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Democratic Republic of Congo: Wildlife Spotting In Virunga
Aug 2, 2014
In 1925 King Albert I of Belgium established Virunga National Park as the first national park in Africa. Its primary purpose was to protect the mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains, but the park has since expanded to include the Rwindi Plains, Lake Edward and the Rwenzori Mountains - creating...
Botswana – All Eyes On The Okavango Delta
May 6, 2014
When the powers-that-be of the World Heritage Committee meet in Qatar next month to discuss the 2014 nominations for UNESCO World Heritage status, breathtaking Botswana’s Okavango Delta is sure to be on everyone’s lips. World Heritage status would ensure that this untouched region, which is one of the most sought after...
Take Five - With Joshua Nyiera, Owner, Acacia Holidays
Jan 29, 2014
1. Welcome to Canada. Why is it important for you to come all the way from Kenya to meet the...
INDUSTRY SPY - Did We See You At The Goway Africa Experts Event Last Night?
Sep 24, 2013
Enthusiasm Fills The Air At Goway’s ‘G’Day To Africa’ Event By Vickie Sam Paget “They say that if you’re going to go...
Snap Shots - Poo Walks, Downton Abbey Cruise, Hong Kong
Jul 22, 2013
‘Poo’ Walk, Anyone? Animal tracking, crafts and ‘poo walks’…Africa specialist &Beyond is reinventing the family vacation, bush style. Featuring a blend of...
African Surprise - Buffalo, Rhinos & Golf In Kenya
Jul 3, 2013
It had been a very busy safari day, wheeling around the great, green expanse of Nkuru National Park perhaps the best place in all of Africa to spot rhino. I stopped counting after 25, spotting both black and white, in little clusters as well as lone animals cutting a rugged,
World Report - January 2013
Feb 28, 2013
  New Fairmont In Dubai The newest addition to the Fairmont portfolio is on the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah, and near to many other man-made record holders like Burj Khalifa, the largest free-standing building in the world. Fairmont The Palm is a spacious development with 381 guestrooms and suites, including two...
Snapshots Fall 2012
Nov 21, 2012
  BELIZE Some Things AreWorth It The locavore dining movement has deep roots in Canada, but there are some daily indulgences even those...
Elephant Central - Pachyderm Spotting In Botswana With Orient Express
Nov 1, 2012
In The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith’s recent novel featuring Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of Botswana’s No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, there’s a scene where Precious and her assistant journey through Botswana’s Okavango Delta by canoe. They are at an upscale but environmentally correct Eagle Island Camp, surrounded by...
Headin' To The Masai - A Photo Safari Makes Memories Travellers Live For
Jul 18, 2012
The female leopard and her cub caught a small black-faced monkey. They dragged it onto a fallen tree eating it quickly before disappearing into the bush. My driver, Duncan, told me not to pack my equipment. “She’ll come out of the bush on the game trail just up the track,”...
Unarmed & Curious - I Bagged A Rhino With A Peashooter
Dec 21, 2011
On my first night on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, I’m finding it too noisy to sleep. Over 2,100 metres above sea level and a two-hour drive from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, the surrounding bush is as noisy as any city intersection during rush hour. The birds and tree...
Once Is Not Enough - Safaris Are Always Repeat Expeditions
Nov 25, 2011
Sa-fa-ri. The word trips off the lips invitingly. A safari is, for many, the trip of a lifetime but it seems that once is not enough. For many, that first trip is a superb taster, and a repeat vacation becomes a passion.
The Top 10
May 24, 2011
Tanzania’s 10 not-to-be-missed attractions : 1. Ngorongoro Crater Herds of zebra and wildebeest graze at the Ngorongoro Crater, while Masai herdsmen...
Game On - More Than A Niche, Safaris Are An Africa Money-Maker
Oct 27, 2010
Do you have ‘been there done that’ customers? How about newbie adventurers who want to start their travels with a thrill?
Kenya Calling - From Sniffing Warthogs To Majestic Masai,1 Kenya Is Indeed Magical
Aug 17, 2010
Two days of beach time on the Indian Ocean was just what the doctor ordered during the halfway point of our Kenyan vacation. Or perhaps Kenyan “adventure” is a better word.
The Journey Matters - Kenya's Masai Mara Offers An 'Out of Africa' Experience
Aug 13, 2010
“The journey not the arrival matters,” T.S. Eliot wrote. Evidently, the great poet never had the opportunity to arrive on an East African grass airstrip in a small plane as warthogs scurry out of the way, massive elephants and towering giraffe graze nearby, and a battle-scarred lion dozes at the...
Going for the Lion's Share - Safari-Savvy Agents Can Bag Big Commissions
Aug 13, 2010
Do you have ‘been there done that’ customers? How about newbie adventurers who want to start their travels with a thrill? Well whoever you have sitting in front of you here’s a type of vacation that is sure to deliver. Let’s explore how you can enter the world of Safari...
Game-Spotting, Kenya Style
May 1, 2010
Think Kenya and safari comes to mind. The word has been synonymous with the country for decades, and for good reason: few African countries come close to offering the multitude of game that Kenya does within its 50-some parks and reserves. Karen Blixen (Out of Africa) and her ilk wouldn’t recognize...