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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The complete guide to: Casablanca travel

The complete guide to: Casablanca travel

For what it lacks in immediate wow-factor, Casablanca more than makes up with its gritty charm, the kind that gets under your skin the longer you explore. Scratch the surface and you’re sure to feel more like a local here than you might in other cities because this is a...

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24 hours in: Casablanca

24 hours in: Casablanca

While there is a lot to see and do in Casablanca, you can still manage to get a good feel for Morocco’s largest city on just a short visit. To help you make the most of a tight travel timeline, our local Casablanca tour guides have put together the ultimate...

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Things to do in: Casablanca

Things to do in: Casablanca

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, and while it might not get the same recognition as Marrakech or Fez, there’s a lot to love about this fascinating city filled with worthwhile things to see and do. From colourful markets and picturesque squares, to lively neighbourhoods and an abundance of...

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Things to do in: Marrakech

Things to do in: Marrakech

Whether it’s the winding alleys and busy souks of the Medina, scenic courtyards tucked down tiny side streets, aromatic food almost everywhere you turn, or simply the unexplainable magic of the city, something will inevitably grab you in Marrakech — in the best way possible. For when you’re ready to...

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