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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...

How to Enjoy an Egyptian Vacation

It may be with fear and trepidation that you make plans to vacation in Egypt, because it is far away and the culture is so different. But if you are flexible and willing to learn a completely new way of life, Egypt is the place to see. Egyptians understand the importance of tourism, so they will go

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...

Silver Backed Jackals

Silver Backed Jackals, Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli Eco-system

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

What Were the Agreements Signed by the Israelis & the Palestinians?

Since 1995 the Israeli government and representatives of the Palestinians have signed several agreements. These agreements relate to issues involving land, military cooperation and division of authority in various areas of the West Bank and Gaza. Each agreement required both sides to make difficult

South Luangwa - Most Authentic Safari in Africa

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. An overview of South Luangwa's wildlife, accommodation, and activities including the "walking safari". Find out how to get to South Luangwa, what other sights a visit can be combined with as well as more information about Zambia.

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

Facts on Ghana, Africa

Though a developing country, Ghana is one of sub-Saharan Africa's most stable countries. Although the country has more than 100 different ethnic groups, Ghana's stable government has helped keep the country out of many of the civil wart struggles of its neighbors. Ghana is still building economicall