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The Artisans of Ethiopia

The Artisans of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a gorgeous East African nation with layers of history and beautiful artwork. If you’ve been considering traveling on our Ethiopia Expedition or Ethiopian Cultural Adventure, and are wondering what amazing artisans you may come in contact with, read on!

Five Top Family-Friendly Destinations

Five Top Family-Friendly Destinations

Trying to plan a family getaway but not sure where to start? We know it can be difficult to travel with the whole family. After all, how do you find a destination that is appealing to both adults and kids of various ages? Luckily, we have done the work for you! Read below to discover five of the top family-friendly destinations in the world.

The Best Places to Visit in Zanzibar

The Best Places to Visit in Zanzibar

When dreaming of white sand beaches, delicious food, and exciting adventures, the island of Zanzibar usually doesn’t come to mind. But, situated off the coast of Tanzania, this African archipelago stuns its visitors with its blue waters and kind local population. If you want to discover the best things to do while on island time, keep reading!

What to Pack for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

What to Pack for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Have you always dreamed of seeing some of the world’s rarest animals in the wild? If you love discovering uncharted land, hiking through dense foliage, and coming face to face with wildlife, then gorilla trekking through Uganda should be at the top of your bucket list. But what should you pack for such a life-changing trip?

Introducing Acanela Local Expeditions: Our Most Affordable Trips Yet

Introducing Acanela Local Expeditions: Our Most Affordable Trips Yet

If your travel dreams have always felt bigger than your bank account, we have good news for you. We’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out Acanela Local Expeditions —  affordable tours to some of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

Traveler Review: An African Safari in Beautiful Botswana

Traveler Review: An African Safari in Beautiful Botswana

It’s safe to say that going on an African safari in Botswana was on Christine’s bucket list. When Acanela made her dream a reality, she saw lions and elephants and cheetahs and more in Botswana, then visited Victoria Falls from both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Here’s Christine’s amazing safari story.

How Should You Train Before Climbing Kilimanjaro?

How Should You Train Before Climbing Kilimanjaro?

The 19,340-foot climb up Mount Kilimanjaro is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. As one of the Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro offers amazing views of its many landscapes — but with an estimated five to 12 hours of hiking ahead of you each day, you may worry that you are unfit or underprepared for the upcoming challenge. Fear not! This ultimate training guide will help you prepare for your trek up Kilimanjaro.

African Safaris on a Budget

African Safaris on a Budget

Contrary to what most people believe, no, you don’t have to go broke spotting the ‘Big Five’ in Africa. Luxury safaris can cost upwards of $12,000, but luckily, we have the backpackers’ inside look on budget alternatives to the African safari of your dreams.

Morocco Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors

Morocco Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors

Morocco is full of new surprises, smells, and colors at every turn. It’s a mix of African, Middle Eastern, and European influences all blended together — which pull you in every direction possible. While some first-time visitors may experience culture shock, these Morocco travel tips will prepare you for the trip of a lifetime.

10 of the World's Most Otherworldly Landscapes

10 of the World's Most Otherworldly Landscapes

In these 10 locations, you’ll find some of the planet’s most otherworldly landscapes. From the salt flats of Bolivia to the sunken caves of the Yucatan Peninsula, you won’t want to skip a visit to these destinations!

Destination Guide to Kenya

Destination Guide to Kenya

Kenya will always hold a special place in my heart as it was one of my first international destinations at the start of my travel career. I mean, who hasn’t heard of the famous Masai Mara, one of the most well-protected havens for lions and cheetahs? And even beyond the Masai Mara, Kenya is filled with national reserves that are home to some of the most endangered wildlife on the planet.

Yet, beyond the wildlife lies a tribal culture that traces its roots back to the cradle of human civilization itself. And if you’re looking for city life, Nairobi is one of Africa’s most up and coming, bustling cities. And my personal favorite is the beach town of Mombasa where I experienced the most azure waters in an Indian Ocean that was bath-water warm, with sands so blinding white that I imagined I saw a camel being led by a boy along the beach one hot afternoon. It turns out it really was a camel!

With so many exciting things to explore, here are a just few of the top sites and experiences in the beautiful country of Kenya: