Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

The Seychelles: The World’s Oldest Islands

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

JUNE 27, 2017 BY OCEANIA CRUISES By Guest Lecturer Dr. John Freedman In my many interesting conversations with fellow travelers at sea, I’m often asked about my favorite destinations. High on the list is the unique granitic archipelago of the Seychelles. The World’s Oldest Islands A sovereign state since its independence from Britain in 1976, […]

South Africa and Victoria Falls Dream Vacation

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

I had the privilege to go on an adventure with my daughter and experience the beauty of South Africa and Botswana and the Falls. We started our adventure in Cape Town.  We stayed at the Westin right near the waterfront. The Westin is a modern, clean and beautiful corporate hotel.   I highly recommend staying at […]

My Trip to Southern Africa, Part Two

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

By Nancy Kivlen, Director of Leisure  Part Two Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, South Africa The highlight of our trip was the private reserve of Sabi Sands located in the Kruger National Park. Our first stop was the over-the-top luxurious Dulini Game Reserve Lodge. Everything about this lodge was deluxe and no detail was left […]

My Trip to the Southern African Continent, Part One

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

 By Nancy Kivlen, Director of Leisure Part One Cape Town We arrived in Cape Town after a thirty six hour travel day via Qatar Airways.  They have a magnificent business class (they even give you a mattress to sleep on and pajamas). After an eight hour layover in Doha where we visited the Souk market, […]

A South African Visit: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg (with a stop in Dubai)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

As a guest of Emirates Airlines and the SA Gvt tourist office, it was my first time flying on Air Emirates from SFO to Dubai (15-16hr flight). Comfortable, great service, excellent inflight entertainment and a compassionate staff. We had 3 nights at the Anantara Resort on Palm Island during which time they took great care […]

Micato Safaris – Part 2

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Larsen’s Tented Camp had all the comforts of home and more. The staff was fabulous and the food was delicious and we were all amazed by the beautiful presentation at every meal. My favorite feature was David the Samburu warrior who, armed with only a sling shot, was charged with the task of keeping the […]

Micato Safaris – Part 1

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Micato Safaris Nov 17-28, 2013 “There was never another time like that first time in Africa.” –The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway, 1936 It was with a heavy heart that I got on that airplane to leave Nairobi and Africa. My head was swimming with thoughts of all that I had seen and done on […]

African Dream Trip

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The trip of a lifetime. An African safari where wildlife in their natural habitat are a wonder for the eyes. We traveled to Botswana, Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe and enjoyed everything from nature walks to sunset river cruise to a helicopter tour over Victoria Falls to zip lining. With ‘glamping’ resorts you don’t have to rough it to experience nature at its finest. This trip is the epitome of a ‘bucket list’ trip!

Gorilla Trekking and Eco-Tourism with Carefree Vacations

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Ever wondered about trekking through Africa on a gorilla safari? Does eco-tourism interest you? Carefree Vacations Encinitas held a special event with Volcanoes Safaris, a leader in gorilla trekking trips. Read what was discussed at this special event and how you can go on a safari.

Women Travel, a New Trend That’s Not New to Us

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Carefree Vacations has had a women-centered brand, Wild Women Travel, for years. We have dedicated travel specialists that are more than experts in travel, they are trained on women-only vacations. Read more to learn about what adventure awaits you and your girlfriends.