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Africa Travel: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
10 Can't-Miss Cities in Morocco
A guide to Morocco's top destinations. The best destinations in Morocco include the imperial cities of Marrakech, Fes and Meknes. Morocco is also famous for its beaches and some of the best seaside towns are Essaouira, Tangier and Asilah. Natural wonders of Morocco include the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara desert and the Dades Valley.
The Most Dangerous Animals You'll See on Safari
Africa's most dangerous animals. Africa's most deadly and dangerous animals include the hippo, lion, crocodile, mosquito, black mamba, great white, buffalo, elephant and of course man himself.
Africa's Most Dangerous Snakes
Africa's Most Dangerous Snakes. Facts and photos about Africa's most venomous snakes. Black Mamba, Boom Slang, Puff adder and other deadly snakes that are commonly found in Africa.
Africa's Big 5: Will You See Them on Safari?
Introduction to the big five of Africa. What animals are included, what game parks you can see them at, photos and fun facts about the Cape buffalo, leopard, rhino, lion and elephant.
Dangerous Spiders in Africa
A list of Africa's most dangerous, venomous and frightening spiders in Africa. Images and information about Africa's spiders include: Baboon spiders, Sac spiders, Button spiders and Ogre-faced spiders.
Convenient Ways You Can Travel Between Spain...
How to get a ferry from Spain to Morocco and Morocco back to Spain. Ferries to Tangiers, Cueta, Melilla, and Nador. Where to catch a ferry in Spain, where is it best to arrive in Morocco. Information about cheap flights to Morocco from Spain and more.
10 Wild Safari Animals (And Where to See Them)
Discover the top ten animals you should see when on safari in Africa. From the Big 5 , to the elegant
What Are Africa's Best Safari Destinations?
Top Africa Safari Destinations includes the best wildlife parks in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Gabon.
10 Dream Destinations in Africa
Choosing the top ten destinations in Africa is no easy task given the size and diversity of the continent. Here are our personal favorite sights.
When Should You Go on Safari?
Find out the best time to go on an African safari in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
30 Ways to Say ‘Hello’ in Africa
African Greetings. Learn how to say hello in several African languages spoken in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Malawi and more. Being able to greet someone in their own language will help you enjoy your contact with local people even more while visiting Africa and the effort will certainly be appreciated.
10 Can't Miss Cape Town Restaurants
My top 10 picks of best restaurants in Cape Town and the Winelands. If you're looking for fine dining, gorgeous views, excellent wines and great service, these top 10 Cape Town area restaurants will not disappoint. Cape Town has hundreds of great places to eat for all budgets so it's difficult to choose where to go, check out this list and you can't go wrong.
Top 12 Best Things to Do During Your Trip to...
What are the best things to do when you visit Morocco? Here's a list of my top 12 things to do in Morocco. Enjoy a relaxing scrub at a local hammam, try a cooking class, ski, surf, and get lost at the Fes tanneries. Eat a kebab alongside snake charmers in the Marrakech medina, and many other activities I recommend when you visit Morocco.
What You Need to Know about Traveling by Train...
Train Travel in Morocco. Find out how to book your train ticket in Morocco, how long it takes to get from Casablanca to Fes or Tangier to Marrakech, how much a train ticket costs, if there's food on board and more useful Morocco train travel tips.
Must-Know Travel Warnings and Alerts for...
Current travel warnings for countries in Africa from the US State Department, with links to the UK, Canadian and Australian government travel warnings.
Looking for a Challenge? Learn How to Climb...
How To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, tips for a successful ascent to Africa's highest mountain. Enjoy reaching Uhuru peak because you have chosen the right tour operator, packed the right gear, chosen the best route and acclimatized.
‘Habari gani' and 20 Other Basic Swahili...
Swahili (Kiswahili) for travelers to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Learn some basic Swahili (KiSwahili) phrases and traveling in East Africa will be even more rewarding. Greetings, numbers, animals, transport and other basic phrases are covered in this article about Swahili. Find out where Swahili is spoken, basic rules of pronounciation, Swahili online courses, language schools and more.
