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The Ultimate Guide to One Day Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National park

Many travelers are skeptical about the feasibility of planning a 1 day gorilla tour to Bwindi impenetrable forest for the interest of budget and time. The important question at the back of one’s mind is “Will I make it on time to start gorilla trekking with the group? If you are willing to take-up the one day short gorilla trek, here is some reliable advice. You can ably start your tour from Kigali even if your flight arrives by 2:00am – 3:00am in Rwanda, or better arrive earlier and spend a night in Kigali so that you rest before the long day ahead of you. Ideally you should set off from Rwanda by 3:00 am with your driver driving to the Gatuna border – the Uganda Rwanda border. The drive from Kigali to Katuna border is 2 hours and the drive from here to the closest sector of Bwindi forest…
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Natural wonders of the world and where to find them

We’ve all heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, but let’s not forget  the seven natural wonders of the world. All boasting astonishing natural beauty in their own right, there’s something spectacular about each and every one of these attractions. Whether you’re thinking about planning your next getaway or just want to brush up on your geographical knowledge, here are the seven natural wonders of the world and where to find them. What is it? The Grand Canyon Where is it? Arizona, USA The sheer size and vastness of the Grand Canyon is enough to see why it makes the list of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. At 277 miles long, you can only see a snippet of it by foot – and no one wants to get too close to the edge. Instead, take a helicopter ride and be wowed at the sights from above. What is…

Family travel — 10 bucket list tips for 2019

Apart from good health, travel might be the greatest gift granted to your family — broadening your horizons while experiencing diverse cultures is worth its weight in gold. If you’re gung-ho about global adventures, you might be working your way through a wish-list and looking for inspiration for 2019. In which case, you’re in the right place — here are ten bucket list family travel tips for 2019. Headphones If you want to unwind on a long-haul trip, a good pair of noise cancelling headphones from bose.com brings music to your ears and a blissful break from child complaints. Plug yourself in and let your partner take their turn entertaining the youngsters. Wallet If you need a safe place to stash your passports, tickets and travel docs, a Defway travel wallet is de rigueur. It incorporates RFID blocking tech to protect against data theft and has more secure compartments than…

Common Christmas Travel Myths Debunked

If there is one thing you do not need at Christmas, it is to spend more money than necessary. After all, the festive period is already one of the most expensive times of the year, with everything from presents to the turkey dinner to fund. If you are planning on going away this Christmas (good choice!), you can avoid spending unnecessary cash by making sure you are not duped by the following holiday travel myths. Booking at a certain time on a certain day will save you money – A lot of people believe that flights are cheaper on a certain day. Has anyone ever told you to book your flights on a Wednesday to save money, for example? Well, if you are working and find it difficult to do so, don’t fret, as it doesn’t make much difference. According to data by KAYAK, which involved over one billion searches,…

Our Guide to Mafia Island

When it comes to booking your dream holiday; it’s fair to say that everyone has a different idea of paradise. From romantic city breaks to unspoiled wilderness locations, there’s a place to suit every traveller’s diverse set of tastes and preferences. If tranquil and unspoiled locations are your thing, however, we’d certainly recommend a trip to the largely unheralded Mafia Island. Located along the coast of the Indian Ocean and boasting a population in excess of 40,000, it offers an extremely appealing proposition to travellers despite being overshadowed by more renowned destinations like Zanzibar. Make no mistake; Mafia and its surrounding archipelago including Jibondo, Juani and Chloe have a huge amount to offer.  In this post, we’ll explore the island in greater detail while asking what makes it so special? Mafia Island – A Brief Guide In total, Mafia Island is just a single, 30-minute flight south of Zanzibar, and…

Best City break destinations to finish 2018

With the conclusion of 2018 upon us very soon, many people may want to squeeze in one more weekend city break before ringing in another new year. Here are some of the top destinations ideal for a quick weekend holiday. New York City       A quick trip across the pond to New York City could be an option for a weekend getaway. The city is a cultural centre of America with access to plays, concerts and art museums. As Christmas approaches, Rockefeller Center becomes decked out with holiday décor and offers ice skating. Also, landmarks are a popular point of interest here including the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Paris With its numerous iconic landmarks, Paris can be a fun weekend getaway. Of course visiting the Eiffel Tower and the Arche de Triomphe are a must but the city does provide other possible sights. For instance, the LouvreMuseum…

How to Pack for a Colder Vacation without Paying for Extra Baggage

If you know that you are going on vacation then you will understand what an exciting time this can be. You get to finally see things that you have never seen before and you may even find that you are busy trying to plan out all of the things that you are going to do as well. If you are having a hard time knowing what to pack then you have nothing to worry about because you can find out whatever you need to know right here. Wear Invisible Layers The secret to wearing the clothes that you want in the colder weather is for you to wear invisible layers. You need to make sure that you wear thermal leggings and even thermal tops as well. When choosing your thermals, you need to make sure that you are choosing ones which reflect your needs as well as choosing ones that…

Business Models Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor: An Overview

Starting a hotel booking website can be a great way to make money – more people than ever are following their dreams of traveling the world, and they’re looking for a cost-effective and easy way to do it. If you’re interested in creating your own hotel booking website and app, then it’s imperative that you do a study and competitive analysis of future competitors that are already dominating the space. Here’s an overview of three current popular hotel booking websites and an analysis of their business models. Booking.com Booking.com is a simple site that offers accommodations, flights, and combination deals (with flight and hotel). They also offer the option to book car rentals or airport taxis through their site. Booking.com makes money by charging booking fees for the convenience of bundling services. But primarily, the site makes money through charging hotels for selling their inventories – they take a percentage…