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Where to See Elephants in Africa

If you would like to see elephants while on safari in Africa, you can't go wrong with this selection of national parks. Find out where to see elephants in the wild, and hopefully get lucky enough to interact with them at some special locations.

The Best South African Safaris

South Africa is home to all of the "big five" game species.rhino image by TEMISTOCLE LUCARELLI from Fotolia.comSouth Africa is an enormous and varied nation. The emergence of South Africa from 46 years of apartheid rule has led to a considerable influx of tourists keen to experience what...

South African Safari Vacations

Observe Africa's natural beauty on a South African safari vacation.auf safari image by Andrea Vonblon from Fotolia.comGoing on a South African safari can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime. South Africa offers the chance to see indigenous wildlife that cannot be found...

Identifying animal dung makes a safari more fun

My youngest son recently learned how to calculate the height of an elephant based just on its footprint in the sand. He also learned how much fun it is to check out animal scat for clues on what, why, when and how, in the African bush. Here are a few fascinating safari scat facts to help you relate

How to Tour Israel

Despite its young age, Israel is home to some of the most fascinating historical sites in the world. A land of contrasts and surprises, Israel has also become a popular destination for people looking to enjoy the outdoors and the warm weather and water. Here's a guide on how to tour Israel and have

Things to Do in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca is the Islamic Holy City, near the Sirat Mountains of Saudi Arabia. Although Saudi Arabia was not a nation until 1932, Mecca (also spelled Makkah) has a history that predates the sixth century. Millions of Muslims from around the world make a pilgrimage to Mecca (the Hajj) each year, to visit

South Africa Boutique Hotels

South Africa has many different types of accommodations, including several boutique hotels.South Africa image by bluefern from Fotolia.comLocated on the southern edge of the African continent, South Africa is a diverse blend of cultures. Situated along both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans,...

Dung Showers and More Poopy Wildlife Facts

Checking out animal dung always makes an African safari more interesting. You're more likely to encounter animal scat before the animal itself, so here

Windhoek - Guide to Namibia's Capital

Windhoek, Namibia's capital city is often the first stop for visitors to the country. Find out what there is to see and do in one of Africa's cleanest and friendliest capitals.

Serengeti's Camps and Lodges

Camps and lodges in the Serengeti national Park. There are some incredible tented camps in the Serengeti, here's a list of mobile camps, tented luxury camps and lodges I recommend in the Serengeti National Park. Image of a Mobile Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

When to Go to South Africa

If you're planning a trip to South Africa make sure you choose the best time to go! Find out when to go to South Africa if you want to go on safari, visit Cape Town, tour the Winelands, spend time at the beach, see the wild flowers, hike in the Drakensberg, surf, and all the other other great a

Guide to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport

A Guide to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. If you have a longer stop over at JNB, or you are just wondering what the airport is like, how to get to the airport and how to get out of the airport, check out my guide to OR Tambo International Airport -- one of Africa's busiest

African Embassies in the US

African Embassies in the US. A list of all the African Embassies and Consulates in the United States. African Embassy addresses, web sites and contact information. Find out if you need a tourist or work visa for any country in Africa by contacting the appropriate Embassy and/or Consulate. African Em