Middle East & Africa

Middle East & Africa Travel Tips

Shore Excursions in the Middle East

By Viator, February 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 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, December 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, November 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 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 15 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

Jordan's Golden Triangle

By Viator, November 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From the otherworldly desert landscape of Wadi Rum to the rose-red city of Petra, followed by the sandy beaches and colorful corals of Aqaba, Jordan?s Golden Triangle presents a land of startling ...  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

3 Days in Mauritius: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

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

The island of Mauritius, stationed in the calm cool waters of the Indian Ocean, is home to some of the world?s most pristine beaches and lush landscapes. It?s a nation with a culture as diverse as ...  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 3 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

3 Days in Sharm el Sheikh: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

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

Day 1: Touring Sharm el Sheikh Okay, first things first - camel safari! When in Egypt...! Take an unforgettable journey through the desert on camel-back, finishing off with some authentic Bedouin ...  Read more

Natural Wonders in Mauritius

By Viator, August 2014

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

Mauritius is home to some of the world?s most unique natural wonders?from untouched beaches to scenic craters and crystal clear blue waters, the tiny island is full of rare beauty that is truly ...  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

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