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Morocco is a hiker's paradise, boasting over ten peaks that soar above 4000 meters, a variety of stunning landscapes, and a wealth of guiding expertise. Whether you're seeking a gentle walk or an exhilarating trek, Morocco has something for everyone.
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It took us three days to drive from Cape Town along South Africa’s "Garden Route" to Kariega Game Reserve, but it was well worth the drive. Once it was 27 farms, which have all been returned to the wild. A fictional British TV series, Wild at Heart, screened a few years ago, told about much the same thing.

The animals at Kariega were imported as soon as the environment became suitable for them. They’re constantly monitored, and sometimes traded or exchanged with other reserves to control numbe

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The Case for Cape Verde

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With just 600,000 inhabitants, this former Portuguese colony (from 1462 to 1975) is an ten-island archipelago off the coast of Senegal which in recent years has become a rising tourism star – especially among Europeans, above all from Britain, Germany, Portugal (unsurprisingly), the Netherlands, and Belgium – due mostly to some of the world´s most gorgeous beaches, with tawny sands, crystal-clear waters, and excellent swimming and water sports (particularly snorkeling and scuba diving)

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This rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, about an hour and a half south of Cape Town, is a popular spot for visitors to the Mother City, especially for its beautiful scenery and compelling wildlife (it´s also part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cape Floral Region). And here´s a look at the top attractions at the Cape of Good Hope, nearby False Bay, and on the peninsula in general:

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A Visit to Senegal´s Bassari People

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One of Senegal's most remote tribes dwells in the hills of the country's southeast. And after visiting this region and its multicultural landscapes - also including the Peul (aka Fula or Fulani) and Bedik ethnic groups - we highly recommend it to those who prefer cultural and responsible tourism, and those who want to experience Africa at its most rustic and adventurous.

The gateway to Iiyari, aka Bassari country, is Tambacounda, eastern Senegal's largest city (pop. 115,000),

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Sweet on Seychelles

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This archipelago of 115 islands and  just over 100,600 Seychellois in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa (some 1,314 miles east of Kenya) was a British colony from 1794 to 1976 – having been uninhabited before it was first settled by the French beginning in 1770  – and while a bit remote but treasured especially by nature lovers and honeymooners for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, lush tropical forests, and spectacular marine life. Both English and Fre

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For the ones searching for a completely unique and unforgettable excursion experience, consider celebrating Christmas surrounded via the untamed splendor of the South African wilderness. South African safaris offer a festive twist to the traditional holiday season, blending the magic of Christmas with the joys of encountering majestic wildlife. Here's how to make your Christmas within the wild an great and remarkable adventure.

1. Safari Lodge Celebrations

Many luxury safari lodges in South Afri

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For many, the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to Kenya is wildlife and safaris. But visitors should also keep in mind this country´s rich artistic and cultural heritage - thanks to its more than 70 ethnic groups such as the Kikuyu, Kamba, Luhya, Maasai, and Kalenjin  - both to witness (such as tribal dances) and to buy as mementos of their trip here (esecially masks, figurines, and other forms of sculpture). This beautiful country keeps the spirit of its ancestors alive through ev

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Because they provide an authentic Moroccan experience, best riads in Fez Morocco are fantastic. Traditional Moroccan riads are world-renowned for their ornate design and craftsmanship. The exquisite, hand-laid tile work commonly associated with Morocco is visible everywhere. Traditional designs of riads offer a lively yet peaceful ambience, perfect for unwinding. You won't find better service or cuisine than this at any hotel you've stayed at. A riad is where you have your favorite Moroccan din

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The raw, untamed wilderness of Zimbabwe beckons adventurous travelers seeking thrilling safari experiences. From steamy jungles to sweeping savannas, Zimbabwe’s diverse landscapes provide the perfect habitats for an astounding array of wildlife

Get ready to have your breath taken away by thundering Victoria Falls and come face-to-face with the “Big Five” - lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes. As one of Africa’s top safari destinations, Zimbabwe offers once-in-a-lifetime encounte

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Do you want to know which restaurants are the best at the V&A Waterfront? Among Cape Town's most visited spots, both by residents and visitors, is the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  The V&A Waterfront is the spot to go if you're in search of tasty restaurants with breathtaking views! Waterfront restaurants serve a variety of trendy cuisines, including seafood, Italian, Japanese, and South African.

