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These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:17:54 +0000

 



How Christmas is Celebrated in Africa

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This article looks at some of the ways people celebrate Christmas in Africa, from traditional festivities to church services, dinners and more.



New Years Eve in Africa

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New Year's Eve in Africa. Find out how Africans celebrate New Year's Eve from Morocco on down to South Africa.



Forgotten Felines: the Seven Small Cats of Africa

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Africa's big cats are world-famous - but what about the continent's small cats? Learn all about forgotten felines like the serval and the caracal here.



Morocco's Top Ten Destinations

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Discover Morocco's top ten destinations, ranging from the imperial cities of Marrakech, Meknes and Fes; to the beaches of Essaouira and Asilah.



The Most Dangerous Animals You'll See on Safari

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A listing of Africa's most dangerous animals, includes images and further information of each animal.



Top 12 Best Things to Do During Your Trip to...

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What are the best things to do when you visit Morocco? Here's a list of my top 12 things to do in Morocco. Enjoy a relaxing scrub at a local hammam, try a cooking class, ski, surf, and get lost at the Fes tanneries. Eat a kebab alongside snake charmers in the Marrakech medina, and many other activities I recommend when you visit Morocco.



Ten of Africa's Most Iconic Safari Animals

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Learn all about Africa's most iconic safari animals, from Big Five heavyweights like the leopard and the rhino, to the instantly-recognisable giraffe.



Africa's Big 5 Facts and Information

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Introduction to the big five of Africa. What animals are included, what game parks you can see them at, photos and fun facts about the Cape buffalo, leopard, rhino, lion and elephant.



Africa's Most Dangerous Spiders

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A list about Africa's most dangerous, venomous, and frightening spiders; where to find them, images, and information on why they are dangerous.



What Are Africa's Best Safari Destinations?

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Top Africa Safari Destinations includes the best wildlife parks in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Gabon.



Africa's Most Dangerous Snakes

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Explore a series of photos and facts that tell you everything you need to know about eight of Africa's most dangerous snakes.



Train Travel in Morocco

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Train Travel in Morocco. Find out how to book your train ticket in Morocco, how long it takes to get from Casablanca to Fes or Tangier to Marrakech, how much a train ticket costs, if there's food on board and more useful Morocco train travel tips.



Train Schedules: Casablanca to Marrakech, Fes,...

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Train Schedule (in English) from Casablanca to Fes, Marrakech and Tangier and return. Find out how often trains depart from Casablanca to all of Morocco's major tourist destinations. Fares and train travel tips are also listed.



How to Say Hello in Several African Languages

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Learn how to say hello in several African languages, including those spoken in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Malawi and more.



10 Destinations to Top Your Africa Bucket-List

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Add these iconic African destinations to the top of your bucket list and experience the best that the continent has to offer.



How to Find a Cheap Flight to Africa: Advice...

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Find the best airlines deals to get a cheap flight to anywhere in Africa with these tips on when to book and where to look for budget flights to Africa.



Does it Ever Snow on the African Continent?

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Snow in Africa may seem unlikely, but in reality there are several countries that see snowfall; and others where you can even practice your skiing.



Fes Train Schedule in English

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Fes Train Schedule in English. If you are planning on taking a train from Fes (Morocco) to Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Rabat or Meknes, here's information about schedules, buying tickets and more.



A Brief Guide to Africa's Dry and Rainy Seasons

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Information about Africa's climate, including a brief overview of the continent's dry and rainy seasons and what each season means for visitors.



Tangier to Marrakech - Night Trains in Morocco

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Information about over night train travel in Morocco. Tangier to Marrakech and Casablanca to Oujda, timetable and information about night trains in Morocco. Find out when Morocco's night trains depart, how much it costs and how to get to and from Tangier to Marrakech, Casablanca to Oujda, and Tangier to Fes (Fez).



Train Schedule for Travel to and From Tangier,...

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Discover accurate train times from Tangier to other major Moroccan destinations like Fes, Marrakech and Casablanca. Train travel tips are also listed.



