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The Okavango Delta: Trip of a Lifetime

<b>Africa we love you, Botswana you are beautiful…</b><p>This is the chorus of the song that the Xigera staff sang to us the night we arrived at their magical camp. My wife, being South African, chimed in and gave them a run for their money which was most amusing. The whole serenade was a wonderful sensory …

The Best Travel Agents for Africa and the Middle East

<i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure'<i>s annual selection of the world's best travel agents and destination specialists, as chosen by the editors. Rely on</i> …

What Locals Love About Cape Town

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I fell in love with <b>Cape Town</b> at first visit, on the Tree Canopy walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden.<p>For Sarah Khan, a former New Yorker who moved to Cape Town and married a local, it’s all about the views. “Biases aside, it’s just the most beautiful city in the …

Editors' Picks: The Best Safari Lodges and Camps in Africa

In our July/August issue, we debunked six of the biggest myths about going on safari—including the assumption that you can plan it yourself. Trust us: It's not worth the hassle. Use this roundup of the best safari lodges, resorts, and camps in Africa, tested by our senior editors and travel …

South Africa

The Perfect Weekend in Cape Town

When time is short, spend it well in Cape Town—here are a few tips for planning the perfect weekend in South Africa's buzziest city.<p>You may be familiar with Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain and breathtaking beaches—a little less so with her ever-emerging culinary and cultural scene. Having been …

How to Visit Victoria Falls

It’s not the widest or the tallest falls in the world, but it is without doubt the most impressive.<p><b>Victoria Falls</b> is on almost everyone’s bucket list, but few people know the best way to experience it. On a recent trip to southern Africa, I saw it from every which way, so you don’t have to.<p>Why is …

Cape Town’s Best Walking Tours

Cape Town’s beautiful city center—an easy-to-navigate grid brimming with historical monuments and quaint Victorian architecture aplenty—is in the …

Kidepo National Park: Lush landscapes offer 'the best of Uganda'

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a reason Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa. It's been a top tourist destination for a few years now because of its stunning scenery and wildlife.<p>One of its best treasures, however, remains hidden.<p>Off the beaten track, Kidepo National Park is nestled among the rugged hills and …

Soar Above One of the Most Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls on Earth

Victoria Falls is among the most impressive natural wonders in the world.<p>This legendary waterfall is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet.<p>The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau and plunges as much as …

Stone Age

Botswana: A Haven for Africa's Endangered Species

Travel<p>When it comes to protecting Africa's endangered wildlife, this southern landlocked country leads the conservation pack.<p>The tawny sands of the Kalahari Desert envelop our 4x4 in a dusty cloud as we race along a rutted track to the Tsodilo Hills, in northern Botswana. Three rocky monoliths …

22 reasons why Cape Town is the world’s best city

<b>7. The Big Five are never far away</b>

The Top Luxury Hotels In Victoria Falls

There's nowhere like Victoria Falls. That's not hyperbole, just a statement of truth. The waterfall, on the mighty Zambezi River, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.<p>The town right by it is a great place to begin or end a safari in Zimbabwe (as was my …

Luxury Lifestyle

Africa's Best-Kept Secrets Every Traveler Should Know About

By: <i>Lauren Everitt</i><p><i>Credit: JAYSI/SHUTTERSTOCK</i><p>Africa may be synonymous with safaris, but that doesn't mean you should follow the khaki-clad set.<p>The best parts of the continent are far from the five-star safari camps, and if you're willing to stray from the paved-road package tours, you'll be rewarded …

National Parks

The Best Travel Apps For 2017

It is that time of the year again: Adventure Hacking‘s best travel apps for the iPhone. This is the fourth year of this list and this year’s entries really go the extra mile.<p>From curated, downloadable itineraries to trip organizers, 2017 will be a banner year for technology and travel. And, for …

Map of the entire visible universe released to the public

In 2010, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) was fired up and pointed towards the heavens. Equipped with the …

The best albums of 2016 you almost certainly won’t hear on your Spotify shuffle

• <b>Elza Soares —The Woman at the End of the World (Mais Um Discos)</b><p><b>Oranssi Pazuzu— Värähtelijä (Svart Records)</b><p><b>Saito Koji—My Guitar Can Sing (self-released)</b><p><b>Mukqs — Walkthrough (Hausu Mountain)</b><p><b>Fatou Seidi Ghali and Alamnou Akrouni —Les Filles de Illighadad (Sahel Sounds)</b><p><b>Be Steadwell— Jaded, Dark Love</b> …

Love Songs

29 Restaurants Around The World That You Must Try Before You Die

I have a confession: My main food gal Zoe Bain and I are quite competitive. So when we saw the R29 Fashion Team’s truly impressive 29 Big (Fashion) …

Simple Springtime Dishes

The Best Countries To Find A Tinder Friend

Some of us travel to achieve personal independence, confidence and self-enlightenment... and some of us travel just to find a sexy fling.<p>If Tinder is your favorite travel companion, then you may want to adjust your itinerary. Yahoo Travel asked the dating app to rank the countries with the most …

Print out digital photos or risk losing them, Google boss warns

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says it is time to start preserving the vast quantities of digital data before they are lost forever<p><b>Google</b>'s vice president has warned internet users to print out treasured photographs or risk losing them.<p>Vint Cerf, the internet pioneer, said it was time to start …

Humanities

How to use body language to get served first at a bar

Scientists have identified the body language that ensures bartenders will serve you first in a busy bar.<p>In a busy bar it can often be a struggle to get served a drink as customers compete for the attention of the bartender.<p>Now scientists have identified the key elements of body language that can …

How does the body clock work?

<b>Last month scientists</b> <b>discovered proteins within our cells</b> <b>that prevent us from drastically adjusting our body clock, leading to the familiar sensation of jet lag. We ask one of the study's authors,</b> <b>Dr Stuart Peirson</b> <b>from the University of Oxford to explain:</b><p><b>What exactly is the body clock?</b><p>The body …

What is Foucault's Pendulum?

Google's latest doodle marks what would have been the 194th birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a simple pendulum to prove that the Earth rotates in space. But how does his elegant experiment work?<p>During Foucalt’s life it was already proven that the Earth rotated, …

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

How Many Gun Bills Pass After Mass Shootings?

Very few.<p>After tragedies like the Navy Yard shooting Monday, people often want to <i>do something</i> or <i>change something</i>. It's a natural reaction to an extreme event. But how much really gets done after mass shootings?<p>In June, two criminal justice researchers reviewed the bills legislators proposed after …

Calculated To Win: Supercomputers Power America's Cup

The 2013 America's Cup isn't just about using human muscle to race faster than the wind. This year, the international sailing competition is about supercomputing.<p>Tech teams are working behind the scenes to crunch numbers and model things like how a half-degree change in wing angle could add 5 knots …

How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

Watch this three-minute Porsche flat-six teardown

A hypnotic look at one of our favorite engines.<p>Here's a fascinating look at the disassembly of a Porsche Carrera 3.2-liter flat six, as documented via stop-motion video.<p>The meticulous disassembly depicted brings you up close to the process, and it only gets more interesting as more parts come off …