What to Pack for a Safari
Find out what to pack to stay comfortable and safe on your safari in Africa, including cameras, binoculars, chargers and adapters, and more.
Is Kenya Safe for Tourists?
Safety is a big concern for visitors to Kenya. Thousands of people enjoy going on safari in Kenya every month, but with official government travel warnings out for the country, it's difficult to know exactly what the real situation is like. Find out how to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday in Kenya from my tips below.
Train Schedules: Casablanca to Marrakech, Fes,...
Train Schedule (in English) from Casablanca to Fes, Marrakech and Tangier and return. Find out how often trains depart from Casablanca to all of Morocco's major tourist destinations. Fares and train travel tips are also listed.
When is the Best Time of Year to Visit Morocco?
Tips and information to help you find the best time to visit Morocco, whether you plan to visit Marrakech, surf the Atlantic, explore the Saharan dunes, or trek the Atlas mountains.
Accra, Ghana
Accra, Ghana's Capital City, facts and information includes population, interesting facts, travel information and more. Page 45.
The A-Z of African Currencies, from Algeria to...
Find out what currency is used in every African country along with links to currency converters, tips on what money to bring when you travel to Africa and more African money matters.
25 Capital Cities in Africa
Capital Cities in Africa. A list of all of Africa's Capital Cities from Asmara to Yamoussoukro.
Crucial Vaccine Information for Travelers to...
Vaccinations and Travel to Africa. Find out what immunizations and vaccinations you need before you travel to Africa and where to find a travel clinic to get them. Some vaccinations are recommended and some are actually required to enter a country. This article also gives you information about some of the diseases you need to be vaccinated against when you visit Africa.
What You Need to Know before Traveling to Morocco
Information for travelers to Morocco. Tips on visas, health, safety, currency, gay travel, women travel, when to go, how to get to Morocco by air, ferry and how to get around Morocco.
How to Call Africa from Other Continents
Learn how to make a phone call to Africa with this list of international calling or dialing codes for every country.
32 Ways to Say "I Love You" in African Languages
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The True Story of the Great Wildlife Migration...
The great annual migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in East Africa is one of nature's biggest spectacles. Find out where and when you can see the migration.
How Big is Africa?
How big is Africa? Map showing the true size of Africa, it's bigger than you think. Here's a map of Africa to illustrate how large the continent really is. The US, Europe, China and Japan can all fit comfortably. It helps to figure out exactly what 30,221 square kilometers looks like. Page 11.
How to Find a Cheap Flight to Africa: Advice...
Find the best airlines deals to get a cheap flight to anywhere in Africa with these tips on when to book and where to look for budget flights to Africa.
The Lowdown on Smoking Hashish in Morocco: Can...
Smoking hashish in Morocco is commonplace but illegal. If you are visiting Morocco and you're hauling a backpack, you will probably be offered hashish.
12 Ultimate Wilderness Safaris Near Cape Town,...
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The Ultimate Guide to Marrakech
Travel guide to Marrakech will give you tips on the best time to go, the top sights to see, where to stay, how to get to Marrakech and how to get around.
The 10 Attractions You Must See During Your...
Travel to South Africa and Visit These Top Attractions. Travel information about South Africa's top attractions include Cape Town, Knysna, the Drakensberg, Durban, Soweto, Kruger National Park, Hogsback, Hermanus and the Cape Winelands. Find out what to see and where to stay at each of these destinations.
Is Africa a Dangerous Place to Travel?
Is it dangerous to travel in Africa? Safety tips to avoid crime while traveling in Africa. Tourists are targets for scams and pickpockets but given the level of poverty in Africa violent crime is actually quite rare. Tips on how to avoid getting robbed, what to do if you are a victim of crime when traveling in Africa and more.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?
