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10 Of The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

10 Of The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls Jun 20th, 2012 at 8:00AM: One reason many people love to travel is to see some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. Furthermore, one element in nature that travelers can't seem to get enough of is waterfalls. From South Africa to Asia to Europe and everywhere in between, you'll be able to find beautiful and unique waterfalls in all shapes and sizes. There are blood-red waterfalls in Antarctica, glacially formed...

Largest international conservation area formed in southern Africa

Largest international conservation area formed in southern Africa Mar 18th, 2012 at 11:00AM: 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 efforts and combat illegal poaching in a more efficient manner. Under the agreement, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and...

Victoria Falls - chase the rainbow through Mosi Oa Tunya

Victoria Falls - chase the rainbow through Mosi Oa Tunya Nov 23rd, 2010 at 11:30AM: Victoria Falls is the English name for the Mosi Oa Tunya, the infamous, bountiful waterfalls in Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. "Mosi Oa Tunya" means "The Smoke that Thunders," but David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer, named Victoria Falls for his queen. Both names are widely recognized. Today, the Victoria Falls are recognized as one of...

Rent an African villa for an exclusive safari experience

Rent an African villa for an exclusive safari experience Nov 18th, 2010 at 8:30AM: Renting a private villa, isn't a new concept for travelers. In fact, many have been doing it for years in a variety of countries throughout Europe. But now, Kensington Tours is bringing the same concept to southern Africa, delivering a unique take on the experience by offering up luxury villas and safari houses for their clients. According to Kensington travel expert Brad Crockett, a number of...

Controversy over development near Victoria Falls

Controversy over development near Victoria Falls Nov 13th, 2010 at 9:00AM: Environmentalists are complaining that the tour company Shearwater Adventures has violated national and international law by expanding their luxury resort into the rainforest near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Shearwater has constructed a new restaurant, bar, kitchen, and information center next to the public entrance to the World Heritage Site. A lawyer for Shearwater insists the development is...

Relative stability brings tourists back to Zimbabwe

Relative stability brings tourists back to Zimbabwe Nov 23rd, 2009 at 10:30AM: For a while now most news out of Zimbabwe has been bad. Gross mismanagement by President Robert Mugabe led the country to financial ruin and hyperinflation, with people using gasoline as currency because nobody wanted the government's $50 million dollar bills. But with the return of relative stability thanks to the new unity government, tourists are coming back to Zimbabwe. The nation's Council...

Escape to the world's quietest places

Escape to the world's quietest places Oct 8th, 2009 at 12:00PM: Life in most places is loud. Planes flying overhead, traffic rushing through the streets, people yelling, talking, phones ringing - it all combines to make an endless racket that follows us throughout our days. If you need to get away for some (literal) peace and quiet, take a look at Forbes Traveler's list of the World's Quietest Places. Many of these aren't the sort of places where you'll go...

A visit to Victoria Falls

A visit to Victoria Falls Jun 24th, 2009 at 8:30AM: Back in 1855, Scottish explorer David Livingstone was nearing the end of his exploration of the Zambezi River when he came across a sight that was quite unexpected at the time. For days he had heard from the local tribes about a great water fall that lay ahead on his journey, but because the region he was traveling through had no mountains, valleys, or plateaus, he found no reason to believe the...

Gadling Take FIVE: Week of Nov. 15---Nov. 21

Gadling Take FIVE: Week of Nov. 15---Nov. 21 Nov 21st, 2008 at 7:00PM: Where I'm sitting winter has arrived. Snow flurries and windchill. Brrrr. Now that winter looks like it's settling in, let's see if anyone has come up with places to that are warmer. Brenda's post on the drop in tourism in Hawaii. and what there is to do in this tropical paradise this time of year, ought to be reason enough for a person to rethink the budget and see if Hawaii is doable after...

Gadling Take FIVE: Week of Nov. 8--Nov. 14

Gadling Take FIVE: Week of Nov. 8--Nov. 14 Nov 14th, 2008 at 5:30PM: Today Gadling welcomed our newest blogger, Brenda Yun. Yun, who is tapped into the thrill of world travel without guidebooks, has looked for surf in a remote spot in Vanuatu and has traveled to where many haven't tread. Keeping with a theme of thrills in mind, here's Gadling's Take FIVE for this week: Meg's post on Devil's Pool at the top of Victoria Falls is one way to test your fear of...

How to swim at the top of Victoria Falls (without killing yourself)

Feb 13th, 2008 at 9:20AM: The video above shows a couple of guys having a blast, inches away from certain death. They're at Devil's Pool, a little known natural rock inlet at the very top of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Here's what Virgin Media had to say about the experience: Life on the edge swim; ... a small jump (what felt like the leap of death) lands you in a small rock pool at the edge of the Falls. As you stand...

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