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Travel Articles: Africa
Top River Cruise Destinations
Now that you are convinced that your next trip MUST be a river cruise, the difficult decision of deciding "where to?" is upon you. Adventure Life offers river cruising in some incredible destinations. Below are highlights of just a few of these options to help in your decision.
Europe: Boasting dozens of languages, half a billion …
To Africa and Back!
Each country is Africa is so different and I was lucky enough to experience both South Africa and Tanzania on my trip to the continent. Traveling from North America to Southern Africa is worth every second you have to spend in airports and on long plane rides. A place unlike any other, I hope my blog about the culture and wildlife I encountered …
My Namibia Adventure
We explored Namibia in December of 2014. Our tour included a walk on the Tok Tokkie Trail through the NamibRand Nature Reserve. We slept under the beautiful desert sky. Later we visit a local Himba Village and got to know the tribe people. Our time included some amazing wildlife watching with lesser flamingos, lions, giraffes, guineafowl, …
3 Best Safari Lodges of Kruger National Park
Going on an African safari does not necessarily mean you will be "roughing it." Discerning travelers with a taste for quality can still experience the wild side of Africa without sacrificing creature comforts! Explore Kruger National Park in style at a game lodge, bush camp and safari lodge hand picked by Adventure Life staff.
South Africa Tours: 7 Amazing Destinations!
South Africa is becoming a more popular trip destination, as it offers a variety of activities for all types of travelers. With so many amazing options, knowing where to begin can be a challenge in planning a trip. These 7 South Africa tours & attractions that can help you determine the best options and leave you wanting more!
What to Expect on a South Africa Safari: A How-To Guide to Help you Prepare for Your Trip
Where else in the world can you come face-to-face with rhinos and elephants, then enjoy a four course meal at a luxury safari camp in the same day? South Africa is this destination - perfect for the adventurous soul.
South Africa Tours: 15 South Africa Adventures for 2015
Here's your 2015 guide for great day trips and adventures in South Africa
South Africa Safari: 10 Zany Creatures You Never Even Knew Existed
Africa is world-renowned for its wildlife. We have all heard about the "Big Five" game animals, but have you ever heard of a Dugong? How about a Galago? A Kudu? Or a Pangolin? In this article, we reveal some of Africa's more unique inhabitants.
3 Truths & a Lie: Ebola in Africa and the Ecology of Fear
The media has created hysteria over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Here is how you can...
Our African Adventure
When I was given the opportunity to plan a trip of my choice I knew I wanted to go back to Africa. As one of my co-travelers said, once you go to Africa you get the "African Virus" - you just can't stop going back. So, I began planning. Boating is one of my passions, so I knew I wanted a large portion of my trip to focus on the river nestled in …
South Africa Tours
South Africa Tours: 3 Action-Packed Trips Under $3,000
You may be thinking about taking a trip to South Africa soon, and who could blame you? After all, the Rainbow Nation of South Africa is home to the most amazing creatures on planet Earth. Not to mention the exquisite food, fine wine and beautiful lodges that are distinctly South Africa.
Kenya Center Renovations Grant
Adventure Life has graciously given Amani ya Juu (amaniafrica.org) funds to begin renovations on our center in Nairobi, Kenya.
Amani ya Juu means “higher peace” in Swahili. Amani is a fair trade sewing and training program for marginalized women in Africa. Women from many African nations and cultures are learning to work together through …
River Cruising Has Our Attention
A cruise does not have to be a 2,000 passenger ship that spends the majority of its journeys in the middle of the ocean. It does not necessary mean cheesy shows, ice sculptures on the buffet, and onboard water slides. Traveling by ship can actually provide cultural, historical, and natural insight all while offering an elegant mode of …
Top 5 Wildlife Destinations
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered. Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations.
This continent has long been recognized as the ultimate adventure frontier and a remarkable trip into the wild. An Africa tour allows the discovery of a wide variety of animals in their natural habitat. …
Best Times to Visit Africa
What is the best time to take an Africa trip? As such a huge continent, the optimal travel months vary by region. Travelers can use this helpful chart that gives an overview of when to visit various areas. Of course, weather & wildlife are not predictable - which makes your trip all that much more adventurous!
Africa Safari Guide to Wildlife Viewing
Africa seems to provide endless opportunities to observe diverse and unique wildlife. This chart helps determine the optimal locations for a safari depending on the specific wildlife you would like to see.
West Africa Cruise on the Pegasus
The West Africa cruise on the 45 passage Pegasus with just 29 on board was one of the best cruises I have ever completed. The Gambia is a bird lovers paradise and the 3 hour excursion to Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve was one of the best ever. The 5K walk in the Kiang West National Park was amazing. The people and sites of Senegal and The Gambia are …
Exploring Ancient Egypt
We had an amazing 4 day cruise down the river on the Nile Adventurer in 2010. Our Egyptologist, Zainab, and the boat staff made the experience a delight! We hope to return soon and experience more of Egypt.
Nearly the size of Texas, Algeria is a country in northern Africa that borders the Mediterranean sea. Archaeological excavations indicate that primitive humans inhabited Algeria as early as 700,000 years ago.
November Mfuwe Lodge Trip
Our Kenya Safari Adventure
We traveled on a Kenyan safari and encountered so much wildlife on our journey: cheetahs, lions, elephants, giraffes, ostriches, hyenas, and more! We also had the privilege of visiting a Masai village and view some of their cultural ceremonies and dress.
An Island Expedition to the Cape Verde Islands
Explore the small islands of the coast of North Africa, Cape Verde islands. These islands were uninhabited until Portuguese colonization in the fifteenth century.
A North African Treasure
Tunisia is a North African country with one of the richest cultural heritages in the world. Take a Tunisian cruise to experience this jewel of the Mediterranean!
Morocco is a country made legendary by such cities as the fabled Casablanca, and by a fluid movement of cultures across the centuries.
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