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When you think of idyllic beach destinations, if you’re like most “Africa” probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. But in recent years Zanzibar has been heralded as the ‘new Caribbean’, and with pristine white sand beaches stretching into the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is easy to see why it’s climbing to the top of the honeymoon goers lists.
Always wanted to wake up to the mighty roar of a lion? Get transported into The Lion King? Kenya is the most popular safari destination in all of Africa. This beautiful country in the East of Africa is filled with 61 Kenya National Parks and National Reserves, covering 8% of the land. The difference between a park and a reserve is that parks only allow tourism and research while reserves allow for human activities such as firewood collection or fishing under specific regulated conditions.
Located on the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa is full of diversity. From the powdery beaches that touch two different oceans to the dramatic landscapes that play host to some of the most iconic African wildlife, this nation offers visitors a plethora of activities. South Africa, is a multiethnic society with a myriad of rich cultures, languages, and religions. Offering a variety of cultural immersion experiences and culinary traditions, as well as some of the world’s best safaris, South Africa is limitless in both adventure and beauty. Keep reading below for a list of 9 of the best things to do in South Africa!
You are planning to climb mount Kilimanjaro and you don't know which is the best route? Acanela Expedition will explain the differences between the routes and help you decide which is the best for you. As the popularity of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro continues to increase, potential climbers are often uncertain as to which route to take. There are seven major routes used to climb Kilimanjaro. Each route has its own advantages and disadvantages. When selecting the route, make sure it is the appropriate route for your desires, physical ability, altitude and comfort level.
Morocco is a North African country that borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has long been on my bucket list and I am fascinated with the myriad of cultural influences that have shaped this country. I hope to explore Morocco this year, and in anticipation of this trip I have put together a list of things one should know before traveling to Morocco.
For those who have visited Morocco, most can agree that the city of Marrakesh is a shopper’s paradise. Colors and patterns of local vendor’s creations fill the eyes with every turn throughout the winding maze of shops. It is extremely common for first-time visitors to become lost or overwhelmed if not prepared for what’s to come when they enter the glorified hustle and bustle chaos.
A country full of exotic flavor, warmth, and color, Morocco sparks intrigue and excitement in travelers all around the world. Whether you are looking to get lost in the local markets and medinas of Fes, ride a camel through the iconic desert, or follow the footsteps of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, Morocco has something special for every type of traveler.
Nestled in East Africa, in the Southwestern portion of Kenya that borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as the Maasai Mara) is Kenya’s most famous wildlife destination. The reserve is one of Africa’s highest density regions for predators, and its wide open grasslands and rising wildlife populations make it one of the best (and easiest) places in the world to spot game.
Located in East Africa, Tanzania is one of the best places for game drives and THE scene for the Great Wildebeest Migration where almost two million mostly wildebeest, zebra, and antelope move through the Serengeti in search of water and food. One of the many advantages of choosing Tanzania for your safari is access to the biggest terrestrial conservation area in Africa and perhaps even in the world.
When people think of a desert they think of a place covered in sand and sand dunes. Morocco is home to the Sahara Desert, which spans over 3.5 million square miles, roughly the size of the United States. It stretches from the Red Sea in the east, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. That’s a lot of sand!
Egypt is a fascinating country that is rich in history. It links northeast Africa with the Middle East and dates back to the time of the pharaohs. Thousands of year-old monuments including Giza’s Pyramids and the Great Sphinx are the star attractions as well as Luxor’s Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings tombs. A trip to Egypt is like walking deep into history. Here is a travel guide to some of Egypt’s top destinations.
Egypt is a country that awakens the imagination. What comes to mind for you—floating down the Nile, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and the ancient tombs, scarabs (famous beetle image) or sphinxes guarding ancient pyramids? Maybe your images tend more to pop culture of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in “Cleopatra” or the more modern films series “Indiana Jones.” Whatever the pictures that come to mind, Egypt is a country of ancient history, civilizations, delicious culinary dishes and adventures for senior travelers.