Archive for the ‘Africa’

  • Family safaris in Africa
    Family safaris in Africa
    The best places to go to in Africa are those destinations which provide you with the best kinds of travel thrills and tour delights. Going on a family safari here is one of the most cherishable and exciting vacations that you could ever have in this part of the world. Taking your family on an African safari is not very cheap so you would have to pick the right kind of safari tour so that you could get the best out of the entire experience. The best place to go on a safari is South Africa and this is the ideal place for all families who go here with children. With excellent roads you can hire a care and set a routine to go around this place. The main thing is that you should have the right kind of flexibility if you go with children. South Africa has lot of wildlife zones where you get to see the best of animal life. These parks  [...]
    Posted at December 4th, 2012 at 01:12 am
  • The Cultural Tour around the beautiful land of Zimbabwe
    The Cultural Tour around the beautiful land of Zimbabwe
    Come to Africa and feel the beauty of being in this land of absolutely charming customs and traditions. This is one land that would give you the best of travel delights and that would give you the reason to be in this part of the world. Zimbabwe is the ideal land to be in if you really want to indulge in the pleasures of the most fascinating land in this part of the world. Most of the Zimbabweans come from the great family of Bantu and these Bantu speaking migrants are the first who came to this land some 2000 years ago. The eastern highlands of this lovely country of Zimbabwe saw the iron makers and also the farmers settling in this high veld and middleveld regions of Zimbabwe. There is a culture that is very distinct in Zimbabwe and this is the Shona culture and it is a culture that is existent here since ages. The Zulu warriors  [...]
    Posted at May 22nd, 2012 at 12:05 am
  • Zanzibar – The Majestic Spice Island of the Indian Ocean
    Zanzibar – The Majestic Spice Island of the Indian Ocean
    Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, East Africa and consists of Zanzibar Archipelago in Indian Ocean around 25 to 50 kilometers off the coast one of the mainland and comprises of plethora of small isles with two huge ones: Pemba and Unguja. Other close by territories and countries include Mayotte and Comoros to south, Reunion and Mauritius to far southeast and Seychelles Islands around 1500 kilometres to east. Portuguese and Arab traders stayed the region initially and it was managed by Omanis in 18th and 19th centuries. Britain founded the protectorate, which became independent sultanate in the year 1963 and republic after uprising in the month of January 1964. Zanzibar City is the capital of Zanzibar situated on Unguja Island and the historic centre called Stone Town is World Heritage Site. The major industries of  [...]
    Posted at December 9th, 2011 at 05:12 am
  • Visiting Morocco: What the Country Has to Offer?
    Visiting Morocco: What the Country Has to Offer?
    Morocco is situated at point of confluence of Africa in the east with Europe in the west and the Mediterranean with the Atlantic. Flanking Europe, it is sited just across the tapered straits of Gibraltar. Well known for its rich culture, ethnicity, disparities, speckled hues and obscurity, it became a natural choice for my travel destination. I love Morocco’s temperate Mediterranean climate gifted by its unique location atop the northwest crook of Africa with two oceans contiguous to it. I was also enchanted by its exquisite natural splendor and enthralled by its superior quality handicrafts. I enjoyed the skiing prospects offered by the Rif and High Atlas Mountains in the North and Central regions of Morocco. Touring the deserts of the Western Sahara in Southern Morocco on horseback, on camels and 4X4 was equally delightful.  [...]
    Posted at October 18th, 2011 at 12:10 am
  • Traveling to Uganda: A Brief Description
    Traveling to Uganda: A Brief Description
    Currently Uganda is one of the most visited tourist destinations of East Africa. Uganda is a diminutive non coastal country lying between Kenya and DRC in East Africa. Regarded as Africa’s most attractive country, Uganda boasts of panoramic scenery, rich heritage and exotic wild life species. The place is replete with 10 well run national parks and offers prospects for adventure sports and exciting gorilla trekking. The locals are affable and the place has been revamped to make it eco friendly- hence Uganda has been conferred the title of ‘Africa’s friendliest country’. As part of the eco- friendly campaign eco tourism projects have also been launched. All these attributes prompted me to visit the country. I was enthralled by Uganda’s mottled diverse panoramas. While the Rift Valley is sated with forest enveloped cavern  [...]
