Glaciers at Uhuru Peak.

Sermon on the mount

Peter Cochrane sings Kilimanjaro's praises and warns about its receding ice cap on a trek to the summit.

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African Bush Elephants (

The Great Rift, by rail

Alison Stewart boards the luxurious Pride of Africa for an epic train journey from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town.

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Mountaineering top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Rise and shine

After walking all night, Carol Nader is freezing and a little delirious as a miraculous dawn breaks over Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Michael Mucci illo.

High-end adventure in its natural habitat

Follow the pride by day, retire to a luxury lodge by night. More Australians are seeking 'exotic' destinations and Africa's wildlife makes the continent a growing favourite.

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Carnival Sao Paulo

Top 10 countries to visit in 2011

Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2011.

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