I spent 12 magical days in Botswana exploring four camps -- Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo -- in various regions of the Okavango Delta. Each had its own personality and exciting wildlife adventure. I started my trip at Chitabe Camp, and now... Vumbura Plains
It was her gorgeous hand washing ritual, made complicated by unexpected bathroom facility developments, that made me see her as a woman just starting a new adventure.
I took the plunge and booked my dream vacation: 11 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls, including a safari. Here are my top six reasons why not to wait to take your dream African vacation.
The sea of eyes transitioned upwards as my attention turned to the beautiful night sky. The moment that I realized I was surrounded by hyenas in the middle of the Serengeti I thought to myself, this was the Africa I came to experience.
Have you ever visited a place on vacation and been inspired to nestle more permanently into the community, make friends with locals, poke around in local real estate offerings, or fantasize about opening a cafe where people linger, sipping cappuccinos?
At night at the safari camp there is such peace -- no sirens, car horns or radios blaring -- but what you do hear are the sounds of the animals around you -- like a lion walking by your tent.
I was moved quite literally to tears by my interactions with some of Cape Town's poorest residents -- but not as much as I was relieved to sleep in air conditioning the sun dawned on the summer day.
Even if these spots are out of your price range, there's no harm in taking a peek.
Cyclones and centuries have worn away many of the well-aged engravings on the stone markers.
With the lowest point of the kingdom over 1,000 meters above sea level, Lesotho is officially the planet's highest country.
Morocco is a country with everything you'll find in the more typical Mediterranean destinations of Europe with many African extras thrown in, and a price tag that's much more forgiving to strained wallets.
Wildlife, in general, has always bewitched me, but I have always specifically been fascinated with African wildlife. I often wished I could be a Kuki Gallmann and go far away from my reality in exchange for a remarkable life experience.
Everyone who travels eventually has a What The?! moment -- we've certainly had our share. But why should we have all the fun?
The night we arrived the waves were crashing onto the street and the next morning that same shoreline stretched out to sea for a kilometer, revealing incredible tide pools. Neon coral, clown fish, eels, starfish and sea urchins showedthemselves in just a few inches of water.
As we pull back on our reins to marvel in silent reverence at the vast landscape, dotted with wild animals, our guide decides to narrate the moment. ...
As a hotspot for honeymooners, the adventurous, cultural and culinary streaks of Mauritius often get lost behind postcards with five-star resorts and ...