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Anouk Zijlma

Updated Articles and Resources

By Anouk Zijlma

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Survivor Gabon Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Survivor Gabon. What's it like in Gabon? Where will the Survivors be in Gabon? Where on earth is Gabon? Find out all about Gabon which calls itself Africa's "Garden of Eden".
    • Top Places to Visit in West and Central Africa Created: Monday, March 16, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      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.
    • Best Time to Visit Ethiopia? Created: Thursday, September 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      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.
    • Deals and Discount Travel to Africa Created: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Discounts and deals on flights, safaris and tours to Africa are listed in this article. Find the best web sites offering discounts and deals for travel to Africa.
    • Safari Deals in Africa Created: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Safari deals in Africa, how to find a cheap safari. A guide to budget safaris in Africa with tips on how to find a cheap safari operator and save on camping, park fees and more. This article will help you find an affordable safari in Africa and still see all the animals.
    • Top African Festivals and Events in June Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      African Festivals and Events in June include several music festivals in Morocco; a a cultural festival in South Africa; and a roots festival in the Gambia.
    • Africa's Best Festivals and Events Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      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.
    • Celebrities and Africa Created: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Celebrities and Africa. Find out which celebrities are making a real difference in Africa. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bono, Ben Affleck, Bill Gates and others have all set up foundations that donate huge sums of money to various programs in Africa. Discover what African celebrities are doing to help those in need back home. And find out what Hollywood starts are UN Goodwill Ambassadors with a focus on Africa.
    • Star Gazing on Safari in Africa Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Sleep out under the stars while on safari in Africa. Find out what lodges and camps offer "star beds" and where to go for best night skies. Tips and information on safari options that only an "insider" can tell you about.
    • Safari Planner Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      A safari planner which will help you choose the right African safari. Information about animals you can see and the best places to see them in. How to see Africa's wildlife, from a hot-air balloon to horseback. And a guide to your accommodation choices on an African safari from luxury to budget, campsite to upscale lodge.
    • Tanzania Travel Tips -- What You Need To Know Before You Go Created: Saturday, November 05, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Before you travel to Tanzania, read these travel tips for information about visas, safety when to go, and health immunizations.
    • Africa's Big 5 - Images, Facts and Information about the "Big Five" Created: Monday, October 25, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      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.
    • Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa Created: Monday, February 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Bo Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa -- Information, what to see, history and tour od the Bo Kaap area in Cape Town, a unique Cape Malay community.
    • Shopping in Durban; Where to Find the Best Markets and Shops in Durban Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Shopping in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. The best places to find souvenir shops, malls and markets in Durban, South Africa.
    • Family Safaris and Vacations in Africa Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Family Safaris in Africa and Family Vacations in Africa. Information about Family-friendly Africa tours, safaris and destinations. Family safaris in East and Southern Africa, family tours to Egypt,...
    • Malawi Facts and Information Created: Monday, August 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Malawi has the well deserved reputation as being one of the friendliest countries in Africa." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, March 09, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Table Mountain is one of the world's greatest mountains, a true South African icon, a unique botanical environment and one of South Africa's top tourist attractions. It is also now in the running t...
    • How Does a Travel Advisory Affect Your Trip to Africa? Created: Monday, January 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      How Do Official Travel Alerts and Travel Warnings Affect Your Trip to Africa? Should you cancel a trip to Africa if an advisory is issued? Can you expect a refund if a travel warning is issued? Wha...
    • Cape Point – Have a Whale of a Time at the Southern Tip of Africa Created: Monday, October 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      South Africa's Cape Point isn't the southernmost tip of Africa or even the actual point at which the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, but it is the point that most people associate with the end of ...
    • Amboseli National Park Created: Friday, January 11, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A guide to Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Amboseli is one of Kenya's most popular safari destinations. The park is set in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro, offering incredible views (when it choose...
    • Cedi Beads, Ghana Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out how glass beads are made in Ghana. Take a tour of the Cedi bead factory in eastern Ghana and watch this age-old traditional craft. Make your own beads, find out how to take a bead tour, an...
    • Best Short Hikes in the Drakensberg Created: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out about the best short hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Drakensberg Mountains offer excellent short hikes, great for families and those who want to spend ...
    • African Embassies in the US Created: Sunday, April 09, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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...
    • A Day in Nairobi - What to Do? Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Best way to spend a day in Nairobi? If you have a day in Nairobi, there are lots of great options. I've planned out an itinerary that should please most discerning travelers and tourists. Avoiding ...
    • Proteas – South Africa's shape-shifting national flower Created: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      The King Protea reigns over a family of nearly 2,000 species of extraordinarily diverse proteas from ground-hugging shrubs to trees." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Information about getting to Tangier, where to stay in Tangier, attractions, avoiding hustlers (touts), Tangier tours and more." itemprop="description">
    • Travel Giving Tips for Visitors to Africa Created: Thursday, April 29, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Thinking of bringing gifts, donating to a school, or visiting an orphanage while traveling to Africa? Please consider this list of traveler Dos and Dont's so you can give responsibly. It's importan...
    • Snowmen in Cairo Today -- Answers the Question: "Does it Snow in Africa?" Created: Friday, December 13, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      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.
    • South African Languages - South African English Slang Created: Thursday, February 25, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      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." itemprop="description">
    • Tours to Egypt Created: Thursday, August 31, 2006 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Tours to Egypt. Advice about finding the right tour to Egypt. Find out Egypt tour recommendations, suggested itineraries, and more tips on choosing an Egyptian tour that's right for you."
    • What countries does the equator run through in Africa? Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      The Equator in Africa. What countries does the equator run through in Africa?
    • Tuberculosis (TB) Created: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Tuberculosis (TB) in Africa is on the rise and kills several million people each year. If you are traveling to Africa for extended periods and are using public transport or working in schools or ho...

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