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How to Stay Safe in South Africa

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South Africa is an amazing travel destination that consistently wows travelers of all ages, especially adventure lovers, but like most places in the world, there is a certain level of crime that travelers should be aware of before they set off to explore. To brush up on some key points to keep you safe, guest […]

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Weekend Nature Escapes near Cape Town

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Cape Town, South Africa is known as one of the top spots where luxury travel and active travel converge. Whether its a relaxing beach break you’re after or a once-in-a-lifetime South African safari, this beautiful area of the world has just about everything. But, there’s even more to Cape Town than what’s on the beaten […]

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Tips for Going Off-the-Beaten-Path in Morocco

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Morocco is a popular destination for travelers looking to get off the beaten path. With their never-ending winding streets, narrow passageways of the medinas and the famed exotic smells of the markets wafting through its most popular cities such as Fez and Marrakesh, Morocco can be magical. However, if you’re really looking to connect with this […]

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Exploring South Africa’s Garden Route

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If the idea of scenic drives in lush green forests sandwiched between mountains and the Indian Ocean appeal to you, then the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa is definitely one to add to your travel bucket list. Guest contributor, René De Klerk, a South African travel and conservation journalist, takes us on a wonderful […]

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Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa

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Active travel means different things to different people. For some, hiking around the world is enough to get the old ticker pumping. But, for intrepid travelers like Carol and Mike Ivey from Curious Gypsies, only extreme heart-stopping activities will do. Hold on to your hats because the brave duo are taking us diving with Great […]

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Discovering Pretoria’s Dinokeng Reserve

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A South African safari is a common item on most travel bucket lists, but it’s not always an easy goal to achieve. However, today’s guest contributor, Sophie Kate Baker, is here to tell us how travelers with scheduled layovers in Johannesburg can make the most of their time by visiting the big five at the […]

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Safari through Uganda

Lone elephant in Victoria Nile

When most people think of safari, they almost immediately think of Kenya. However, there are some various places in Africa where animal watching in their natural habitat is just as amazing. A safari through Uganda may not be the first option that comes to mind, but, from the looks of it, it should be. Let […]

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The Good and Bad: A Solo Female Trip to Morocco

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Morocco is one of those locations that seem to impact people very differently. By most reports, it’s a beautifully chaotic travel destination, that may or may not be for the faint of heart. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those destinations that seem to garner a lot of safety warnings, especially for women traveling alone. Today’s […]

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Updated 01.01.2017 Have you ever dreamed of living out a scene from the movie ‘Gorillas in the Midst’ while traveling through Africa? Through gorilla trekking tours, travelers can have close encounters with gorillas in their natural habitat, but it does take some careful planning. Today’s guest poster, Leslie Burnside, tells us the best way to go […]

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An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Saturday’s scene: waiting for the end

An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

On a morning game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, our ranger, Jaco, stopped at a hillside to point out an elderly male elephant with a bedraggled ear and one broken tusk roaming in solitude. He looked tired and lonely. Was this grassy hillside near the Botswana border the equivalent of an elephant retirement home? Did […]

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