant butterflies, staring aye-ayes, 70 kinds of lemurs and people who tell very convincing ghost stories.
Snake charmers on Marrakech's Djemaa el Fna. Walking with Berbers in the High Atlas. Essaouira's seaside ramparts. Sun-baked casbahs on the caravan route to Timbuktu. The usual...
Bantu settlers, Arab traders, Portuguese colonists, freedom-fighting Marxists, '60s rock stars and now eco-sensitive tourism types agree: this is one of eastern Africa's true gems.
Float in a balloon above the multi-hued Namib desert. Cross Damaraland to track leopards, cheetahs and black rhinos. And join 100,000 Cape fur seals basking on the Skeleton Coast.
Moving on from its troubled past, Rwanda welcomes travellers seeking diverse wildlife in untouched preserves – and chances to meet Dian Fossey's famed gorillas in the mist.
Either "the Galápagos of the Indian Ocean" or the original Eden, this cluster of pristine islands offers a mix of luxury, adventure and ecological wonder that would be a sin to miss.
From Cape Town's Table Mountain, sample wine country, get a taste of flower-filled Namaqualand, try the mountain kingdom of Lesotho on horseback – and top it off with a classic safari.
Meet a million wildebeests crossing the Serengeti, then head for Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world accessible to hikers. We'll do all we can to get you in that summit photo.