Skip to Content

Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.

Map of the world

Tanzania

Tanzania approves new highway across Serengeti

Tanzania approves new highway across Serengeti Despite protests from environmental activists and conservationists from around the globe, the Tanzanian government has approved a $480 million project that will include building a highway through the Serengeti that will pass directly through the route of the Great Migration,...

Travel writer Q&A: Julia Dimon

Travel writer Q&A: Julia Dimon Travel journalist and television host Julia Dimon lives the sort of fast-paced traveling lifestyle that most people, even quite experienced travelers, fantasize about. She's visited over 80 countries and she's been featured as a travel expert for countless print, online,...

U.K. man becomes oldest to climb Kilimanjaro

U.K. man becomes oldest to climb Kilimanjaro On July 14th, 82-year old British climber George Solt reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and in doing so he hiked himself into the record books as well. By successfully completing the climb, Solt became the oldest person to reach the "Roof...

Wildebeest migration one of the natural wonders of the world

Wildebeest migration one of the natural wonders of the world Every year during this season, millions of wildebeest migrate northwards from Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. It's part of their annual cycle of looking for green pastures and plentiful waters. Zebras, antelopes, and other animals come along...

Save the Serengeti from a new highway

Save the Serengeti from a new highway One of the world's greatest natural wonders, the Serengeti is under threat from a new source after the Tanzanian government approved construction of a highway that would pass through the iconic African plains. The new highway would be built directly through the Serengeti...

Tanzanian official urges beauty queens to boost tourism

Tanzanian official urges beauty queens to boost tourism An official at Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area is encouraging contestants in the National Miss Utalii pageant to use their assets to boost tourism. Public relations manager Adam Akyoo said that beauty pageants would attract more tourists to a region already famous...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk 009: Children for Children's Future

GadlingTV's Travel Talk 009: Children for Children's Future GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 9 – Click above to watch video after the jump This week we're breaking from our usual format to bring you a special episode about voluntourism, foreign aid, and an outsider's perspective on the importance of sustainability in...

Celebrity Kilimanjaro climb documentary comes to MTV

Back in January we told you about a group of celebrities who were climbing Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the growing global clean drinking water crisis. The expedition was dubbed the Summit on the Summit, and it included musicians Kenna and Lupe Fiasco, as well as actors...

The world's best hikes

The world's best hikes With so much challenging terrain, magnificent vistas, and unique cultural opportunities on the planet, shining a spotlight on the world's best hikes is a difficult task. After all, there are various styles of hiking fitting different skill levels: some people enjoy long...

Celebs complete Kilimanjaro climb

Celebs complete Kilimanjaro climb Last week we reported that a group of celebrity mountaineers, led by singer Kenna, were setting off on a climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. The group, which included actors Jessica Biel and Emile Hirsch, rapper Lupe Fiasco, and adventure...

National Geographic Student Expeditions expand for 2010

National Geographic Student Expeditions expand for 2010 The popular and successful National Geographic Student Expeditions program is gearing up for another outstanding year, adding new options for high school students looking for an adventurous and educational escape this summer. The lucky travelers have their journeys enhanced...

Summit on the Summit: celebrity Kilimanjaro climb begins today!

Summit on the Summit: celebrity Kilimanjaro climb begins today! Standing 19,340 feet in height, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and a popular trekking destination for adventure travelers. The mountain requires no technical skills to reach the summit, but remains a significant challenge none-the-less, which is why it...

Photo of the day 11.30.09

Photo of the day 11.30.09 It's been a day full of adventure here on Gadling, so it only seems appropriate to feature this beautiful shot shared by localsurfer in our Gadling Flickr pool. As a SCUBA diver, I consider the ocean my last frontier ... so I think I have a pretty good idea of what this...

The ultimate road trip: 12,500 miles across Africa on a motorcycle

The ultimate road trip: 12,500 miles across Africa on a motorcycle Thomas Tomczyk is serious about motorcycles. He's done three motorcycle trips across India, from the steamy southern tip all the way up to the frozen highlands of Ladakh. Now he's starting his childhood dream--an epic trip 12,500 miles (20,000 km) across Africa. His...

Through the Gadling Lens: inspiration, courtesy of the Gadlingers

Through the Gadling Lens: inspiration, courtesy of the Gadlingers It occurred to me the other day that we've officially been together for a year here at Through the Gadling Lens -- how great is that? So it seems a little bit of a retrospective on the past year is in order, because seriously, we have talked about a lot here on the column....

25 great adventures for 2010

25 great adventures for 2010 The latest issue of National Geographic Adventure has just hit the newsstand with a special treat inside for adventure travelers looking for their next big trip. The magazine has listed its selection for the 25 best new trips for 2010, offering up suggestions of places to...

The Catch-22 of Adventure Travel and the Environment

The Catch-22 of Adventure Travel and the Environment When it comes to adventure travel, the terms "sustainability" and "eco-friendly" get tossed around a lot these days. In some cases, these are just buzz words in a travel brochure designed to help travelers feel good about themselves before they head off to exotic locations....

12 great safaris from Nat. Geo.

12 great safaris from Nat. Geo. Thinking of heading to Africa on your next big trip abroad? Planning on going on safari while you're there? Then you're in luck, because National Geographic Adventure has a list of the 12 best safaris on the continent, with some amazing suggestions on where to watch...

Paraplegic climber summits Kilimanjaro!

Paraplegic climber summits Kilimanjaro! A few days back we posted a story about paraplegic athlete Chris Waddell attempting to climb Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, under his own power. When that story was written Chris was still in the midst of his climb, and was camped on the mountain at 18,000 feet....

Should a medical exam be required before a major trek?

Should a medical exam be required before a major trek? Physicians and politicians in Australia are calling for mandatory physicals for any trekkers preparing to hike the Kokoda Track according to Aussie newspaper The Age. The Kokoda is a difficult and remote trail in Papua New Guinea, which has claimed the lives of three...

Gadling Features

Most Popular

Categories

Become our Fan on Facebook!

Featured Galleries (view all)

Burj Khalifa: The tallest building on the planet
The Maldives - a sandy paradise
Abandoned Churches from Around the World
Abandoned skyscrapers from around the world
The Iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel
Ten abandoned cities
25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
New Orleans Jazz Fest
Eleuthera

Our Writers

Don George

Features Editor

RSS Feed

View more Writers

Find Your Hotel

City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport code
If different
POWERED BY
POWERED BY

Find Your Hotel

City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport code
If different
POWERED BY
POWERED BY

Weird News

DailyFinance

FOXNews Travel

Engadget

Sherman's Travel

Lonely Planet

New York Times Travel

Joystiq