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Safari

Chasing the Bare-Bottomed Zebra and Other Once Extinct Animals

Once upon a time lived a zebra with no stripes on its hind quarters, known as the Quagga. It was hunted to extinction by t...

South Africa

Thornybush Nature Reserve is Everything You Love About Kruger National Park...but Better

Planning to go on safari in South Africa? You’re probably considering a visit to Kruger National Park, the country’s bigge...

Africa

Playing in Paradise – The Incredible Waterfalls, Lagoons and Reefs of Mauritius

Mauritius. Called “the island where God practiced creating Eden,” few places on Earth remain as unknown, and as undevelope...

Africa

Wandering the Zanzibar Archipelago – Spices, History and Tropical Leisure

There are few places on Earth that are as culturally crosshatched as the archipelago as Zanzibar. Over the centuries, this...

Africa

Visit Ethiopia to See These Astounding Underground Churches

Ethiopia is likely the last place you’d think to take a family vacation, but the media has cloaked many of the country’s offerings: the beauty of its landscape, the richness of its culture and the pride in its people. With a myriad of possibilities for meaningful exploration, nowhere is more evident than at the rock churches in Lalibela, a tangible display of inspiring architecture, intriguing history and religious devotion.

Safari

Thought an African Safari Was Out of Your Budget? Think Again.

If you've dreamt of going on an exotic African safari but thought it was out of your budget, think again. It is possible t...

Safari

6 Outstanding Parks for the African Safari Hopper

The parks and reserves of eastern and southern Africa offer so many safari options, it’s a challenge to pick just one. So ...

Safari

The Ngorongoro Crater: The Best Place to Animal Watch in Africa

This bowl of animal soup supports possibly the largest permanent concentration of wildlife in Africa—with a year-round sou...