The weather is a key factor if you want to know when to go to Egypt. Find out when to plan your trip to Luxor, Cairo, The Red Sea Coast and more of Egypt's top destinations.
10 Top Destinations in Ghana, from Elmina to...
Ghana's top 10 destinations and attractions. The best places to visit in Ghana include the castles and forts used during the slave trade, Accra, Kumasi, the Mole and Kakum national parks and of course Busua and Kokrobite beaches.
What's the Best Time to Visit Africa?
Find out when the rainy (wet) and dry seasons are in east, west and southern Africa. What's winter like in north Africa? How hot does it get during the summer months in Africa? Information about climate and the best time to visit Africa.
Everything You Need to Know about Bringing...
Travel tips about money in Africa, including safest way to carry money and the best currencies and best form of money to bring to Africa.
Travel Inspiration: The Best Movies Set in Africa
Best movies and documentaries about Africa. This top 10 African movie list reflects my personal taste and includes the classics like
Marrakech Train Schedule in English
Marrakech Train Schedule in English. If you are planning on taking a train from Marrakech (Morocco) to Casablanca, Fes, Tangier, Rabat or Meknes, here's information about schedules, buying tickets and more.
Live on the Edge: Go Swimming in Devil's Pool,...
Find out how to get to Devil's Pool at the foot of the Victoria Falls, when you can swim in it, why it's considered safe, how to book your spot and more.
How to Say "Thank You" in 33 African Languages
Saying thank you in Africa. Learn how to say thank you in several African languages spoken in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Malawi and more. Being able to thank you to someone in their own language will help you enjoy your contact with local people even more while visiting Africa and the effort will certainly be appreciated.
Tangier, Morocco - Tangier Travel Guide
Information about getting to Tangier, where to stay in Tangier, attractions, avoiding hustlers (touts), Tangier tours and more.
Avoid Malaria with These Vital Tips and Tricks
Tips on how to avoid malaria passed on by the Anopheles mosquito in Africa. Taking medication, using mosquito repellents and recognizing symptoms of malaria.
Your Guide to Visiting Masai Mara National...
The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is one of the best wildlife parks in Africa. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra crossing into this small game park every year offers the visitor the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. This guide to the Masai Mara tells you what wildlife you can expect to see, when to go, where to stay and more.
The Top 13 Things to Do in South Africa, from...
Best Things to do in South Africa. Top 10 list of fun/amazing things to do in South Africa includes swimming with penguins, paddling through blooming deserts, diving with Great Whites, a Robben Island Tour, bungee jumping, luxury train rides and more.
Casablanca, Morocco
Facts and travel information about Casablanca, Morocco's commercial capital, largest city and main port. Casablanca is gritty on the outside, but there are gems to discover on the inside, the biggest one being the absolutely stunning Hassan II Mosque. Find out where to eat, sleep, shop and play from my guide to Casablanca.
Where Can You Find Direct Flights from the U.S....
Direct Flights to Africa From the US. Direct flights from America to major cities in Africa are hard to find and schedules change frequently. Find out what the current options are to fly to Africa without a long layover in Europe or the Middle East.
Where to Find a Paid or Volunteer Conservation...
Resources and information that will help you find a job or volunteer opportunity working with wildlife in Africa, including lions, chimpanzees, and more.
Top 10 Myths About Africa
Top 10 myths and misconceptions about Africa. If you're planning a trip to Africa, whether on safari, volunteering, visiting ancient civilizations, backpacking or just enjoying a few days in the sun, you are likely to have some pre-conceived ideas of what to expect. Find out what myths abound and how wrong you can be about Africa if all you do is listen to the news and don't get out to see/enjoy the continent yourself.
The Ultimate Guide to Victoria Falls: Must-Know...
The Victoria falls are one of the greatest attractions in Southern Africa. This article offers basic information about the Victoria Falls, how to get there, where to stay, tips on the best viewing spots, recommended tours, activities and more.
From Cycling to Culinary Tours: The Top 10...
