We've trawled the globe to find this year's 10 most compelling cultural events.
Diane Armstrong discovers it only takes one lion to find you're never too old for a safari.
Sue Watt discovers walking safaris and night drives bring her even closer to the wildlife in a key national park.
Alison Stewart boards the luxurious Pride of Africa for an epic train journey from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town.
Distant shores continue to beckon, but they may cost more in 2011.
My husband wants to drive around Africa. I'm worried about where we leave the vehicle in countries where we know no one. Any tips?
Why let a fence get between you and some of the world's fiercest creatures, writes David Whitley.
Take a deep breath, get strapped in and feel the buzz. Lonely Planet brings you the thrill-seekers' list, from its 1000 Ultimate Experiences book.