Kenya remains one of the best tourist destinations for families looking to go on a wildlife safari. Whether you are longing for a wild adventure or aiming for a nice holiday exploring the wild, a Kenyan family safari holiday will make for some pretty amazing experiences. There is an unlimited variety of places, Kenya reserves to visit and enjoy the country’s abundant wildlife. From the wildebeest’s migration in the Masai Mara to seeing throngs of elephants in Amboseli National Park and ...
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A safari trip to Africa is always an adventure of a lifetime. There are numerous fun activities to engage in during your trip whether you are alone, with your spouse on a honeymoon or with family. This article looks at two of the most popular African safari destinations - Kenya and South Africa. Kenya is one of Africa's finest safari destinations boasting an abundance of wildlife, picturesque landscapes, and rich cultures. Every moment holds its magic when it comes to Kenya safari tours. On...
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Kenya is one of the world’s leading safari destinations with a series of interesting scenery to behold. Located in the eastern region of Africa, the country is characterized by breathtaking views, spectacular wildlife, and vibrant culture. As a first-timer embarking on a Kenya safari tour, prepare yourself for a lifetime experience you have only seen on television. The Kenya terrain rises from the low coastal plain on the Indian ocean to plateaus and mountains at the center. West of its capita...
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Tanzania is an ultimate adventure destination for many travelers across the globe. For many reasons including wildlife that’s beyond compare to any other country in the world, more and more tourists have been drawn to Tanzania. What sets other travelers back is the price. Yes, Tanzania safaris are generally pricey compared to other holiday destinations. The question is, why? To give you a clearer understanding of why Tanzania safari holidays aren’t cheap, here’s a quick rundown: ✓ Mothe...
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Are you thinking of going on safari with your family, but not sure what to expect? There is a common belief that a family African safari doesn’t go well together. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is just something so special about spending time in the wild; the awe of seeing wild animals so close, the beauty of the African savanna, and the warmth of the local tribes met along the way — to share that all with your family is a privilege. Here’s what you need to know to have an ...
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Tanzania is home to some of the most unique handcrafted souvenirs in Africa. Let's take a look at some of the items you can buy when you visit Tanzania and bring home along with you. Millions of tourists flock Tanzania every single and when they leave, they take home authentic Maasai handmade crafts like wood carving, woven baskets, colorful fabrics, and jewelry. Maasai Items Take home authentic Maasai handmade crafts like wood carving, woven baskets, colorful fabrics, and jewelry. A...
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Every year, the great wildebeest migration sees millions of wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras journey in a circular route from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara. Often regarded as the most spectacular of Africa’s natural phenomena, the wildebeest are driven by pure instinct in search of greener pastures, making it the greatest natural show on earth. They are also accompanied by predators stalking them as they move from grasslands to wooded forests in an epic journey that crosse...
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A Kenya safari ignites the imagination. Elephants walking beneath the towering Mount Kilimanjaro; leopards yawning on tree branches in the Mara; the epic plains of Tsavo -- it is definitely something that everyone should experience at least once. The diversity of Kenya’s wildlife and other natural wonders are represented in the country’s many national parks and game reserves and the best part is that when it comes to choosing your Kenya tours, you have a lot of options, so you can easily opt...
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Often described as one of the most peaceful countries in Africa, Zambia is a truly stunning place to visit. It boasts an array of landscapes and wildlife, steadily making its mark on the travel world as a prime safari destination. In addition to its incredible national parks and scenery, Zambia is fast becoming one of the most acclaimed adventures and extreme sports capitals in Africa. Among the top Zambia attractions is a range of action activities like bungee jumping, river rafting down the mi...
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You’ve probably come across those amazing photos of the Maasai tribe in Kenya decked out in their brilliant red, purple, and blue patterns of their shukas, standing tall and proud with their spears. Perhaps you’ve also seen the pictures of their fierce women bejeweled with bright beaded earrings and scarves against a backdrop of the arid African savannah. As their name suggests, this fascinating tribe resides in the areas surrounding the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and parts of norther...
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Straddling two countries (Zimbabwe and Zambia) and located in the southern African region, Victoria Falls continues to feature prominently on many travelers’ bucket lists. As one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, this vast curtain of water is wider than Niagara and higher than Iguazú – and features more thrilling activities than both of them combined. Facts About Victoria Falls As the mighty Zambezi River crashes over a basalt rock ledge and drops 354 feet down into a powerfu...
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Boasting world-class infrastructure and national parks with game viewing destinations for just about every budget, South Africa is one of the world's best safari destinations for families. What's more, most of the country's game parks and reserves are free from malaria and other tropical diseases. Want to go on a safari adventure with your kids? Check out some top family-friendly spots to include in your travel itinerary: Table Mountain National Park Table Mountain National Park is a bre...
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Africa is such an interesting destination with an impressive array of jaw-dropping tourist attractions. The serene atmosphere and the wildlife, the turquoise ocean, white sandy beaches, towering mountains, and cultural displays are some of the best on the planet, which explains why this massive continent continues to see thousands of visitors every year. But while traveling is often interesting and informative, it is important to have an idea of the territory you intend to visit. Usually, w...
