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

Primate trekking in Rwanda

Gorillas may be the star attraction, but can trekking to see chimpanzees be just as rewarding? Emma Thomson tries both

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

A warm welcome to the smiling coast of Africa

The Gambia may be the smallest country in mainland Africa but this is no reflection of its rich versatile offering - it is the perfect safe introduction to Africa.  Already established as a haven for winter sun visitors, The Gambia is fast becoming known as an all year round destination.