Africa

Africa

Africa

Khartoum Part 2 Mar 2019

We left the pyramids and the desert to return to the capital of Khartoum in time for some Nuba wrestling.  Every Friday at 4pm, there

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Naqa & Mussawarat Mar 2019

Other than the pyramids, two other sites, Naqa and Mussawarat, together make up the UNESCO archaeological sites of the Meroitic Empire.  Naqa is one of

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Pyramids of Meroe Mar 2019

We arrive at our home for the next several days, Meroe Tented Camp, located in the remote desert land in Sudan.  Meroe Tented Camp is

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Faces of Sudan Mar 2019

We leave the Karima area to head towards Meroe via the Bayuda desert surrounded by sharp cone-shaped black basalt mountains and bounded by the loop

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Tombos & Kerma Mar 2019

Today we wake up and drive to the village of Tombos via the granite boulders of the Third Cataract of the Nile.  Cataracts are shallow

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Napatan Pyramids Mar 2019

Did you know that there are actually more pyramids in Sudan than there are in Egypt?  Even though much smaller in size, there are so

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Old Dongola & Jebel Barkal Mar 2019

Bright and early we leave Khartoum to head towards Karima about 6 hours drive north.  We journey through the flat Western Desert before reaching Wadi

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Khartoum Part 1 Mar 2019

When I tell my friends I’m traveling to Sudan, the most common response I get is “You are crazy!” or “Why Sudan? What’s there to

Egypt

Pyramids of Giza Dec 2018

From Sakkara we continued to the Pyramids of Giza.  Built by the Egyptian pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2600-2500 BC), the Pyramids of Giza, have

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Praslin & La Digue Oct 2018

From Mauritius, we continued on north to the 115-island nation of Seychelles.  Seychelles was first controlled by the French and then by the British with

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Mauritius Oct 2018

After spending an eventful but rather rough two and a half weeks in Africa, we breathed a sigh of relief as the plane lifted off

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Morondava Oct 2018

On the western side of Madagascar is the seaside town of Morondava which is home to the Avenue of Baobabs.  The Avenue of Baobabs is

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Andasibe Oct 2018

Any visit to Madagascar is incomplete if you don’t go and visit the lemurs only in existence here.  Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is located about 150km

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Antananarivo Oct 2018

From Ethiopia, we flew for just under 5 hours to Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.  Madagascar sits off the coast of East Africa and has

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Lalibela Part 2 Oct 2018

Other than the eleven Unesco churches in Lalibela, the surrounding countryside is also worth a visit.  We ventured out of the main part of town

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