New beginnings: Zimbabwe, back from the brink

With Mugabe’s catastrophic 40-year rule finally over, there’s optimism on the streets of Zimbabwe.

Mountains of the moon: climbing Uganda’s highest peak

The remote Rwenzori mountains, on the Uganda/DRC border, offer treks through varied and stunning landscapes, and Africa’s third-highest summit, with none of the crowds found at Kilimanjaro

São Tomé & Príncipe: a travel adventure that’s great, green and diverse

A remote, eco-friendly trip reveals a plantation house that’s now a hotel on the smaller of these two islands off the west Africa coast. Hopes are high it will bring jobs and highlight the captivating wildlife