Cult temple dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, Karnak remains the largest religious building ever constructed. Known to ancient Egyptians as Ipet-isu – most select of places – the temple complex at Karnak was built over the span of 2,000 years. Even as ruins, Karnak overshadows manyRead More →

Off the coast of East Africa sits the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Once disputed between France and Great Britain, the islands eventually fell under British control. Independence was gained in 1976. The island of Mahé serves as a hub for visiting the other islandsRead More →

Off the northern coast of Mozambique sits the Quirimbas Archipelago best known for its stunning coral reefs and waters teeming with dolphins, whales, and endangered dugongs (sea cows). The remote islands of Matemo, Medjumbe, and Vamiz each boast beautiful beaches and idyllic waters for scuba diving and snorkeling. Mangrove-covered IboRead More →

The climate, plants, and animals of the Serengeti have scarcely changed in the past million years, making its unique ecosystem one of the oldest on Earth. About two million years ago, modern man’s early ancestors made an appearance in the Olduvai Gorge and it’s thought the first steps our forebearersRead More →

The most extensive hot desert on Earth, the Sahara Desert covers the vast majority of North Africa and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Red Sea to the east, and the Sahel to the south. A storied and unforgiving land,Read More →

The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. The Okavango (Kavango) River flows from the Angolan highlands, across Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, and seasonally floods the Delta, transforming grassy plains into a lush habit for plants and wildlife. The Moremi Game Reserve occupies the eastRead More →

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is an ancient rainforest that extends over a series of ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range in southwest Uganda. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site because of its distinct ecology, biodiversity, and incredible natural beauty, Bwindi is home to about half the world’s remaining mountainRead More →