Destinations

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Lamu – three ways

Plan your perfect getaway in Lamu – a retreat rich in culture and history that’s ideal for a peaceful and relaxing break   A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest…

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The far side of the Mara

Writer Brian Jackman makes a nostalgic return to the Masai Mara, and finds new treats in store For me, the Mara will always be special because this was where I…

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Cape kaleidoscope

Cape Town is one of the world’s great bucket-list cities – a must-visit, feel-good place with jaw-dropping sights, loads to see and do and a lively cosmopolitan pulse. Read on…

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Madikwe magic

Kruger might be South Africa’s most popular safari destination,  but north of Johannesburg there’s an exciting alternative. Madikwe Game Reserve not only boasts the Big Five but, as William Gray…

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Mother City

Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘mother city’, has it all – exquisite beaches, breath-taking scenery, world-renowned gastronomy and buzzing nightlife. Here are our five top reasons to visit… Dominated by Table…

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Route to relaxation

What’s not to love about Margate Beach, KwaZulu-Natal’s favourite ocean hangout? With warm temperatures year-round, msafiri takes a visit off-season for some serious relaxation The monotonous, lush green landscape that…

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Amazing Amsterdam

Forget about wooden shoes and windmills: the Netherlands has much more to offer – especially in its cutting-edge capital. Summer is a splendid time to visit Amsterdam, which is why…

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Quality time

With the news that visa fees for children aged 15 and under visiting Kenya have been waived, as well as a reduction in National Park fees, there has never been…

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Nairobi National Park

Nairobi’s urban wildlife paradise sets it apart from any other capital city on Earth. Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect, provides msafiri’s own guide to this unique wild place Nairobi…

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Lagos at leisure

msafiri’s comprehensive guide to exploring Nigeria’s former capital Lagos… You can take a romantic, business or political view of Nigeria’s commercial centre, but this mega-metropolis, which has been compared with…