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Masai Mara Safari Travel Tips | Luggage and Lipstick

Masai Mara (also known as Maasai Mara or simply “the Mara” as locals call it) is one of the most well-known national parks in Kenya and the world over. And to be quite honest, a Masai Mara safari is usually one of the top places on any Kenya safari itinerary and for good reason too! […]

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Safari Animals: 21 Types of Wildlife to See in Kenya

Kenya has attracted explorers for centuries, and even more so after the release of the movie Out of Africa depicting the life of Karen Blixen in Nairobi. Renowned for its savannas, rugged mountains, and vivid Maasai culture, it’s the safari animals that add the sense of adventure to one of the world’s most fascinating travel […]

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Stylish Safari Clothes & Complete Kenya Safari Packing Guide

About a month before I was to leave for my Kenya safari holidays, I realized I didn’t have any of the safari clothes that were recommended by the Elewana Collection, my travel host. Khaki, tan, gray, beige, olive green? Um, no. My wardrobe has always consisted of bright colors, vivid florals, and crazy patterns. Perhaps […]

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Zanzibar Beaches, Activities, and Complete Travel Guide

Zanzibar at a Glance The epitome of exotic, Zanzibar has captured the imaginations of explorers for centuries. Known in local dialect as Unguja, Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago in the India Ocean, just 15 miles off the coast of East Africa known as the Swahili Coast. It’s generally visited by people who are already in […]

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Madagascar Holidays: Guide to the North Coast of Madagascar

People are fascinated when we say we’ve been to Madagascar. There’s something familiar, yet wildly exotic about the African island.  Everyone has heard of it, but few have been to it.  They’re intrigued, as was I.  Our Madagascar holidays were quite memorable. Geography Floating in the Indian Ocean just off the east coast of Africa, […]

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Nosy Iranja: The Prettiest Beach You’ve Never Heard Of

“Nosy Iranja is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen,” Kary proclaimed. That was saying something. We’d just left the Seychelles where we’d soaked in the crystal aquamarine water of Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue, shadowed by the towering, otherworldly granite boulders – a tropical scene that has graced the pages of so many […]

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Mauritius Packages: 10 Best Things to See in Mauritius

Once thought of as primarily a honeymoon destination, visitors have discovered the stunning nature and activities of Mauritius. The landscape of this island in the Indian Ocean is incredibly diverse. From the sugar-sand beaches, tropical reefs and impossibly blue lagoons ringing the island, to the majesty of the towering mountain ranges and basalt cliffs, Mauritius […]

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Reunion Island Tours: Things to Do in Reunion Island

Most Americans are unfamiliar with Réunion.  Officially one of the four overseas departments (regions) of France, Reunion Island is a tiny, three-million-year-old volcanic island, in the Indian Ocean, just off the east coast of Madagascar.  Its close neighbor to the west is the island of Mauritius. Inhabited since the 16th-century when people from France and […]

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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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Here’s How I Tamed Lion’s Head Cape Town

“This must be one of the most beautiful views in the world,” I suggested to my brother, Steve. I stood precariously on a precipice taking in the iconic view of Table Bay and the Mother City – Cape Town, South Africa. I walked just a few steps to the other side of the abyss and […]

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