Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

Trekkers Guide to Mount Kilimanjaro

Trekkers Guide to Mount Kilimanjaro

Looking like a magnificent bas relief in the Tanzanian grassland, Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in the African continent, is a remarkable sight. But the sight is even more breathtaking when you get to the snowcapped summit.You do not have to be an elite mountaineer to climb Kilimanjaro. Here is the catch: It is the highest mountain in the world that can be reached by trekking alone. So if you are a fit and experienced trekker and want to experience a classic walking holiday, then a hike up K…

Things to Consider when Traveling to South Africa

Things to Consider when Traveling to South Africa

South Africa is one of the hottest destinations in the world. With its diverse culture, breathtaking safaris, beautiful beaches, world class wine, and delicious food, you can never go wrong for choosing South Africa for your holiday vacation. Before packing your bag and flying to this country, however, there are several things you need to consider.Visa requirementsAs a tourist, you may not need a visa to enter the country provided that your stay there doesn’t exceed 30 to 90 days; South Africa d…

The Historical City of Cairo

The Historical City of Cairo

In terms of historical significance, Cairo is one of the most important cities in the world. Its rich history goes back thousands of years, and the culture and structures that have survived bear witness to the numerous legends about the birth of a powerful city. Shortly after unifying Upper and Lower Egypt, Menes, the first King-God of the Dynastic period, established the capital of Memphis in around 3100 BC. Many accounts suggest that Memphis predated Menes’ arrival and that it had a huge influ…

Necropolis of Saqqara

Necropolis of Saqqara

Beyond the bustling city of Cairo, Egypt still possesses the charm of the Ancient World with its magnificent pyramids and remnants of great structures. At the height of Egypt’s power and wealth, they buried their dead in a vast cemetery that sprung a life of its own.Covering a seven-kilometer stretch of the Western Desert, on a plateau high above the River Nile, Saqqara was Ancient Egypt’s cemetery for more than 3500 years. Named after Sokar, the patron god of the dead in the ancient capital of …

Cairo Transport and Accommodation Guide

Cairo Transport and Accommodation Guide

In your mind you are probably thinking you are to some place that time forgot. But Cairo is just like any major city in the world. It has plenty of hotels to meet your lodging needs and has a vast transportation network to accommodate your transportation needs.From the airportFrom the Cairo International Airport, you can take a cab to get to your hotel. If you do not have reservations yet, you can ask you cab driver to recommend a good place to stay in. Taxi fare from the airport to the center o…

Cairo: The Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Cairo: The Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Egypt is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Pyramids of Giza, located just outside of Cairo, never cease to amaze tourists. The Sphinx is also located just in front of the great Pyramids, same as ┬áthe lesser known Saqqara or the Step Pyramid. The Pyramids Of GizaFrom the center of the Cairo, you can take a cab or minibus, and then to get to the pyramids, you can take a horse or a buggy. Or for an ultimate desert experience, take a camel. If you want to take a camel, haggle. Hard….

Guide to Shopping in Cairo

Guide to Shopping in Cairo

Cairo has been a shopping haven for centuries now. It has been the trading place of people from Africa, the Middle East and even people from Asia. These traders put up tents to sell of barter their goods. Although these days, peddlers hawk imitations of famous brands, you could still find peddlers who sell authentic merchandise. Khan Al-KhaliliOn your shopping expedition around Cairo, you may feel like you went back in time. You will find local and foreign merchants selling gold, copper, textile…

Best Time to Enjoy Kenyan Safari

Best Time to Enjoy Kenyan Safari

The best time to experience Kenyan safari is when the wildlife is in dense numbers and easy to find. This is the time when migrating animals descend on the Mara plains, with the opportunistic predators very close behind. You can witness this hunter-prey spectacle from July through October, during the dry seasons. If your Kenyan holiday falls within this period, it is recommended that you visit the Masai Mara park to see this spectacular event. Kenya is also a great destination from January throu…

Safari in Namibian

Safari in Namibian

Treat yourself to an authentic African adventure by experiencing the overland camping safari in Namibia, covering the highlights of the cultural wonders and spectacular beauty of the country. You’ll get to see Etosha National Park’s diverse flora and fauna, view the canyons and San petroglyphs in Damaraland, enjoy the unique urban atmosphere of Swakopmund, walk at the Sossuvlei dunes, meet the Bushmen and the Himba, and so much more.EtoshaNamibia’s varied and diverse flora and fauna is concentra…