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Nairobi: The Luxury Guide
Aug 8, 2014
Nairobi has become a twentieth-century mecca for adventurers and colonials since it sprang from Kenya's swampland. It is a near perfect juxtaposition of skyscrapers and safaris where visitors can often spot the rare black rhino or the protected elephants just outside the modern cityscape in Nairobi National Park. Red robed...
Underwater Adventure - Meet The Creatures Of The Deep
May 29, 2014
Whether you’re a huge fan of sea life, an avid explorer or someone who just enjoys unique experiences, mingling with the denizens of the deep is an experience that shouldn’t be passed up... Sunlight on Water – Honokohau Harbor, Hawaii, US On the Kona side of the Big Island, Sunlight has been...
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...
Johannesburg By Phone – The Smart Way To See The Town
Apr 18, 2014
From great walks around the city, eclectic shopping and an ever growing food scene there is an app for everything in the City of Gold... <20MB Johannesburg Maps <20MB Johannesburg Maps is a complete series of maps for the city of Johannesburg's various districts, and they are all of under 20MB in...
Africa - 10 Great Beach Destinations
Apr 5, 2014
1. Lamu Island, Kenya With its endless tropical beaches, tiny villages nestled among mango plantations and quaint medieval old town, Lamu lives life at its own relaxed pace. The old town began life as a 14th century Swahili settlement, but the island has had many influential visitors, including Portuguese explorers,
Johannesburg – The Luxury Guide
Apr 3, 2014
From High Fashion To Flea Markets In Johannesburg, there is no shortage of stylish boutiques for the discerning visitor. The city has a huge high fashion scene. Fashion lovers should head to the Eastgate Centre in the Northern suburbs, where international boutiques like Abigail Keats and Stuttafords International store play host...
Can Travel & Tourism Be A Conduit For Peace?
Nov 8, 2013
In a recent keynote speech at Nairobi’s Africa Hotel Investment Forum, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC) president and CEO, David Scowsill, had some aspirational words for Kenya’s travel and tourism industry...
Remembering The Past And Celebrating The Future - Freedom Struggle Sites In South Africa
Sep 23, 2013
South Africa has struggled for 350 years in order to gain equality and justice for all of its diverse people...
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 - April 2013
May 1, 2013
Together with the Berlin hotel industry, visitBerlin has launched the pink pillow Berlin Collection, the world’s only network of hotels that especially welcome gay, transgender, bisexual and lesbian travellers. Berlin is known for its openness and welcoming atmosphere, making it one of the leading gay travel destinations in the world.
South African Driving Tours
Mar 14, 2013
  Wide-open plains, meandering rivers and lush green covered hills are some of the features of the countryside seen when driving around South Africa. Whether touring the country for the first time, or just looking for a fun way to spend the day, many routes pass pleasant landscape while journeying...
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...
World Report - South Africa, Turkey, Cook Islands, Belgium, Oregon, Utah
Jan 2, 2013
South Africa Shy Antelope South Africa may be one of the most developed countries in Africa but it’s still Africa, which means it’s still teeming with opportunities for wildlife excursions. Mountains and jungles are often just a few minutes’ drive from civilization, and the safaris held there rival any in the world.
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...
Elephant Central
Oct 15, 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...
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,”...
Wild About Nature - 4 Places To See Wildlife Up Close
May 18, 2012
Come face to face with some of nature’s most incredible inhabitants in the most intimate and the most spectacular settings on earth.
4 Adventures That Say: Do It Now
May 11, 2012
Man’s careless approach to the environment put these experiences on the endangered list. Don’t delay – do it now.
Feel Good Travel
Apr 10, 2012
Do good and you’ll feel good. Help those around you and you help yourself. We’ve all heard it, now let’s live it. Here’s how.
Canadian Numbers To Kenya Jump Up
Jan 27, 2012
Canadian travel to Kenya increased by 19.5 per cent over 2010 figures with 22,933 of us heading to the east African nation in 2011. This puts us right in line with global market trends as international arrivals to Kenya from January to September were up by 16.9 per...
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.
Game On - Watching Beast On Beast On Safari In Botswana
Jun 17, 2011
Deep in the heart of Africa, stunning Botswana shines as a top safari destination. The winding waterways, lush grasslands, striking salt pans and vast desert plains attract roaming herds of wild game and exotic birds. Opportunities for wildlife viewing abound in Botswana’s interior. Visitors can jump in a jeep and...