‘Habari gani' and 20 Other Basic Swahili...

2016-12-08T11:17:54Z

Swahili (Kiswahili) for travelers to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Learn some basic Swahili (KiSwahili) phrases and traveling in East Africa will be even more rewarding. Greetings, numbers, animals, transport and other basic phrases are covered in this article about Swahili. Find out where Swahili is spoken, basic rules of pronounciation, Swahili online courses, language schools and more.



A Top Ten List of East Africa's Best Travel...

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If you plan on visiting East Africa, make sure you're clued up on the region's best destinations - from Lalibela in Ethiopia to Zanzibar in Tanzania.



The Lowdown on Smoking Hashish in Morocco: Can...

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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.



Convenient Ways You Can Travel Between Spain...

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How to get a ferry from Spain to Morocco and Morocco back to Spain. Ferries to Tangiers, Cueta, Melilla, and Nador. Where to catch a ferry in Spain, where is it best to arrive in Morocco. Information about cheap flights to Morocco from Spain and more.



How to Say Thank You in Several African Languages

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Learn how to say thank you in several African languages, including those spoken in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Malawi and more.



From Cycling to Culinary Tours: The Top 10...

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What are the best things to do on vacation in Africa? Here's a list of the top ten, from going on safari to volunteering your time at a local orphanage.



Marrakech Train Schedule in English

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Marrakech Train Schedule in English. If you are planning on taking a train from Marrakech (Morocco) to Casablanca, Fes, Tangier, Rabat or Meknes, here's information about schedules, buying tickets and more.



Casablanca, Morocco - Facts and Travel...

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Facts and travel information about Casablanca, Morocco's commercial capital, largest city and main port. Casablanca is gritty on the outside, but there are gems to discover on the inside, the biggest one being the absolutely stunning Hassan II Mosque. Find out where to eat, sleep, shop and play from my guide to Casablanca.



When Should You Go on Safari?

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Find out the best time to go on an African safari in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.



Fun Facts About Africa's Wildlife

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Fun facts about your favorite animals in Africa; find out about giraffe tongues, hippo dung, elephant trunks, black mamba venom and much more.



How to Say I Love You in Several African...

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The True Story of the Great Wildlife Migration...

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The great annual migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in East Africa is one of nature's biggest spectacles. Find out where and when you can see the migration.



How to Say "Good Bye" in Africa

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How to Say Goodbye in Africa - Saying Goodbye in Africa. Learn how to say



Which African Countries are Located on the...

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Discover which African countries are located on the equator, where to find equatorial markers and what phenomena to look out for whilst you're there.



The A-Z of African Currencies, from Algeria to...

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Find out what currency is used in every African country along with links to currency converters and tips on what money to bring to Africa.



10 Top Destinations in Ghana, from Elmina to...

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Ghana's top 10 destinations and attractions. The best places to visit in Ghana include the castles and forts used during the slave trade, Accra, Kumasi, the Mole and Kakum national parks and of course Busua and Kokrobite beaches.



When is the Best Time of Year to Visit Morocco?

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Discover the best time to visit Morocco, whether you plan to visit Marrakech, explore the Sahara or trek the Atlas Mountains.



Top Tips on How To Apply for an African Tourist...

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If you're planning a trip to Africa, find out about applying for a tourist visa - including how and when to apply and a list of essential documents.



Everything You Need to Know about Bringing...

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Travel tips about money in Africa, including safest way to carry money and the best currencies and best form of money to bring to Africa.



Accra, Ghana

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Accra, Ghana's Capital City, facts and information includes population, interesting facts, travel information and more. Page 45.



When Is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?

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Find out the best time to visit Egypt's top attractions, including Luxor, Cairo, and the Red Sea; and what to consider when planning your trip.



10 Steps to Planning an Amazing African Vacation

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Planning a trip to Africa? Find out how to plan your African vacation in 10 easy steps. This checklist will walk you through the whole trip planning process, from deciding where to go in Africa, when to go, what to pack, when to book your flights and much more.



