Middle East & Africa Travel Tips
Africa and the Middle East are about the romance of adventure and countless other impressions, for within their seemingly boundless confines you'll experience pretty much everything.
At first try a gentle landing, whether it be Egypt of the pharoahs and the five-star Nile cruisers; exhilarating, post-apartheid South Africa and its sexy, sophisticated showpiece city of Cape Town; or solidly modern Namibia, where traditional cultures and mod cons make a marvelous mix. In the Middle East, there's nowhere quite as spectacular as Dubai, a pleasure palace in the desert.
Where else but an African safari can you see the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo) plus giraffes, springboks, zebras and wildebeest up close and personal in their native ...
Accepted by most members of the United Nations as the de facto capital of Israel, Tel Aviv is not, in fact, the city that Israel names as its capital. Officially, the city of Jerusalem is the ...
Ultramodern Tel Aviv is a Mediterranean-style beach city, with cosmopolitan cafes, boutique shopping and world-beating museums. The city’s boundless nightlife and 24-hour lifestyle are legendary, but ...
Feluccas are one of the defining sights of Aswan and Upper Egypt (which, as you no doubt know, is south). From a distance, the graceful white sails of these traditional single-masted vessels look ...
The incredible Dead Sea sits 400 meters (1,312 feet) below sea level in the Jordan Rift Valley making it the lowest point on Earth. The landlocked Dead Sea is the end point for a number of rivers, ...
If you’re visiting South Africa, you almost have to see some wild animals. Catching a glimpse of lions, leopards, water buffalo and rhinos at the zoo is one thing, but catching a glimpse of them ...
It seems like I am a tourist in a place that I have never visited before, not a tour guide in Egypt. People faces are smiling, saying hello and happy day, they even got a strange since of humor and ...
Experience the transformation of the new Egypt first hand and be a part of modern history as you explore ancient Egyptian history.
You will see in the smiles on the faces of Egyptians, as they go ...
Written by Viator, April 2012
There are few places in the Middle East where modernity and history fuse with such a sense of intrigue than in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. An ornately constructed metropolis set on the eastern ...
Written by JC, Germany, January 2012
Lesotho is a little known mountain kingdom in the middle of South Africa .
Look at a map of South Africa and you may notice a gap in its eastern half. That gap is the fascinating independent ...
Written by TravelTammy, USA, May 2012
Viator's 5 day cruise down the Nile from luxor was amazing. Everything from the huge rooms, excellent buffet, evening entertainment, and of course the sites themselves. The guide we got assigned, ...
Written by koalakiss86, Australia, November 2010
If your an animal activist, or someone who cares about animals this is not something you will want to see. the enclosures are terribly small and unfit to hold the sized animals they have.
It's a ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012
One of the oldest continuously occupied areas in Israel , Akko (or Acre) contains the structural remnants of a tumultuous past. The annals of history may include nearly continuous conflicts, ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011
Located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank near the northern end of the Dead Sea, Jericho is both the lowest permanently inhabited site on earth and the oldest continuously occupied city known to ...
Written by JC, Germany, October 2011
Motoring around Cape Town
can be a delight, with awe-inspiring scenery, excellent roads and
generally considerate drivers (taxi drivers being a notable exception).
Grab a hire car, get used to ...
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