Aug 202017
 

Ethiopia, located in Eastern Africa, is the oldest independent nation in Sub Sahara Africa. The country has very magnificent landscapes ranging from desert landscapes to mountain forests. The landlocked Ethiopia is bordered by Kenya on the South, Somalia and Djibouti on the East, Eritrea on the Northeast, and Sudan on the West. Ethiopia occupies an area of over 1,000,000 sq km, approximately five times the size of the United Kingdom.

Bole International airport is the main point of entry for international travellers to Ethiopia. Located in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, this airport is the fifth busiest in Africa. The airport is the home of Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s pioneering airline that currently operates flights between Ethiopia and 48 other travel destinations in the world. Addis Ababa has a population of over 2 million people. The city is nestled at the bottom of the 3000 metres Entoto Mountains, presenting a pleasant landscape of wooded hillsides and gullies occupied by fast flowing streams.

Some of the most amazing scenic sites in Africa are found in Ethiopia. These include the Danakil depression and the jaggedly curved Simien mountains, which are a UNESCO world heritage site. The Danakil depression lies at 120 metres below sea level, making them one of the lowest dry land points on planet earth.

Ethiopia has more than twenty mountains towering more than 4,000 m high, led by Mount Ras Deshen that rises 4,620 m high. Ras Deshen is the fourth tallest mountain in Africa. Ethiopia is often referred to as the ?water tower? of eastern Africa because of the many rivers that pour off its high tableland. Some of the major rivers of Ethiopia include the Blue Nile, Omo River, Baro River and Awash River.

The Blue Nile originates from Lake Tana in Ethiopia and constitutes aprroximately 80% of the water volume of the Great Nile River. The Blue Nile merges with the White Nile (whose origin is Lake Victoria) at Khartoum in Sudan, to form River Nile, the world’s longest river. Along the Blue Nile route, the Blue Nile Falls is one of the most popular tourist destination in Ethiopia. The falls are located 30 km to the east of Bahir Dar, about a 30 minutes walking distance from Tiss Abey.

Located about 560 km from Addis Ababa, Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia. The lake has 37 islands some of which harbor churches and monasteries. These buildings carry beautiful murals and paintings, remains of emperors, church crosses, icons, manuscripts, crowns and other articles of historical and cultural significance.

Among the activities you can enjoy while on an Ethiopia vacation, mountain trekking is perhaps the most popular. Both Simien and Bale mountains national parks provide good conditions for trekking as well as some excellent spots for mountain climbing. The highland regions to the east and the west of the Omo valley are the other increasingly famous areas for trekkers.

Another popular tourist attraction in Ethiopia is birdwatching. Ethiopia has over 800 bird species, 16 of which are endemic. You can spot a wider variety of bird species in the national parks owing to reduced human interference there. In Bale national park alone, a record 161 species of birds have been observed. The best time for birdwatching falls between early September and February. During this time, especially from November, many migratory birds flock into the region, significantly increasing the bird population and widening the bird species diversity.

Ethiopia was formerly known as Abyssinia. The nation has a rich cultural and traditional heritage, with over 80 ethnic groups each with unique traditional customs, culture and language. Religion is a core part of the Ethiopian culture, especially the many religious festivals and celebrations.

There are plenty of international hotels offering excellent accommodation for visitors, among them the Sheraton, Hilton, Dagim Millennium Hotel, Adot-Tina Hotel and others. Entry to Ethiopia requires a one-month visa going for US$ 20 at airport. Prior to entry, visitors should be in possession of a valid health certificate for yellow fever. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia.

Andrew Muigai is the MD of Africapoint.com, a travel agency that provides Ethiopia travel services such as Ethiopian hotel and lodges reservations, Ethiopia vacation packages, plus many others
Aug 202017
 

Caribbean is one of the most fascinating and tourist destinations in the world If you have already made the decision to travelling then finally stop dreaming about visiting this popular travel destination and start plan your caribbean travel with your family and friends .Traveling to Caribbean is like a visit on heaven. There is everything what anyone expect on their journey. Clear and warm waterm, Attractive coast lines, Beautiful Sandy beaches, Cool breezes and a lot of thing . This is Caribbean calling you for a visit?
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Aug 202017
 

It seems like everyone enjoys a good adventure. However, proper preparation can certainly make the difference between a great trip and a great disaster. Knowing what to expect, what to pack, and covering your basis will make your trip go smoothly and therefore be a lot more enjoyable then being unprepared. Below you will find a collection of some of the most important adventure travel tips from experienced travelers.