Going to Ghana? Check Out These Helpful Tips...

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Ghana is one of West Africa's most popular tourist destinations. Learn about its geography, economy, best time to go, climate, and more.



An Alphabetical List of Africa's Capital Cities

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Test your knowledge of Africa's capital cities with this comprehensive list, which details the capitals of all African nations from Algeria to Zimbabwe.



Where to Go in North Africa - Travel Guide

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When deciding where to go in North Africa, make sure you visit at least a few of its best destinations, including medieval cities, desert trips, and more.



Annual Festivals and Events in Morocco

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Find out what festivals and events are taking place in Morocco so you can plan your trip around them.



Where Can You Find Direct Flights from the U.S....

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Direct Flights to Africa From the US. Direct flights from America to major cities in Africa are hard to find and schedules change frequently. Find out what the current options are to fly to Africa without a long layover in Europe or the Middle East.



What You Need to Know About Morocco

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Facts and travel information about Morocco in North Africa, including geography, economy, best time to go, climate, getting to Morocco and more.



Fun Facts About African Animals: The Cheetah

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Discover fun cheetah facts, including information about their speed, where to find them in the wild and why they are listed as a vulnerable species.



25 Things You Didn't Know About Africa

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Facts About Africa. African Geography facts, Africa population facts, fun facts about Africa, travel facts about Africa and more about Africa.



What Are the Best Backpacker Destinations in...

2016-12-08T11:17:54Z

Best Backpacker Destinations in Africa. Top 10 Africa Backpacker places to rest, relax and party with fellow backpackers from all over the world in Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana and more. Check out the best places to chill out and unwind from traveling the dusty African roads.



Top Ten Myths and Misconceptions About Africa

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When it comes to Africa, most people have a pre-conceived idea of what the continent is like. In this article, we separate the myths from the reality.



Tunisia: What Every Visitor Should Know

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Tunisia is a safe and friendly country in North Africa. Learn about its geography, travel, economy, best time to go, climate, getting around and more.



First Time in Africa?

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First Time in Africa? Tips on what to expect when you first travel to a developing country. Dealing with poverty, begging, unwanted attention, popular tourist scams, health and safety concerns and more.



What's the Weather Like in Ethiopia?

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Find out what the weather will be like when you plan your trip to Ethiopia. Average annual temperatures for Addis Ababa, Mekele and Dire Dawa as well as more climate information for trips to the mountains and desert.



When is the Best Time of Year to Visit Ghana?

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Discover the best time to visit Ghana, including specific advice for trips to the country's beaches, national parks, cities and coastal castles.



Top Tips for Staying Safe Whilst Visiting Kenya

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Kenya is a popular destination despite being increasingly unstable. Read this article for tips on staying safe in different areas of the country.



Africa Travel Gift Ideas

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Gift ideas for people traveling to Africa include links and information for Africa travel magazines, travel gear, African crafts, Books, movies and more.



The Best of South African Food

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South Africa has a rich culinary tradition, from Africa, Europe and Asia, along with wonderful ingredients. Specialities include waterlillies, mopane worms, ostrich and slap pap.



12 Ultimate Wilderness Safaris Near Cape Town,...

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There are several excellent safari parks within a few hours of Cape Town. Private game reserves in the Eastern Cape also offer access from Cape Town.



Must-Know Travel Warnings and Alerts for...

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Current travel warnings for countries in Africa from the US State Department, with links to the UK, Canadian and Australian government travel warnings.



Advice and Information on Vaccinations for...

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Find out about vaccinations for Africa travel - including which ones are compulsory, which are recommended and how to plan your vaccination schedule.



The Inside Scoop on "Sex and the City 2" in...

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Best Treks in Africa from Kilimanjaro to the...