What are the best things to do on vacation in Africa? Here's a list of the top ten, from going on safari to volunteering your time at a local orphanage.
When is the Best Time of the Year to Travel to...
Tips and information about the best time to visit Kenya, if you want to see the great migration, go on a safari, enjoy a beach holiday in Kenya. Find out what when Kenya's rainy seasons start, and more climate information to help you plan your trip.
Where to Find Short-Term Volunteer Opportunitie...
Short-term volunteer opportunities in Africa for those looking for more than just a vacation. Tips about program costs, what to expect when you volunteer in Africa and a list of orgnizations that offer volunteer programs.
Nairobi's Top Attractions
Nairobi's top attractions include a national park, museums, wildlife orphanages, craft galleries and much more. Most visitors to Nairobi are in transit to a safari or beach holiday, but for those who stay a day or two, there is plenty to see and do. Visit the Karen Blixen museum, shop for souvenirs, and eat your heart out at the Carnivore restaurant.
Tangier to Marrakech - Night Trains in Morocco
Information about over night train travel in Morocco. Tangier to Marrakech and Casablanca to Oujda, timetable and information about night trains in Morocco. Find out when Morocco's night trains depart, how much it costs and how to get to and from Tangier to Marrakech, Casablanca to Oujda, and Tangier to Fes (Fez).
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage
Having just seen dozens of elephants in the wild, I wasn't so sure about my planned visit to the Sheldrick
Tunisia Travel Information
Tunisia travel information. Practical tips for tourists who wish to travel to Tunisia. Tunisia travel information including Tunisian visas, Tunisia, health tips, Tunisian currency, Tunisian weather, how to get to Tunisia and how to travel around Tunisia.
What NOT to do on Safari in Africa
Find out what NOT to do when you are on safari in Africa. These tips will help you enjoy your safari and also keep you safe! Advice on basic safari etiquette, respecting wildlife, packing, tipping and more.
Kenya's Top 10 Attractions, from Safaris to...
Discover Kenya's top attractions and find out why Kenya is East Africa 's most popular tourist destination.
10 Traditional African Games
Traditional games played in Africa. Find out what board games are played in Africa from Bao, Mancala, Fanorona to Morabaraba. Facts and information about African games including where to buy them. African board games make great gifts!
Your Ultimate Guide to Essaouira, Morocco
Essaouira (Morocco) travel guide with information about what to see in Essaouira, where to stay, where to eat and how to get to Essaouira.
25 Things You Didn't Know About Africa
Facts About Africa. African Geography facts, Africa population facts, fun facts about Africa, travel facts about Africa and more about Africa.
10 Fun Facts About Africa's Wildlife
10 Fun African Wildlife Facts. Fun facts about your favorite animals in Africa. Find out about giraffe tongues, hippo dung, elephant trunks, black mamba venom and much more.
First Time in Africa?
First Time in Africa? Tips on what to expect when you first travel to a developing country. Dealing with poverty, begging, unwanted attention, popular tourist scams, health and safety concerns and more.
Don't Miss These 10 Great Movies about South...
David Bristow takes a look at 10 great movies about South Africa, including Oscar winning and Oscar nominated ones.
Just for Women: How to Safely Travel Alone in...
If you're a woman traveling to Africa, personal safety is the number one concern. Here is a guide to avoiding sexual harassment, health issues, and more.
Is It Safe to Visit Egypt? Must-Know Advice for...
Is it safe to travel to Egypt? Travel advice and information for travelers planning to visit Egypt. Find out if there are current travel warnings for Egypt, basic safety tips and information, health tips, and information for women planning to travel alone to Egypt.
Ethiopia Travel Tips -- What to Know Before You...
Ethiopia Travel Tips. Travel tips for Ethiopia include information about Ethiopian visas; Ethiopian Currency; traveler safety and health in Ethiopia; best time to visit Ethiopia; how to get to Ethiopia; how to get around Ethiopia; information about Ethiopian tours and more.
