Great Accommodation Options in Africa
Feb10

Great Accommodation Options in Africa

Africa is the second largest continent in the world in terms of size and population, ranking right after Asia. It is of no surprise then, that there is plenty to see in the beautiful continent. Split up into South Africa, Sahara Africa, North Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and West Africa regions, one can tour the major tourist spots in each and every space of that particular region. In order to help you locate the most affordable hotels, hostels, dorms, private rooms, guest houses and apartments, we will try to compile a list. It will help you to remember, of course, that this list isn’t exhaustive. Cape Grace Hotel Cape Grace Hotel located in Cape Town Central in South Africa, is famous for its lavish rooms and guests have claimed that they were treated like nothing less than royalty during their stay there. Now isn’t that exactly where you would like to be spending your holidays in? Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Beau Champ is another wonderful hotel which lets you enjoy your stay thoroughly. The treatment meted out to the guests is amazing, everything about the hotel is said to be completely luxurious. The service was outstanding, and those who had traveled there for business purposes said their level of professionalism was commendable. Resort & Spa in Africa Sands Resort & Spa, Flic en Flac, is well known for their polite staff, which is not in the least intrusive. They love to take care of their guests. The location of the hotel is amidst the lap of nature, and it’s also very easy on the pocket. This place has been called being placed right next to paradise. So definitely worth checking out, isn’t it? Palais Namaskar, Morocco is situated in Marrakech. The breathtaking placement of this hotel is going to make you want to never leave the place again. You would want to spend all your time lounging about in the hotel itself. If you’re looking for a combination of affordable along with breathtaking beauty, this is the hotel you should be looking at. LUX Belle Mare, placed in Belle Mare, Mauritius has been tagged as the second home for most of its inhabitants. Or rather those who’d inhabited the placed for a brief or long holiday. The picture of the place itself tempts one to book rooms with them at once. So, it is no wonder people who have gone there want to live there forever. Ocean Beach Resort Ocean Beach Resort & Spa, Malindi, Kenya is a hotel placed in a stretch of deserted beach and miles of white sand. There are rooms which overlook...

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6 Amazing Outdoor Activities in Barbados
Dec20

6 Amazing Outdoor Activities in Barbados

Barbados is well known for its stunning beaches, but that doesn’t mean surfing and relaxing in the sand are the only ways you can enjoy this breathtakingly gorgeous island. There are several outdoor fun activities that allow you to get a nice tan while experiencing all that this place has to offer. Listed below are six of them: Let’s Go Kayaking Want to venture out into the ocean and explore the area without getting yourself wet? Then kayaking might be an ideal option for you. Kick start your tour at Surfers Point (situated at the southern tip of Barbados) and travel over magnificent coral reefs, while observing the amazing underwater life. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll bump into a group of sea turtles. Don’t forget to say ‘hello’ to them and take a lot of snaps! These gentle and docile creatures are very friendly and enjoy interacting with new visitors that come their way. Scuba Diving For The Adventurous If this is something you’re looking forwarding to ticking off on your ‘Holiday To Do’ list, Barbados is the perfect vacation spot to do it. The stunning barrier reefs located a mere two miles from shore and home to Hawksbill turtles and hoards of beautiful fish, serve as the perfect location for scuba diving. Cycling, Anyone? Now you’re probably saying to yourself… ‘Hang on, this place isn’t really known to be a cyclist’s paradise…’ Well, while that might be partly true, race bicycling and mountain biking happen to be hugely popular activities among the natives. So the next time you step outside of your hotel, team up with an experienced local guide and spend the day soaking up the delights of this incredible island, comfortably seated on a bike (image by tejvanphotos).   Fishing For Fish Are you a fishing enthusiast? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that the warm waters of Barbados makes for a fantastic fishing experience. From Barracuda to Tuna, you’ll be spoiled for choice. On the other hand, if you prefer to take a fishing tour instead, get in touch with High Seas Fishing Charters or IOU Charters – two of the island’s popular Game Fishing Operators. Get Ready For Some Hiking There’s more to this destination than sandy beaches. By stepping off the beaten track and traveling on foot, you’ll be able to explore the many incredible subtleties of Barbados and gain a fascinating insight into life on the island. Who Else Wants To Go Paragliding? This is not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. If, however, you happen to be an adrenaline junkie and the thought of flying thrills you to bits, make a...

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Family Holiday to Mauritius? Here Are Some Ideas
Aug22