Things To Do Before You Go:
It is important to do some research on the country that you will be traveling to. Are there things that you should be aware of before going to the country? For example knowing a little bit about the history, culture and political climate of the country you will be traveling in can not only help you stay safe it can also improve your enjoyment and knowledge of the trip. Also before going you will want to clearly find out what important documents you will need to take to travel. Will you need a passport for example? It can also be a good idea to find out the number and location of your countries consulate or embassy before going. This can again be a good extra safety measure.

Are You Covered?
One of the most important things to research before going on a trip is medical information. You will want to know if your medical insurance will cover you and if so what the procedures are if you are to get ill. Sometimes you will need to contact you medical insurance provider to get clearance before seeking any medical care in a foreign country. Otherwise you might get stuck with the bill yourself. Find out what the procedure for payment with your medical insurance company is and how it works. Do they reimburse you for any medical expense and if so what documentation will you need to get the reimbursement. It is also a good idea to make sure you have fund that are easily accessible in a medical emergency.

When You Go
It is important to get an information update on the current security measures necessary for air travel. These are changing frequently right now and it is therefore very important to check on the internet or with someone who has recently traveled. Don’t have anything on your person or in your carry-on that could be confiscated at the airport. When you are on the plane, pay attention to instructions about filling out the visa forms for the country you are entering. If you do not fill out the document on the plane, you could be charged a fee for completing one when you arrive at the airport. It is also a good idea to have some American one-dollar bills on hand for tiping when you go through the airport.

When you get there: adventure travel tips from veteran travelers urge other tourists to use common sense. Remember, you are in another country. People do many things differently from what you are accustomed to. You have a right as a guest to be treated well, but you also have a responsibility as a guest to behave well. Remember, if you are tempted to buy or use illegal drugs, that the laws in the country you are visiting are not necessarily the same as those of your own country. Foreign jails can be extremely unpleasant, and your family might have to spend a lot of money to get you home.

Just a few more adventure travel tips: stolen passports are worth a lot of money on the black market. Make sure yours is in a safe place when you are not actually carrying it. If the tap water of your host country is not safe to drink, do not use it to make ice-cubes. Freezing does not kill bacteria. Nor should the water be used to rinse lettuce or other vegetables or fruits. In some Third World countries it is best to know whom you are dealing with if you rent a vehicle. Disreputable rental operators have been known to steal rented motorcycles and cars, and then bill the renter for the cost of the vehicle. At night, keep away from dark, unfamiliar places. Being safe means being smart.

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Jul 242017
 

Africa is a continent of adventure where the variety of flora and fauna, weather and climes, distinct geographical regions such as deep tropical forests and desserts, mountains and plains, rich tribal cultures that have been existing from the dawn of civilization and modern city life akin to the developed west lie next to each other. No wonder adventure travel in Africa is in great demand amongst tourists from all over the world.

The Geographical variation of the region with low lands and mountains, plateaus and lakes makes Malawi a wonder place to travel. The country is small and poor yet being located on the shores of the mighty lake and with the great rift valley running through the middle makes options such as Malawi self drive safari and others truly tempting and attractive for the traveler looking for Adventure Travel in Africa.

Since the country is small and elongated, there are three distinct regions; North, Central and South. All the three regions have great geographical diversity. Hence Malawi self drive safari tours can be taken to combine elements of landscape, wildlife, lake and culture can be undertaken in each of these regions. Such a combination would give a completely different experience in each of the three regions.

