A selection of articles from Travel Africa magazine, or advice and interviews from our Safari Planner partners, to help give context and guidance for your research…. have fun!

Malawi - Easy rider

For a relaxed self-drive holiday, Malawi is an inspired alternative to South Africa, Zimbabwe or Namibia. Nick Redmayne successfully dodged the errant goats to enjoy smooth tarmac and laid-back game drives in the warm heart of Africa.

Zimbabwe - Salibonani!

With interest in Zimbabwe growing once again, we sent Emma Gregg on a return visit to see what it is really like to travel around the country right now. She embarks on a whistle-stop roadtrip to explore some of its many and diverse attractions, to assess the mood for those now considering a visit.

Namibia - Virgin territory

How daunting is going to Africa for the first time? We asked US-based travel writer Hillary Richard, who was embarrassed to admit she’d always wanted to go to Africa but never had. For her inaugural safari she set her sights on the untouched wilderness of Namibia. So how did she get on?

Looking into Africa

So, you want to visit Africa? Knowing how to start the planning process can be seriously daunting. Why? The continent simply offers so much choice. In this practical guide to planning your holiday Matt Phillips uses his extensive African experience to help you ask the right questions that will narrow the search for your ideal destination

Remarkable Rwanda

Rwanda is a nation reborn. It’s stepped out into the light from a blinding darkness, and has opened its arms to the world. Philip Briggs, co-author of Bradt’s Rwanda guidebook, is here to help you embrace all that is Rwanda.

Zambia's top ten

What is your number one Zambian destination? Every visitor has a favourite. Some return time and again to the big-hitters such as Luangwa, Kafue or Lower Zambezi. Others seek out more off-the-beaten-track destinations. Not that Zambia really has a beaten track. That’s the beauty of the country: something new to discover in every corner.

Ethiopia's historical circuit

Ethiopia’s highlands have been home to civilisations of wealth and power over the past three millennia, and the riches they’ve left behind are still here for you to see. Matt Phillips, who has a long affinity with the country, is here to help you experience the best of it.

Kafue National Park

The M9 carves its way through the centre of Kafue, a ribbon of tarmac that neatly splits Zambia’s largest park in two. Yet it is largely devoid of traffic and the speed limit is low: think ‘elephant’ rather than ‘juggernaut’ and you’ll start to get the picture.