Karen Elowitt

  • 10 Photos Of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

    kgalagadi giraffe By Karen Elowitt, 10:03 am

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which straddles the border between Botswana and South Africa in the lower Kalahari, is one of the most remote, beautiful places in southern Africa. The park, which comprises Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, is packed with wildlife that gathers around the rare watering holes, and scenery that will dazzle even the most jaded traveler. Click through for just a taste of what you can see in Kgalagadi.

  • VIDEO: Keep Your Windows Rolled Up When You Encounter Lions In The Wild

    endangered species protection for African lions By Karen Elowitt, 9:12 am

    Unfortunately, some safari park visitors don’t have a lot of common sense when it comes to wild animals, and get lulled into a false sense of security. This video from Kruger Sightings offers a prime example of why you should always leave your windows UP when viewing lions in the wild, even if they look harmless. Although these the tourists weren’t hurt, if the lions were so inclined they could have easily inflicted much damage on the occupants of the car.

  • 15 Photos Of Kigali That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

    By Karen Elowitt, 8:00 am

    Ringed by lush mountains and criss-crossed by winding boulevards, Kigali is one of the most attractive and dynamic cities in east Africa. It’s burdened by a violent past, but is nothing but forward looking 20 years later. Prepare for your jaw to drop as you dive into these photos of Kigali and discover just how picturesque and striking the city is — even the scenes that provide a reminder of darker days.

  • The Best Luxury Lodges On The East African Gorilla Trail

    By Karen Elowitt, 8:00 pm

    On the east African gorilla trail, luxury travellers may struggle to find accommodation that meets expectations. Unlike Kenya or South Africa, where there is an abundance of premium safari accommodation, the luxury options in Rwanda and Uganda are rustic at best. However, there are a handful of establishments where you can still feel pampered and have most of the comforts you desire. Here are the most luxurious lodges in Rwanda and Uganda that can be used as a base for gorilla trekking.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Muscles In On Campaign To Terminate Poaching

    Campaign to Terminate Poaching By Karen Elowitt, 1:27 pm

    Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, aka The Terminator, wants to help save African elephants in a new campaign to terminate poaching. He’s putting his name, skills and acting reputation to use in front of the camera in a U.S. Wildlife Conservation Society video. The 96 Elephants campaign was created to draw attention to the 96 elephants killed every day in Africa.

  • 3 Places To Stay — In Style — In Whale-Watching Country

    Birkenhead house By Karen Elowitt, 10:02 am

    The small town of Hermanus in Walker Bay, located 2 hours out of Cape Town, is the self-proclaimed whale watching capital of the world. Considering its size, it certainly packs a punch when it comes to luxury accommodation, with some of the Western’s Cape’s finest five star hotels located in this area. Here are the best luxury hotels to use as a base when whale watching near Hermanus.

  • 11 Photos Of Cairo That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

    American University in Cairo Egypt, www1.aucegypt.edu By Karen Elowitt, 8:00 pm

    Whether you consider Cairo to be intriguing or infuriating, sublime or stinking, there’s no doubt that it’s picturesque. The following photos illustrate just what a city of contrasts Cairo is. From orderly mosques to gridlocked traffic, from neon lights to faded mosaics, it’s hard to keep your eyes off this frenetic, dynamic city. Here are 11 photos that prove it.

  • Where To Find Luxury — With A Touch Of Adventure — In The Seychelles

    By Karen Elowitt, 8:00 pm

    One of the only downsides of the Seychelles is that there is very little to see in terms of sightseeing, so you’ll have to find other ways to entertain yourself. Fortunately, there are a few places which offer options for adventure lovers, while not compromising on the luxury people expect from the island’s high-end resorts. Here are the top three luxury adventure resorts in the Seychelles.

  • Where To Get Great Ethiopian Coffee In Addis Ababa

    By Karen Elowitt, 8:00 pm

    Since Ethiopia is the ancient birthplace of coffee, it makes sense that coffee culture is a big aspect of life in the capital, Addis Ababa. There are all types of coffee shops that cater to all types of tastes and preferences, from authentic old-school joints, to modern American-style emporiums. But wherever you go, you’re bound to get a quality cuppa joe, and meet loads of Ethiopians who are as enthusiastic about coffee as you are.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Giraffes

    giraffes at water holes in etosha By Karen Elowitt, 10:19 am

    Giraffes are the type of animal you can’t take your eyes off. These incongruously fascinating creatures are primarily known as acacia-eating African savanna dwellers, but few people know much more than that. Which is why we want to fill you in on some fun facts about giraffes, because there is so much more to know!