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From chasing lions on a savannah safari in the Masai Mara to watching the annual wildebeest migration or kicking back on a Swahili Coast beach, Kenya is a classic slice of Africa.
Famed for sapphire waters, powder-white beaches and large swaths of tropical forest, Mauritius is a slice of paradise, an island of diverse cultures, and diving mecca begging to be explored.
The trek into dense jungle to encounter mountain gorillas is a big reason to visit Rwanda, but this tiny East African nation – bravely recovering from horrific genocide – has much more to offer.
The beaches are exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders. And there's hardly a soul in sight. That's what's waiting in the Seychelles.
Safari on the Serengeti, hike up Mt Kilimanjaro and relax on the idyllic beaches of exotic Zanzibar Island – Tanzania is the Africa of your wildest dreams.
Edinburgh Castle, Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, Snowdon, Manchester United, The Beatles – the UK cultivates icons like no other place on earth, and travel here is a fascinating mix of famous names and hidden gems.