Experiencing a typical day on safari in Africa. We visit nThambo Tree Camp for the utmost in eco-friendly luxury, with tranquility and relaxation guaranteed.
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Africa is one of the least visited continents on the planet. Visitors tend to have many preconceptions about it and very limited actual knowledge. Africa as a continent has a tremendous amount of diversity. There are vast deserts in the north, grasslands in the central part of the continent, and lots of wild animals. There are numerous indigenous African tribes, which most visitors would expect.
However, Africa is so much more than stereotypes and generalizations. There are amazing beaches on the northern and eastern coasts. There is skiing in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Many people forget that Egypt and the great Egyptian dynasties were African (the Nile connects the Mediterranean with the indigenous tribes of the interior). The cradle of civilization started in the eastern part of the continent. One of the world’s greatest wine producing regions is located in the south. And then there are the people, with their infectious smiles. Africa is richly complex and deeply rewarding travel destination. Here are some of our favorite African experiences.
One of the great day trips from Cape Town, South Africa is the magnificent Cape Point Route. This is also one of the most remarkable drives anywhere in the world and features steep cliffs, stunning vistas and plenty of sightseeing opportunities!
The roar was deafening – and we were still almost a half mile away from the falls. In the local language, they are called Mosi-oa-Tunya or “smoke that thunders” – which is a pretty accurate description of the Victoria Falls Livingstone side!
Words simply cannot do justice to the beauty of watching the sunset over Sentinel peak, while listening to the waves crash at your feet. Tintswalo Atlantic stimulates your senses and massages your soul!
The Islands of Siankaba is one of the most luxurious properties near Victoria Falls and Livingstone, Zambia. The place for romance and total relaxation. If there was ever a place to go and get away from it all, this is it!
South African wines are some of the best in the world. And many of the best South African wines come from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley outside of Hermanus. Hemel-en-Aarde means “heaven on earth” in Afrikaans and we can attest to the fact that this is not an embellishment. We visited Creation Wines to taste the distinctively
Long before the days of Land Rovers with padded seats, Africa was experienced on foot. Men would hike for days or weeks deep into “The Bush” for close encounters with fearsome beasts. The animals of the Big Five received that honor because they were the most dangerous to hunt on foot. Today, by leaving the
At the top of many people’s bucket lists is going on safari in Africa. Planning a South Africa safari can be a daunting experience that is confusing, expensive and time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be!
Many people who go to Africa are focused on Big Five safari. And it’s true that each of the animals are amazing to see. However, during our safari experience, we were surprised that the animals were just one part of an amazing journey.
It has been three years since the Arab Spring came to Egypt on January 25, 2011. We watched the events of those days unfold with rapt attention as we wondered if our planned trip only four months away would be possible at all.