Tag Archives: Africa

When it comes to exotic travel, it’s hard to top our Africa tours. It would be hard to quarrel about Africa being the most exotic travel destination on the planet. With much of Africa being less developed, our Africa tours are the ideal way to see this continent, as the travel infrastructure is not nearly as developed as other continents.
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Our tours of Africa take care of all the details, so you can focus on enjoying yourself and the fascinating sites and experiences. Whether you’re fascinated by African culture, or have a yearning to see the iconic wildlife of the African continent, a tour of Africa will be one you will remember forever. Are you thinking of travelling to Africa to see the Big 5? If you’re not familiar with the term, the Big Five game animals in Africa are the lion, rhinoceros, leopard, Cape Buffalo and elephant. The term had been coined by big game hunters, but we only hunt with our cameras!
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In addition to the Big 5, other iconic African wildlife includes giraffes, hippos, zebra, hyenas, gorillas, chimpanzees and crocodiles, just to name a few. It’s one thing to see African wildlife on TV, but nothing compares to seeing these fascinating animals in person! There is so much to see and do in Africa, it’s not all about the animals. Some of mankinds greatest creations can be found in Egypt, in the northeastern part of Africa. From the Sphinx and Great Pyramids, to the Aswan High Dam, Egypt also has a lot to offer. Maybe you’d like to see the truly spectacular Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe? The Great Rift Valley? The real problem is where to go first! So, check out our Africa travel blog posts for inspiration!

Spotting Danko the leopard on Okavango Botswana safari

Okavango Delta Botswana Tour – The Safari of a Lifetime!

An African safari seems to be an ultimate bucket list item and the hardest question is which region to go experience next. Luckily, Dale of The Maritime Explorer is able to offer us his take on a prime Botswana safari tour.

Spotting Danko the leopard on Okavango Botswana safari

Up until about twenty years ago I had never heard of the Okavango delta in northwestern Botswana, but once I learned that it was a truly unique place on earth I knew I had to go there. Recently Alison and I got to fulfill that dream on a solo trip planned just for us by Canadian tour company Adventures Abroad.

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hippo family and elephant Chobe River Botswana Namibia Africa

Chobe National Park Namibia – Elephants Everywhere!

For those that ever dreamed of Africa, here is a great insight from our traveller Dale of The Maritime Explorer about a recent trip to Chobe National Park in Namibia.

hippo family and elephant Chobe River Botswana Namibia Africa

This is my second post on the Chobe River area that stretches along the Caprivi Strip which separates Namibia from Botswana. The first post featured the Chobe Savanna Lodge which, in my opinion, is quite simply one of the most wonderful places anyone could ever want to stay. Continue reading

aerial view of Victoria Falls helicopter tour Zimbabwe Africa

Victoria Falls Tour in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is known as the ‘smoke that thunders’ and is among the best waterfalls in the world. Learn why Zimbabwe is such a beautiful stop on our Southern Africa tour with an excellent write up shared with us by Dale of the Maritime Explorer.

aerial view of Victoria Falls helicopter tour Zimbabwe Africa

Victoria Falls Tour With Adventures Abroad

Alison and I have just completed a 12 day tour of Namibia with Canadian tour company Adventures Abroad. Here’s a post giving you all the reasons why this is a must-do trip if you like to get off the beaten track and experience a country that is only now coming into its own as a tourist destination. Continue reading

bull elephant at Etosha National Park Namibia

Etosha National Park – Namibia Tour Part 2 – Wildlife Water Holes

In a destination as good as Namibia, it is hard summarize just how great it is. Sometimes you need two posts for one event. Following up with his excellent first post, we present another post from Dale of The Maritime Explorer on the watering holes of Namibia.

bull elephant at Etosha National Park Namibia

This is my second post on the famous water holes of Etosha National Park in northern Namibia. This is the final leg of a journey that has taken us from Windhoek to the Namib Desert to the Skeleton Coast to Damaraland and now Etosha. Continue reading

Etosha National Park – Touring Namibia’s Wonderful Wildlife Water Holes

In a land as dry and large as Namibia, you would think it would be hard to find the animals. Not the case! You just have to know where to look.

Our next installment from Dale of The Maritime Explorer talks all things wildlife and watering hole related. Read on.

Giraffe at Etosha National Park NamibiaThis the seventh post on a recent trip to the fabulous country of Namibia with Canadian travel experts Adventures Abroad. In the course of just over a week our small group has discovered that Namibia is a huge country with a great variety of landscapes. Continue reading

Amazing African sunset at Doro Nawas in Damaraland Namibia

Damaraland Namibia Desert Elephant Safari

An elephant safari isn’t always what comes to mind when travelling through Africa, but join us as Dale of The Maritime Explorer recounts his experience on one of our favourite tours. Learn more about our small group tour to Damaraland Namibia.

Amazing African sunset at Doro Nawas in Damaraland Namibia

The journey continues for our intrepid group of Adventures Abroad explorers as we brave the 40°C (104°F) temperatures of the Namib Desert and Damaraland Namibia in search of the flora and fauna that can survive in these conditions. Continue reading