Africa

Forecast: Sunny

I DIDN'T EXPECT TO HEAR TALES OF SMUGGLERS in a Mozambican bar named Smugglers, but stories about them circulated as liberally as the Laurentina beers: the Taiwanese long-liners pilfering fish...

Technicolor Darkness

There is at least one good reason to go climbing in South Africa, and that's the stone. The geologic forces that turn coal into diamonds have morphed primeval sands into glassy red quartzite...

Nile Takedown

For decades, no one has dared to run the treacherous lengths of the waters that helped launch the modern age of exploration. Civil war, freelance rebels, capricious bandits, irascible hippos,...

Worldwide Wild

Kenya Climbing Mount Kenya [2004 Winner] Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, has 2,283 feet on 17,058-foot Mount Kenya, but Kili is mainly a trekker's...

Freewheeling

AS WE RIDE UP TO THE FISH FARM, a mob of women crushes against the tall metal gates. They have walked here through suffocating heat and humidity, from mud huts dotting the Western Sahara veldt,...

Far Flung Fiestas

Dean Cummings H20 Heli Guides Anybody who's read Jack London knows that Alaska is for men. Mountain men. Dean Cummings knows this, too. That's why Dean's H20 Heli Guides runs...

Sporty South Africa

After a decade of nursing apartheidÂ’s hangover, South Africa is finally coming into its own as an adventure-travel destination. An influx of outdoorsy Europeans, a good exchange rate, and South...

A Walk on the Wild Coast

The party at the witch doctor’s hut didn’t start thumping until midnight, when the humid night buzzed with cicadas and whispered with palm fronds caught in an African breeze. Half a...

Sporty South Africa

Abseiling in KwaZulu Natal: Abseiling, or rappelling, is a nationwide craze. Start in Cape Town with the 300-foot plunge from Table Mountain. Next up, the Tsitsikamma Forest, where you...

Say When

11/03 NOV=HAWAII In the quiet weeks before the holidays, save 10 percent or more on airfare and lodging. Example: A one-bedroom oceanfront condo at Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation ...

Back-in-business Bargain Days

As world events and geopolitical instabilities have driven anxious globetrotters back inside their own borders, the folks who run overseas hotels, airlines, and adventure outfits have been...

Safari on a Shoestring

Q: How can I take a safari in Africa without being a millionaire? — Gudrun Nalitla, Reykjavik, Iceland Adventure Advisor: ...

Makena's Hill Camp

THE PROP PLANE LANDED on a grass airstrip at the edge of Africa's Great Rift Valley 175 miles northwest of Nairobi, and a driver took me on an abbreviated tour of author Kuki Gallmann's private...

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