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  • Ultimate Safari Planner

    For many, an African safari represents a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip. We've rounded up some of the best that the continent has to offer, with recommendations for romantics, adventurers, foodies, and more.

    Posted by Lee Middleton on November 26, 2013 at 11:57:52 AM EST in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • 12 Reasons to Go to Rwanda

    You know it for stunning gorilla treks, but if that's all you know of Rwanda, you're missing out. The country's on a major progressive upswing and now's the time to discover its many other treasures. Here, author and local expat Josh Ruxin gives the inside track.

    Posted by Josh Ruxin on November 05, 2013 at 1:55:31 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • What to Pack: Safari

    Taking a walk on the wild side doesn't mean your travel wardrobe has to suffer. Here are some ideas to get you packed for your African safari.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on October 14, 2013 at 10:17:11 AM EDT in Style
  • Just Back From: East Africa's Great Migration

    Kenyans call it the seventh wonder of the world. The Great Migration is a millions-strong migration of animals across the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. And we were there to see it in all its National Geographic-style glory.

    Posted by Valerie Hamilton on October 07, 2013 at 8:57:25 AM EDT in Outdoors
  • What to Pack: Kilimanjaro

    Kilimanjaro is the summit of a lifetime—the unparalleled views once you reach the top, the unforgettable terrain, and the accessibility of it all. Pack these key picks for an extra-chic climb.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on September 09, 2013 at 1:36:49 PM EDT in Style
  • Fodor's Travel Tastemaker: Photographer and Africa-phile Peter Beard

    Peter Beard has been chronicling Africa for nearly 50 years (not to mention photographing models, first ladies, and pop artists in the meantime). Jetsetting between his tented settlement in Kenya and homes in Manhattan and Montauk, he's easily one of our most iconic Tastemakers.

    Posted by Kristan Schiller on July 03, 2013 at 1:59:52 PM EDT in Photos, Outdoors
  • Read Before You Go: African Safari

    Setting off on safari means prepping for adventure, beauty, and the unexpected. Pick a read that fits your trip, from the history of the African continent to fictional stories of love and intrigue.

    Posted by Elizabeth Lynch on March 05, 2013 at 11:00:44 AM EST in New at Fodor's
  • Expatriate Tales: Living in Namibia

    Travel journalist-turned-Peace Corps member Isabel Sterne traded NYC for Namibia last year. Hear her take on adjusting to a very different life in the starkly beautiful southern region of this African country.

    Posted by Jimmy Im on February 28, 2013 at 1:04:10 PM EST in New at Fodor's
  • Private Home Stays on the African Plains

    Want to get in touch with nature, but not necessarily your neighbors? Spot big game by day, and relax in a private resort by night on the African Plains.

    Posted by Kristan Schiller on February 05, 2013 at 1:59:37 PM EST in Hotels
  • Alexander McCall Smith on Writing in Botswana and the Caribbean

    He's written some of our favorite series—No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, ahem—set in far corners of the world, making us feel like we were solving mysteries with Mma Ramotswe. We caught up with Alexander McCall Smith himself to chat about Botswana and beyond.

    Posted by Nicole Campoy on January 25, 2013 at 1:45:55 PM EST in Arts & Culture