A country of incredible natural beauty, Brazil is the largest country in all of Latin America with more than 8.5 million people and spanning over 8.5 million kilometers. Yet lying amidst Brazil’s huge cities and miles and miles of land, lie sprawling mountain ranges, massive forests and huge tracts of farmland. Currently, there are 69 national parks in Brazil exhibiting incredible flora and fauna and impressive rock formations. The Brazilian Amazon alone is home to more animal and plant species than anywhere else in the world. In addition to its national parks, Brazil also shares a number of reserves and protected areas just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
With their notable pink plumage, flamingos flock in great numbers in Kenya and it’s a special sight to witness. Tourists come from all over the world to experience this colorful spectacle of shimmering pink birds wading in the shallow waters of Kenya’s soda lakes. Unfortunately, the number of flamingos has been decreasing recently, perhaps due to over-tourism, pollution from large-scale farming, or climate change. Seasonal conditions, flooding, and changes in water quality decrease their food supply, so flamingos migrate to different lakes each year. In this blog, we’ll explore the best places in Kenya to see these magnificent birds during a Kenya Safari.
Colombia is a vibrant, multicultural country with a rich and tumultuous history. From the beginning, the geographic location of Colombia made it a main port of travel for Caribbean and Mesoamerican people - it was always an ethnically diverse place. Any Colombia Tour would be remiss without some exposure to the incredible history, culture and traditions of this country.
No Egypt Tour would be complete without seeing the Great Pyramids of Giza, but most people don’t realize that these ancient monuments are bordered by a modern, chaotic city and not isolated in some remote desert like many pictures would have you believe. There are hotels and high-rise apartment blocks full of satellite dishes facing the famous pyramids, and “pyramid-view rooms” or “pyramid-view apartments” come with a higher price tag. There’s even a Pizza Hut/KFC right across from the Great Sphinx (located adjacent to the pyramids), jostling for space alongside all the souvenir shops selling papyrus paper paintings and alabaster cats!