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Bird Island

Seycheells

Bird Island belongs to beautiful tropical birds so isolated they know no fear of man, freely nesting, courting, and preening within arm’s length of curious visitors. The opportunity to observe birds at such close ran ... [Read more]

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Mauritius

Madagascar Islands, Mauritius

Thanks to an enlightened policy of ecotourism and preservation, this tiny, pear-shaped, volcanic speck of an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean remains unspoiled and intriguing. Independent sin ... [Read more]

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The Maldive Islands

 Maldive Islands,Maldives Made up of 26 atolls scattered across the Indian Ocean from north to south in a shape that resembles an exclamation point, Maldives is a fragile wonderland of white sand, palms, lagoons, reefs, and Hockn ... [Read more]
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Masoala National Park

Madagascar

Accessibility only by boat or multiday trek, Masoala National Park is Madagascar’s best-kept secret, even though, at 840 square miles, it is the largest of the country’s national parks. Established in 1997, Masoal ... [Read more]

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Victoria Falls

Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is every bit as monumental and magnificent as you imagine, its noise greater than a million migrating wildebeest, its mists visible from 40 miles away. Europeans first set eyes on it in 1855 du ... [Read more]

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Tongabezi Safari Lodge

Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Just 10 miles or so downstream from the Tongabezi Safari Lodge is the thundering Victoria Falls (see below); although you cannot hear is roar, you somehow feel its power. Tongabezi itself is a ... [Read more]

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South Luangwa

Zambia

Every moment in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park has its highlights, from the lush “emerald season” following the January to March rains, when the best mode of transportation is boat, to the dry months from July ... [Read more]

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Tracking The Mountain Gorilla

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

The narrow valleys and lush, steep slopes of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offer the chance for an encounter of the closest kind with a rare mountain gorilla in its last remainin ... [Read more]

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Zanzibar

Tanzania

The very name Zanzibar conjures up images of romantic Spice Islands, and – like legendry Timbuktu or Kathmandu – the name alone is almost reason enough to make the trip. The historic center of its capital city is kno ... [Read more]

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The Serengeti

Tanzania and Kenya

The Serengeti, one of the oldest ecosystems on earth, is Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage site. It has barely changed since early humans first appeared about 2 million year ago, a fact that remained unknown unt ... [Read more]

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Selous Game Reserve

Tanzania

When Teddy Roosevelt needed help outfitting his legendary 1909 safari, he turned to Frederick CourtenySelous, a British explorer he later called “the most fearless yet the gentlest and straightest of men.” Selous was ... [Read more]

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Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania

The volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unflooded, intact caldera is considered one of the natural wonders of the world, both for its unique beauty and for the staggering concentration of animals that live ... [Read more]

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

“Wide as all the world, great, high, an unbelievably white in the sun,” wrote Ernest Hemingway in his Famous short story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” As global warming has caused temper ... [Read more]

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The Garden Route

Western Cape, South Africa

This 130-mile stretch that begins east of Cape Town and runs along Africa’s southernmost tip is a coastal terrain of lakes, mountains, forests, and golden beaches. Indian Ocean waters just offshore a ... [Read more]

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The Drakensberg Mountains

KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalangab, South Africa

Few places in the world match the Drakensberg (“Dragon Mountain” in Afrikaans) for physical beauty; the range is believed to have inspired the phantasmagorical setting for the Lord ... [Read more]

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Phinda Private Game Reserve

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This relatively new private reserve in northern Zululand is exceptional not only for the seven Africa ecosystems that meet within its 56,800 acres, but for its diverse approach to safaris. Morning and ... [Read more]

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Sossusvlei Dunes And Namibrand Private Reserve

Namibia

The Namib Desert, from which Namibia takes its name, is known for its apricot-red Sossusvlei Dunes. Shaped and driven like waves by the sea winds, at 1,000 feet these dunes are some of the highest in the world. They are ... [Read more]

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Skeleton Coast

Namibia When the world is too much with you, this is the safari to consider – not to view game (which is a bonus) but to experience the strange solitude of one of the world’s most unusual and scenic areas. Namibia’s Skeleto ... [Read more]
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Etosha National Park

Namibia Despite its harsh climate, Namibia has some of the world’s most compelling scenery, with diverse and plentiful wildlife that has adapted to the rigors of the desertlike conditions. Etosha National Park, in the north, a s ... [Read more]
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Archipelagos Of Mozambique

Mozambique Unspoiled, uncrowded specks of land with china-white beaches of sand so fine to squeaks and turquoise waters dotted with some of the world’s most pristine unbleached reefs – this is the magic of Mozambique. After tw ... [Read more]
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The Masai Mara

Kenya The Masai Mara is nature’s stage for the most spectacular wildlife pageant on earth. Every May, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest mass in Tanzania’s Serengeti (Masai for “endless plains), moving north in search of su ... [Read more]
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Ol Donyo Wuas

Chyulu Hills, Kenya

OlDonyoWuas sits at the foot of the dramatic Chyulu Hills aid a quarter of a million acres on the open plains of Masai land. One of East Africa’s most beloved bush lodges, it is a partnership between local ... [Read more]

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Okavango Delta

Botswana The inland delta where the Okavango River meets the Kalahari Desert has been called the world’s largest oasis. The Okavango, a tributary of the mighty Zambezi, creates a unique “water in the desert” ecosystem the s ... [Read more]
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Jack’s Camp

Kalahari Desert, Botswana

Ostrich Jack – hunter, explorer, bush hero – fell in love with the magic of this remote corner of Botswana in the 1960s, pitched camp, and never left. Today an old-fashioned, permanent safari camp r ... [Read more]

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Chobe National Park

Botswana At Chobe National Park, in a corner of Africa that evokes the game-rich continent of old, four countries come together: Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The 4,200-aquare-mile park teems with all kinds of wildlife ... [Read more]
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Dinning In Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

The great chef Paul Bocuse once said, “There are only three cuisines in the world: French, Chinese, and Moroccan.” And not necessarily in that order, once is inclined to believe after spending time in Marra ... [Read more]

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Fes El Bali

Fes, Morocco The intellectual, cultural, and religious center of Morocco for 1,200 years, Fes (or Fez) is Morocco’s oldest imperial capital and is known for the Fes el Bali, its large, sprawling, walled medina. With 9,500 street ... [Read more]
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Abu Simbel And Aswan

Lake Nasser, Upper Egypt, Egypt On the 34th anniversary of his reign, the never-modest Pharaoh Ramses II ordered the colossal Sun Temple of Abu Simbel to be carved into the side of a cliff – with four 65-foot-high statues of him ... [Read more]
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Alexandria

Egypt Founded by Alexander the Great, captured by Julius Caesar, and home to Cleopatra and Antony, Alexandria was a leading city of the ancient world, known for its Pharos lighthouse and its library. The ruins of the lighthouse, l ... [Read more]
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Rovos Rail and The Blue Train

South Africa, Africa

Tiny planes transport safarigoers rom park to park bestowing bird’s eye views of the vast landscapes in between. For those with time to slow down, a rail journey permits entry to a world not many see, and ... [Read more]

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