6 Best African Safaris
Jan01

6 Best African Safaris

There is nothing more interesting than exploring the playgrounds for all kinds of wonderful wildlife adventures with affordable and well maintained vehicles. Every safari is a new adventure, they suck you in and deep you in their magic and the world beyond is left behind. Safaris tend to provide an overwhelming range of wildlife encounters across the awe-inspiring landscapes, more than enough for a lifetime. Selecting the top Africa’s safaris is quite a daunting task considering the numerous numbers of well managed safaris and also the different tastes and preferences among travelers. Spotting a light brown rhino on the Masai Mara Reserve, relaxing to watch elephants mud bathing in the midday sun, or following a pack of wildebeests at high speed- all explain the pleasure of these top class safaris in Africa. Here are the top safaris in Africa that should not miss in your bucket list. Kenyan Safaris This is one of the most affordable and well maintained safaris with a class of its own. Kenya was the original safari market which has result in millions of foreign tourists frequenting their visits in the countries top attraction sites. Having close encounters with a variety of wildlife in breath-taking landscapes, luxurious and world class lodges, and the fascinating culture of Kenyan tribes bring the country top of the chart in terms of the best wildlife safaris in Africa. Kenya’s safaris and beach combinations are easy and affordable considering Masai Mara as one of the most iconic parks.(image by Jonathan Rozen) Botswana Safaris Offers the most exclusive and expensive services in Africa with private reserves hosting exceptional game viewing, the broadest range of activities and the high standard of accommodation. They are considered as the best with Okavango Delta one of the most amazing environments. The vast unfenced reserves which are mostly privately owned allow for free wildlife runs and guaranteeing truly exclusive wildlife safaris. Tanzania Safaris Hosting stunning features such as the Serengeti, Mt Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania is probably Africa’s most famous safari destination and also the easiest way to combine a safari with Zanzibar beach. Others features such as; stunning beaches, the famous ‘northern circuit’, the wild parks in the south, and the remote parks of western Tanzania all describe the kind of experience to expect with these top class safaris. Zambia Safaris Offers one of the most admirable experiences; providing top-class walking safaris, outstanding quality of guiding and many highly rated lodges. It was once regarded as the country for safari enthusiasts and second timers, but currently Zambia caters for all clients. Travelers who long to get out with the Land cruisers or explore...

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5 Amazing Facts about the Rastafarian Culture
Dec12

5 Amazing Facts about the Rastafarian Culture

This is one of the most amazing cultures in the world gaining popularity due to their staunch beliefs, local dialect, and amazing colors amongst others. The Jamaican culture has made the country host a lot of foreigners annually to find out the secrets behind the success of Rastafarianism around the globe. It is an Africa-centered religion which was developed in Jamaica following the coronation of Haile Selassie 1 as king of Ethiopia in 1930. Here are some of the facts unknown by many, that will make a visit to learn this culture not only a worth while encounter but will also fulfill your dreams of interacting with this famous religion. Truly, it should not miss in your must-see handful list; get to know the facts! Amazing Culture Rastafarian’s have no social custom for marriage in that, when a man and a woman are living together they are considered. Women in the Rastafarian culture are only made Rastafarian’s only through their husbands. They are also governed by three colors namely; green- signifying Jamaica’s vegetation, red- for blood of those killed for the black community and yellow- which is the color of gold represents the wealth of the Promised Land. The three Rastafarian colors have nothing to do with smoking ganja as many people believe. Rastafarian is as much as a spiritual movement, with revolutionary inclinations which their people strongly identify with struggle and oppression.(image by Andrew Ganz) Respect for Ganja Before going into details it is very important to note that to be a Rastafarian it is not a must to be a regular in smoking weed. It is also not their center of attraction since they are Rastafarian’s who don’t participate in the act. Rastafarian’s firmly believe that marijuana is sacred and that biblical scriptures support its use hence the name Holy Herb or the Wisdom Weed. They regularly inhale marijuana to increase their spiritual and mental awareness but abstain from alcohol completely. Additionally, physical, mental and cultural strength is a core concept of Rastafarian’s, poignantly expressed in their National Anthem ‘Redemption Song’ done by Bob Marley. Diet Rastafarian’s are vegetarians and they normally don’t consume meat especially pork. They have also a specific meal known as Ital. though it’s always confused with veganism this diet of its own may change somewhat based on the denomination of Rastafarian’s. They also don’t consume any processed foods and any red meat. Generally, the main secret behind their diet is consuming natural foods which are goo to your health. Local Dialect and Cool Music They have gained popularity through interest in their inspiring reggae music, with over one million adherents. Close sources...

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3 Sahara Desert Tourist Attractions
Jul28

