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Should You Be Going on Safari in Zimbabwe?

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

The issue is very controversial and one major result is that I am hearing more and more people advocating a boycott on travel to Zimbabwe. Before taking a stand on the issue, I decided to speak with some of my contacts in Zimbabwe.

See Frat Stars In Their Native Habitat On This College Gym Safari

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.30.2015 | College

Join Tristan de Burgh as he dons a hat and a questionable accent for "College Gym Safari Tour," a Snapchat look at fratstardom. Sightings include a "d...

9 Activities For Adrenaline Junkies In South Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Who doesn't love a bit of zip-lining? Just outside Cape Town, jump into your harness and head into the hills to fly across valleys and soar over woodland.

The Girl Guides of Africa: Pioneering Women on Safari

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.06.2015 | 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.

African Astronomy: The Top Safari Escapes for Sleeping Under the Stars

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 02.27.2015 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

After combing through hundreds of incredible safari accommodation options available on our website, we here at HotelsCombined have selected six truly standout open-air beds from which to stargaze.

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

Oyster | Posted 02.26.2015 | 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

How Smart Are Elephants?

Quora | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science
Quora

Since Aristotle and long before, people who have been privileged to spend time observing and interacting with elephants have expressed similar sentiments.

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Oyster | Posted 02.19.2015 | 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.

Exploring Zimbabwe

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I spent a lot of December exploring Zimbabwe. I knew I was interested in the country and was pretty sure I would like it but I have to say I was absolutely blown away, I LOVED it.

Seven Destinations for an Exceptional Easter Family Trip

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With Spring approaching, it's time to plan that Easter break. Each of these seven destinations make the ideal family holiday.

The Life Lessons I Learned From My First Safari

Tausha Cowan | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Tausha Cowan

Prior to going on my first safari in South Africa, I knew only the basics -- where I was staying, the time of my game drives, what to wear and what to bring. However, all of those items on my safari checklist didn't prepare me for what it was like to actually be on a safari.

8 Luxury Treetop Stays To Experience

Jacada Travel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Whether it's a luxury tree house or a lodge above the forest canopy, these treetop stays all add a sense of adventure to your travel experience.

Walking Safari In Northern Kenya

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to 21st-century technology, we can stay connected with this place that transcends time.

10 Tips for the Perfect Safari Adventure

Fathom | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Fathom

A safari vacation is unlike any other trip you'll take, so professional advice is more than welcome.

Cancel Africa? Oh, the Heartache

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Geri Spieler

It seems to me closing off West Africa and limiting travel will hurt the economy of the continent as well as inhibit resources to actually help control the spread of Ebola. I don't want to be one of those people. It's not in my nature to cause suffering of those in need.

The World's Best Adventure Holiday Destinations

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Ella Jameson

For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.

7 Must-Have Experiences in South Africa

Tausha Cowan | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
Tausha Cowan

Whether it's the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to explore more.

The Ultimate Honeymoon Destinations

Ella Jameson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Ella Jameson

A quick Google search throws up the usual recommendations -- the Maldives, the Seychelles, Hawaii, and a variety of Caribbean islands -- but what if you are looking for an extra element to your honeymoon beyond staggering beachside beauty?

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?

Desert Detox: 6 Stunning Remote Resorts

trivago | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
trivago

Billions of twinkling stars, breathtaking views, and miles from crushing crowds of tourists - if you're hoping for a true escape during your next vacation, the desert may be the destination of your dreams.

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.

Safari Industry Suffers From Ebola Outbreak

Wouter Vergeer | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Wouter Vergeer

Most operators have to deal with a constant stream of questions from clients regarding Ebola risks. They report clients often view Africa as a single country when it comes to risk assessment.

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.

10 Days in Zambia and South Africa

Minh Chau | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Minh Chau

With 10 days on the ground in southern Africa, we began our trip with a safari not in Chobe or Kruger, but in Zambia's South Luangwa. It's home to a rich set of flora and fauna, and also the origin of the walking safari.