Robben Island Museum Tour
Robben Island Museum Tour, Cape Town, South Africa. Find out how to get Robben Island tour tickets, where the ferry departs from, what the tour entails, when you'll get to meet an ex-political prisoner and more.
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Fes (Fez), Morocco
Fes (Fez) Travel Guide. Find out what to see in Fes, where to stay in Fes, when to go and how to get there. Travel tips, recommendations, maps and more to help you plan your trip to Fes, Morocco's most fascinating city.
Places to Visit in Tanzania
Tanzania's top destinations. The best destinations in Tanzania include the Serengeti, Selous, Ngorongoro, and Udzungwa National Parks and Conservation areas. The World Heritage site of Stone Town in Zanzibar, the beaches of Mnemba Island and Lake Tanganyika. And of course Africa's tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro. This article introduces you to each of these destinations.
Botswana's Top Attractions
Botswana's Top Attractions. A list of destinations that will help you plan what to see and where to go in Botswana. Botswana is one of Africa's top safari destinations so many of its attractions focus on the incredible wildlife reserves and national parks like Chobe and the Okavango Delta. Not to be missed is its rich San bushmen heritage and culture.
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 activities on offer in South Africa.
Going to Ghana? Check Out These Helpful Tips...
Ghana is one of West Africa's most popular tourist destinations. Learn about its geography, economy, best time to go, climate, and more.
Tanzania Essential Travel Tips
Before you travel to Tanzania, read these travel tips for information about visas, safety when to go, and health immunizations.
Ten Top Spa Resorts in South Africa –...
Ten of the top spa resorts in South Africa.
The Inside Scoop on "Sex and the City 2" in...
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Visiting Kenya? Vital Health, Safety, and...
Use this guide when traveling to Kenya to find out about visas, health, safety, weather, best time to go, currency and getting to and around Kenya.
The Top 10 Wineries of Africa's Cape
Top 10 list of wineries in the Winelands Region of South Africa. Find out about the top 10 wineries and make sure to visit them when you're in the Cape Town area.
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, facts and information includes population, interesting facts, travel information and more. Page 3.
Chefchaouen -- Getting There and Away
Chefchaouen, getting there and away in Morocco. Page 10.
African Festivals and Events You Really...
My picks for Africa's best festivals and events are listed below. It's worth planning your vacation to Africa around any of these top festivals and events. Click on the headings for more information.
Read All About the Great Nelson Mandela
Biography of Nelson Mandela, the first black, democratically elected President of South Africa.
Fun Facts and Trivia about the African Cheetah
Fun facts and information about the cheetah in Africa. Find out where you can see cheetah in the wild, how fast a cheetah can run and why this beautiful cat is listed as a vulnerable species.
Tangier Train Schedule (Morocco)
Train Schedule (in English) from Tangier to Fes, Marrakech and Casablanca and return. Find out how often trains depart from Tangier to all of Morocco's major tourist destinations. Fares and train travel tips are also listed.
Snowmen in Cairo Today -- Answers the Question:...
Yes. There are even a few small ski resorts in Morocco. Snow even fell in the Sahara desert in 1979 for a half hour. South Africans can build snowmen.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city, facts and information includes population, history, interesting facts, travel information and more. Page 16.
Ghana Travel Information
Ghana is one of the friendliest countries in the world. Learn about its geography, travel, economy, best time to go, climate, getting around and more.
How to Say Goodbye in Africa - Saying Goodbye...
How to Say Goodbye in Africa - Saying Goodbye in Africa. Learn how to say
Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chefchaouen Travel Guide. Travel information for Chefchaouen, Morocco includes photos, accommodation, sights, getting to Chefchaouen and more. Discover Chefchaouen, one of Morocco's most beautiful and laid back towns in the heart of the Rif Mountains. Enjoy these images of Chefchaouen and find out how to get there, where to stay, where to relax, shop, sip mint tea and enjoy the fresh air in this sleepy little town.
