In the media frenzy of the past year, much information seems to have been distorted, misunderstood or altogether ignored by parts of the press and general public. And the people who are really suffering are the locals.
There’s no better way to distil the essence of whichever African country you’re in than by rubbing shoulders with the locals and enjoying a plate of their favourite food.
Much has been written, recorded and discovered about the park and its inhabitants over the years. Here’s our round up of some essential knowledge.
Everyone returns from Africa a changed person. Often they come home with stories such as falling asleep to the sound of lions roaring or the indescribable colours of an African sunset. But not many people can say they met someone like Spokes.
Pick up any African safari brochure - yes, including ours - and you’ll almost certainly see cute and cuddly lion cubs, or dosile males of coiffured mane and flawless face.
Even though the war ended some 20 years ago, I was still expecting a sad, broken city full of bad memories — how wrong I was.
The Masaai Mara is a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people that live in Kenya and North Tanzania. They are one of the most well known local nomadic populations thanks to their distinctive customs and bright, striking dress.
The Great Smoky Mountains’ famed craggy peaks are among the world’s oldest. They also attract more visitors than any other national park on the planet. And for good reason.
Turkmenistan is sort of Central Asia’s North Korea, which isn’t a slogan any tourism board would be rushing into print, but let us explain.
Sitting snugly between the magical Kunlun ranges and the ever-impressive Himalayas, Ladakh is a hidden kingdom of whitewashed stupas and spectacular spirit.