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19 travel features tagged “Adventure”

In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.
22 August 2014


Fictional Footsteps

Tarzan’s bewitching jungle home

Cameroon’s lush rainforests, secluded beaches and ape sanctuaries are a perfect setting for one of the world’s most famous stories.
Read more… 06 March 2014


Travel Luxe

An underwater hotel opens in Africa

The underwater room at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island immerses guests 4m below the surface, 250m from shore in the Indian Ocean.
Read more… 19 November 2013


Gem fever in Madagascar’s wild, wild west

A sapphire rush in the late 1990s took the small village of Ilakaka from boom to bust – leaving it an unadvisable place to linger long.
02 August 2013


A relic of days past in Madagascar

In the town of Diego Suarez, Lonely Planet writer John Vlahides hunts for an abandoned lighthouse rumoured to have been built by the French Foreign Legion.
31 July 2013


Zimbabwe, a side you've never seen

Slowly leaving behind its days of violence and corruption, the southern African nation is back in the business of offering travellers thrilling, up-close animal adventures.
Read more… 30 July 2013


Rwanda’s rainforest renewal

Nyungwe – a more affordable option than the popular Volcanoes National Park – offers waterfall treks, colobus monkey spotting, and a chance for Rwandans to put their past behind them.
Read more… 24 June 2013


Livingstone’s Zambia

In the anniversary year of his birth, follow in the Scottish explorer’s footsteps through the country that lays claim to both his most famous discovery and his buried heart.
Read more… 15 March 2013


Life in Zambia’s lush Luangwa Valley

Spread over four national parks, this remote African valley is home to 60 animal species, including buffalo, elephants, lions and hippos and the unique Thornicroft's giraffe.
14 March 2013


Safari in Kenya without four wheels

Get out of the jeep and see the country’s iconic wildlife by boat, bike, horseback or on your own two feet.
Read more… 26 February 2013


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