Africa's Stunning Beaches: The 10 Best
Find out where to stay and when to go to Africa's top beaches, including Seychelles, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Zanzibar, and more.
The Top 10 Sights to See in Egypt: A Photo...
From our list of the top ten travel sights in Egypt, an overview of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the last surviving Seven Wonders of the World.
The 10 Top Activities for Children in South...
South Africa is an ideal destination for family-friendly holidays. This list of ten destinations offer some ideas of how to make the best of your time.
Qat, Khat, Chat... A Flowering Business
Facts and information about Khat, the mildly narcotic plant that has been chewed and enjoyed socially for centuries in the Horn of Africa.
Is Going on Safari Dangerous?
Danger on an African Safari. Is Going on Safari Dangerous? Tips to help you avoid an unwelcome confrontation with a wild animal either in a vehicle or on foot, while on safari in Africa.
Luanda, Angola
Luanda, Angola's capital city. Luanda facts and information, travel information, hotels in Luanda, how to get around Luanda, Luanda's sights and more. Page 41.
How to Plan a Family-Friendly African Safari
A guide to family safaris in Africa. Recommended family-friendly safaris, accommodations and countries to visit in Africa. Tips on keeping your children happy and safe while on safari in Africa.
South Africa's 10 Best Surfing Spots
South Africa's 10 Best Surfing Spots. Find out where to surf in South Africa, when to surf and more insider tips from surfing enthusiast, David Bristow.
Namibia's Top Attractions
My pick of top attractions that should not be missed when visiting Namibia. Find out what to see in Namibia, from the stark beauty of the Namib desert, to the misty wilds of the Skeleton coast. Namibia is one of Africa's premier safari destinations but there's also plenty of unique cultural experiences to be had, from visiting traditional tribes like the Himba and San bushmen, to enjoying a beer in the German flavored seaside resort of Swakopmund.
Your Guide to African Languages by Location
There are thousands of indigenous languages spoken in Africa. Here's a list of the major languages spoken in the more common African travel destinations.
The Baobab: Fun Facts about Africa's Giant...
The giant baobab may not be as tall as the redwood or sequoia but its vast bulk makes it a strong contender for the world's largest tree.
Ten Top Romantic Restaurants in South Africa
Looking for that magical mix of gourmet food, a romantic ambience and stunning surroundings? You are spoiled for choice in scenic South Africa. But amidst a sea of plenty here are ten top suggestions to get you started.
Bamako, Mali
Guide to Bamako, Mali's capital city. Bamako travel guide, Bamako attractions, where to stay in Bamako, where to eat in Bamako, getting around and more about Bamako. Page 44.
South Africa Travel Information
South Africa travel information including health and safety tips, visa requirements, national holidays, currency, weather, transport to and around South Africa and more.
Do You Know the Best South African Drinks?
Drinks to look out for when travelling in South Africa - local specialities including wines, beers, non-alcoholic drinks and traditional brews.
Star Wars Tours in Tunisia
From original Mos Espa sets in the middle of salt flats, to Luke Skywalker's home, the planet Tatooine can be explored in southern Tunisia.
Monrovia, Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia's capital city, West Africa. Monrovia facts and information includes population, interesting facts, travel information and more. Page 21.
Dakar, Senegal
Dakar, Capital City of Senegal. Dakar information, Dakar hotels, Dakar sights, how to get to Dakar and how to get around Dakar, Senegal. Page 13.
Top 10 Kenyan Parks and Reserves
Kenya is one of the most popular safari destination in Africa. Here are the top ten wildlife parks and reserves, including Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and more.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's Capital City
Dar es Salaam, image, facts and travel information about Tanzania's capital city, East Africa. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's capital city and the largest city in the country. Located in southern Tanzania on coast of the Indian Ocean, Dar is a bustling, chaotic place, filled with life and color. Find your facts and information about Dar es Salaam. Page 6.
Going to Tanzania? How to Make the Most of...