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With more than 95% of DNA identical to humans, the powerful and intelligent herbivore, the gorilla, has fascinated Man for many decades. The huge silverbacks (male leaders of an extended family of gorillas known as a troop, numbering up to 30) rarely display their enormous strength and only ever become aggressive with other silverbacks. That is the theory yet tourists keen to see gorillas in the wild may have a little apprehension about the safety of venturing into gorilla territory with minimal...
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Namibia has been an independent state for almost 30 years, having been under the control of apartheid South Africa since just after World War II. There are still traces of its German history from pre-1915 days in everything from confectionery, architecture, place names to the clothes the Herero women wear with several layers of skirt despite the heat. It was a German idea to protect their modesty, and the custom has remained. Namibia, formerly known as South West Africa while under South Af...
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Zanzibar isn’t your average tourist destination. It is a place characterized by historical tours, rich diversified cultures, and unforgettable fun memories. The features of this incredible town have the ability to captivate your senses and expand your mind. Whether as an addendum at the end of your safari adventure or something to do before embarking into the wild, the pristine sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea linking the Indian ocean, historical Stone town, the cultural heritage, and wild...
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Zanzibar is full of beauty, life, and history; and its famous capital, Stone Town isn’t just any town either. As such, visitors can expect to be treated to a sensory experience that is simply hard to find anywhere else in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once a flourishing trading hub that saw Africans, Arabs, Indians, and even Europeans coming together to exchange not just goods and services, but also their unique cultures. Today, there are several tours and activities around St...
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Zanzibar is full of beauty, life, and history; and its famous capital, Stone Town isn’t just any town either. As such, visitors can expect to be treated to a sensory experience that is simply hard to find anywhere else in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once a flourishing trading hub that saw Africans, Arabs, Indians, and even Europeans coming together to exchange not just goods and services, but also their unique cultures. Today, there are several tours and activities around St...
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Zanzibar is home to some of the best beach destinations in the world. Tourism is the major hub of this renowned ‘Spice Island’ located off the coast of Tanzania. Spanning approximately 90 km long and 40 km wide, Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago consisting of two major islands - Unguja and Pemba Island. The historic capital city of Zanzibar is Stone town, a prominent city with an impressive cultural heritage and history dating back to the 19th century. Zanzibar reflects a mixture of ...
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Located in the great lakes region of East Africa, Tanzania is the thirteenth largest country in Africa. It is bordered to the north by Kenya and Uganda, to the east by Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the south by Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia. This breathtaking country is home to some of the best safari attractions in the world, rich cultural heritage, and over 120 distinct Tanzania tribes and ethnic groups. Here are some of Tanzania’s most diverse, unique and in...
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When going to a different place, tipping is most often approached with great trepidation. Should I tip? If so, how much? Sometimes, it even causes unnecessary travel anxiety. So if you plan to go to Africa anytime soon, or you’re planning for your African adventure, here’s a guide to tell you all about tipping in Africa. Tipping culture in Africa First of all, tipping in Africa is not a compulsory affair. It is only done on the merit of good service; a simple appreciation for a job well do...
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Stone Town isn’t your typical African town; it is a celebrated area where you can wander for hours through a maze of narrow streets and architectural angle, easily losing yourself in centuries of history. It is a sensory experience not to be found anywhere else in the world as each twist and turn brings something new -- a Persian bathhouse, a former palace, exquisite gardens, or even a coral-stone mansion with ornately-carved doors and high-reaching balconies… all of it hugging the Indian Oc...
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Standing out as one of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world, the Great Migration is an annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores migrating clockwise through the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya's Masai Mara in search of good water and green pastures. This event is also one of the world’s most famous and sought after spectacles by photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. The great wildebeest migration is renowned for being one of the worlds mo...
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The Serengeti is a marvel of nature featuring prominently on several travelers’ bucket lists. It is most famous for its wondrous array of wildlife, stunning landscapes, and enchanting lakes -- a true jewel of Africa! Spanning a massive 30,000 square kilometers, there’s so much to see and do that it will take several trips to be able to capture all that it has to offer unless of course, you have the ultimate vantage point -- the air! That’s what a balloon safari in Serengeti delivers and th...
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The words “African safari” conjure up images of lions roaring from a distance, trumpeting elephants, giraffes browsing the trees and pop-up roofed vehicles hurtling down the African bushveld. While all these create one of the most exciting and most memorable experiences a traveler can have, did you know there is one more thing that could hoist that experience? Imagine five-star luxury in one of the wildest, remote places in the world — posh accommodation with topnotch facilities, guarantee...
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It is no secret that food is an important part of any safari experience. One would typically wonder about the itinerary, the accommodation, the different activities on offer and of course, the food. While African safaris are especially famed for its once-in-a-lifetime game experiences, untamed wilderness, and mind-blowing resident wildlife, it doesn’t mean the food is any less delectable. So what exactly are the food options in a safari? What to expect in your plate while on a safari Gam...
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Glamping, bleisure and some other new travel terms are popping out and gaining popularity today. While these linger as trends, what’s becoming increasingly popular recently in the travel game is solo traveling. And with more women becoming financially independent, more apt in traveling and more empowered, more and more women today are becoming more adventurous travelers, too – and they’re doing it alone. Gosheni Safaris has seen a surge of solo women travelers, whether it’s an adven...
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