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18 Reasons Kenya Needs to be Higher on Your Bucket List

Claire Gallam | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Claire Gallam

There are few places in the world that have the incredibly varying landscapes that Kenya has, which is what makes this small, yet breathtaking country such a magical place to visit.

Northwestern Namibia's Splendid Isolation

Mark Sissons | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Portuguese sailors who risked washing up on its deadly shore called this desolate region that runs north from of the coastal resort town of Swakopmund to the Angolan border the "The Gates of Hell." The Bushmen called it "The Land God Made in Anger." The Skeleton Coast is all those things, but undeniably beautiful too.

Into Africa: Can BushCats Save the Beasts?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Rhodesia born Paul and his brother David have created a flying machine they think can do the job: the BushCat, a lightweight, low- and slow-winged vehicle, designed for the bush.

Enjoying the Wilds of South Africa at the Umlani Bushcamp

Susan Portnoy | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

In June, I had the great pleasure of exploring the Timbavati game reserve in South Africa, a ruggedly beautiful region about six hours northeast of Johannesburg by car.

Best Places to See Baby Animals (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

You can book a trip to cuddle a koala in Queensland, spot rare cave chicks in Cook Islands, or peek in on the world's teeniest primates in Peru.

The Major Life Lesson I Learned In Rwanda

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Why did the hippo cross the road? On a rutted, dusty track through Akagera National Park in northeastern Rwanda, the answer to this question raised more than the aberrant mid-morning snacking habits of a wandering hippo. For me, it revealed the delicate balance between expectations and limitations, and learning to trust a grander sense of timing.

African Wildlife Is in Trouble, and Only Africans Can Save It

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

If the animals can be induced to stay where they belong, and the people can be convinced that they are no longer a threat, then peace can break out. I saw this happen in Tanzania, where the Living Wall project builds unbreachable fences that keep lions away from livestock.

Guess Who's Joining the Safari Picnic?

Kevin Richberg | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

When I sat down with my crew to eat a pre-prepared picnic lunch (complete with friend chicken) in Ngorongoro Crater, it wasn't the big mammals who came to join the picnic.

The World's Largest Intact Volcanic Caldera

Kevin Richberg | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Between two and three million years ago one of the largest mountains in what is now Tanzania collapsed in on itself during a powerful volcanic explosion.

5 Amazing Experiences Every Traveler Must Try!

Budget Travel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

The phrase "adventure travel" has a bit of an image problem. For many, it conjures only images of climbing mountains, diving into underwater caverns, and, well, aching muscles. But when we asked ourselves what kinds of adventures belong on everyone's travel list, we cast a much wider net.

The 35 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth

minube | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
minube

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks.

Why Your Image of Africa Is Wrong, and How to Change It

Francis Tapon | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Francis Tapon

Just like there are many sides to America, there are many sides to Africa. Can you imagine if Africans stereotyped us just like we stereotype them?

The Big Five? Sure, but Don't Forget About Namibia's Other Endangered Species

Pam Grout | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

What many travelers to Africa overlook is an exciting opportunity to meet fellow humanoids who still hunt and gather, and who still paint their torsos with body paint. There are pockets of tribal people who practice their own ancient customs.

5 Family Friendly Safari Camps in Zambia and Zimbabwe

Kerri Zane | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Kerri Zane

When I told my friends and family that I'd decided to take my eldest daughter on a two-week safari, they expressed great fear and concern about two women traveling to such a "dangerous place" on our own. I'm glad we didn't listen to them

Zebra Courage

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Group mentality isn't about putting on a pretty spectacle though, it's about staying safe in the midst of cunning predators. But if you're inclined to think zebras are just a bunch of 'nervous Nancys,' well, you're half right.

18 Life-Changing Adventures That'll Make You Curse Your Desk

minube | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
minube

These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.

A Transformational Tanzanian Safari (Photos)

Adam Pervez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.

Bizarre and Beautiful: Five Amazing Creatures Found Only in Madagascar

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

From invisible geckos and colorful chameleons to strange primates and otherworldly insects, here are a few amazing creatures that you may see while visiting what is arguably the most unique country in the world.

Africa's Most Fabulous Properties

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

If money is no object when planning your safari (or if you just want to daydream at your desk for a minute), these properties should be on your list.

Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those willing to get off the beaten path, Namibia is a traveler's paradise with unlimited potential to explore.

The Craziest Market in the World: The Bamako Death Market

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find. Then I went to the Death Market. Fun fact: People in the Wes...

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

10 More Safari Surprises: Ngorongoro Edition

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Each day, safari jeeps make the climb up along the rim and descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater to observe this unique collection of Mother Nature's wonders. This is what we found on just one day's safari from The Manor at Ngorongoro.

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
minube

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Jaisalmer: The Most Magical Place in India?

Lina Eroh | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

India can be a scary place. Especially when you book a flight without doing your research.