Fish River Canyon hike, Namibia: One of Africa's true travel adventures, this hike in Namibia is five days of freedom walking through the desert scenery of the 2nd largest canyon in the world. There is no proper path, no formal route and no set overnight camp spots. You need to be fit, self-sufficient and have a healthy passion for the outdoors and adventure.

Botswana: Green Season in the Okavango Delta - wildlife and elephant encounters on a 10-day journey to several of Wilderness Safaris camps. Experiences included mokoro ride, elephant-back safaris at Abu Elephant Camp, wildlife viewing and sunrise in the Savuti channel.

Angola: After enduring three decades of war, Angola is slowly opening up to tourism. In these early stages, travelling through the country is an adventure. The fields are still full of landmines and the roads are simply horrendous. The story is a three-week off-road expedition from the Cunene to the Congo River, experiencing beautiful landscapes, war spots, white beaches, tropical forests, small towns and friendly fishing villages.

Tunisia: Travels through the country: Sahara adventures, camel treks into the desert, Tunis the capital, markets, old Berber villages, Jerba Island, fish auctions, and more…

Rwanda: Ten years after the genocide, Rwanda is a peaceful country and the locals are welcoming. This feature includes interviews with survivors of the genocide, trekking to see the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, hiking in national parks and relaxing at Lake Kivu.

Namibia: Tracking black rhinos on foot at Palmwag Rhino Camp in Damaraland. Also the fascinating characters involved there like Chris Bakkes, a ranger who recites poetry around the camp fire and had an arm bitten off by a crocodile in the Kruger Park years ago.

Namibia: The Skeleton Coast is one of the most remarkable and most remote places on earth. Feature includes the wildlife, adventures and desert landscapes and also encounters with the nomadic Himba people. The only way to experience the Skeleton Coast properly is by a fly-in safari.

Namibia: Faces of the Namib, a 4x4 adventure through the Namib Desert traversing some of the tallest sand dunes in the world, is an experience that no off-road enthusiast will want to miss. The expedition offers five days of off-road adventure in spectacular desert scenery and explores the diverse facets that the Namib Desert has in store.

Namibia: Travels through the highlights of this wide-open land: Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Etosha, Spitzkoppe, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland. The feature includes meeting the Himba, luxury lodges, desert scenery, watching wildlife on safari, sunrise hikes, climbing sand dunes, hot air ballooning, quad biking and more.

Namibia: River-rafting experiences along white water rapids of the Cunene and Orange rivers.

Namibia – Chris Bakkes: Chris Bakkes is a well known guide working for Wilderness Safaris at their Palmwag Rhino Camp in Namibia. Big, blond and bearded, Chris is the epitome of the outdoor adventure man. He has cheated death twice - once in a buffalo attack and another time when he was attacked by a crocodile while swimming in a dam in the Kruger Park. In this attack, the crocodile bit off his left arm.

Seychelles: This Indian Ocean island nation resembles a string of shining pearls with its tropical pleasures, turquoise waters and soft white sandy beaches. Take an island hop around the paradise of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and enjoy the picture postcard images of paradise.

Seychelles – Aldabra: This World Heritage Site is the most remote island in the Indian Ocean and a pristine part of Seychelles that is a renowned location for wildlife research and species conservation. Aldabra is home to a vast population of marine creatures, birds and 120 000 giant land tortoises.

South Africa: A journey along the famous Garden Route - beaches, Rastafarian communities, luxury lodges, hiking, friendly fishermen, eating oysters, abseiling waterfalls, canopy tours, mountain biking and more.

South Africa: A special place to take the family is De Hoop Nature Reserve. This World Heritage Site is a three-hour drive from Cape Town and offers a wide range of accommodation, from camping and caravan sites to self-catering chalets and five-star lodges. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, 4x4 routes, birding and exploring rock pools and beaches along the coast. The popular Whale Trail runs through De Hoop and in the winter months the reserve offers some of the best whale-watching opportunities in the world.

