AFRICA

  • Best of Zanzibar Hotels on the Beach: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

    Earlier this year, I traveled to Zanzibar, a small island off the coast of Tanzania, to get my PADI Open Water Certification (scuba certification) and knew I wanted to stay at a hotel on the beach. After browsing through beautiful beach hotel after beautiful beach hotel, I kept going back to Park Hyatt Zanzibar in Stone…

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Road Tripping Rwanda With Self Drive Rwanda

    Nearly 25 years after the gruesome killing of close to one million Rwandans and displacement of nearly two million Rwandans, you would hardly know walking down the streets of Kigali that such a terrible tragedy occurred in the country’s recent history. Today, Rwanda is a well-organized, safe, and clean country – in fact beating out…

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  • Kigali, Rwanda Hotels: Staying at Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre

    “Luxury” might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Rwanda, but that’s exactly what you’ll experience when you stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of some of the best restaurants and cafes in Kigali and within…

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  • What to Expect on Your 7 Day Kilimanjaro Trek

    I spent months preparing for my hike up to Mount Kilimanjaro. I researched and researched more. I exercised. I was confident in our guide company, Pristine Trails. But when I woke up early in the morning in my Moshi hotel room on the day of my hike, I had no way of truly knowing what…

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  • How to Choose the Best Kilimanjaro Guides

    When I first started planning for my Kilimanjaro trek, I was overwhelmed by the number of tour operators available for hire. I read review after review of various Kilimanjaro tour operators but wasn’t sure which factors to look out for that would be most crucial to my success. Now, having just summited Kilimanjaro with a…

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  • Complete Kilimanjaro Packing List: Kilimanjaro Gear Recommendations and Tips

    Each day is an opportunity for a new adventure, and soon I will be embarking on a new adventure to the tallest mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro. At nearly 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and typically takes between 6-8 days to hike. For the first time in my…

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  • What We Loved, Hated, and Learned From Our 2017 Travels

    2017 was a big year for us. Earlier this year we shared about our goal to travel to 17 countries in 2017, and we far surpassed that goal. As we reflect back on 2017, we decided again to provide you with the highlights from our year and answer your questions, rather than ramble on about…

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  • Glamping in the Sahara With Sahara Stars Camp

    When most people think of the Sahara, the first word that comes to mind is probably not “glamorous” or “luxurious.” However, with the recent “glamping” phenomenon, it has become possible to have a luxury desert experience. Glamping, or glamourous camping, has caught on recently as a global trend that allows people to enjoy the great…

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  • 3 Day Trip to the Sahara Desert With Marrakech Desert Trips

    Visiting the Sahara Desert has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember. That’s why, when I took an impromptu trip to Morocco in May 2017, I made sure to plan my trip around a desert excursion. I booked a shared 3 day trip to the Sahara Desert with Marrakech…

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  • Surviving Marrakesh

    The following is a guest post by Kathy James of Walkabout Wanderer.

    I have been to Morocco three times over the past 18 months, so it is pretty clear that I love Morocco. Coming from the UK, I can arrive in Africa, submersed in a completely different culture, in only four hours. However, my love for Morocco stems from more than…

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