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Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater: The Coolest Safari Stop (PHOTO)

Behold the beauty of this totally breathtaking hole in the earth!<p>The Ngorongoro Crater is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania, which was recently voted the best country for African safaris.<p>It should be no surprise that a place so stunningly beautiful would rank on top of that list. …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Wildlife

New "Fascinating Nigeria" tourism campaign isn't that exciting

President Goodluck Jonathan has launched a Tourism Identity as part of efforts to develop the tourism sector and diversify the nation’s revenue …

Cape Verde: Travels In an African Archipelago

"Cape Verde...Where is that?" is the response I most commonly received when telling friends about my plans to travel to this scenic West Africa island nation. Admittedly, my plane landed there only a few months after I discovered its identity from examining a map of Senegal, where I'm based for the …

Cape Verde

Where To Stay -- And Not Stay -- In Marrakech

Anyone who’s been back to Marrakech after a several year absence would have difficulty recognizing the place. The winding alleyways of the medina are still there, with atmospheric riads hidden behind nondescript doors and stall after stall of silks, slippers, brass on sale. And in the center of it …

A Botswana Safari Camp Is The New Best Hotel In The World

It received a score of 96.60 out of 100.<p>Located in the Moremi Game Reserve, the hotel, which is made up of two camps, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.<p>The hotel is designed to take advantage of its natural surroundings: There are outdoor plunge pools, al fresco dining areas, and …

Wildlife

Two Friends Set Out to SUP and Kiteboard from Mozambique to Zanzibar

The KUZI Project is a 500-mile, self-supported stand-up paddle boarding and kite boarding journey up the coast of East Africa. Photographer-filmmaker Seth Warren and his good friend South African adventurer Kirk Hollis will travel a stretch of the Indian Ocean coastline—<p>from Pemba, Mozambique to …

Johannesburg Zoo stirs up international buzz with live tweeting badger

<i>“The honey badger: ferocious, relentless, extremely thick-skinned. Perfect for the position of social media manager at Johannesburg Zoo.”</i><p>The …

Joburg is just getting started [vid]

There’s something about Joburg.<p>I got dropped off outside a new apartment block in the thick-trafficked centre of the city with a suitcase full of …

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Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Archaeology