Karen Elowitt

  • Namibia’s Best Lodges For Families

    family safari By Karen Elowitt, 1:39 pm

    Hitting the road with kids presents challenges. Especially in a sparsely populated country such as Namibia, where the distance between destinations is vast and lots of time is spent inside a vehicle. Which is why it’s important to choose a lodge which offers a range of activities, and is more than just a stopover. This can help to ease road trip tension, and ensure everyone has a great holiday.

  • Tourists Gain Access To ‘Cradle Of Humankind’ Excavation Site

    fossil excavation By Karen Elowitt, 5:00 pm

    Tourists in South Africa will soon get access to the Cradle of Humankind’s Malapa excavation site, where a new hominid species was discovered four years ago. Visitors will be able to view the site within the next 6-8 weeks from a viewing platform above the excavation. Malapa is situated within the Cradle of Humankind heritage site and located 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of Johannesburg.

  • A Day In The Life of a Wildlife Ranger: A Chat With Warden Emmanuel Koech

    kenya-ranger By Karen Elowitt, 12:38 pm

    Warden Emmanuel Koech is a wildlife ranger for the Kenya Wildlife Service. Over the course of his career has worked in six different national parks across Kenya, where he spends much of his time monitoring wildlife habitats and tracking down poachers. AFKtravel.com recently had the chance to talk with him about his favorite parks, close encounters with poachers and lions, and how he was inspired as a child to protect wildlife.

  • 10 Amazing Food Festivals in South Africa

    By Karen Elowitt, 3:21 pm

    South Africans not only love their food, but love to share their love of food by having festivals in its honor. Whether it be cheese, wine, olives, cherries, or crayfish, there is a food festival to celebrate it. Here we’ll tell you about 10 food festivals in South Africa that should be on every foodie’s bucket list.

  • Stargazing Experience Now Available At Vic Falls Safari Club

    By Karen Elowitt, 9:48 am

    Zimbabwe’s big sky, clear weather and low light pollution make it the perfect place to get a glimpse of the galaxy. Victoria Falls Safari Club is capitalizing on these natural assets by offering complimentary stargazing for guests of the lodge. Read more about the stargazing experience at Vic Falls Safari Club on AFKTravel.com.

  • Botswana To Introduce Tourist Train

    By Karen Elowitt, 3:57 pm

    Botswana Railways plans to introduce a tourist train that will run from Botswana through Zimbabwe and Zambia. Officials believe the train will boost local and international tourism to the region. In addition to helping tourism, the train is projected to bring funds to cash-strapped Botswana Railways.

  • 13 Essential Items You Need While Camping In Africa

    By Karen Elowitt, 4:57 pm

    Circumstances differ immensely from campsite to campsite: some have kitchens kitted out with stoves and fridges, hot showers, and electricity; other more “primitive” campsites leave you with nothing but earth, wind and fire. Whichever you choose, be sure to pack these 13 essential items.

  • Ebola Outbreak Prompts Ghana To Focus On Domestic Tourism

    By Karen Elowitt, 9:21 am

    As the Ebola outbreak continues to reverberate through West Africa and puts a chill on inter-country travel, Ghana has decided to promote domestic tourism. From CitiFM Online: “Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare tells Citi Businesses News even though international tourist visits have gone down significantly due to the Ebola scare in West Africa, her ministry is focusing on promoting […]

  • The Best Business Hotels in Harare

    By Karen Elowitt, 6:05 pm

    Harare isn’t quite an African business epicenter like Lagos or Johannesburg, but now that Zimbabwe is using the U.S. dollar for currency and a tenuous sense of stability has returned, it’s starting to attract more global attention. More investment and infrastructure development is happening, and the tourism and hospitality industries are growing around it. For […]

  • A First-Timer’s Guide to Visiting a Moroccan Hammam

    hammam By Karen Elowitt, 10:23 am

    Sure, lying face-down on a stone slab, nearly naked, while a stranger thrashes away at you might be a fantasy for some, but it certainly was not for me. And yet there I was, having willingly signed myself up for the jarring experience — and, truth be told, enjoying it. Welcome to a Moroccan hammam. […]