I was following one of Africa's most mythic, and historic, trading routes: the road to Timbuktu.
Once crippled by famine and drought, Ethiopia has moved on from its dark past, discovers Jill Worrall.
Organic food and craft beer helping to drive growth in a city still bearing scars of apartheid.
The Maasai community are trading lions for medals in an attempt to end an enduring tradition.
While the confused and the scaredy-cats wimp out, now's the best time to book a safari.