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Wild, Watery and Wonderful

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Posted in Africa, Holiday Travel, Safari, Sightseeing, Zambia

The mighty Victoria Falls It seems unlikely that anything could be thrilling enough to waylay me when I’m walking to Victoria Falls, already armed with a rain coat and a silly grin. But when the hotel gardener I’m breezing past says: “Hello, do you want to see the giraffes?” it
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Solo Safaris

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Posted in Adventure, Africa, Safari, Solo Travel

Africa lies waiting for you If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll have noticed how the world tends to revolve around couples. You’ll probably be hit by single room supplements unless you’re happy to stay in a hostel dormitory, and may feel rather lonely having dinner for one in restaurants full
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Rajasthan: Land of Kings

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Posted in Culinary, Historical travel, India, Lodging, Safari, Shopping

In Rajasthan, it’s the colors that strike you first. A resident of Bishnoi-Village. Photo by Geringer Global Travel. It’s the vibrant, striking colors worn by the residents of this ancient – and very proud – region, called “Land of Kings” because of a royal history like no other part of
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Snow Hotels that offer the Ultimate in Cool Rooms

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Astronomy, Biking, Camping, Canada, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Hiking, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Quebec, Safari, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Wild Life

Winter Landscape Sweden Lapland by Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee   With the first snow fall of winter approaching, who can resist that fresh blanket of snow for a frosty adventure? But far beyond traditional snowman building, skiing or snowboarding is the ultimate snow adventure – staying in a snow palace crafted from
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Livingstone: Things-to-do

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Posted in Activities, Africa, River Cruises, Safari, Uncategorized, Wild Life

The sweet, raw-onion and acrid wood-smoke smell of Africa rushed to greet me as I stepped off my plane in Livingstone. I was here to experience the famous Victoria Falls which was first discovered by explorer David Livingstone, a Scottish medical missionary, in 1855. But first, I had a date
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Victoria Falls Safari Club, Zimbabwe

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Africa, All Inclusive, Birdwatching, Lodging, Rafting, River Cruises, Safari, Style, Wild Life, Wine Tours

The Victoria Falls Safari Club is the ultimate in lodge accommodations. Each of their sixteen club rooms and four spectacular suites have private patios and uninterrupted views across the bushveld. It’s all a potent mix of African wilderness and history seamlessly blended with exotic luxury, complete with a private check-in
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Two Exclusive Game Reserves in South Africa

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Posted in Accommodations, Africa, Culinary, Destinations, Holiday Travel, Safari, Uncategorized, Wild Life

Heading northwest, towards the Mozambique border, we left Wonderboom Airport (near Pretoria) via a chartered Cessna. Ninety minutes later we arrived at Cheetah Plains, a privately owned game reserve located within the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sands reserve, which itself shares a 50km border the Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands is world renowned
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Elephant Adventures

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Posted in Adventure, Africa, Safari, Wild Life

A family photo at Mashatu in Botswana At least 100 elephant are slowly shuffling past our vehicle. They come pouring into the dry riverbed towards us, first appearing over the left bank, then over the right. An elephant traffic jam forms as they filter together, greeting each other, gathering in small
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David Livingstone Safari Lodge, Zambia

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Africa, Safari

Soon after missionary and doctor David Livingstone described the sight of the Victoria Falls to the outside world they became a tourist destination. Thus, following the routes he described in his journals, hunters, explorers and missionaries descended upon them. By 1898 a small settlement of white pioneers had sprung up
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“Hunting” The Perfect Safari

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Posted in Activities, Africa, Holiday Travel, Safari, Wild Life

As part of a larger seven-month trip around the world, my boyfriend and I knew we wanted to complete an African safari somewhere along the way. But where? How? I wondered where to start and how to budget for something like this. Searching for a good safari? Some tips from
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Leopard sir, or would you rather have a lion?

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Africa, Safari, Wild Life

A traffic jam of rhino There’s an exciting moment whenever you set off on a game drive and the ranger asks what you’d like to see.
It always makes me laugh, as if this khaki-clad Dr Doolittle can conjure up spectacular animal sightings on command.
But if you do yearn
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Backwater Botswana: Palapye

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Posted in Adventure, Africa, Safari, Wild Life

Children Playing Soccer in Palapye Botswana, with a population of just over 2 million people, is one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet. If it were a person, standing next to South Africa, boasting nearly 25 times that figure, it might feel inadequate. But the fact that
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Behind South Africa’s Stereotypes: An Open Letter

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Posted in Africa, Safari, Wild Life

Dear uninformed tourist, I’m sorry for calling you uninformed, and I thank you for showing an interest in my home country of South Africa. Unfortunately, you tend to get some facts about the country a little bit wrong. So, before you ask me one of these questions for the umpteenth
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Gorilla Safari

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Africa, Safari, Travel Hippy

Encountering the gorilla in its natural habitat is an extraordinary experience. The distinction between the observer and the observed is blurred, and you never know just how near the gorillas will venture for a closer look! For animal and nature lovers, the opportunity to meet a mountain gorilla face to
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