Middle East & Africa

Middle East & Africa Travel Tips

Shore Excursions in the Middle East

By Viator, February 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Between the religious and cultural sites of Israel and Egypt, where ‘old’ is an understatement, and the flashy cityscapes of modern-day Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the Middle East is a region of contrasts. ...  Read more

Durban Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rising to glittering heights along six sweet kilometers (four fine miles) of soft, golden sand, the picturesque port city of Durban has long been a festive holiday escape. While visitors from ...  Read more

3 Days in Muscat: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From its cutting-edge Islamic architecture to the traditional seafront souks, Oman’s sprawling capital is a lively blend of the old and new, and with beaches and mountains right on its doorstep, ...  Read more

Forts of Nizwa

By Viator, September 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of Oman’s most impressive fort cities, Nizwa sprawls across a plain in the Northern Hajar mountains and makes a popular day trip from Muscat, under two and a half hours away. Nizwa’s landmark ...  Read more

Lesotho Trips from Durban

By Viator, August 2010

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

They call Lesotho the "Kingdom in the Sky," a peaceful and independent monarchy protected in the peaks of the dramatic Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains. This is Africa's windswept and ...  Read more

3 Days in Kenya: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Kenya is an East African country with a complex history and diverse geography. Independence from Britain in 1963 allowed its distinct tribal identities to thrive, knit together by a common use of ...  Read more

Day Trips to National Parks from Nairobi

By Viator, October 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nairobi may be Kenya’s center for industry and commerce, but it’s also relatively close to a handful of the country’s most incredible and diverse natural parks. The country’s first, Nairobi ...  Read more

National Parks in Kenya

By Viator, August 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Kenya has 54 national parks and game preserves scattered throughout the country.  There are parks teeming with tourists, and those that are seldom visited by outsiders. Some are on the plains, ...  Read more

Day Trips from Muscat

By Viator, September 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With the ocean, mountains and desert all within hours of the city, Oman’s capital makes an ideal base for exploring the rest of the country.  Escape Muscat and head into the surrounding Hajar ...  Read more

Best Zimbabwe Safaris

By Viator, November 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Zimbabwe may attract visitors because of the breathtaking views of Victoria Falls, but it’s also a country with diverse plant and animal life, too, making it an ideal destination for travelers ...  Read more

Top National Parks of Zimbabwe

By Viator, November 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Zimbabwe is home to some of Africa’s most diverse and scenic national parks, making it an ideal destination for travelers eager to get outdoors, track wild game or spot rare and beautiful species of ...  Read more

Museums of Muscat

By Viator, September 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As the cultural center of Oman, Muscat’s many museums are as varied as the city itself, covering everything from art and history to traditional crafts. The Bait Al Zubair Museum is one of the most ...  Read more

Best Outdoor Adventures in Dubai

By Viator, July 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Dubai may be best known for its ultra-luxurious hotels, upscale eateries and world-class shopping, but the city packs a major punch when it comes to outdoor adventure as well. As you might expect ...  Read more

Travel the Via Dolorosa

By John Reality , Cambodia, May 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

In attempting a journey along the Via Dolorosa (or the Stations of the Cross, as Catholics describe it), it is important to get your priorities in order. Depending on the nature of your visit, a ...  Read more

The Mighty Makhtesh Ramon

By John Reality , Cambodia, December 2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

Possibly the grandest and most awe-inspiring natural site in the whole of Israel, the Makhtesh Ramon is a giant geological feature at the peak of Mount Negev roughly 50 miles south of Beersheba near ...  Read more

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