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Destination Africa: 10 Best Indian Ocean Islands

Pristine white-sand beaches lapped by stunning iridescent turquoise water, vibrant culture, unique wildlife, and friendly locals – this is what you’ll find in Destination Africa off the east coast in the Indian Ocean. Tourists who are doing a safari in nearby Tanzania, Kenya, or even South Africa should not leave the continent without taking a […]

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9 Adventurous Activities in Cape Town. The Last One Will Blow You Away

Cape Town, also known as “the Mother City” of South Africa, finds itself on several “places to visit” lists for 2014. And for good reason. It’s an exciting city, with lots of adventures and amusements. You’ll never run out of adventurous activities in Cape Town! Hike to the Top of Lion’s Head Lion’s Head is […]

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best places to travel in egypt

Places to Visit in Egypt | Luggage & Lipstick

Egypt, in the northeast corner of Africa, is one of the most fascinating places to visit in the world. Anchored by its world-famous archaeological attractions such as the pyramids at Giza, the Great Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings, there are also many other places to travel in Egypt, legendary landmarks, museums, beaches, and […]

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Seychelles Best Beaches and Activities

Shimmering turquoise surf gently lapping onto the shore, a tall coconut palm stretching out precipitously over the water, and craggy limestone boulders reaching into the periwinkle-blue sky. This is what you’ll find on the Seychelles best beaches and one of the reasons why the Seychelles is also known as “the Garden of Eden.” I’ve been […]

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Mahe Tourist Places: Seychelles Road Trip, Beaches and Attractions!

Tired and dejected after a delayed flight that caused us to miss our Costa Cruise Indian Ocean embark with a forced detour to Mahé, we arrived at our last-minute boutique hotel around midnight. The night air was black as ink and thick with dew. Dragging our luggage up the stairs, we plopped onto the comfy, […]

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Samburu Tribe: An Eye-Opening Visit to a Samburu Village, Kenya

A subset of the Maasai, the Samburu tribe are semi-nomadic pastoralists in north-central Kenya. We had an opportunity to have a private tour of a small village while we were in with the Elewana Collection in the Loisaba Wildlife Conservancy. The tribal people were generally very friendly, and the visit, while fascinating was an eye-opening […]

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Traditional Kenyan Food: 10 Delicious Kenyan Dishes (Plus Drinks!)

Traditional Kenyan food is influenced, in part, by its African landscape. Cuisine on the east coast is infused with Hindu, Indian and Arab flair, due to their presence during the Colonial era. Alternatively, inland, the traditional styles of the indigenous tribal herdsmen have had their own band of influences. Each area of the country stamps […]

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Nairobi City Tour: Top Things to Do in Nairobi

Nairobi is one of those intriguing cities that is constantly depicted in both fictional movies as well as real-time media reports. From the romanticized allure of Karen Blixen’s book and movie, Out of Africa, to the chaos and propensity for in this city of extremes, Nairobi is trendy and edgy and worth exploring. Contained in […]

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loisaba tented camp

Loisaba Tented Camp and Wilderness Safari, Kenya

Sitting on an artistically carved bench on an escarpment overlooking 56,000 acres of the pristine Laikipia savanna, I feel like I can see all of Africa on the horizon. I can hear elephants in the distance and a dik-dik – the tiniest antelope on the planet, darts across the path just off to my right. […]

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Lewa Conservancy & Safari Camp, Kenya

Founded by David and Delia Craig subsequent to the request of conservationist Anna Merz in the 1980s, the origina purpose of the Lewa Conservancy was to become a refuge for the endangered black rhinos. At that point in time, Kenya’s black rhino population had decreased from 20,000 to just a few hundred due to poaching […]

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