Caribbean

Trip Plan: Carib Isles, Latin Miles

Planning an itinerary to visit Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Spring has arrived and the time has come for me to hit the road. The year is quickly passing and I have countries to visit! I’m celebrating the warm weather with a trip to the … Continue reading Trip Plan: Carib Isles, Latin Miles

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Livingstone and the Great Zambezi

Passing through Livingstone, Zambia and taking a Zambezi river cruise on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. Named after the famous British explorer, David Livingstone, the town is the center of tourism for Zambia due to the Victoria Falls and safari options. This small city is rapidly developing as tourism … Continue reading Livingstone and the Great Zambezi

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Kasane and Chobe National Park

Visiting Kasane, Botswana and discovering the vast variety of wildlife in the vicinity on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. Kasane is a small city in Botswana near the “Four Corners” of Africa. It serves as a gateway to Botswana’s parks like in Chobe National Park and neighboring attractions like … Continue reading Kasane and Chobe National Park

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Gaborone the Capital of Botswana

Visiting Gaborone, the quiet capital of Botswana, and its main sights on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. Gaborone, also known simply as Gabs, is the capital of Botswana and also the largest city with a population of over 200,000. Located less than 10 miles (15 km) from the South … Continue reading Gaborone the Capital of Botswana

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Kolmanskop Ghost Town of Namibia

Exploring the ghost town of Kolmanskop on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. In the early 1900s diamonds were found by a railway worker which lead to a town being established to mine the diamonds. Due to the riches created by the industry, the settlement became a state of the … Continue reading Kolmanskop Ghost Town of Namibia

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Luderitz

Touring Luderitz, Namibia for a couple of days on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. The Portuguese explorer, Bartolomeu Dias, was first known to set foot in the Luderitz area in 1487. Eventually the town was established in 1883 by German settlers. A couple of decades later, diamonds were discovered … Continue reading Luderitz

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Sandwich Harbour an Unforgettable Experience

Taking a day tour of Sandwich Harbour from Swakopmund with a stop in Wavlis Bay on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. Sandwich Harbour is a unique and picturesque lagoon on the coast of Namibia south of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It is … Continue reading Sandwich Harbour an Unforgettable Experience

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Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast

Visiting the main sights of Swakopmund and exploring the Skeleton Coast on The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. The fourth largest city in Namibia was started in 1892 as a German harbor. Eventually the British took over and transferred the harbor activities to Walvis Bay. The town then started to … Continue reading Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast

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Windhoek The Capital of Namibia

Exploring Windhoek and its main attractions on the first stop in Namibia on the The South of Africa Tour where I visit 13 new countries. Windhoek is the capital and largest city of Namibia, though with a population of est. 320,000+ it is not a huge city. Tracing back to 1840, Windhoek started as a … Continue reading Windhoek The Capital of Namibia

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Mandela House and Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

Visiting some of the main attractions, the Mandela House and the Apartheid Museum, in Johannesburg while using the city as a hub on The South of Africa Tour. Johannesburg also known as Jo’burg is the largest city in South Africa and interestingly the world’s largest city not located by a body of water. It is … Continue reading Mandela House and Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg