Meeting the Maasai: A day with Peris

Meeting the Maasai: A day with Peris

Our A Day with the Maasai tour is run in partnership with One Horizon Africa, a non-profit organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty in Kenya and South Africa. One traveller tells us about her day with Peris, one of the women benefiting from the program. Mention Kenya, and many people will...

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The faces we met in Cape Town

The faces we met in Cape Town

The goal of our Faces of Cape Town tour is to give insight into how people in the city’s townships live. The shacks are the first thing you see when you hit the highway from the airport to Cape Town, and we want to show that there is hope and...

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Things to do in: Dahab

Things to do in: Dahab

The first thing that probably comes to mind when you think of Egypt is pyramids — and while that would be correct, the south Sinai town of Dahab offers a totally different experience well worth seeking out. A former Bedouin fishing village, Dahab’s laid back, low-key vibe makes it a...

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Under-the-radar wine heavens for quenching your thirst

Under-the-radar wine heavens for quenching your thirst

Everyone knows the Napas and the Barossas of the world — places whose names are synonymous with one thing and one thing only: really, really good wine. The malbecs of Argentina, the ports of Portugal, the shirazes of Australia — it’s easy to think you’ve tasted the world when you’ve...

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Cape Town’s other wine route: Constantia

Cape Town’s other wine route: Constantia

If you know South African wines, you’ve probably heard of Stellenbosch or even Franschhoek — these tend to be the valleys most commonly associated with wines from the Cape. But there are also plenty of other routes worth exploring, such as the lush Constantia Valley, located just 15 minutes from...

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24 hours in: Accra

24 hours in: Accra

There’s plenty of things to do to fill 24 hours in Accra, Ghana, from enjoying a traditional breakfast with locals to getting a history lesson in the Old Town to exploring the city’s cosmopolitan side by night. Best of all, you can do it all by foot, since the areas...

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A second bite of The Big Mango

A second bite of The Big Mango

I was already pretty well travelled by the time I first arrived in Cairo. I’d spent a month in Morocco, time in Turkey when Sultanahmet still had dirt streets, and nearly a year in Central America. Yet somehow I think Cairo was the first (and maybe only) time I’d really experienced culture...

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What’s on: Summer sporting events in Cape Town

What’s on: Summer sporting events in Cape Town

Cape Town has been named the Cape of Storms and the Cape of Good Hope, we can now add anew title to the Cape area: the Cape of Great Events. Summertime is when Capetonians come out to play, whether it’s on the beautiful white beaches, at prestigious wine estates, or...

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24 hours in: Kumasi

24 hours in: Kumasi

Only have one day to explore the city of Kumasi? Don’t worry, we’ve got your guide to cramming in the most to see in a short amount of time. From digging into a typical Ghanaian breakfast to enjoying a night out with locals, here’s how to have the ultimate 24...

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10 ways to bag a bargain in the Marrakech medina

10 ways to bag a bargain in the Marrakech medina

The medina of Marrakech is renowned for its fabulous artisan products, mystical riads, charming souks, and friendly characters. Marrakech is an ideal destination for shopping, and tourists flock there year-round looking for the perfect souvenirs to take home. The shopping experience, however, can be completely overwhelming with a hustle and...

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