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Bushtracks Expeditions Lets You Build Your Own Safari From Scratch

Bushtracks Expeditions Lets You Build Your Own Safari From Scratch For more than 20 years Bushtracks Expeditions has been helping travelers visit Africa to experience the classic safari to its fullest. After two decades in the business, it is safe to say that they've learned a few things about organizing an unforgettable excursion into the...

Extraordinary Journeys Offers Disabled Travelers A Chance To Go On Safari

Extraordinary Journeys Offers Disabled Travelers A Chance To Go On Safari For many travelers an African safari represents the ultimate escape – and for good reason. Visiting Africa can be a life altering experience, not to mention a once in a lifetime opportunity to see amazing wildlife in their natural environments. But for disabled...

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: The Best Foreign Service Blogs

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: The Best Foreign Service Blogs The World Wide Web is saturated with amateurish blogs created by people who'd be lucky to command the devoted readership of their immediate family members, let alone the wider public. There are scores of blogs managed by Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) and while many of them...

Video: The Tropic Of Capricorn

The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the five major lines of latitude on Earth, the others being the equator, the Tropic of Cancer and the arctic and antarctic circles. It marks the southernmost point at which the sun can fall directly overhead, and while its location is...

Botswana Adventure Teaches Critical Bush Skills To Would-Be Explorers

Botswana Adventure Teaches Critical Bush Skills To Would-Be Explorers Want to go on an African adventure while also learning an important set of skills that every explorer should know? If so, then Sanctuary Retreats has just the trip for you. Their exclusive two-night Delta Bush Skills Adventure will take you to Botswana's legendary Okavango...

South African Airways introduces virtual itineraries

South African Airways introduces virtual itineraries South African Airways Vacations has introduced a new feature on its website that gives visitors the ability to explore options for travel in Africa like never before. The company has launched a series of "virtual itineraries" that use a combination of maps, photos and points...

Largest international conservation area formed in southern Africa

Largest international conservation area formed in southern Africa On Thursday of this week five nations in southern Africa announced plans to form a new international conservation area that will be the largest of its kind once it is complete. This unprecedented move was made to allow the participating nations to combine their conservation...

Vacation deprivation study says beach vacations rule

Vacation deprivation study says beach vacations rule Expedia's Vacation Deprivation study is an annual analysis of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. Taken from the results of a survey by Harris Interactive, 7,083 respondents were surveyed in total across 20 countries with some surprising results. ...

Build your own adventure with the Africa Safari Planner

Build your own adventure with the Africa Safari Planner The Africa Safari Planner, a newly launched website from adventure travel company Natural Habit Adventures, gives travelers the ability to create their own custom trips to the African bush. The site, which launched earlier this week, provides options to visit nine different...

Ten big travel adventures for 2012

Ten big travel adventures for 2012 A new year always brings new possibilities, particularly in the realm of travel. With 2012 now officially underway, it is time to start plotting our adventures for the year ahead. This year, rather than share yet another top ten list of adventure travel destinations, we...

New Book celebrates 10 years of the Tour d'Afrique

New Book celebrates 10 years of the Tour d'Afrique The Tour d'Afrique is a legendary cycling event that runs from Cairo to Cape Town on an annual basis. Covering more than 7500 miles, and requiring four months to complete, the Tour is a popular "bucket list" item for adventure travelers and cyclists the world over. This...

3 "glamping" accommodations for the luxury camper

3 For those who are unfamiliar with the term, "glamping" is a way for travelers to experience the outdoors, like camping, but with more luxury amenities, like electricity, running water, and sometimes even modern architecture. Check out this list of stylish canvas...

Africa's new middle class benefits travel

Africa's new middle class benefits travel Africa's middle class is growing. The African Development Bank says one in three Africans are now middle class. While the bank's definition isn't comparable to the Western definition--the African middle class makes $2-$20 a day--the lifestyle is similar. Middle-class...

Enter the Put Foot Rally for an African road trip adventure

Enter the Put Foot Rally for an African road trip adventure Adventurous travelers looking for a unique road trip this summer may want to checkout the Put Foot Rally, which is scheduled to get underway in June. The event begins in South Africa and promises to send teams on a 7000km (4350 mile) long odyssey through the wilds of Africa....

So You Want To Be A Safari Guide?

So You Want To Be A Safari Guide? Wanted: Able bodied men and women who have a passion for the outdoors and a thirst for adventure. Must be well organized, have an attention for detail, and enjoy working with animals. Positive attitude, a flair for the dramatic, and good people skills a big plus. Plenty of...

African safari: then and now

African safari: then and now African safaris are one of the most enduring travel experiences ever. For decades the safari has remained at the top of the "must do" list for many travelers. Such a trip is often seen as the ultimate escape, giving them a chance to visit a wild and untamed place, encounter...

Ten Great Adventure Travel Destinations For 2011

Ten Great Adventure Travel Destinations For 2011 With another holiday season behind us at last, it is time to start looking to the year ahead and firming up our travel plans. If you haven't already made your preparations for 2011, and you're looking for something a bit more adventurous this year, then perhaps we can...

Adventure travel meets faith: cycling to Mecca for the Hajj

Adventure travel meets faith: cycling to Mecca for the Hajj Two Muslims from South Africa mixed adventure travel and spirituality this year by cycling to Mecca for the Hajj. Natheem Cairncross, 28 and Imtiyaz Haron, 25, cycled through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Turkey, Syria and Jordan....

Ethiopia tops list of African nations improving quality of life

Ethiopia tops list of African nations improving quality of life Ethiopia suffers from a bad image thanks to the war and famine of the 1980s. As my series on travel in Ethiopia showed, however, this is a land of friendly people, beautiful nature, and fascinating historic sites. Infrastructure is slowly improving and the Ethiopians are...

Controversy over Condé Nast Traveler's World Savers Awards

Controversy over Condé Nast Traveler's World Savers Awards The popular magazine Condé Nast Traveler hosts the annual World Savers Awards to recognize the efforts of hotels, airlines, tour and cruise companies that give something back through their environmental or social programs. But one recipient of the 2010 award is...

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