Category: Africa

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. […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Uganda

“Habari?” You might hear this friendly Swahili greeting on the streets of Entebbe or when you awake in the morning to join your guides in search of Uganda’s magnificent mountain gorillas. “What’s news?” they are […]

On Top of the World at Table Mountain – Cape Town, South Africa

The view from Table Mountain over Capetown, South Africa is a view like no other.

The Road to Morocco: “Blessings and Goodness”

Shimmering desert sand stretches as far as the eye can see. It rolls and undulates into wind-shaped arcs and sculpted peaks and coffee-colored valleys. It’s hard to believe that it stretches thousands of miles across […]

10 Things You’ll Only Experience in Morocco

What makes a destination special? The things you won’t experience anywhere else. When you come to Morocco with Discovery Tours, an array of surprising and singular delights await. Discover tree-climbing goats nimbly navigating the branches […]

Elephant Love on Kenyan Safari

Gate 1 traveler Sharon (@sharon_berardino) caught a glimpse of these two playful elephant teens in action on Gate 1’s small-group Discovery tour 11 Day Kenya Safari Exploration. “My Kenya experience with Gate 1 exceeded all […]

On Safari in Sweeping, Spellbinding Kenya

As you awake in your lodge, the African sun sets the sky ablaze with the promise of another spectacular day. You awaken yourself with coffee and a bite, then join your fellow safari-goers for the […]

Karen Blixen’s Famed Farm

“I had a farm in Africa.” So begins the 1985 film Out of Africa, with what may be the most famous 15 seconds in American film. What follows is a sweeping epic that spans some […]