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Okay, so Guinea might not be the stuff bucket lists are made of. Tarnished by the Ebola crisis and long-term political instability, it is a country mo...
For all its wondrous landscapes (think undulating mountain ranges, dense rainforests and shimmering lakes), travellers are advised to steer clear of B...
While referring to Cameroon as “Africa in miniature” has become a bit of a cliché, this statement certainly rings true: everything you would expe...
Clichéd or not, the islands of Seychelles are about as close to paradise as you can get: once you have felt the sand between your toes and paddled in...
Not your typical tropical island getaway, Comoros may lay claim to sandy shores, limpid oceans and colourful coral reefs, but the archipelago’s grea...
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the largest and most enigmatic countries in Africa. It has many beautiful landscapes, mainly comprisi...
Sudan is hardly your archetypal tourist destination, but behind the unsavoury headlines is a country of exquisite natural beauty, ancient historical a...
If you close your eyes and conjure up the quintessential romantic image of Africa, what you’ll most likely imagine is Tanzania: the drama of the wil...

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Fes
Bordered by the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and located on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes, Fès is one of the world’s best pr...
Snake charmers, magic potions and hidden palaces: Marrakech brings the most outlandish travellers' tales to life.
Located on South Africa's sublime Indian Ocean coast, Durban is a tropical, urban gem that has lost its reckless air in favour of a growing sophistica...
Cape Town is a city that proves you really can have it all, whether you want vast sandy beaches, top notch vineyards, waterfront restaurants or magnif...
Johannesburg (Jo'burg or Jozi to the locals) is South Africa's largest urban space and the economic powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa. It's a vibrant, ...
Dar es Salaam offers attractive colonial architecture, labyrinthine streets, reasonable restaurants and lively markets.
With its bustling medina and even busier harbour, Tunis is a city with a vibrant heart, but it’s the combination of Arabic, African and European tra...
As beacons of tourism since the dawn of history, both Egypt and its capital possess an enduring appeal that hardly needs explaining.  
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