South Africa: For a weekend of wildlife, treat yourself to a safari at Samara Private Game Reserve. Situated close to Graaff-Reinet on the Eastern Cape’s Camdeboo Plains, this is one of the largest private reserves in South Africa. The accommodation at the three lodges is five-star and has won several international accolades. A highlight is tracking cheetah on foot.

South Africa: A road trip through the Overberg - canola fields, Arniston and Kassiesbaai, fishermen, hiking, Bredasdorp, Cape Agulhas and the southernmost point of Africa, De Mond Nature Reserve and more.

South Africa: A journey to some of the top safari lodges in the land. Areas visited include Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Waterberg. Stories include parts about the lodges themselves and activities available in the area.

Zambia: Shumba Lodge is a luxury lodge in Kafue National Park where the emphasis is on an exclusive wildlife experience in one of Africa's most remote areas.The feature includes the wildlife encounters (lion hunting, hippo fighting, warthog, buffalo, and lots more), sunrise game drives, the local fishermen of Kafue and their fish traps.

Oudtshoorn, South Africa: Meeting the Meerkats - Known as the Meerkat Man, Grant McIlrath is probably the world's foremost expert on meerkats and has spent ten years doing research into the small animals. A sunrise meerkat tour is a great way to what their life is like.

The Otter Trail, South Africa: This is South Africa’s premier hike and a nature experience that no outdoor enthusiast should miss. Five days of freedom where you immerse yourself in the rhythm of nature, experiencing river crossings, lush forests and scenic viewpoints where crashing waves and dolphin sightings sooth the soul.

The Whale Trail, South Africa: South Africa’s second most popular trail, a five-day journey along the mountains and coastline of De Hoop Nature Reserve with plenty of whale sightings in season.

The Donkey Trail, South Africa: This 26-kilometre two-day hike starts from a farm near Calitzdorp and finishes in the historic valley of Gamkaskloof. The trail traverses through the Swartberg Nature Reserve, following an old route over the Swartberg Mountains used by the inhabitants living in the isolated settlement many years ago.

Zambia / Victoria Falls: From white water rafting to elephant-back safaris, adrenalin junkies and wildlife enthusiasts will find plenty to occupy their time when visiting the Livingstone and Victoria Falls area.

Cape Verde Islands: An archipelago of contrasts that offers superb hiking opportunities, beautiful beaches and friendly fishermen with a fascinating past. Story includes going out to sea with fishermen and hiking up active volcanoes.

Senegal: A journey through Senegal using local transport is not for those who insist that their travels be simple and coordinated. But if you enjoy adventure, the bush taxi trips will provide a host of unusual experiences along the road.

Zanzibar: Tropical adventures around the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and remote Mafia, a marine national park.

Madagascar: a journey from the islands in the north through the country to the bustling capital of Antananarivo, down south along twisting roads to the national parks and natural wonders (lemurs, hiking, turtles and much more.)

Morocco: A journey visiting all the highlights including Marrakesh, Casablanca, Fez and markets, mosques, souks, local foods, temples, camel safaris, a night in the desert.

Costa Rica: Travels through the country that proudly has as its slogan 'pura vida' (pure life). Story includes hiking up active volcanoes, lazing beach resorts, zip line canopy tours, walks in national parks, encounters with monkeys and sloths, meeting the Caribbean coast Rastafarians.

Argentina: Walking around Buenos Aires, getting wet at Iguazu Falls, boat trips at Bariloche, adventures in Patagonia and Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.

Mozambique: Idyllic island life on the Bazaruto archipelago. – Benguerra Island; dhow cruises, fantastic sunsets, the local fishermen at work, superb seafood dishes, collecting pansy shells.

Vietnam: A journey from the Mekong Delta in the south right through to hill tribes in the far north. Highlights include boat trip on the Mekong Delta; the hectic streets of Saigon; lazy beach life along the coast; the coastal city of Hoi An, a world Heritage Site; Hanoi; hiking in the north and visits to the colourful hill tribes; Halong Bay and its spectacular scenery and friendly people.

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