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Great Outdoors in Africa

South Africa

South Africa Safari: Every step you take

Brian Johnston 'Why worry about lions? Giraffes have a kung-fu kick that can take your head off'.

South Africa

Hippos on parade

Andrew Bain Andrew Bain comes face-to-face with locals in and around St Lucia.

The Backpacker

The 10 best countries for photographers

Chile

The Backpacker There are some destinations where you can’t fail to take good photos.

Zimbabwe

Swinging safari

Ben Groundwater At Zimbabwe's Somalisa Camp, the elephants visit you, writes Ben Groundwater.

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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.

Ultimate trip into the wild

Botswana is sometimes described as one of the best safari destinations in Africa. From big game to boat rides to sumptuous meals, there's not much more you can ask for in a trip into the wild.

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Travellers Tips

Group tours

Adventures for groupies

Yellowstone National Park.

Great life experiences in far-flung destinations are in reach like never before, writes Belinda Jackson.

South Africa

All you need is raw nerve

Drive-by sightings ... an elephant roams Kruger.

For affordable wildlife-spotting in South Africa, Genevieve Swart suggests how to create a DIY safari.

Map of Africa

Travel News

Why some flights are safer than others

Lion Air

9:45am | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe - roughly the population of New York City - step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely.

Stranded Air New Zealand passengers finally head home

LAURA WALTERS AND SHABNAM DASTGHEIB 9:29am | Air New Zealand passengers stranded in Honolulu since Sunday due to plane fault finally take off.

Jetstar apologises after crew member advises passengers to flush their drugs

9:20am | Jetstar has apologised after a crew member advised Splendour in the Grass festival goers to dump their drugs before landing in Sydney.

Delta pilot on wrong taxiway unleashes fury on air-traffic control

ABBY PHILLIP 29 Jul | This story from one of the world’s busiest airport might be amusing if it weren’t just slightly horrifying.

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