Kenya: Tracking the Prince of Darkness

The harsh cough of a leopard echoes up the valley. I pause to listen, with my coffee cup halfway to my lips. The aroma of the beans mixes with the damp scent of the African jungle and, in my sleep-befuddled state, I’m struck by the distinct impression that the cat is mocking me

East Africa: Meeting Doctor Jane

The Albertine Rift, where East Africa meets the Congo, is Africa's Galapagos, and one of the best places to track chimpanzees. Follow in the footsteps of legendary primatologist Dr Jane Goodall to observe these spellbinding animals

Notes from an author: Paula McLain

The best-selling American novelist and biographer travels in the footsteps of aviator and adventurer, Beryl Markham, the first British woman to fly solo across the Atlantic

Kenya: Safari like a billionaire

Flying in low, over plains dotted with giraffes and lonely flat-topped acacia trees, our tiny aircraft touches down with a bump and in a haze of dust. Warthogs scurry away from the sandy landing strip, running as fast as their little legs will carry them

Kenya: Keep on trucking

"Are you comfortable?" the gentleman next to me asks."Are you being ironic?" I reply, with perhaps a little too much resentment in my voice.Nothing can quite prepare you, or your body, for riding the top of a truck in northern Kenya