Africa

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Kasbah Angour Hotel, Marrakech

A real castle set high in the hills amongst authentic Berber villages yet only a 45-minute ride from Marrakech airport.

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Jardin Des Douars Essaouira Hotel

With sunshine 320 days a year and Ryanair now operating bargain basement-priced flights from Stansted direct to Essaouira, there isn’t a better time to discover Morocco’s best-kept seaside secret

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ROBINSON Club Cabo Verde, Santa Maria, Sal

Unlike many all-inclusive resorts, the town of Santa Maria, full of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, is only 15 minutes’ walk away

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Discovering Antarctica aboard Ponant’s Le Soléal

In an almost surreal moment, an immense crack echoed across the bay, and I watched transfixed as a huge chunk of ice calved off a glacier in slow motion and plummeted into the sea.

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Reviewed: Tamarina Golf Club, Mauritius

Designed by famed golf architect Rodney Wright this is a course that has so many natural features built-in it seems to have designed itself.

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Head Upriver in The Gambia, Africa

The Gambia is firmly on the map for UK travellers who are seeking winter sun.  They never venture much beyond their beachside hotels, That’s a shame because, this is Africa, and there’s far more to the country than just sun, sea and sand.

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