Family Holiday to Mauritius? Here Are Some Ideas

The holiday season is on and you are planning for that perfect dream holiday with your family. Many are the times that an expected holiday turns tragic and stressful, simply because you failed to plan ahead. There are so many advantages when you plan ahead. It ensures that you spend within the budget limits that you have set. It facilitates you to take everything that you require rightly. It also helps you to understand peoples’ cultures and the most fascinating destinations in this country. The other thing is that it helps you in making early reservations to avoid late dramas. So, Mauritius holidays packages cater for everybody in terms of preference and budget constraints. Below are some of family activities in Mauritius. Ship cruising A Shandran sailing club offers a sailing adventure of a lifetime. This also serves as an opportunity to gain sailing skills safely under supervision of a qualified instructor. Maneuvering lagoon tranquil waters gives an extremely nice feeling and even enhancing your abilities on a laser, windsurfer or a catamaran. The club is recognized by the international sailing association and therefore if you undertake the whole sailing course both theory and practice, you will you will graduate with both sailing license and a log book that is globally accepted. The better part is that you don’t have to book ahead; you merely need to enroll immediately on arrival and start your lessons. Deep water fishing The other excellent family fun activity to undertake in Mauritius is deep sea fishing. The best time of year is between March and November. Almost all the hotels and beach resort offers the fishing adventure. They all have safe fishing boats and equipments. Riambel horse riding Semiarid beach horse riding in Mauritius will blow you away. Riding on calm and friendly horses in Riambel center will make your holiday unforgettable. The center is for both experienced riders and beginners. Therefore you can take your whole family for horse riding lessons that will always linger in their memories for a very long time. The center is secure and trainers are very experienced and accommodating. A visit to Casela Nature and Leisure Park Casela Nature and Leisure Park is among the most famous park in Africa. It contains different species of birds for you and your family to see. Walking beside a large pride of lions makes one fascinated. There are lots of animals to see but an old tortoise that is between 130-150 years old is very interesting. Taking photographs in all dimensions and angles is permitted and this creates unforgettable memories for your family for many years to come. Trou d’Argent Beach...

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10 Things to Consider When Visiting Africa
Jun08

10 Things to Consider When Visiting Africa

If you love traveling and always dream about exploring foreign lands then you should definitely visit Southeast African countries such as Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, etc. The region’s excellent climate as well as its iconic wildlife, mountains and attractive beaches makes these countries some of the most popular travel destinations on the continent for tourists. Like all trips, you should conduct detailed research to find out the necessary preparations to maximize your chances of enjoying a stress-free travel. Here are 10 tips you should consider if you want to travel to that part of the continent. Madagascar Travel 1. Most European and North American citizens require valid tourist visas to be able to travel to majority of these countries. Getting a Kenyan Visa for example is easy so you should just find out the necessary details from the nearest Kenyan Embassy or Consulate near you. Additionally, you should have a passport valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of leaving for your home country before applying for a Kenyan Visa. Once you arrive in the country, immigration officials will verify that you have a two-way air ticket before allowing you entry. 2. Most cities in Southeast Africa are popular travel destination in the region meaning finding a direct flight from your home country shouldn’t be a problem. The national airline carriers of majority of these countries fly multiples times a week to the United States and many European cities. Additionally, many European airline carriers such as KLM also fly directly to lots of these nations. Travel Insurance 3. Vaccinations are a must if you want to avoid any infections while visiting any country in Africa and southeastern part of the continent is no different. Make sure you get vaccines for Malaria, dengue fever, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, B and C as well as Yellow Fever, Meningitis and even Typhoid. 4. It is always advisable to evaluate and choose a comprehensive health insurance plan from reputable providers so you can receive the best medical care abroad when necessary. If you have an existing medical insurance plan, find it if you will be covered during your time abroad. If that is not the case then you can sign up for travel insurance from major providers such as InsureMyTrip.com, LonelyPlanet.com or WorldNomads.com. MasterCard Money Exchange 5. Most countries in the region have forex bureaus where anyone can change their money into the local currency. Alternatively, you can find many MasterCard and Visa branded ATMs where you can withdraw money in local currencies. 6. Finding accommodation anywhere in the region is easy thanks to the huge number of hotels and guest houses...

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The Best 10 Destinations in Continent of Africa
Mar22

The Best 10 Destinations in Continent of Africa

The continent of Africa offers extraordinary memories to the holidaymaker and tourist. From amazing wildlife in Kenya to the “Seven Wonders of the World” in Egypt, the African continent has clearly gained its reputation as the ideal destination for adventure. if you dare to explore this continent and hope from one destination to the other, I cannot image a better way then flying. Driving the continent may take you forever. In my travels, I did meet some long-term travelers who dared crossing all Africa with a vehicle. If you do chose to fly you can compare airfares online. So here are the best 10 destinations in Africa. 1. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya If you want to view the Big Five – The Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino – then look no further than the Masai Mara. You can also see the amazing yearly antelope migration. Masai Mara boasts extensive lands characterized by a variety of flora and fauna. The national reserve is a popular destination for tourists longing to have the true feel of the African continent. 2. The Pyramids, Egypt Definitely one of the most identifiable “Seven Wonders of the World”, the Pyramids in Egypt have fascinated many since time immemorial. Plus, the constant fascination in the ostentatious artwork and shaman customs of the age-old society delights millions of tourists each year. The Pyramids of  Egypt 3. Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town is another popular destination for international travellers looking for a memorable holiday. There is plenty to do once you land in Cape Town. The extraordinary landscapes and mountain panorama offer extraordinary experience while the culture will help spruce up the experience for singles, couples, and families. 4. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Often called the white peak of the African continent, Mount Kilimanjaro boasts unique volcanoes, offering a true challenge to any trekking lover and it can take you several days to discover the peak of the mountain. 5. Marrakech, Morocco Marrakech, Morocco is one of the first destinations travelers consider for their travel plans. It offers an amazing blend of prehistoric attractions and contemporary experiences. You can discover many incredible buildings in Fez as well as the legendary Roman Relics in Volubilis, to mention but a few. 6. Okavango Delta, Botswana Okavango, Botswana is the biggest transnational delta in the world, which, in contrast to other comparable configurations, drains totally around a basin. 7. Djenne, Mali This is one of the oldest Malian cities and an exciting place with mud houses adorned with amazing colors. Djenne’s Grand Marche is a magnificent market, where traders converge to sell their wares. 8. Unguja, Zanzibar Zanzibar was...

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