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Best treks in Africa. Find out where the best hiking opportunities are in Africa. From the snowy peaked Mount Kilimanjaro, to the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. From the Atlas mountains in Morocco, to the ancient Drakensberg range in South Africa. Hiking and Trekking information about Mount Meru, Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon, Mulanje Mountain and Mount Cameroon.



What Time is It in Africa?

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Find out what time it is in Africa right now; what Swahili time is all about; what year Ethiopians are celebrating; what the concept of



Kenya's Top 10 Attractions, from Safaris to...

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Discover Kenya's top attractions and find out why Kenya is East Africa 's most popular tourist destination.



How Big is Africa?

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How big is Africa? Map showing the true size of Africa, it's bigger than you think. Here's a map of Africa to illustrate how large the continent really is. The US, Europe, China and Japan can all fit comfortably. It helps to figure out exactly what 30,221 square kilometers looks like. Page 11.



Would You Consider Eating Mopane Worms?

2016-12-08T11:17:54Z

Mopane worms are a nutritious food source for many rural people in southern Africa. Mopane worms are not worms, but caterpillars. I tasted one recently, find out what it was like, check out some mopane worm recipes, and learn more interesting facts about this bush food.



Rabat, Morocco

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Rabat; images, facts and information about Morocco's capital city, North Africa. Page 37.



How Many Days Should Your Ideal Safari Be...

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What is the ideal length of a safari in Africa? The best answer is probably one week. Find out why a week is the ideal length for a safari, and when you may want to opt for a longer or shorter trip. This would depend on several factors including popular add-ons like a Cape Town visit, or a few days on the beach.



10 Days in South Africa

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My recommendation for the perfect 10 day trip in South Africa includes 4 nights in Cape Town, with a visit to the Winelands followed by a safari in the Kruger area.



10 Traditional African Games

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Traditional games played in Africa. Find out what board games are played in Africa from Bao, Mancala, Fanorona to Morabaraba. Facts and information about African games including where to buy them. African board games make great gifts!



African Festivals and Events You Really...

2016-12-08T11:17:54Z

My picks for Africa's best festivals and events are listed below. It's worth planning your vacation to Africa around any of these top festivals and events. Click on the headings for more information.



Is Africa a Dangerous Place to Travel?

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Safety tips to avoid crime while in Africa and what to do if you are a victim of crime when traveling.



Fun Facts About African Animals: The Hippo

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Magnificent yet unpredictable, the hippo is a true African icon. Learn about its amazing adaptations, from its webbed feet to its natural sunscreen.



Best Things to Do in Cape Town

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Cape Town is one of the most beautiful, vibrant and exciting cities in the world. I've listed my personal top ten activities in Cape Town, so if you are visiting for the first time you have a good list to start with. I recommend spending at least three days in Cape Town and including several items from my



Looking for a Challenge? Learn How to Climb...

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How To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, tips for a successful ascent to Africa's highest mountain. Enjoy reaching Uhuru peak because you have chosen the right tour operator, packed the right gear, chosen the best route and acclimatized.



African Safari: When Are the Best Times to See...

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When you are planning a safari in Africa, here's a list of popular baby animals, and where and when the best chance might be of seeing them in the wild.



Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia) Travel Guide in Photos

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Sidi Bou Said travel guide in photos. Where to stay in Sidi Bou Said, where to eat, how to get to Sidi Bou Said, and more about Tunisia's most picturesque village on the Mediterranean.



Marrakech Travel Guide

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Travel guide to Marrakech will give you tips on the best time to go, the top sights to see, where to stay, how to get to Marrakech and how to get around.



Nairobi, Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, facts and information includes population, interesting facts, travel information and more. Page 3.



The 10 Attractions You Must See During Your...

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Travel to South Africa and Visit These Top Attractions. Travel information about South Africa's top attractions include Cape Town, Knysna, the Drakensberg, Durban, Soweto, Kruger National Park, Hogsback, Hermanus and the Cape Winelands. Find out what to see and where to stay at each of these destinations.



