World’s Best Places to Visit

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With a world full of fascinating destinations, choosing the perfect vacation spot can present a challenge. That’s why U.S. News used expert opinions, user votes and current trends to compile this list. We hope these recommendations can help you craft your travel bucket list. Cast your vote below to help us determine next year’s list. Continue to read click here…

Should I Buy Travel Insurance

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Before leaving on vacation, make sure you have adequate insurance. Vacations can sometimes cost thousands of dollars so it is important to have the proper insurance protection in case the cruise or tour operator goes bankrupt or you need to cancel the trip due to illness or other unforeseen events. There are four major types of travel insurance, although you…

Zanzibar Island

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Off the shores of Zanzibar island there are a variety of little islands offering a more secluded and remote beach experience, away from the attraction of the main island. Some of these are only accessible at certain times of the day according to tide levels, and the smaller sandbanks and spits are excellent for sailing excursions and picnics. A few…

Wildebeest Migration, Great Migration

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The Great Wildebeest Migration – the annual migration of giant herds of grazers across northern Tanzania and Kenya is a truly spectacular event. Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pasture, in a regular pattern. This is surely one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. Wildebeest Migration…

Lake Manyara

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Lake Manyara is best used as a soft introduction to a safari.  While the scenic beauty of this park certainly makes it worth a visit, the game viewing here pales into insignificance when compared with that on offer in Tarangire, the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.  Famous for its tree-climbing lions, flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the centre,…

Mikumi National Park

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Mikumi National Park shares a border with the infamous Selous game reserve, so you will not encounter too many tourists here as they tend to go to the much larger Selous instead. What’s great about Mikumi is you benefit from the mighty game population that migrates over the border from the huge ecosystem of the Selous, which means there is…

Mount Kilimanjaro

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A free-standing, snow-covered dormant volcano, majestic Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.  Located in northeast Tanzania, it can be seen from far into Kenya and Amboseli National Park. 75,000 people climb Kilimanjaro every year so it is not the most untouched mountain, nor is it the most arduous.  However, it is certainly a test of one’s endurance, with altitude…

Serengeti Safari

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The Serengeti is Africa’s most famous park. Renowned for its incredible concentrations of predators and the Great Serengeti Migration of two million wildebeest, the Serengeti guarantees an exceptional safari. The endless grassy plains (Serengeti in Maasai) are the richest grazing grounds on the continent, and therefore home to the largest herds and the highest concentrations of predators on the planet. To focus…