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11 of the Most Stunning Aerial Safaris in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.09.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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
Oyster

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
Oyster

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
Oyster

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.

UNESCO's 1,000th World Heritage Site Is Stunning

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

The marshy area, which comprises two million hectares, provides water to the giraffes, zebra, antelope and elephants during the dry winter months.

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

WATCH: This Is How You Track A Zebra Migration

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

Keeping track of and monitoring wildlife is a critical part of conservation, but do you ever wonder how exactly scientists are able to do this? If ...

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

minube | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
minube

2014-04-25-20140424YaltaElliKraizbergthumb.jpgDo the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls.

PHOTOS: These Meerkats Found The Perfect Lookout Post

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green

When wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas spent six days photographing a meerkat family in the Makgadikgadi region in Botswanna, these cheeky fell...