Category: Africa

South Africa: Epic Beauty, Warm Cultures

“The Rainbow Nation” only begins to describe the diverse splendors of South Africa. Staggering vistas, magnificent wildlife, a thriving viniculture, grand echoes of the colonial era, fascinating history, and a beautiful and inspiring mix of […]

A Cat Nap in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

A beautiful leopard takes a rest in a tree in the Serengeti National Park located in Tanzania, Africa.

A Discovery Tours Safari Primer

Many first-time safari-goers have lots of questions as their trip draws near. We invite you to review the Trip Preparation page for our Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure so you’ll know what to expect […]

Botswana’s Magnificent Edens: Chobe and Okavango

All is still. The morning light casts a soft glow on the savannah as elephant after elephant crosses the path of your safari vehicle, the little ones trotting alongside their mothers. You hear the heavy […]

Where the Rain Falls Up and the Moon Casts a Rainbow

Westerners tend to start the historical clock ticking on Victoria Falls from the moment that David Livingstone first laid eyes on them in 1855. The Scottish missionary came upon them as he was exploring upstream […]

Cape Town: An Intimate View

Pretoria may be South Africa’s political and economic capital, but Cape Town is undeniably its cultural center. With a stunning setting between the flat-top Table Mountain and the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans […]

The Souks of Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, Morocco is famous for its Souk District located in the heart of the Medina.

Far from Egypt, a Nile River Cruise

When you think of the Nile, the meandering river through Egypt’s temple-dotted, desert landscapes probably comes to mind. But a 4,258-mile waterway is bound to flow through a huge array of ecosystems. As for the […]

Undiscovered Uganda

Unspoiled, Magnificent, and Teeming with Wildlife Robustly fertile and lush, Uganda hums with the call of primates, the crunch of mammals roaming through underbrush, and the trill and screech of birdlife. It is perhaps one […]

Tracking the Last of the Great Apes

Deep in the dense jungles that skirt Uganda’s western Rift Valley, you follow the footsteps of your primate-specialist guides. All is quiet in this lush primeval world, the last remaining habitat of the mountain gorilla. […]