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Captivated in Cape Town

Cape Town was founded in the 1650s by the Dutch as a rest stop for ships heading east on the legendary Spice Route. The site on the southern tip of the African continent was a good choice, with two oceans and a large bay in its front yard. The backdrop is courtesy several mountain ranges dominated by the 3,500-foot...

Sweet Nile of Mine

A trip to Egypt is an ambitious undertaking, but extremely worthwhile. A recommended route is a Nile River cruise, connecting you to major points of destination with iconic landmarks. It can also be accomplished by flying directly into Cairo and connecting onto Luxor for focused stops. Cairo Arriving into Cairo is sensory overload. A city of approximately 23 million people means...

On Safari

Tanzania is a nation of superlatives: Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point on the continent; and the massive wildebeest migration on the Serengeti is called the “greatest show on Earth.” Plus, the simple fact is, the east African country is home to the most wildlife of any nation. Tanzania is so closely...

The One and Only

Madagascar may not be for everyone. If you don’t like extreme biodiversity, cute little lemurs, on-the-water sports, endless beaches and a French-influenced, largely agrarian culture, you’d better sit this one out. (By the way, there are no penguins here – that’s only in the movies.) Lying 265 miles off the southeastern African coast with a population of 25 million, the...