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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...

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...

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

The Top 10 Largest Airports

Some of the world's largest airports are in the Middle East, spread over large areas in the desert. Saudi Arabia has three of the world's largest airports and they are expanding every year. Other large airports are found in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Some of the largest airports have up to six run

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.

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

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