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Posts from the ‘Africa’ Category

  • April 7, 2011
    Air France & Emirates to begin direct flights to Cape Town

    Air France will begin direct flights to Cape Town beginning November 2011. The new schedule will bring 3 flights per week to Cape Town. Earlier last month, Emirates announced an additional daily flight to and from Cape Town. Earlier this year, Edelweiss Air had also announced a new seasonal flight program from Zurich to Cape […]


  • April 5, 2011
    A guide to Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

    If it isn’t already there, put Victoria Falls at the top of your sightseeing itinerary. This waterfall is simply spectacular and must be seen, felt and heard to be understood. You can see the falls up close at the Victoria Falls section of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (admission US$10; hours: 6am-6pm). The entrance is just before […]


  • April 5, 2011
    Effects of highway on wild-beast migration in Serengeti

    eTurboNews reports that the annual migration of wild beast has begun in the low-grass plains between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The great herds are starting their move en masse, final destination being the rich pastures of the Masai Mara in neighboring Kenya, which is part of the greater Serengeti trans-boundary ecosystem. Between the end of […]


  • March 29, 2011
    British Airways London-Marrakech direct flight

    British Airways started new flights to Marrakech from London Gatwick on March 27, 2011 in direct competition with low cost carriers. A mix of Boeing 737s and Airbus A319s will operate the thrice-weekly service, which departs Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, returning the same evening. British Airways offers a wide range of hotels suitable […]


  • February 11, 2011
    Check travel insurance policies for “civil unrest”

    With the ongoing uprising in Egypt, many travelers were surprised to find out their insurance policies don’t include civil unrest in the trip cancellation/interruption coverage. If you’re planning a trip to Egypt and haven’t yet bought travel insurance, the cancellation/interruption coverage no longer applies because the company now considers civil unrest a “foreseeable event.” But […]


  • May 29, 2009
    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    The Serengeti is where Africa’s mystery, rawness and power surround you, and where the beauty and synchrony of nature can be experienced as in few other places. On its vast, treeless plains, one of earth’s most impressive natural cycles plays itself out again and again, as tens of thousands of hoofed animals, driven by primeval […]


  • March 18, 2009
    All about Yellow Fever

    Yellow fever (also called yellow jack, or sometimes black vomit or American Plague) is an acute viral disease. It is an important cause of hemorrhagic illness in many African and South American countries despite existence of an effective vaccine. The yellow refers to the jaundice symptoms that affect some patients. Yellow fever begins suddenly after […]


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