John Simpson: letter From Kenya

What the world’s most famous correspondent gets up to off duty. This month John ponders the plight of the world’s largest land mammal, the African elephant

The world’s best beaches 2016: best beaches for sport

Whether it’s kayaking or kitesurfing, our experts have tested the tides and currents of beaches worldwide to find the best beaches for sport

Five of the best safari lodges

From Namibia to South Africa we've found five fantastic safari lodges to help you live life on the wild side

Eight epic adventures for 2016

From a snowy trek across Japan to a helicopter safari in Kenya, these inspiring holiday ideas will guarantee your next trip is unforgettable

Tusk force: saving the African elephant

Imagine a world without elephants. In Africa, these iconic animals could be extinct in the wild by 2025 as a result of poaching, despite great strides in conservation. Ann Hartland meets the people at the vanguard of the fight back

Lessons learned from travelling to 217 countries

It’s the ultimate travel ambition: visiting every country on Earth. After 1,426 days and four passports, Graham Hughes ticked off the final country on his itinerary, South Sudan — which didn’t even exist when he started the trip. He tells Emine Saner what seeing the world taught him

Six spas with killer views

You could choose to zone out during your next massage — but why would you want to, when there are views as good as these on offer? From rooftop relaxation in Ibiza to an open-fronted lodge in the heart of Kenya, choose one of these spas to treat all of your senses, says Hannah Hudson

Hotels that help you connect with locals

Craving a deeper connection with your destination? Forget flashy tours, says Hannah Hudson — these hotels will hook you up with the locals for a truly authentic experience

Five places to see African rhinos in the wild

Central and East Africa expert Carel Verhoef picks the best locations to see a rhino up close — and tells us how we can help the species survive

Four East African artists to buy

As the art market in Kenya and beyond becomes increasingly valuable, we look at a quartet of the fastest-rising stars

East Africa's art boom

It was the poor relation of the art world, but now a new generation of experimental and increasingly exciting East African painters is turning heads and filling auction houses. But the revolution didn't happen on its own — Daniel Howden meets the Nairobi innovators reinventing the market

Nairobi: Africa's Silicon Savannah

Kenya's capital is fast becoming the San Francisco of Africa. Ben Rawlence meets the entrepreneurs turning the country's lack of infrastructure to everyone's advantage

Keith's connections: film and travel

A new column by a frequent flyer*. This month, find out which Hollywood classic inspired him to travel

5 of the best romantic hotels

Five of the best romantic hotels, from Venice to Agra. Chosen by Amanda Morison, Jane Dunford and Ianthe Butt

The best spas in Africa

For beauty that's more than skin deep, recuperate with some African-style pampering