Tell people you’re headed to Namibia and they’ll likely have little idea where that is. As one of Africa’s youngest countries boasting the oldest desert in the world, this vast and wild republic on the south-west coast of Africa isn’t on most tourist maps—yet.
But with wildlife galore, adventure sports, ancient culture, stunning landscapes, very few people and environmental protection built into its constitution, Namibia is one of those places that intrepid travelers fall in love with and often never leave. I visited Namibia in 2013 and definitely found myself thinking, “I Could Live Here”.
Ready to go? From self-drive and family safaris to active adventure, photographic tours and bespoke luxury, here are 5 Unforgettable Namibia Adventures to help you GO NOW.
I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for Scotland since the early nineties when a yearlong Fulbright teaching exchange took me there and ignited a passionate and insatiable curiosity about the world. A few years ago I was back in Scotland for the Adventure Travel World Summit and met Irene Lane, owner and founder of Greenloons, an ecotourism tour company.
If you’re ready to launch your own Scotland adventure, here are three eco-friendly trips—a Highland safari, family adventure and Scottish train experience—from Greenloons to get you there…
Cities buzz with excitement and a beach escape is always fun, but there’s nothing quite as soul-soothing as getting away to the mountains. From dazzling night skies to snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, here are five reasons to head for the mountains on your next adventure.
VIA Rail Canada offers a variety of extraordinary summer adventures.
Marvel at the thousands of beluga whales that swim up Churchill River in Northern Manitoba or watch the dramatic rise and fall of the mighty tides of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. VIA Rail’s summer packages allow travelers to truly discover Canada, filled with exciting adventures and limitless potential for unforgettable memories.
Please see below some spectacular trail tours offered by Via Rail Canada:
A Thousand Islands Cruises
From May through October, discover historic Kingston and the Thousand Islands. Located where Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands meet, historic Kingston exquisitely combines the allure of a small town with all the amenities and sophistication of an urban centre. This package includes: roundtrip rail on VIA Rail Canada from any city of choice; overnight accommodations in Kingston; a luncheon cruise along the Thousand Islands; and, a Kingston trolley tour. To book this package or for more information, please contact International Weekend Tours at (800) 422-2294 or visit VIA’s train package website at www.trainpackages.ca. Starting rate for this package is approx. USD$264 based on double occupancy.
A Churchill Summer Explorer
For a seven-day six-night tour offered in July or August, depart any Sunday or Tuesday from Winnipeg, Manitoba and travel by VIA Rail Canada to the shores of Hudson Bay and the Town of Churchill.