Making a dining reservation at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area can be a daunti

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10 Places Which Show How Zambia Is Eco-Amazing

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When it comes to safaris and ecotourism, Zambia often takes a back seat to the likes of Botswana, Kenya, and Tanzania. But this large country in south-central Africa is positively packed with eco treasures, and its marquis attraction is one of the planet´s most spectacular waterfalls, Victoria Falls, which it shares with Zimbabwe. In addition, there are some 20 teeming nature reserves which offer as rewarding an eco-experience as any of Zambia´s neighbors – arguably even more so, w

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The Top 10 Beaches of Angola


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This southern African country´s mostly arid coastline runs 994 miles (1,600 kilometers) along the Atlantic Ocean, so that leaves plenty of room for a bevy of beautiful – even stunning – strands. They range widely in amenities, from full service to wild and practically deserted. Here are the top 11 worth noting, running from nearest to farthest from capital Luanda:

 




Ilha Luanda

Can´t get closer than this! Extending out into Luanda Bay and just a few minutes from downtown, Lua

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The Allures of Ivory Coast/Côte d´Ivoire

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A bit smaller than England and a bit larger than New Mexico this chunk of West Africa (formally known in French as Côte d'Ivoire), gets only some  670,000 visitors a year but deserves many more, as a fascinating mix of natural, cultural, and historical attractions. Here are its top draws:


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Abidjan

The country's largest city as well as sub-Saharan Africa´s sixth largest (pop. around 5.7 million), the former political and still economic capital is a bustling metropolis with a mix of

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5 Fabulous Sites of Classical Antiquity in Libya

12238952290?profile=RESIZE_930xLuca Galuzzi - www.galuzzi.it


The territory of what is today Libya, along with Algeria and Tunisia, was once part of ancient Rome´s second most prosperous region after Italy itself, beginning with the Roman Republic´s conquest of Carthage and the rest of the Punic Empire in 146 BCE and lasting until 439, when it was in turn conquered by Germanic Vandals. Its legacy (as well as that of ancient Greece, which had its own colonies along this coast) lives on today in some extraordinary archaeologic

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When was the Philae temple in Aswan built?

In the same place as the current Philae temple, King Nakht-Nepf in the fourth century BC built a huge temple, and after him in the same place, king Ptolemy Philadelphia in the third century BC built his great temple. As he wanted the Egyptian people to love him like in the Egyptian pharaonic civilization, so he showed them that he believes in their great gods. As many kings made the same and pretend to be the son of the Ancient Egyptian gods as Ancient

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This week's highlight was an exhilarating hike to Mount Longonot, an iconic crater mountain nestled in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. Our adventure commenced from Nairobi on a chilly Tuesday morning. As we drove past the picturesque Rift Valley Escarpment, excitement filled the air. By 8:00 AM, we reached the foot of Mt. Longonot, ready to conquer its magnificent heights.

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The Hike

Mt Longonot Basics

Total Distance: 6.2km up and back, 13.5km including rim hike ( My App recorded 15 Kms)


Duration:

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Embark on an awe-inspiring journey as we delve into the remarkable phenomenon of the wildebeest migration. In this month-to-month guide, we'll explore the intricate patterns and exhilarating moments that define this epic migration across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure as we unravel the secrets of nature's grand spectacle.
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A Tranquil Paradise Awaits at Marseilia Beach 5 North Coast Village

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Welcome to Village Marseilia Beach 5 North Coast, a captivating coastal destination developed by Marseilia Group. Nestled within the picturesque region of Ras Al Hikma in Egypt's North Coast, Marseilia Beach 5 offers a golden opportunity to own a unit in this exquisite village. With its remarkable villas and chalets, Marseilia Beach 5 North Coast Village provides an idyllic setting for an unforgettable vacation or a lucrative i

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On the central west coast of this stunning Indian-Ocean island off the coast of Africa, less than a half hour's drive from capital Port Louis, the quaint fishing village of Flic-en-Flac (the name thought to derive from the old Dutch fried landt flaak, meaning "free flat land," from when Mauritius was held by the Netherlands from the end of the 16th to the beginnng of the 18th century) is home to a thriving tourist industry centered around its 13 kilometres (eight miles) of coastl

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