The legend of Tarzan is so entwined with West Africa that it’s hard to know where to begin. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel, first published 100 years ago as Tarzan of the Apes, tells the story of John Clayton, a child born to a pair of shipwrecked aristocrats and raised by apes in the coastal jungles of equatorial Africa,
Tutankhamun’s tomb remained intact for 3,000 years, but due to so many visitors it is now deteriorating. Will travellers venture to Egypt to see what some would call a fake? BBC's Travel Show brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints.
I had not expected to see a giraffe at the breakfast buffet. The 6m-tall herbivore had bent its elongated, spotted neck through the open conservatory-style windows of Giraffe Manor, a luxury guesthouse in Nairobi’s Karen suburb, and was hoovering up nuts and food pellets from pots placed next to the jam.
Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope. Other games that simulate Israel's Iron Dome and Hamas rockets remain in the Play Store.