Best beer in Kenya: Tusker

Best beer in Kenya: Tusker

Looking for a local beer with flavour whilst in Kenya? Look no further than Tusker. It’s more than just a beer – it’s a national emblem. It’s more than a drink – it’s an African experience encompassed. The Tusker Story First brewed in Kenya under British Colonial rule in 1922...

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24 Hours in Cape Town

24 Hours in Cape Town

Known as the “Rainbow City” thanks to its multicultural and ethnic diversity, Cape Town’s compact and colourful city centre is ideally situated between a bustling harbour and the iconic Table Mountain.  Only got 24 hours to explore?  Try this itinerary from our Cape Town tour guides to get the most...

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The Complete Guide to Cape Town

The Complete Guide to Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town – a colourful and diverse blend of cosmopolitan culture, rich history and spectacular scenery. The compact city centre is ideally situated between a bustling harbour and the iconic Table Mountain which provides a breath-taking backdrop wherever your standing!  There’s something for everyone here – from unique...

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Things to do in Cape Town

Things to do in Cape Town

Discover our local guide Sebastian’s top 5 things to do in his home town from hiking and biking to eating and drinking: Hike Table Mountain During the summer months (November to March) the best time to hike Table Mountain is before 0630hrs – if you start much later, you’ll probably...

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Discovering Johannesburg, a city of contrasts

Discovering Johannesburg, a city of contrasts

Johannesburg is a city of contrasts. South Africa’s commercial center—and one-time gold rush boomtown—is a sprawling city of both immense wealth and extreme poverty. While apartheid-era townships are transitioning into middle income communities, there are still many informal settlements of shacks that lack water and electricity. The leafy green suburbs...

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See Nairobi through the eyes of its resilient women

See Nairobi through the eyes of its resilient women

For many travellers, the people of Kenya have been whittled down to iconic images: extravagantly beaded Maasai dancing across the pages of National Geographic, and impoverished women and children featured in appeals for donations. But who are these people, really? Urban Adventures’ Resilient Women of Kenya tour offered us the...

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Local guide Faama leads a tour with heart in Zanzibar

Local guide Faama leads a tour with heart in Zanzibar

Faama Ali is busy with tour bookings. Without ever planning on it, she has become one of the many Zanzibaris who make their living from tourism. “I’m working almost every day, and I have even hired another woman from my village to help me when I have several bookings on...

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How to eat like a local in Marrakech

How to eat like a local in Marrakech

There are so many reasons why Morocco is a popular destination for every type of traveller. It could be the beautiful architecture, the beaches, the rich culture or the super affordable flights from Europe — or all of the above. However, another reason travellers are coming to Morocco in doves...

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Advice from a local: Is it safe to travel to Cairo?

Advice from a local: Is it safe to travel to Cairo?

When it comes to travelling on our tours, we put safety first, which is why we wanted to address travel advisories recently released by the UK and US governments, advising against travel to certain parts of Egypt. We spoke with our Cairo Urban Adventures team, who have said that Cairo...

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A foodie’s guide to the flavours of Stone Town

A foodie’s guide to the flavours of Stone Town

If variety is the spice of life, then the flavours of Zanzibar’s Stone Town are everlasting. Along the coastal waters of Zanzibar, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a place to treat your senses, with its melting pot of African, Arab, European and Indian cultures rolled into one. Although its...

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