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Africa

Sense of place: Las Balsas in Patagonia.

Gourmet travel

Dine-in delights: the world's best hotel restaurants

Ute Junker When the food matters as much as the rooms, check our list of hot hotels, writes Ute Junker.

Swaziland

Beauty over the border

Malolotja Nature Reserve

Andrew Bain takes a hike in the hills of Swaziland.

Malawi

Africa's warm heart

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A journey in Livingstone's footsteps gives proof of Malawi's hospitality, writes Alison Stewart.

The Cruise Director

Expanding horizons: education on cruise ships

Sally Macmillan If you like the idea of using some time at sea for broadening your knowledge (rather than just your waistline), you can find an amazing variety of expert lecturers working on cruise ships across the...

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: desert camps

Amangiri, Utah desert camp

From Namibia to Mongolia to Chile, Ute Junker discovers six of the best desert camps around the world.

Photos

Extreme kayaking on the Nile

Kayaker at Hairy Lemon Island, Uganda.

Each winter dozens of freestyle kayakers descend on a tiny palm-fringed islandon the Nile in Uganda to try out their skills on a single wave, called the Nile Special, or, simply, the Wave.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Embassy may hold key to keeping vehicle safe

Tripologist My husband wants to drive around Africa. I'm worried about where we leave the vehicle in countries where we know no one. Any tips?

Q&A

Your questions

My granddaughter wishes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which I think is unwise. Can you give us advice of something else to do there that will satisfy her but is not so dangerous?

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Travel News

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

Base jumpers break world record in Dubai (Thumbnail)

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 2:02pm | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

Flashing, spitting and stealing knickers: strange things that can get you deported

OLIVER SMITH 10:10am | A British woman was arrested and threatened with deportation this week after Sri Lankan authorities took offence to her Buddha tattoo.

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