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Swakopmund Township Tour in Namibia

Musical performance from local university students.

The town of Swakopmund, Namibia was established as the main port for what was once German Southwest Africa in the early 1900s. During colonial times, the 12 native tribes of the area were moved to areas of the city called townships, where many still live today. In order to understand these integral parts of the city and Namibian culture, we decided to take a tour of the Swakopmund townships.

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July 29, 2015 by | Comments Off

A Quad Biking Tour in Namibia

On a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert

Piled high against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean are the golden red sands of the Namib Desert. Between the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, a massive dune field backs the seaside. While on the coast of Namibia, we found time to jump on off-road bikes as part of a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert and explore this beautiful part of the country. On the tour we got to see how the Topnaar tribe lives in the desert, visit an ancient burial site, see centuries-old petrified footprints and have some fun carving up the massive sand dunes.

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July 24, 2015 by | Comments Off

Exploring the Colorful Markets of Zanzibar

Skillful woodworkers on the job.

Zanzibar is a small white sand island dropped into the Indian Ocean and surrounded by turquoise waters. The island is almost synonymous with spice and it was a major part of the spice trade in colonial times. We got to explore the islands heritage and local crafts as part of the Handmade Zanzibar and Market Workshop tour while staying in Stone Town.

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July 15, 2015 by | Comments Off

Five Reasons to Visit Mauritius

Mauritius

The lesser-known, remote island nation of Mauritius offers visitors the ultimate island adventure, and then some–here’s why:

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July 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

June Top Photos of the Month: Summer Lovin’

Nothing quite says "summer travel" quite like a trip to the Grand Canyon

Get out and about and enjoy summer around the world with Viator’s June Top Photos of the Month!

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June 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

Enjoy scrumptious Czech cuisine at the May food festivals!

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season, or you’re simply itching to add a new stamp to your passport – May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, May has that “not too hot and not too cold” weather, as well as being a time for some pretty big festivals. Here are some ideas for where to go in May.

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May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Best Beaches in Mozambique

Bilene

Mozambique is the best vacation destination that you may have never considered. Sun-soaked, white sand beaches give way to translucent ocean water. Development – particularly of resort areas – is rapidly on the rise in the most picturesque beach areas of the country. If you want a unique vacation that’s off the beaten path, consider going to one of the best beaches in Mozambique.

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April 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

6 Plants and Animals You’ll Only Find in the Seychelles Islands

In a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, nearly 1,000 miles off the coast of Africa, the tiny archipelagic country of Seychelles is home to many of the world’s most unusual plants and animals, many of which you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else on the planet. From skyscraping palms to miniscule frogs, here are six of Seychelles’ most remarkable plants and animals.

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February 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top Travel Fears and How to Conquer Them

Travel fears may start small, but they can take over and quash the very spirit that inspires us to explore the world. Here are ways to manage some of the most common fears associated with travel, from flight phobias to the specter of food poisoning.

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January 28, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top 25 Things to Do in Africa & the Middle East: 2015 Viator Travel Awards

See the Great Pyramids

Welcome to the 2014 Viator Travel Awards: Africa and Middle East Edition! Below, we’ve compiled a list of 25 of the most fun and interesting things to do and best places to visit in Africa and the Middle East. The tours and activities listed have been chosen based on traveler reviews, data from the millions of people who check out Viator.com during the year, and information on which tours travelers book most often. Reading through this list, you’ll get a sense of the top things to do in each place – it’s a great virtual vacation from work, or the perfect way to start planning a trip anywhere.

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December 22, 2014 by | 1 Comment

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