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A Big Shiny Guide to African Safaris

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's nothing like your first time -- first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult -- what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from.

Replacing Diamonds With Startups -- Entrepreneurship in Botswana

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Sometimes just getting together for a conversation is what people need to spark a discussion and take action. I am thrilled that I could be a part of starting an important dialogue in Botswana and am eager to see their entrepreneurial community take off!

11 Places to See the World's Hottest Sunsets

Trippy | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel

There's nothing better than a not-to-be-believed sunset, so the travel community at shared where they've seen the best ones on their travels. Here's where they go to see the sun go down!

11 Stunning Hotel Pools With A View

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Take a dip in these exceptionally stunning pools that are each situated within some of the world's most breathtaking landscape.

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

Giraffe With Crooked Neck Keeps His Chin Up, Giraffes Like A Champ

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green

A giraffe in Tanzania doesn't seem too bent out of shape for having its neck ... uh, bent out of shape. Wildlife photographer Mark Drysdale capture...

11 of the Most Stunning Aerial Safaris in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Take a helicopter, hot air balloon or scenic flight over Africa's desert, plains and thundering falls for unforgettable views of the iconic destinations.

Why The War On Elephant Poaching Must Be Scaled Up

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

Sadly, more bad news is expected. Clearly this is no time for easing up on our efforts to protect Africa's elephants. Indeed, there is a need for redoubled efforts.

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.

Where to Travel for the Long Summer Vacation

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It's time to start planning your summer break, but make sure you head to the season's best spots.

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Oyster | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel

No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't shock you with any unwanted surprises.

The Girl Guides of Africa: Pioneering Women on Safari

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It's no longer a man's world. Here are just some of the inspiring women forging a career for themselves as guides and rangers in the African bush.

Camping It Up: 11 Incredible Camping Experiences

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From sleeping suspended over a valley from a cliff-edge to glamping in high style on the plains of the Serengeti, these are 11 of the most incredible and unique camping experiences in the world.

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

Oyster | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel

Looking for a cliffside massage with a dramatic view? It's going to be tough to top this spa palapa at the Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica. The lush, laid-back Rockhouse is a holistic haven, with gourmet dining, morning yoga, cliffside loungers, a premium spa and no kids under 12

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Oyster | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.

10 Horseback Safaris in the African Wilderness

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Venture into Africa's areas of natural beauty to seek out each region's extraordinary game on horseback.

Africa's Rising Political Violence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.

Botswana: Makgadikgadi Pans Unexpected Delights in the Wilderness

Geetika Jain | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Geetika Jain

Rhe great pans relent and reveal their riches -- the luminous morning light in the broadest horizon unmarked by the slightest scribble of grass, rare wild species such as bat-eared foxes, aardwolves, aardvarks and meerkats.

A Rare Victory For Africa's Gay Rights Advocates

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices

GABORONE, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A Botswana judge overturned a government ban on a gay rights lobbying group on Friday, a rare victory for African gay r...

Ben Fogle Reveals His Most Memorable Travel Moments

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Adventurer, TV personality and author Ben Fogle tells us about his most memorable encounters across the globe, ahead of the latest series of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.

What People Need to Know About Africa and Ebola

Dereck Joubert | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
Dereck Joubert

When in March 2014 Ebola raised its head, countries like Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania put in place strict screening processes for all arrivals and in Botswana, it stopped all travel from West Africa to ensure that it stayed Ebola free.

Safari Rock Star: An Interview With Ralph Bousfield

Jacada Travel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Your father must have been such a huge influence on your life. What elements of his personality and character did you admire the most, and what is the main thing you learned from him?

Why Botswana Is the Most Eco-Friendly Country in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Hunting has been temporarily banned throughout the country, there are no fences, with wildlife free to roam at will, and the lodges of Botswana are all designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible.

U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

Milton Allimadi | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.