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About the Spread of Dengue Fever

About the Spread of Dengue Fever

While Dengue Fever is by no means a new phenomenon, over the past few decades it has become more widely known and understood. A relatively recent increase in the number of reported cases among world travelers has led to higher interest in the disease among the general population.
The Lowdown on Smoking Hashish in Morocco: Can You Do It Safely?

The Lowdown on Smoking Hashish in Morocco: Can You Do It Safely?

Smoking hashish in Morocco is commonplace but illegal. If you are visiting Morocco and you're hauling a backpack, you will probably be offered hashish. Here are tips on how to be smart about smoking Hashish when traveling in Morocco.
Lake Malawi (Malawi)

Lake Malawi (Malawi)

Lake Malawi, travel information and guide to one of Africa's most beautiful lakes.
Requirements for Travel Into Israel

Requirements for Travel Into Israel

Israel's beauty combined with its religious and political history make it a fascinating destination for travelers. However, the constantly changing political landscape often makes travel into Israel difficult. Always check with the U.S. Department of State for current travel warnings before you leav
Garden Path, Majorelle Gardens

Garden Path, Majorelle Gardens

Path in Majorelle Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco
Djenne, Mali

Djenne, Mali

Djenne Mali. Travel guide to Djenne home of the world's biggest mud-brick building, the Grande Mosque. Information on how to get to Djenne, where to stay, tours to Djenne and more.
Day 1 of an 8 day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro

Day 1 of an 8 day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro

Forest trail, day 1, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Groot Constantia - the oldest and grandest vineyard in the Cape

Groot Constantia - the oldest and grandest vineyard in the Cape

One of South Africa's oldest and grandest vineyards, Constantia wine was world famous in the 18th century. These days it is making a comeback. Groot Constantia is a magnificent Cape-Dutch mansion and a visit makes a wonderful day out from Cape Town.
Plan the African Safari That's Right for You

Plan the African Safari That's Right for You

Planning Your Africa Safari. Guide to help you plan the right safari in Africa. Find out what style of accommodation and tour is right for you and your dream African safari. This guide to Safari styles will help you decide what suits your safari needs and provides tour recommendations.
Panari Hotel in Nairobi, Africa

Panari Hotel in Nairobi, Africa

The Panari has views of Nairobi National Park and its wildlife.giraffe image by Fotocie from Fotolia.comThe Panari Hotel is a new hotel development in Nairobi, Kenya, which acts as a transit airport for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). It is also the headquarters of the Kenya...
District Six – Cape Town's District Six

District Six – Cape Town's District Six

Cape Town's District Six - a district destroyed by apartheid slowly comes back to life with an excellent museum and theatre as the community rebuilds.
Glee Clubs Zulu Style – Durban's Isicathamiya choirs

Glee Clubs Zulu Style – Durban's Isicathamiya choirs

Isicathamiya, a Zulu music tradition of competitive male voice choirs, takes African singing in an entirely new direction, borrowing heavily from Christian revivalism and ragtime and indulging in hotly contested all-night sing-offs, judged on snappy dressing dance moves as well as the vocals.
Bathroom, Virunga Lodge

Bathroom, Virunga Lodge

Bathroom, Virunga Lodge, Rwanda. Recently refurbished in all 8 cottages, the bathrooms are enormous, with double sinks and a huge shower area.
Inkosana Lodge, Drakensberg

Inkosana Lodge, Drakensberg

The Inkosana Lodge, in the Drakensberg is the perfect place to stay before and after your hike. Set in the Champagne Valley, this backpacker lodge is convenient, inexpensive and very friendly.
Best of the Eastern Cape – Best of South African Tourism Province by Province

Best of the Eastern Cape – Best of South African Tourism Province by Province

Eastern Cape is one of the most fascinating of South Africa's provinces, its coast covering both the famed Garden Route and the Wild Coast, while inland there are the gentle green hills of the Settler Country round Grahamstown and the harsher semi-desert of the Karoo. It is the Xhosa homeland w
How to Tigerfish on the Zambezi

How to Tigerfish on the Zambezi

Sport fishing for tigerfish on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe or Zambia is an experience never to be forgotten. The tigerfish is found in many rivers in Africa, and its unique coloring -- silvery body with black stripes and red fins -- is unmistakable. It has a row of fierce teeth, grows to around 20
Monk in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Monk in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Monk in Lalibela, Ethiopia
West Africa Geography Information

West Africa Geography Information

West Africa generally refers to a group of 16 countries in the northwest corner of the continent: Benin, Burkina, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. West Africa occupies the Bulge of Africa, spread
Tripoli, Libya's Capital City

Tripoli, Libya's Capital City

Tripoli; image, facts and travel information about Libya's capital city, North Africa
Central Market in Arusha, Tanzania

Central Market in Arusha, Tanzania

On the Edge of the Central Market, Arusha