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...
Emerging From The Shadows - Cape Town Leads The Way As South Africa Sheds Its Troubled Past
Nov 23, 2010
Of the cities that recently hosted World Cup matches, none symbolizes South Africa’s transformation more vividly than Cape Town, where jaw-dropping beauty is finally emerging from the long shadow of unspeakable cruelty.
Planning Your Kenya Vacation - There Is Something To Suit Everyone In Kenya
Oct 5, 2010
Let’s face it, everyday life often presents us with more than we can handle. To escape the ordinary, try something entirely new, and get away…on a holiday to Kenya. Not just a regular sandals vacation. Rather a real holiday that rejuvenates the body, mind and soul; one that allows you...
Win A Trip For 2 - KTB's Amazing Kenya Adventure
Oct 5, 2010
The Kenya Tourist Board, SITA World Travel and Canadian traveller are offering you the chance to win the trip of a lifetime – a seven-day safari for two to Kenya. “For the first time visitor to Africa, Kenya is the best destination. If someone expects to see game in abundance,
Featured Africa Products
Aug 29, 2010
GMTours highlights three excursions that feature the quintessential Egypt experiences. The Treasures of Egypt 13-night itinerary includes Nile Cruise, Hugged and Cairo city tours, Pyramids, Memphis, Sakarra and the Egyptian Museum starting at $2,200 for travel September 20 through December 31.
Africa Report - August 2010
Aug 29, 2010
Potential visitors no longer have to hop from one tour operator to another looking for quotes on safaris to Kenya. It’s all just a click away at www.katokenya.org/safari_quotation.asp Once there, complete the online form provided and the safari request will be posted to the “Member’s Area” of the Kenya Association...
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...
Lions & Cheetahs & Elephants, Oh My! - Spotting Two Of The Big Five in Safari In Southern Africa
Jun 28, 2010
By Helena Zukowski In Africa, there is an odd illusion at night in which the velvet darkness seems to gather random sounds into an orchestra, blending and amplifying them until you seem to be sitting right in the string section. In Botswana, I woke up one morning at 3 a.m. from...
June 11: Set The Date
May 1, 2010
First things first. Turn to your diary and block a date and time for me. June 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. Excellent. On that date, at that time you’ll be attending a FREE Canadian Traveller webinar featuring How To Sell Kenya where I’ll present dozens more tips, tools and...
They Said It
May 1, 2010
Recently Canadian Traveller interviewed the leading Canadian tour operators selling Kenya safaris to find out what you should know to sell Kenya effectively. And boy did they talk. From favourite sellers to favourite memories, one thing is clear – Kenya is indeed magical. Find out for yourself:
What's Your KSP? - Develop Your Kenya Sales Plan & Bag More Commissions
May 1, 2010
When it’s time to research an article I usually include a click to National Geographic. There’s always something of interest hiding in the archives or recently added. I typed in Kenya and hey! If I ever did know this I’d forgotten it. Kenya, I found out, was the chosen spot...
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...
Planning Your Kenya Vacation
May 1, 2010
  Let’s face it, everyday life often presents us with much more than we can handle. To escape the ordinary, why not try something entirely new, and really get away…on a holiday to Kenya. Not just a regular sandals vacation, but a real holiday. One that rejuvenates the body, mind...
Kenya - Trip Of Your Life
May 1, 2010
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, said Chinese sage Lao-Tzu. For Canadians travelling to Kenya, that first step often begins with a vague wish. This is the proverbial trip of a lifetime. You’ll find that a visit to Kenya – its population is about the same...
Where To Go?
May 1, 2010
There’s a reason why Kenya is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s all about the incredible diversity of attractions packed within the borders of a single country. From beaches to mountains, savannah to forest, desert to snow capped mountains – in terms of landscapes, wildlife, people, culture and...
Beyond A Safari
May 1, 2010
It’s good to know that, while a safari is almost certainly your main reason to visit Kenya, many fascinating options exist to round out your vacation.
The Beautiful Game - Nine South African Cities Host The 2010 FIFA World Cup
Nov 1, 2009
The 2010 FIFA World Cup promises thousands of soccer fans from around the world an unforgettable soccer experience. Ten stadiums are readying for action and the nine host cities are upgrading infrastructure to ensure smooth running of the soccer spectacular. The 2010 FIFA World Cup, taking place from June 11...