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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:27:48 +0000

 



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.



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.



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 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Nairobi, Kenya

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



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.



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

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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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).



Tangier (Morocco) Train Schedule in English

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



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.



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.



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.



A Traveler's Guide to Tipping in Africa

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Tipping etiquette can be tricky, so we've put together a list of guidelines to help you understand when and how much to tip when traveling in Africa.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



Accra, Ghana

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



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.



Cairo, Egypt's Capital City

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Cairo, image, facts and travel information about Egypt's capital city, North Africa. Page 4.



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.



Where to go in East Africa

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East Africa has some of the continent's best treks-- like Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. You can also track gorillas for a truly unique adventure.



What Countries Does the Equator Run Through in...

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The Equator in Africa. What countries does the equator run through in Africa?



Would You Consider Eating Mopane Worms?

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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.



Top 10 Myths About Africa

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Top 10 myths and misconceptions about Africa. If you're planning a trip to Africa, whether on safari, volunteering, visiting ancient civilizations, backpacking or just enjoying a few days in the sun, you are likely to have some pre-conceived ideas of what to expect. Find out what myths abound and how wrong you can be about Africa if all you do is listen to the news and don't get out to see/enjoy the continent yourself.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 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.



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.



32 Ways to Say "I Love You" in African Languages

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Dakar, Senegal

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Dakar, Capital City of Senegal. Dakar information, Dakar hotels, Dakar sights, how to get to Dakar and how to get around Dakar, Senegal. Page 13.



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.



Is Kenya Safe for Tourists?

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Safety is a big concern for visitors to Kenya. Thousands of people enjoy going on safari in Kenya every month, but with official government travel warnings out for the country, it's difficult to know exactly what the real situation is like. Find out how to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday in Kenya from my tips below.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's Capital City

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Dar es Salaam, image, facts and travel information about Tanzania's capital city, East Africa. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's capital city and the largest city in the country. Located in southern Tanzania on coast of the Indian Ocean, Dar is a bustling, chaotic place, filled with life and color. Find your facts and information about Dar es Salaam. Page 6.



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.



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.



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.



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.



What Are the Best Backpacker Destinations in...

2016-09-29T11:27:48Z

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.



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.



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.



Freetown, Sierra Leone

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



Rabat, Morocco

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



When is the Best Time to Visit Ghana?

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What's the best time to visit Ghana? If you want to enjoy Ghana's beaches, go on safari, visit Accra and Kumasi, and enjoy the castles and slave forts along the coast, then it's important to plan your vacation around the rainy seasons.



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.



Kigali, Rwanda

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Kigali; image, facts and travel information about Rwanda's capital city, East Africa. Page 5.



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.



Crucial Vaccine Information for Travelers to...

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Vaccinations and Travel to Africa. Find out what immunizations and vaccinations you need before you travel to Africa and where to find a travel clinic to get them. Some vaccinations are recommended and some are actually required to enter a country. This article also gives you information about some of the diseases you need to be vaccinated against when you visit Africa.



Fun Facts and Trivia about the African Cheetah

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Fun facts and information about the cheetah in Africa. Find out where you can see cheetah in the wild, how fast a cheetah can run and why this beautiful cat is listed as a vulnerable species.



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

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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



When Is The Best Time To Visit South Africa

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Find out when to go to South Africa if you want to go on safari, visit Cape Town, tour the Winelands, or all the other great activities offered.



The Ultimate Travel Guide to Fes (Fez), Morocco

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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.



What to Pack for a Safari in Africa

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Find out what to pack to stay comfortable and safe on your safari in Africa, including cameras, binoculars, chargers and adapters, and more.



Gaborone, Botswana

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Gaborone, Botswana's Capital City, Southern Africa. Gaborone Facts, image and information. Where to stay in Gaborone, what to see in Gaborone, getting there and around and a brief history of Gaborone, Botswana's capital. Page 10.



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.



What's the weather like in South Africa?

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Find out what the weather will be like when you plan your trip to South Africa. Average annual temperatures for Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban as well as more climate information for trips to the Karoo Desert and Drakensberg mountains



Namibia's Top Attractions

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My pick of top attractions that should not be missed when visiting Namibia. Find out what to see in Namibia, from the stark beauty of the Namib desert, to the misty wilds of the Skeleton coast. Namibia is one of Africa's premier safari destinations but there's also plenty of unique cultural experiences to be had, from visiting traditional tribes like the Himba and San bushmen, to enjoying a beer in the German flavored seaside resort of Swakopmund.



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.



Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city, facts and information includes population, history, interesting facts, travel information and more. Page 16.



Is It Safe to Visit Egypt? Must-Know Advice for...

2016-09-29T11:27:48Z

Is it safe to travel to Egypt? Travel advice and information for travelers planning to visit Egypt. Find out if there are current travel warnings for Egypt, basic safety tips and information, health tips, and information for women planning to travel alone to Egypt.



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.



What Not to Do on Safari

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Find out what NOT to do when you are on safari in Africa. These tips will help you enjoy your safari and also keep you safe! Advice on basic safari etiquette, respecting wildlife, packing, tipping and more.



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!



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.



Tsetse Fly - Facts and How to Avoid This Pesky...

2016-09-29T11:27:48Z

The tsetse fly can be a real annoyance when you are on safari, find out how to avoid this biting fly, and what you can do to avoid getting sleeping sickness.



When is the Best Time of the Year to Travel to...

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Tips and information about the best time to visit Kenya, if you want to see the great migration, go on a safari, enjoy a beach holiday in Kenya.



Kampala, Uganda

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Kampala, Uganda's capital city. Image of Kampala, facts and travel information about Uganda's capital city, in East Africa. Find out what to see, where to stay and eat, how to get around and how to get to Kampala. Page 8.



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.



Monrovia, Liberia

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Monrovia, Liberia's capital city, West Africa. Monrovia facts and information includes population, interesting facts, travel information and more. Page 21.



Regional Map of Africa

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Regional Map of Africa showing the main regions designated by the UN. Page 3.



Harare, Zimbabwe

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Harare; image, facts and travel information about Zimbabwe's capital city, Southern Africa. Page 7.



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.