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Trip Plan: Perusing the Persian Gulf

Planning my upcoming trip to visit Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Azerbaijan, Monaco, and Andorra. Aptly named Perusing the Persian Gulf (except for the last three) these seven countries will bring my country count to 126! Here’s how I planned it! Originally scheduled to visit the Stans, I was unprepared for the number of visas I … Continue reading Trip Plan: Perusing the Persian Gulf

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Comoros

A three day visit to the small nation of Comoros to explore the culture, tour Moroni, and enjoy the beaches on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. Comoros is a country made up four volcanic islands. Previously a French colony, the country gained independence in 1975. The island of Mayotte … Continue reading Comoros

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Wild Madagascar

Exploring some top sights of Madagascar in 5 days including Antananarivo, Nosy Be, and Andasibe on the South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. Madagascar evokes images of dancing lemurs and entertaining animals mostly from the popular movies of the same name. The world’s fourth largest island does have a unique selection … Continue reading Wild Madagascar

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The Kingdom of Lesotho

A drive from Swaziland to Lesotho and visits to the main sights of the Maseru and the Kome Cave Dwellings on The South of Africa Tour. Lesotho is another landlocked state in South Africa that happens to be a kingdom like Swaziland. Previously known as Basutoland, the country was a British protectorate and later achieved … Continue reading The Kingdom of Lesotho

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The Kingdom of Swaziland

Driving to then entering Swaziland and exploring the major sights including the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swazi Candles, Mantenga Nature Reserve, National Museum, King Sobhuza II Memorial Park, and seeing the beginning of the annual Incwala Ceremony on The South of Africa Tour. The small African country of Swaziland is landlocked between Mozambique and South Africa. … Continue reading The Kingdom of Swaziland

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A Day in Maputo the Capital of Mozambique

On The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 countries in Africa, I take an overnight road trip to Maputo, Mozambique to explore the main sights! Maputo is a city with a turbulent past. During its Portuguese rule, it was very stable, had sufficient infrastructure and saw many tourists from around the area visiting … Continue reading A Day in Maputo the Capital of Mozambique

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Kruger National Park

Experiencing safari activities in Kruger National Park on The South of Africa Tour. Kruger is one of the most popular safari destinations and with good reason. This park started in 1898 hold a huge variety of animals including the highly sought after Big Five. Having recently visited the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater in … Continue reading Kruger National Park

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Cape Town Highlights

Cape Town highlights of top sights and activities on The South of Africa Tour. Cape Town is one of the most well known and touristy cities in the south of Africa and with good reason. The city and it’s surroundings provide for activities and adventures to satisfy all tastes.  On my trip to the city … Continue reading Cape Town Highlights

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The Great Pyramids of Egypt on a Layover

Visiting the Great Pyramids of Egypt on a layover on the South of Africa Tour. With a long layover in Cairo there is an opportunity to visit the ancient world wonder, the Great Pyramids of Egypt. If you have at least 6 hours before your next flight, it’s technically possible to quickly make the visit. … Continue reading The Great Pyramids of Egypt on a Layover

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The South of Africa Tour

A rough itinerary of The South of Africa Tour! To start off the new year I’m headed to the south of Africa on a trip that will cover 13 new countries bringing the country count to 119. I had booked a one way ticket, well in advance, to celebrate a great friends’ wedding in Cape … Continue reading The South of Africa Tour