    Posted at October 15th, 2011 at 12:10 am
  • The Johannesburg Art Gallery of South Africa
    The Johannesburg Art Gallery of South Africa
    Johannesburg Art Gallery is situated in the Joubert Park, which is in Johannesburg’s central business district. The building, in which we have the art gallery today, was made based on the design of the famous British architect Edward Lutyens. The building has sculpture gardens and fifteen exhibition halls. The museum showcases artworks belonging to the 15th century till the present times. Here, you will come across Dutch paintings belonging to the 17th century and specimens of European and British art of the 1700s and 1800s. Besides all these, the place also houses several remarkable South African artworks from the 19th century. Other than this wide array of medieval artifacts, the Johannesburg Art Gallery is also home to a huge collection of contemporary art i.e. artworks accomplished by artists of the 20th century. Here, you  [...]
    Posted at September 29th, 2011 at 12:09 am
  • Natural Treasures of Burundi
    Natural Treasures of Burundi
    Burundi is a country located in Eastern Africa. It is one of the most visited tourist destination of the continent; Burundi’s popularly as a tourist spot is mainly due to its rich natural treasure. In this article we’ll be discussing about the natural riches of the country. Flora and Fauna: Burundi is a country that has plains and mountains as well as inland water masses. Due to this topography, the climatic conditions of Burundi vary from one region to the other, which supports different varieties of vegetation. Some of the most notable fauna of this country include antelopes, buffaloes, crocodiles and hippos. National Parks and Forests: Burundi is home to several forests and 3 national parks. Kibira, Ruvubu and Rusizi are the three national parks of this country. Kibira houses ten primate species including chimpanzees.  [...]
    Posted at September 5th, 2011 at 12:09 am
  • Things to Do in Senegal
    Things to Do in Senegal
    Senegal, a country officially referred to as the Republic of Senegal is a country located on the western part of Africa. Although the country is primarily known for producing a great football team and some of the finest footballers of Africa, in recent years Senegal is also emerging as a popular tourist destination. Dakar, Senegal’s capital is the place hosting the maximum annual tourist population in the country. People, who have a limited budget for their vacations, find this place extremely alluring. The largest share of the population of Dakar lives around the city’s edge; this makes the city an ideal place for exploring on foot; you will rarely need to spend money for bus and cab fares to roam around the city of Dakar. Besides that, the accommodation cost is also not high; Dakar houses numerous cheap hotels offering high  [...]
    Posted at July 19th, 2011 at 12:07 am
  • The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya
    The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya
    Masai Mara National Reserve is situated in the southwestern part of Kenya near Tanzania’s border.  This wildlife reserve is located on Rift Valley and has the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania running along the southern end. The River Mara on the other hand runs through the Masai Mara National Reserve. This river is home to a large number of hippopotamuses, crocodiles and also plays host to a wide variety of yearly migrations. Thousands of zebras and wildebeests flocks hear every year from different corners of Africa. What are the things you can do while at the Masai Mara National Reserve? If offers plenty of options to the tourists as far as recreation is concerned. The four most pleasurable options are: The game drives: If you have come to this wildlife reserve on air, then this option will surely be included in the safari package  [...]
    Posted at July 11th, 2011 at 12:07 am
  • Top 2 Places to Visit in Egypt
    Top 2 Places to Visit in Egypt
    Are you planning to spend the next vacation in Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs? Then the two places described below should be a part of your touring plan: Abu Simbel: The 2 temples in the Egyptian territory of Abu Simbel are among the most visited places of Egypt. The two reasons behind the popularity of these temples among the tourists are: the fact that they were relocated from their actual cliff and their stunning features. Both these colossal temples were first carved more than 3 millenniums ago from a huge sandstone cliff located in the adjacent area of River Nile. The entire construction work of the original temples took place during reign of Ramesses II, the great Egyptian Pharaoh. These temples were dedicated to Egyptian Gods and the Pharaoh. However, there were all the facts of the past. In the last century, during the  [...]
    Posted at June 27th, 2011 at 12:06 am