Looking for more than a lazy beach vacation? Give voluntourism a try! Volunteer trips offer travelers the opportunity to forge a unique connection with their destination. Imagine taking experiential travel to a whole new level and truly immersing yourself in the culture of the people who live in the places [...]
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Although many African safari lodges and camps sell themselves as being eco-friendly, Colin Bell and David Bristow found that some merely “green wash”, meaning they are only claim to be eco-friendly accommodation. The two recently released ‘Africa’s Finest‘, a comprehensive guide of the 50 finest, most eco-friendly accommodations throughout sub-Saharan [...]
Today, an astounding 50% of the world’s population can no longer see the stars because of pollution. But in many remote areas of Africa, you will be amazed by the thousands of points of light that fill the sky without interference from city lights or smog. As stars have influenced [...]
From the 3,000-carat Cullinan Diamond in South Africa, to Tanzania’s rare Queen of Kilimanjaro tanzanite stone –Africa is known to be home to some of the of the largest and most radiant precious gems ever found. Africa.com takes a closer look at some of the continent’s biggest and best finds.
Looking at the European Union and the recent eurozone crises, what lessons can Africa learn about forming an economic union, building strong economies, and forming unified leadership?
Rumit Mehta, recently returned from safari in four African countries, shares his extraordinary experiences with Africa.com. This is the fifth in a five part series being released this week (complete with photos!) detailing his travels in Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
I recently came across a wonderful quote by British author Bill Bryson that summed up the difference between travel and a GOOD travel experience: “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.”
My Immersion Journeys staff and I have shared this quote to all our travelers, hoping that their interpretation of travel aligns with what we strive for. Beyond fond memories, travel should ensure a unique experience and foster global citizenship, but above all, travel should enable everyone to be an “explorer” and not merely a tourist.