Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro is a goal for regular mountain climbers and those who just have high ambitions alike. But it’s nice to know what you are facing when climbing Kilimanjaro so here are some facts about it to get you started.

Mt. Kilimanjaro

1. It is 5895M tall making it the world’s tallest free standing mountain.

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Tunisia holidays have long been a favoured destination for tourists getting away to soak up the year-round sunshine in the resort hotels of the coast, but to discover the real character of this magical North African land, you must go off the beaten track. Here are the top 5 things to do for adventurous travellers.

1. Trek into the Sahara Desert

Yep. That's how good it looks

Yep. That’s how good it looks

The Sahara truly is another world. The largest desert in the world is far from being just a flat expanse of sand; you will travel through diverse landscapes from rolling sand dunes and remote valleys to vibrant, green oases. Whether you travel by jeep, quad bike or camel, to trek through the Sahara is an unforgettable experience. When you stop for the night at a traditional Bedouin encampment, you will be awe-struck by the magnificence of the night sky: the stars really do seem closer here.

2. The caves of Matmata

Familiar to millions of movie-goers as the base of the young Luke Skywalker, in the Star Wars films, the caves are also home to thousands of Troglodytes (cave-dwellers).You can stay here in an underground troglodyte hotel. The caves are a popular destination for travelers, so get here early to avoid the crowds and enjoy the incredible atmosphere of this unusual community.

3. Tunis and Sidi Bou Said

A street in Sidi Bou Said

A street in Sidi Bou Said

The contemporary city of Tunis includes the ancient area of Sidi Bou Said. Its cobbled streets, white-washed buildings, draped with bougainvillea, giant eucalyptus trees and constantly changing views of the glimmering blue Mediterranean will charm every visitor.

4. Carthage

Tunisia is rich in archaeological remains, and the city of Tunis contains the spectacular remnants of the legendary city of Carthage, the birthplace of Hannibal. Carthage was razed to the ground by the Romans, only to be rebuilt later by Julius Caesar. It then became one of the three most important cities of the Roman Empire.

5. Tozeur

This ancient, inland city was once the hub of the old caravan trading routes, and is still a fascinating place to visit. Here you can see the incredible irrigation system, thousands of years old, which is still used to water the date plantations. Tozeur is an excellent place to visit to get a real flavour of Tunisian culture; the Ouled el Hadef quarter, built of the characteristic local brick, dates back to the 14th century.

Bursting with character, history and intrigue, Tunisia is a place well worth exploring.

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If you’re planning a holiday in Luxor, there are a few places that you’ll almost certainly visit such as Karnak and Luxor Temples, and the Valley of the Kings. These are the most popular tourist destinations in Luxor and so you’re likely to be confronted by a throng of other tourists, not to mention the mass of street vendors who will hassle you to buy their wares. Of course there is a good reason why these places are so popular, but it often means you’ll miss out on some other excellent sites. Here are some the best sites that are not usually part of the tourist circuit.
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This is a guest post from Liah S Thorley

Pristine sandy beaches, vibrant city life, dramatic landscape, history in abundance, wine and wildlife, is there anything I have missed out? Probably. Cape Town is one of the most richly diverse cities in the world. Whether you’re simply stopping off for a few days before heading down the garden route or spending your entire holiday here, there is something to keep everyone entertained. I found out a bit more about Cape Town before I went my having a perusal of mydestination.com/capetown.

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If you are after Africa Holidays, you may just be surprised by the options available. From the exotic animals of Madagascar, the Pyramids of Egypt, Desert trekking in the central countries. Beach breaks and nice food can be found in many places, Morocco is a fine example of this in the north west of Africa.

For a bit of culture, many people choose South Africa Holidays. Especially after local development to host the 2010 world cup football tournament.

South africa aerial shot

South Africa

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