the guardian, 21 may 2011

Best western: Guinea Bissau's island sanctuaries

The Bijagos islands are some of the least-visited in west Africa – perfect for a week or two of beach hopping and wildlife spotting. MORE

the guardian, 19 march 2011

Branching out: an ecolodge in Senegal

Senegal is no longer just for backpackers, as our writer discovers when she stays in an ecolodge perched among the baobabs on the Sine-Saloum delta. MORE

the guardian, 23 January, 2011

On top of old smoky: across the appalachians with a banjo

There's no better way to appreciate the Appalachians than to travel with a banjo – but be sure to watch out for hungry bears and bugling elk. MORE

Songlines, october 2009

Selam African festival

The Nordic city of Stockholm rocks to the sounds of African music in November during its annual festival. Rose Skelton gives the low-down. MORE

Brussels Airlines Magazine, August 2008

Fare treatment

Despite disapproving looks and barely concealed jealousy, Senegal's new all-female taxi company is driving the competition. 




songlines, June 2008

Postcard from Guinea Bissau

Every year one of Africa's smallest nations plays host to a huge pre-Lent festival. MORE

the guardian, march 2008

Rhythm Nation

With little more than cow horns, 8ft drums and hollow shells, Guinea Bissau throws one of the best parties on earth. MORE

Songlines, September 2006

postcard from ziguinchor, Senegal

Rose Skelton travels to the south of Senegal and experiences partying Ziguinchor-style. MORE

Reuters, November 2005

Bark-clad monster guards senegal circumcision rite

Dressed head-to-toe in a costume of deep red tree bark and with a large knife in each hand, the monster-like figure turns the corner of a quiet street, screeches and strides after a group of fleeing women.



Reuters, September 2005

Senegal tribe swaps fishing boats for surfboards

From the sand-covered road that loops around Dakar's Cap Vert peninsular, Elimane Dieng's surf shack looks like it was abandoned long ago.