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A Travel Guide to Senegal's Casamance Region

Here are my favorite cities and things to do in the Casamance region of southern Senegal.

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Tanzania

From the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro, to the beaches of Zanzibar, these are 10 places to consider exploring when you visit Tanzania.

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Top 10 Places to Visit in South Africa

From shopping in Cape Town to Kruger National Park, these are my top 10 places to visit in South Africa.

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Is It Possible for This City Girl to Survive the Wild South African Bush?

After spending an incredible few days in Cape Town, it was time to move on to the next leg of the journey, Kruger National Park in Hoedspruit, South Africa.

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8 Beautiful and Fun Places to Visit in Kenya

Did you realize that Kenya has other attractions beyond traditional wildlife safaris? Here are other places that highlight Kenya's cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes, fantastic hiking, and world-class beaches.

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The Best Safety Tips for Visitors in South Africa (From a Local)

South Africa is a wonderful tourist destination. Enjoy a great holiday and stay aware of the physical and financial dangers when you're driving, walking, at the beach, or at your hotel/residence.

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5 Budget Honeymoon Destinations in Uganda That Will Blow Your Mind

This is a list of five honeymoon destinations in Uganda that will make for a memorable experience without overstretching your budget.

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How and Why to Visit the SWT Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi is a unique place with a unique mission—to rehabilitate orphaned elephants. It is an interesting place to visit and learn about elephants and Kenyan wildlife.

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Things to Do on a Day Trip to Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya

Hell's Gate National Park lies around 90 km away from Nairobi, making it the perfect place to take a day trip from the city. With game drives, cycling, mountain climbing, camping, hiking, and gorge walking, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the beauty of nature at Hell's Gate!

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Birding in Urban Areas in South Africa: Pretoria and Surrounding Areas

Sometimes the best places to start birding are not out in the wilderness but right in the city. Your garden, parks and nature reserves provide a safe refuge for the birds of an area. Here are places to watch birds in Pretoria and surrounding areas.

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Tetouan: Between Mountains and Clouds

A tourist guide to Tetouan in Northern Morocco; a place easily accessible from mainland Europe although a world apart. Here you can discover a modern town and an older one with an interesting past.

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The Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Kenya (With Photos)

Planning to travel to Kenya for a leisure trip? Then it's time to learn about the main tourist attractions in Kenya! This article will share the best places to visit in the country and the top things to do in these places.

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The 10 Best Things to Do on a Safari in Kenya (With Photos)

There are many exciting things to do on a safari in Kenya. In this article, you will learn about the best places to see animals and explore beaches and discover how to get the most out of your safari in this beautiful country.

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The Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Nairobi, Kenya

Planning to visit Nairobi, Kenya? Then it's time to learn about the best tourist attractions there. In this article, you will discover the top things to do in the city and what to see in the tourist locations.

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10 Best Places to Visit in Kenya for Animal Viewing (With Photos)

Asking where to see wildlife in Kenya? Read on to learn about the best places in Kenya to watch animals, including birds. Read about game parks and reserves which are the best safari destinations.

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The Top 10 Best Cities and Towns to Stay in When Visiting Kenya

If you are wondering about the best urban areas to stay in when holidaying in Kenya, then it's time to learn about the top 10 cities and towns in the country. In this article, you will discover the best places to visit and the top things to do there.

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A Day Trip to Morocco

“To Africa!” Cried an old man pointing ferry passengers to the arrivals terminal at Tangier. Here is my account of a day trip to Tangier, Morocco from Tarifa, Spain with FRS Ferries.

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Morocco's Zat Valley in the High Atlas Mountains

An insight into the Zat Valley in the High Atlas Mountains for trekkers, walkers and tourists looking to see the real Berber Morocco.

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What to Buy in the Marrakech Souks and How Much to Pay

A guide to what to buy in the Marrakech souks and how much you should be considering paying for items like lanterns and scarves. Including insights on bargaining in the souks and how to be successful.

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Marrakech Safety: Avoiding Faux Guide Tourist Scams

Faux guides are popular in Marrakech, Morocco. This guide will help you avoid scams and hustlers and help you stay safe so that you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.

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5 National Parks You Should Check out in Africa for Amazing Wildlife Sightings

Looking to go on a wildlife safari in Africa? Check out this list of some of the most popular national parks, my photos from a safari trip, and advice about the best time of year to go on a safari.

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Fun & Interesting Facts About Angola (Africa)

Want to learn some interesting facts about Angola? Then read this collection of 20 interesting facts about the booming country whose capitol is the most expensive in the world.

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My Life as an American Expat Living in Luanda, Angola

What is life like for an American ex-pat living in Luanda, which is considered the most expensive city in the world? Here's a personal take from someone who did it back in 2012.

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Pyramids and Tombs: Egypt's Rich History

Our trip to Egypt was a week, divided into two parts. In Cairo, we visited the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Cairo Museum with a great King Tut display. the other part of our visit was the Upper Nile, including Karnak and the tombs of Pharoahs in the Valley of the Kings.

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How to Prepare for Your Visit to Kruger National Park

Having traveled through Kruger so many times over the last 12 years has given me some good insight into the do's and don'ts and how to get the best out of a game viewing experience.