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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.

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.

Why Zanzibar Is The Ultimate Island Getaway

Why Zanzibar Is The Ultimate Island Getaway

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.

Top Kenya National Parks and Reserves

Top Kenya National Parks and Reserves

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.

9 Top Things to Do in South Africa

9 Top Things to Do in South Africa

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!

The Best Kilimanjaro Route

The Best Kilimanjaro Route

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.