Where to go in Southern Africa

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Southern Africa's top destinations. The best destinations in Southern Africa include top attractions in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Enjoy an enormous variety of wildlife on safari in South Luangwa, Okavango Delta, Kruger and Chobe. Hike South Africa's Wild Coast and enjoy a gourmet meal in Cape Town. Dive with schools of sharks and relax on the finest beaches on Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago. Get sprayed by the world's mightiest waterfall, the Victoria Falls.



Where to Go in Botswana - Top Attractions

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Botswana's Top Attractions. A list of destinations that will help you plan what to see and where to go in Botswana. Botswana is one of Africa's top safari destinations so many of its attractions focus on the incredible wildlife reserves and national parks like Chobe and the Okavango Delta. Not to be missed is its rich San bushmen heritage and culture.



Is Going on Safari Dangerous?

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Is going on safari dangerous? Tips to help you avoid an unwelcome confrontation with a wild animal either in a vehicle or on foot.



Care to Swim With Penguins at South Africa's...

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Information about swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach just outside Cape Town in South Africa.



Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Freetown; images, facts and travel information about Sierra Leone's capital city, West Africa. Page 11.



Top Ten Parks and Reserves in Kenya

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Kenya is one of the most popular safari destination in Africa. Here are the top ten wildlife parks and reserves, including Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and more.



The Ultimate Travel Guide to Fes (Fez), Morocco

2016-12-08T11:17:54Z

Fes (Fez) Travel Guide. Find out what to see in Fes, where to stay in Fes, when to go and how to get there. Travel tips, recommendations, maps and more to help you plan your trip to Fes, Morocco's most fascinating city.



How to Call Africa from Other Continents

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Learn how to make a phone call to Africa with this list of international calling or dialing codes for every country.



Malabo, Equatorial Guinea's Capital City

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Equatorial Guinea's capital Malabo is located just off the mainland on Bioko island. It's an oil town these days, with some high end, expensive hotels and lots of oil platforms dotted around the harbour. Because of the oil industry, Malabo is a fairly cosmopolitan city and there are plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy especially along the main street in town, Ave de la Independencia. In January 2012 Malabo co-hosts the Africa Cup of Nations. Page 9.



Ethiopia Travel Guide: Essential Facts and...

2016-12-08T11:17:54Z

If you're planning a trip to Ethiopia, read on for essential facts about the country's climate, key attractions and population demographics.



Where to go in West and Central Africa

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West Africa is famous for its cultural diversity and rich history. Learn where to go, including top attractions like Mali, Niger, Senegal, Ghana, and more.



How to Avoid Malaria When Traveling in Africa

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Tips on how to avoid malaria when traveling in Africa, including taking medication, using mosquito repellents and recognizing malarial symptoms.



Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Chefchaouen Travel Guide. Travel information for Chefchaouen, Morocco includes photos, accommodation, sights, getting to Chefchaouen and more. Discover Chefchaouen, one of Morocco's most beautiful and laid back towns in the heart of the Rif Mountains. Enjoy these images of Chefchaouen and find out how to get there, where to stay, where to relax, shop, sip mint tea and enjoy the fresh air in this sleepy little town.



What's the weather like in Morocco?

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Find out what the weather will be like when you plan your trip to Morocco. Average annual temperatures for Rabat and Marrakech as well as more climate information for trips to the Desert and mountains



Your Guide to Visiting Masai Mara National...

2016-12-08T11:17:54Z

The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is one of the best wildlife parks in Africa. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra crossing into this small game park every year offers the visitor the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. This guide to the Masai Mara tells you what wildlife you can expect to see, when to go, where to stay and more.



Best Hotels In Morocco - My Personal Picks

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Best hotels in Morocco. The Best Moroccan hotels are Riads. See my picks for the best places to stay in Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, Essaouira and the Atlas mountains. Most top accommodation picks are riads and kasbahs.



Malawi, Africa - Basic Travel Facts

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Malawi has the well deserved reputation as being one of the friendliest countries in Africa.