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South Africa’s wildlife attractions

The Rainbow Nation of South Africa has a fascinating social history that provides a compelling backdrop to any excursion to the country. Yet it is, perhaps, the natural beauty of South Africa that is its most captivating aspect for first-time visitors, very few of whom are likely to have encountered the broad array of spectacular Continue Reading »

The Best Safari Parks in Africa

Africa and safari are inextricably linked. But if you plan to don your khaki trousers and your Tilley hat for a wild adventure, where exactly do you plan to go? Africa is a big place and there are lots of parks to choose from. As not all plains are created equal, here are some of Continue Reading »

Europe to Africa by Boat

Crossing countries by land is a cool thing to do, crossing continents? Even cooler! Here’s a quick look at escaping Europe and heading into Africa without taking a flight. If your heart is set on arriving in Africa by boat (and let’s face it – traveling by boat is clearly the most awesome way to Continue Reading »

Trekking with Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda & Uganda

For any keen backpacker, the first question is presumably “How much does it cost to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda?”. Rumours of crazy expenses are unfortunately pretty accurate – to trek with the Mountain Gorillas in either Rwanda or Uganda will cost you a one time fee of $500 (rumours of $1000-$2000 increases through Continue Reading »

How Much Does it Cost to Go From Cape Town to Cairo?

Cape Town to Cairo may be a classic backpacking route but what a trip it is! From snorkeling in the azure blues of the Indian ocean, the white beaches of Zanzibar, wildlife galore in the Serengetti, standing on a glacier as you hike to the top of Kilimanjaro – the trip offers everything you could Continue Reading »

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