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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

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Mahe Island of the Seychelles

Exploring the sights of Mahe Island, the main island of the Seychelles and the location of the capital, Victoria, on The South of Africa Tour. Mahé is the largest island of the Seychelles in terms of population and size. The majority of estimated 80,000 inhabitants live around the capital city of Victoria. Mahé was a … Continue reading Mahe Island of the Seychelles

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Praslin and La Digue islands of Seychelles

Arriving in and exploring the diverse country of the Seychelles with an island hopping tour of Praslin and La Digue islands on The South of Africa Tour. From Madagascar, I made a roundtrip journey to the Seychelles to sample what I thought would be a Maldives kind of resort island. I was very wrong. The … Continue reading Praslin and La Digue islands of Seychelles

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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