Africa

A search for South Africa's other Big Five

The country's land mammals draw crowds to wildlife reserves and national parks, but there are fearsome predators lurking just outside Cape Town, as James Litston discovered on a waterborne safari in False Bay

 

Sharm el-Sheikh Q&A: Your travel questions answered

At the end of an extraordinary week for British holidaymakers and the travel industry, thousands of travellers face confusion and uncertainty. Simon Calder, our travel correspondent, answers some of the emails and tweets that arrived on Saturday

Levison Wood's Walking the Nile: the challenge of a lifetime

Last year, the explorer walked along the Nile from Rwanda to Egypt. It was a journey that took him through six African nations covering almost 4,000 miles in nine months. In this extract from his new book, Levison Wood describes the route from one of the river's sources, Lake Victoria, to the Ugandan capital, Kampala