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The last unexplored side of the Serengeti

Off-limits for more than two decades, eastern Serengeti's remote Soit Le Motonyi region is newly accessible to visitors – and quickly gaining a reputation as a hot spot for big cats.<p>Wildlife-rich Serengeti is deservedly Tanzania's most popular park, but with that celebrity comes a catch: crowds. …

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Getting your home movies into iCloud’s iMovie Theater on your Apple TV

Believe it or not, not all home movies were recorded using an iPhone. There are still quite a few camcorders and other video recording devices still …

Holidaying Ugandan style

Many Ugandans overlook the beauty of their country and travel to foreign tourism destinations like Zanzibar and Mombasa, thinking they offer more …

Chimpanzees Make Beds That Offer Them Best Night's Sleep

Primates choose the wood that's most durable and weavable, study says.<p>Chimpanzees choose tree branches that give them the most firm and stable place to sleep, a new study says.<p>What's more, the research bolsters the theory that high-quality sleep may have led to the evolution of modern humans, said …

Living with Kenya's Maasai people

In southwestern Kenya, lions, giraffes, zebras and gazelles share the rangelands of the Great Rift Valley with the Maasai people. Many of these warrior-pastoralists continue to keep herds of cattle, sheep, and goats, perform age-old rites of passage, and live off the grid in traditional <i>manyattas</i> – …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

London

In one day in London we meet the man who has revolutionised the iconic red doubledecker bus and take in the extraordinary economic impact of the annual Wimbledon tennis championships.

Where to hang out with Uganda’s chimpanzees

Eyes trained on the canopy, the hunters slipped with speed and agility across the forest floor. Although communication was kept to a minimum everyone seemed certain of their role. Occasionally one of the party turned and shot a glance back at me, sweating and stumbling over branches and roots, far …

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

IT’S EASY to cast Peru in superlative terms. The nation has the world’s deepest canyon, a selection of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountains, …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Jane Goodall on Why We Should Help the Serengeti

Animal-rich region is the "essence of Africa," famed scientist says.<p><b>Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is home to the largest migration of land animals on the planet: More than two million mammals roam its 11,500 square miles (30,000 square kilometers).</b><p>But like so many natural areas in today's …

Inside The Short Life Of The Serengeti Lion (PHOTOS)

National Geographic takes readers inside the world-famous Serengeti National Park in its August issue for a striking glimpse at the life of the Serengeti lion.<p>Much of what we know about the African lion comes from a study in Serengeti National Park, beginning in the 1960s and still continuing …

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Pangs of Conscience on the Plains of Serengeti

Readers of my column are aware that I returned to Africa to further my understanding of the Rwandan genocide and highlight the slaughter so that …

8 Savory Street Food Snacks in Peru

01 of 09<p>Street Food in Peru for Travelers on the Move<p>Savory snacks are on sale almost everywhere in Peru. Vendors ply the city streets, selling their …

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Scene of the climb

A rare story that can literally be described as a cliff-hanger, Joe Simpson's and Simon Yates's treacherous but ultimately successful attempt at …

Then + Now: Machu Picchu

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Hiram Bingham first set eyes on Machu Picchu in 1911. Though he did not discover the striking citadel in the clouds (locals, many of whom served as Bingham’s guides, had known its whereabouts for centuries), he intended to reveal it to the world.<p>That chance came when the …

Hiking the Inca Trail

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca …

Peru - the perfect pick for a honeymoon

Picture this: you’re relaxing in a natural health spa, enjoying a luxurious couple massage with your significant other, discussing the ancient temple …

5 luxury retreats in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

By Paul Jones on May 25, 2013 in Accommodation, Hotels, Peru, Regions, Resorts, South America<p>With the demand for luxury travel booming, and the …

The Quest for the Best Picanteria in Arequipa

<i>Arequipa, Peru</i><p><b>The main reason we came to Arequipa was for the food</b>, typical comida Arequipeña such as ‘rocoto relleno’, ‘chupe de camarones’, …

I Was Surprised By How Much I Loved Visiting Peru

The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of these civilizations, which left a legacy that still lives on in the art, customs and traditions found in modern-day Peru.<p>I journeyed to Peru with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning …

Walking in Inca footsteps in Peru's Sacred Valley

Encompassing what was the fertile homeland of the Inca Empire, the transcendent region – often overlooked en route to Machu Picchu – is steeped in Andean history and culture.<p>Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas stretches between Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, and the legendary …

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Machu Picchu: Lost City of Peru

Machu Picchu is the most spectacular archaeological Incan site in South America. This Peruvian mysterious "Lost City of the Incas" has fascinated …