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4 Reasons (Besides the Exchange Rate) That South Africa Is a Bargain Holiday Destination

AFKTravel | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
AFKTravel

If you're American, the fantastic exchange rate is the primary reason to go to SA now. With the conversion rate currently at 12.5 rand to the dollar and rising, your money will stretch further than ever before.

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

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.

Serengeti Voted Best Park for African Safaris

Wouter Vergeer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Wouter Vergeer

An in-depth study of over 3,000 reviews showed that Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is Africa's best safari park. The reviews were contributed by safari tourists and industry experts.

A Thank You Note to the Serengeti

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

"Are you narcoleptic?" Corny peered down at me from the Land Rover's open roof, amused. I snapped out of my haze, halting a streak of sleepy head-bobbing that would make Tony Abbott proud. Less than three days in Tanzania and I was already resembling an extra in The Walking Dead.

The Elusive Desert-Adapted Lions Of Namibia And The Man Who Loves Them

Susan Portnoy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

I didn't know much about desert-adapted lions before my trip to Namibia. I knew they were endangered like every other lion in Africa. But that's just part of their story. It wasn't until Stander's talk that I fully understood the magnificence of these majestic creatures -- the mere 150 that are left.

The Best Things to Do in Durban

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

Durban is a modern, cosmopolitan African city that perfectly reflects South Africa's cultural complexity with strong African, Indian and European influences. I found the city fun, diverse and full of activities.

Our Little Corner of the World

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

A generator thrummed, accompanied by the chattering of unidentified animals and the gentle clunking of gourds that were suspended from the ceiling.

How to Survive Coming Face-to-Face With a Growling Lion on an African Safari

Quora | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Quora

The first thing you do when coming across a "growling lion" is freeze and avert your eyes. You also do not point at it. If a lion is not habituated to man it will most likely run. The danger arises with lions that are more used to people.

Dreaming of Namibian Adventure? Don't Miss This Day Trip of a Lifetime (Photo-essay)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 05.07.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

In a remote section of Namibia's Koakveld, a coastal desert in the country's northwest, sits Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, a new, state-of-the-art accommodation that offers its guests a day-trip unlike any other.

Should You Be Going on Safari in Zimbabwe?

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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 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.

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

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 04.29.2015 | 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 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

How Smart Are Elephants?

Quora | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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 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.

Exploring Zimbabwe

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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.