3 Sahara Desert Tourist Attractions

Sahara desert is the biggest and also the hottest desert in the world and sprawls over 12 countries in the Northern Africa covering over 3.6 million square miles. Temperatures range up to about 130 Fahrenheit in summer and about 40 Fahrenheit in winter. However, the unbearable weather conditions do not prevent it from thousands of tourists who come to explore this amazing jungle by storm. The Sahara desert offers a golden desert of sand dunes, rocks and the occasional prickly oasis. It is also a home of some of the oldest cultures in the world, so for the historians this is your little heaven endowed with very interesting things. It is commonly known centuries back as the place of civilization between the Egyptians and the Phoenician. All these features have made many people to participate in extreme tourism hence drawing the attention of every traveler. Actually this is the place to be, and here are the stunning that make this region a must visit destination; Sand Dunes and Other Features Sand dunes and sand sheets account for about 30% of the Sahara’s surface. The largest percentage is occupied by mountains, stony steppes and oases. There are also pyramidal dunes which rise as high as 150 meters, while the mountainous sand ridges range up to 350meters. Sand dunes which are also referred to as ergs are large masses of sand developed into huge hills that shift shape depending on the direction of the wind. You can hike the dunes or trail them by camels. They are mostly found in Algeria and some parts of Tunisia.(image by Michael Mellinger) Major Cites Timbuktu found in Mali, Douz found in Tunisia, Ghat in Libya and many others town are some of which you want miss in your visit to this amazing desert. Though some f them have blossomed into modern metropolis, the Sahara’s’ cities offer the true glimpses of the desert’s past. The city of Douz is commonly known for hosting the annual international festival of the Sahara desert attracting thousands of people from all corners of the world. Cities such as El Aauin offer air conditioned retreats from the outside environs to the inner markets of the desert. On the other hand, Nouakchott in Mauritania also houses bustling market places and towering mosques worth visiting. Ghat which is found in Libya was once a stoppage center on the medieval Trans-Saharan trade route. There are many cities with histories that will blow your mind. Some were heavens of Islamic architecture and African trade; but they currently exist as dusty sanctuaries for weary travelers. This makes Sahara desert one of the attraction sites with...

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How to Buy Travel Stuff in Ghana, Africa
Jun30

How to Buy Travel Stuff in Ghana, Africa

West Africa can be a costly region to visit. The costs in Ghana are high by African norms, yet the accommodation there is regularly superior to what you would expect somewhere else in Africa also. Outside of the significant urban cities and traveler destination, they are likewise in short supply. Traveling to Ghana is about encountering the lifestyle and culture. If this is your first time traveling to Ghana, do bear in mind that you can always buy travel gear for hiking and camping in Africa at affordable prices. There are five ways on how you can buy travel stuff in Africa: Check Out the Local Supermarkets Travel gear does not just include shoes for hiking or the tent you will need at the camping site. Travel gear includes, but not limited to mesh bags, sunglasses, umbrellas, toothbrush, rain ponchos and a lot more. You don’t need to find a store specializing in travel gear and accessories to find all of the items because at the local supermarkets, you can always get one at an affordable prices!(Iamge by CGIS Photos) Try free classifieds in Ghana If you are really on a very tight budget but aims to buy used or cheap travel gears for camping and hiking which are still in good condition, you can always try the free classifieds web ads in Ghana by posting ads on the local websites. Most of the times, there are seasoned travelers who are interested in selling or letting go their stuffs at very cheap prices and if you’re lucky enough, you can get them for free! Find Stuffs in Clothing Stores No, you don’t need to find the summer-styled clothing at the specialized store as what most companies are trying to promote. Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you need every item with a tag “Just for Travel”. The local clothing stores usually offer more affordable sleeveless shirts or short pants, and even the undergarments, just in case you run out of those. Just live your life like the local and wear what they’re wearing. Visit the Hardware Stores Well, who think you can only find stuffs for home improvement at the hardware stores. Skip the free classifieds in Ghana for now and head to the nearest hardware store you can find in Africa. Among the items you can get at a local hardware store are the S-Hooks, key tags, sink stoppers, door wedges and even ear plugs! And, they can come at cheaper prices too!(Image by Mike Pearson)   Go To Pharmacies For those mini travel toiletry items, go to the local discounted pharmacies across Africa. If you’re a female...

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Budget Accommodation options To stay in Morocco
Dec11

Budget Accommodation options To stay in Morocco

Many of the people who have traveled to morocco testify to having a trip of a life time. Morocco is a country rich in culture and beautiful scenery that attracts tourist from the world over. This is probably why its tourism sector is its second largest industry just after its very profitable phosphate industry. It is also know to have very relatively low accommodation prices considering of the many treats its tourism sector basket has to offer. Travelers and tourist alike can find many different accommodations that will not break their bank account making their stay in Morocco even more enjoyable. Where to stay in Morocco Hotels There are up to 400 different hotels in Marrakech (Morocco’s fourth largest city) alone. The hotels range from high end expensive hotels to good affordable hotels that would make your stay in Morocco enjoyable. The good thing about having so many different hotels in Morocco is that you can find a good budget hotel without having to book in advance. (image by marco). You can find good budgetary hotels such as Hotel Astrid in Casablanca and Raid les Orangers d’Alilia both in Marrakech for less than $70 a night. They are both considered good hotels for they both offer an array of amenities such as free WI-Fi god clean rooms and both offer very good tasty and divine meals. This is just a small sample of hotels in Morocco the good thing about all budgetary hotels is that you can bargain to get the best deal for you. Hostels There are a number of good hostels in Morocco. If you are planning to go with your friends to enjoy one of Africa’s most coveted coastlines, then living in a hostel would be a good option for you. You can get a cheap hostel for as little as $30 a night. Examples of such a hostel is Riad Dar Chifra in Fes that charges about $25 per night in this hostel you not only get good hosting, you will also be treated to massages if you wish and good food. There are many other hostels in Morocco such as the Riad Zahra in Essaouria that charges about $45 a night. For this price you get to enjoy a satellite TV in every room, a pool and there is even a bar on site. Guest houses If you are unlucky in finding a good hotel or hostel, you can settle in guest houses that are just as many and comfortable. There are a number of guest houses in all major Moroccan cities. They come in handy especially during the tourism peak season when hotels...

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