Although the economy of Malawi is largely based on agriculture, a lot of emphasis is being given to tourism. In such a small country as Malawi there are more than 70 airports. Roads are being built and other infrastructure developed to make western travelers feel comfortable. Since the country is small; only 900 kms long and with widths that are varying but never more than 300 kms. This makes it possible for an avid traveler to opt for a Malawi self drive safari and experience the whole country in not a very long period of time. The experience would be still very interesting and just as exciting as most adventure travel in Africa.

Support for taking an enjoyable but safe Malawi safe drive safari across the whole country is given by different government agencies and travel and tourism companies. Large and strong Utility vehicles can be hired, maps and guides are also available; camping sites have been developed and medical aid, repair and maintenance of vehicles is found all over the country. Since English is the official language, it is not difficult for a westerner to get around. Malawi offers the best of Adventure travel in Africa in a short span of time and in a considerable shorter distance in terms of travel. Take your family on a Malawi self drive safari to show them the warm heart of Africa.

blue lizard is the author of this Article: To know more about Malawi self drive safari and Adventure Travel Africa please visit bluelizardadventures.com
Jul 162017
 

Africa was known as the Dark Continent because of the mystery that surrounded it as it was not visited by many people and most people hardly knew much about it. That is not the case anymore, yet travelling to Africa is considered an adventure because of the variety of geographical regions that abound there and the diverse terrain, climate, animals and people that inhabit the continent. There are deep tropical forests so thick that light does not enter there, there are great rivers and mighty waterfalls, there are hundreds of miles of open grasslands and there are thousands of miles of desert lands. The widest biodiversity is found here and hundreds of different tribes and ethnic groups live on this vast continent.

Adventure Travel in Africa has become popular now as people are attracted to the many different kinds of tours that can be taken to explore this wonderful land. Adventure travel in Africa can include adventurous treks across the savannahs or grasslands; the wondrous Serengeti which is a unique ecosystem which hosts the largest mammal migration on the earth and which is considered as one of the natural wonders of the world. It can also include wildlife safaris where one can see all the animals that urban people see in zoos from really close quarters.

Unfortunately, this beautiful continent that has so much to offer in terms of natural wealth has been exploited and violated by man. The beautiful thick tropical forests are disappearing because of the greed of man who does not have the foresight to see that by destroying these finely balanced ecosystems, he is actually destroying the whole earth including his own home. To stop this destruction and to revive the old natural order of things many people and organizations are doing Volunteer Africa work which means that they live and work with non government and government bodies to mitigate the problems that have arisen in Africa because of the unthoughtful onslaught of man on nature.

There are many Volunteer Africa groups that work in different parts of Africa on different issues. Wildlife preservation, conservation of flora and fauna, preserving the ethnic culture of different tribal groups, scientific research concerning environmental issues etc. is the focus of such Volunteer Africa groups who also have programs to create awareness about these issues and encourage volunteers from all over the world, of different age groups and vocations to do work where it is needed on this continent.

Thus Africa can be a fantastic holiday destination where there is a lot to see and do and that is why Adventure Travel in Africa is growing in popularity. For the socially aware and concerned people there is a lot that can be done in Africa through Volunteer Africa work on ongoing and future projects of many organizations that are working here.

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Jun 212017
 

Making the decision to visit any one of Canada’s beautiful provinces or territories is easy, especially if you decide to spend your time on the East Coast. Canada’s East Coast is made up of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and precious Prince Edward Island which exudes island hospitality and charm.

Your trip will be packed full of exciting activities when visiting any number of the East Coast festivals, cultural events, heritage sites as well as a ton of indoor and outdoor attractions. There is definitely no shortage of things to do on the East Coast. When visiting here is a list of the top 5 things you must see and do.

When in Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park is a must see. Either for a day trip or for a week long camping trip, Gros Morne National Park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. You can hike through mountains, camp by the sea, visit freshwater fjords, waterfalls, and sandy beaches. As an area with vast natural beauty and a variety of scenery, wildlife and recreational activities, there are a million and one things to do.

The next stop on your east coast vacation has to be beautiful New Brunswick. If you are searching for some indoor activities your next stop is the traditional farmers market in St. John – this market offers patrons the best New Brunswick has to offer in terms of fresh food, produce, meats and seafood. The St. John City Market also hosts the maritime craft show and offers hundreds of hand crafted items for you to enjoy. It’s a wonderful place to visit and stop in for a bite.