Tanzania Safari. This Tanzania safari planner has information about Tanzania's national parks and reserves in the South, West and North of Tanzania; the best time to go on safari in Tanzania; recommended safari tour operators in Tanzania; What to bring on safari in Tanzania; Where to stay on safari in Tanzania; Transport to Tanzania; Getting around Tanzania and much more.
Gaborone, Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana's Capital City, Southern Africa. Gaborone Facts, image and information. Where to stay in Gaborone, what to see in Gaborone, getting there and around and a brief history of Gaborone, Botswana's capital. Page 10.
Choose Your Own African Adventure: From Safaris...
Overview of what to see and do in Africa. This Africa vacation planner includes all the highlights Africa has to offer. Get tips on the best African safari destinations, the best African beaches, the best African adventures, the best cultural tours, best markets, bazaars, treks, natural wonders and more.
Biltong
Biltong, a dried meat snack commonly food in Southern Africa. Find out where to buy biltong and how to make it at home.
The San Bushmen (Basarwa): Kalahari Desert,...
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Would You Consider Eating Mopane Worms?
Mopane worms are a nutritious food source for many rural people in southern Africa. Mopane worms are not worms, but caterpillars. I tasted one recently, find out what it was like, check out some mopane worm recipes, and learn more interesting facts about this bush food.
African Wildlife: Have You Heard of the Little...
Get your facts and information about the Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, and the Ant Lion.
When is the Best Time to Visit Tanzania?
Information on the best time to visit Tanzania to see the great migration; go on a safari; trek Mount Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru; enjoy a beach holiday in Tanzania; or track chimps. Find out what when Tanzania's rainy seasons start, and more climate information to help you plan your trip.
Botswana Facts and Information
Botswana Facts and Information. Facts and travel information about Botswana in Southern Africa. Botswana geographic facts, Botswana travel facts, economic facts, best time to go, climate, getting to Botswana and more.
Morocco Festivals and Events
Information about annual festivals in Morocco. Find out what festivals and events are taking place in Morocco so you can plan your trip around them. Major festivals include the Marrakech popular Arts Festival, The Gnawa Music festival in Essaouira, the Fez sacred music festival and many more.
Live the High Life: 11 Unbelievable Treehouse...
Wake up and stare into the eyes of a giraffe at these treehouse hotels throughout Africa, including South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
What You Need to Know About Morocco
Facts and travel information about Morocco in North Africa, including geography, economy, best time to go, climate, getting to Morocco and more.
Best Things to Do in Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful, vibrant and exciting cities in the world. I've listed my personal top ten activities in Cape Town, so if you are visiting for the first time you have a good list to start with. I recommend spending at least three days in Cape Town and including several items from my
Africa's Capital Cities
Capital Cities in Africa. Images of Africa's capital cities, facts about every African capital city, travel information and statistics.
Tips for Renting and Driving a Car in South...
Renting a car in South Africa. Information about car hire and car rentals in South Africa and why you should rent a car in South Africa. Driving tips, distances, recommended car rental companies, Self-Drive Tours in South Africa and more.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa. This Cape Town travel guide will help you discover Cape Town's main attractions, Cape Town hotels, Getting around Cape Town, Cape Town tours and more. Top attractions in Cape Town include a hike up Table Mountain, sunbathing at one of Cape Town's many beaches, touring the townships and enjoying some excellent wine in Cape Town's historic Winelands. This guide to Cape Town includes some excellent photos of all the major sights.
Staying in Touch While Traveling in Africa
Find out how to stay in touch with friends and family back home, while you are on vacation or traveling in Africa. Tips on international phone plans, internet connections, sim cards and more practical advice on e-mail, skype and phone calls from Africa.
Where to Go in North Africa
When deciding where to go in North Africa, make sure you visit at least a few of its best destinations, including medieval cities, desert trips, and more.
Best Time to Visit Ethiopia?
Best Time to Visit Ethiopia? Find out when to visit Ethiopia with advice on the best time to check out the historical route, the Simien Mountains, the Danakil Depression, The Omo Valley, best festivals and more.
