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Tanzania: Culture Etiquette to Know Before You Go
Jul 3, 2015
What every mzungu heading to Tanzania should know...and if you don't know what a mzungu is...you really outta know!
Kenya: Five Sights that will Take Your Breath Away
Jan 23, 2015
Africa rarely brings up thoughts of snow-covered peaks, but the unique location of Kenya includes coastal land, high mountains and acres of savannah grasslands. The area around the African Great Lakes has been inhabited for more than two million years and the near-dessert region along the Ethiopian border has wildlife...
Botswana: Five Sights that will Leave You Stunned
Jan 15, 2015
Botswana is one of those countries that few North Americans visit, but it should be on the list of adventure sites. It’s filled with grasslands, wetlands, culture and amazing national parks just waiting to be explored.
Namibia: Five Sights that will Leave You Stunned
Jan 9, 2015
Namibia is a country full of contrasts. The landscape is arid and rough, yet still remains inviting and easy to travel. Visitors can travel vast deserts that taper into crystal clear oceans, enjoy sprawling plains that end in canyons or salt pans. Being one of the most sparsely populated countries...
Cape Town: Five Places to Fall in Love
Sep 6, 2014
Cape Town is quickly becoming the new Paris of romantic getaways with it's one of a kind beach front, sunsets and couples activities.
Nairobi: The Luxury Guide
Aug 7, 2014
Providing the perfect blend of skyscrapers and safaris, Nairobi has become a 21st century Mecca for adventurers. Travellers can black rhino...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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,
South African Driving Tours
Mar 14, 2013
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 to interesting destinations.
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
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 Maasai - 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
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.
Dec 21, 2011
By Kevin Chong On my first night on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, I’m finding it too noisy to sleep.
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
By Merle Rosenstein Deep in the heart of Africa, stunning Botswana shines as a top safari destination. The winding waterways, lush...
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.
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…
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...
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...
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.
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.