As the gateway to West Africa and the driver behind one of the continent's fastest growing economies, there is a feeling in Accra that the good times are just around the corner.
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.
The fortified trading posts along Ghana’s coast are full of wreaths left by visitors who come to honour the millions of African slaves, searching for answers, belonging and roots.
A massive limestone formation runs through the African island’s largely unexplored Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, which shelters some of the world’s most diverse wildlife.
A man in the Ethiopian desert has become famous for feeding the scavenging animals by hand – and occasionally from his own mouth.
Lonely Planet author Katharina Kane travels to the ancient Muslim city of Harar to meet a man who has dedicated his life to collecting and preserving precious Ethiopian artefacts.