Rabat, Morocco
Rabat; images, facts and information about Morocco's capital city, North Africa. Page 37.
Where to go in West and Central Africa
West Africa is famous for its cultural diversity and rich history. Learn where to go, including top attractions like Mali, Niger, Senegal, Ghana, and more.
Asilah, Morocco
Asilah on Morocco's Atlantic coast is a peaceful attractive town just south of Tangier. A perfect place to chill out and enjoy the medina, ramparts and wide beaches. Find out where to stay in Asilah, what to do, where to eat and more from my guide to Asilah.
Accra Top Sights and Attractions
Find out where to go and what to see when you visit Accra, Ghana's lively coastal capital. Discover Accra's most popular beaches, nightclubs, restaurants, art galleries, coffin workshops, markets and more. This is list is based on my personal experience in Accra.
Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia)
Information about Schistosomiasis more commonly known as Bilharzia. A parasite common throughout Africa. The parasitic worms live in fresh water and can cause damage to the liver, intestines, lungs, and bladder.
The Maasai: East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania)
Tribes of Africa The Maasai Maasai Man Image © Kate Ogorzaly The Maasai People The Maasai live in the
Gorilla Safaris in Africa
Gorilla safaris in Africa. Guide to Gorilla tracking in Rwanda, Uganda, Gabon and the DRC. This Gorilla safari guide will tell you where you can see both mountain and lowland gorillas, where to stay, give you an idea of the costs involved and help you choose the best safari company to go with.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to go on safari in Africa. Get your Serengeti facts, photos and information. Find out where to stay in the Serengeti, what wildlife you can expect to see, where to go to see the great migration, and other activities available when you visit Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Pretoria, Administrative Capital of South Africa
Pretoria, Administrative Capital of South Africa. Page 17.
Volunteer Work in Africa
Find out about what volunteer job suits you and what to expect when you volunteer in Africa, including volunteer organizations, work permits, and more.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Freetown; images, facts and travel information about Sierra Leone's capital city, West Africa. Page 11.
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea's Capital City
Equatorial Guinea's capital Malabo is located just off the mainland on Bioko island. It's an oil town these days, with some high end, expensive hotels and lots of oil platforms dotted around the harbour. Because of the oil industry, Malabo is a fairly cosmopolitan city and there are plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy especially along the main street in town, Ave de la Independencia. In January 2012 Malabo co-hosts the Africa Cup of Nations. Page 9.
When is the Best Time to Visit Ghana?
What's the best time to visit Ghana? If you want to enjoy Ghana's beaches, go on safari, visit Accra and Kumasi, and enjoy the castles and slave forts along the coast, then it's important to plan your vacation around the rainy seasons.
A Quick Guide to Visiting Kenya: Must-Know...
Kenya is Africa's most popular safari destination. Learn about its geography, economy, best time to go, climate, and more.
Photos of Rural life in Ghana, West Africa
Images of daily life in the villages of Ghana, West Africa. Images of rural Ghana taken in the north of the country. Photos of fulani women and children washing, eating, playing and lots of sunsets.
Your Guide to Public Steam Baths in Morocco and...
Hammams in Morocco are popular Spas, Turkish baths, and public steam baths in Morocco and Tunisia. Hammams are still very popular in Morocco and Tunisia. Find out how to find a hammam, and what to do in a Hammam when you get there. Riads (Boutique hotels) will have their own private Hammams for guests and offer massages and botabical wraps. Public hammams offer solid scrubs and no frills massages.
10 Best Places to Stay in Johannesburg
The best hotels in Johannesburg. David Bristow hand picks his 10 best places to stay in Johannesburg: his advice - choose one of the smaller boutique hotels or guesthouses in the leafier areas if you want the best deal.
South African Languages - South African English...
Speaking in South African English slang, or Sefrican. If you want to fit in with the locals, a little slang will go a long way.
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