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Five Tips For Enjoying Your Trip To Afri...

After months of saving and planning, your trip to Africa is nearly here!

What can you do to get the most out of this once in a life time experience? Here are 5 tips to make your trip even more memorable.

people of africaTip Number 1: Make friends with the locals. If you can only remember and use one of these tips, use this one! Far too many travelers rely on tourist books, they fear the locals and they stick with other tourists. If you want to get the most out of your trip, ask the locals for tips and advice, make friends with them and ask them for local tidbits of info. More often than not, locals will keep you safer than you’d be wandering about on your own and you’ll get to see a fresh side of the area as well.

Tip Number 2: Always carry a flashlight. This might seem a bit strange, but I can’t tell you how many times my mini light has saved me a ton of frustration! Lack of power is often a problem in most parts of Africa, and being prepared is just smart.

Tip Number 3: Make your own African mini first aid kit. Bug bites can really put a damper on your fun, so I always carry antihistamines in my kit. I also carry Ibuprofen, 2 cold tablets, 4 anti diarrhea pills, a bit of toilet paper, a handkerchief and a small bottle of rubbing alcohol. Remember, basic medical supplies like these can be hard to come by if you are traveling in rural areas.

Tip Number 4: Carry small bills and change in the local currency and stash your cash in several different spots. It’s pretty common that you want to buy something and the seller can’t break a larger bill. Save yourself the trouble by keeping small bills. Hiding your cash in different spots can save you money, too, as your seller see that you only have a small amount of cash on you.

Tip Number 5: Bring undershirts, and lots of them. It might seem counter intuitive, but layering with an undershirt is a must in Africa, you’ll be surprised at how much cooler it keeps you. As a side note to this tip, you might want to bring an outfit that is a little dressier, too. Africans love dressing up, and you might feel out of place is all you have is cargo shorts and tank tops.

Here is just one more bit of advice, embrace local traditions and customs as much as possible. This will go a long way to helping you get the most out of your trip and make new friends.

Enjoy your trip to Africa!

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Come and Visit Africa

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When you think about touring in Africa you probably think about safaris and the African wildlife.

 A World Class Destination

Indeed, there are beautiful landscapes to visit that are home to a vast assortment of animals. But you may also visit huge deserts, tropical rain forests, grass plains that stretch out farther than your eye can see, mountains that rise so high into the sky that they are snow-capped year-round, and beautiful palm laced beaches that will make you think you are in paradise.

This is Africa

In the North you will visit the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Moroccan marketplace at Marrakesh.

In the heart of the continent you will get up close and personal with African wildlife both big and small — elephants, lions, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, leopards, crocodiles, zebras and thousands upon thousands of beautiful, exotic birds. In the south you will visit the historical city of Johannesburg in South Africa, where you will be greeted and welcomed by very friendly people. Will you tour Africa over land, or would you prefer to fly from one destination to another? Perhaps a combination of both road travel and flights is more to your liking.

There are just so many different things to do while touring in Africa:

Try a wildlife safari, go on a turtle tour, swim with dolphins, snorkel along the coastline, go scuba diving, raft down white water, try your hand at kayaking, take a scenic flight, go fishing for game fish, or cruise down a majestic African river. And we’re just getting started! You can have your special African tour designed just for you — include as many, or as few, of these adventures as you like.

How will you get to Africa?

Starting your tour in South Africa is the first choice of many visitors because it offers such easy access to wildlife parks, beautiful scenery and fun activities. There are many flights from major world cities directly to Johannesburg. Durban is also a good destination. From these two locations you may choose any number of routes — and these cities enjoy a close proximity to many wonderful wildlife parks, including the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park as well as Kruger National Park.

When you come and visit Africa you will find one of the oldest and most mysterious continents on earth. You will never forget your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come and join us! Visit us and and share our wildlife, view our beautiful scenery, and meet our friendly people. Come to Africa!

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Travelling Tips For Africa or Any Countr...

beautiful african destinationsThe Recreational activity of traveling is popular with huge benefits. Whether you are learning more about other cultures, or are just creating memories that will last you and your mates a lifetime, there no better way to see the world while forging lasting bonds.  But the next time you visit the some far off land on another continent, your journey will be much more enjoyable if you keep a few things in mind. Read every word below to learn a few tips.

 Pack Plenty of Snacks

When traveling, pack plenty of snacks and munch on them throughout the day. Snacks that keep you fuller longer are best. Some good ideas are almonds, dried fruit, cashews, whole wheat crackers, and beef jerky. When you pack snacks that fill you up, you spend less money on meals. Additionally, it sustains your energy so you can do more sight-seeing during the day.cheap flights to africa

 

Shop Around Because There Are Deals to Be Had

Shop around for the best deal. Often, a shift in a day or two from your departure or return can amount to a significant savings of several hundred dollars in your transportation cost. Many websites can check this automatically for you. As a general rule, if you can avoid travelling on Fridays or Sundays, you will save a pile of money.

 

Make sure your house does not look vacant while you are away. Coming home to find that you have been robbed would be a nightmare. If you intend to be gone for a considerable length of time, consider redirecting or having a friend pick up your mail for you.

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Pack your bags several days ahead of leaving for your trip. By doing this you can continue to think about things you want to take with you for an extended amount of time, keeping yourself from feeling so rushed and having to worry about forgetting something important or necessary.

Watch Those Valuables

When traveling to poor countries or countries with high crime rates, keep all of your valuables out of sight. Don’t wear a camera over your shoulder or even a cheap watch on your wrist if you don’t want to attract the attention of thieves and beggars. Carry a shoulder bag for these types of items instead.

 

If one has their motorcycle license a motorcycle can be a good means of travel for road trips or day trips. The gas efficiency, ability to move quickly, and enjoyment of the ride will help the trip get off to a good start. Traveling by motorcycle can be a fun experience.

 

things to do in africaWhen you are packing light for an extended trip, bring along a rain coat with a soft lining. You never can predict what the weather will do. Also, the rain coat can double as a windbreaker in cold weather or even a bathrobe while you are in your hotel room.

 

If you really do not like packing, have a toiletry bag ready. Put all your needed bathroom items in it and just keep it prepared for travel. This way you can can cut down on time spent packing.

 

As you look through reviews of hotel rooms, musicals, attractions, and airlines, pay close attention to the dates of each review before taking the contents at face value. A review written five years ago might be based on factors that may have changed in the meantime, like operating hours, main events, management, or pricing.

 Concerning Renting a Car

funny carIf you need a rental car for your trip, ask your travel agent which car rental companies are available while on your travels. There are different companies that serve different cities in the world. Using your travel agent will save you the effort and time, calling around, trying to find the best car and rate.

 

Now you’re ready to hit the road, board the plane, hitch a ride or get on that train to whatever destination it is that tugs at your heartstrings. Using these smart travel tips and a hearty dose of common sense, your future trips will all have a great chance at being dream vacations.