If outdoor adventure is more your speed visiting the Fundy Trail in St. Martin’s New Brunswick will be most enjoyable! The Fundy Trail is an area of true importance as it is a sensitive ecological area, previously inaccessible to people. Untouched coastal areas with unmatched beauty and eco-diversity offer its visitors the opportunity to hike, bike or drive through portions of the park to take in the view.

When in Nova Scotia shellfish is the dish dejour, particularly if you enjoy Lobster! Nova Scotia offers lobster tours for sea lovers of all ages. Tours are a great way to become familiar with the fishing methods used to catch these delicious creatures as well as to learn about the marine habitat of the many sea creatures that frequent the waters off Nova Scotia. A day on the water will reveal whales, seals, dolphins, seabirds, porpoises and other exciting species.

The final stop on your east coast adventure must be Prince Edward Island, the gentle Island. Offering annual cultural and artistic events, numerous sights and attractions, PEI is fun for the whole family. You can learn to deep sea fish, do some afternoon birding, or golf on one of over 30 island golf courses . Be sure to visit Prince Edward Islands’ beautiful lighthouses, the home of Anne of Green Gables, and historic Province House, the Birthplace of Canada. Or if the idea of putting your feet up on one of PEI’s beautiful red sand beaches is more your speed, the gentle island has many places for you. Surrounded by the sound of waves coming ashore, birds flying overhead and nothing but peace and quite, this are definitely the place for you. Rejuvenate your spirit, Love Prince Edward Island!

About PEI
Prince Edward Island is widely known as the historic birthplace of Canada. The Charlottetown conference held in 1864 was the first meeting of a series which ultimately led to the confederation of Canada in 1867.
Jun 212017
 

The first images that comes to mind when considering a visit to Africa, is the wildlife and the sweeping grassland of savanna. Media channel like National geographic and other sources have played very crucial role in creating this image. However, there are a number of things to be considered before making a trip to Africa. For people who love to make wild safaris and adventure travel, Africa is obviously one of the best places to make a trip.

Before making an adventure travel Africa trip, ensure that you are making the necessary research and study improve your knowledge of the country and the places that you are visiting. It is very common to have many misconceptions and worries regarding your adventure travel Africa. Think about what all things you want to experience and do in the place. This is where you need to access the services of many travel websites out there. Check out the websites of those companies who are specialised in these safaris and who volunteer Africa trips. Our website http://www.bluelizardadventures.com has an array of different countries to choose from and other vital information for you to help guide you.

After getting an idea about what adventures are available in these places you can check with your travel operator to confirm whether they these are running as some things happen at certain times of the year. The most amazing animals that you would expect to see in the African content are the Elephants, Rhinos, Leopards, Buffalos and Lions. You might not get successful in watching them close if things are not arranged well. For example not all national parks might have these in plenty. You have the most chance in viewing them when you are heading towards those parks that contain these animals in good numbers. Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa are those regions where these great animals are found in plenty. Arrange your trip in such a way that covers all of those places that can satisfy your interests. However, some parks and safari trips that Blue Lizard Adventures offers, utilise some of the more unique small reserves which have only small wildlife populations but these offer the best experiences with a more personal feel. Our tours and safaris in Tanzania and Malawi offer this exactly. bluelizardadventures.com/explore/tanzania/explore_tanzania.html and bluelizardadventures.com/explore/malawi/explore_malawi.html

Kruger national park situated in South Africa is a favourite place for adventure tourists from all parts of the country. Another similar location situated in the Tanzanian region is the Ngorongoro national park. Kibale national park located in Uganda is another great place you never want to miss if you want to see some of the Chimp’s. Mountain Gorillas are another rare species most of the tourists want to view these days and they can be seen in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is situated in Uganda. Volcanoes National Park located in Rwanda is also a good place that has great chance to watch these rare species animals. Collect such information from the internet and ensure that they are genuine and effective sources. Talk to us at Blue Lizard Adventures, your first stop for volunteer Africa services to discuss your options.

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