Meet habituated meerkats in KenyaCredit:GETTYThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal tour of Africa, in the company of baby Archie, shines a light on the continent as a family holiday destination. While Harry travels to Botswana, Angola and Malawi, Meghan and Archie are staying in South Africa, a wise move with a baby in tow. South Africa is mostly malaria-free, so the risk of catching the disease is minimal.
See all destinations Kurira was the first silverback I ever saw, the big daddy of the Susa group living on Mount Karisimbi in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Rules dictate that humans stay seven metres from the gorillas -- but no-one had told Kurira. As I backed nervously into brambles, he moved so close I could almost touch him. Crouching by the bush, he studied its fruits for some time as if choosing the best in a box of chocolates.
Zimbabwe defies expectations and preconceptions. Travellers who come here despite its political and economic woes discover a remarkable, resilient and safe country with spectacular landscapes, myriad wildlife, cool camps and lodges, and top-class safari guides.