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Felucca Ride on the Nile

Felucca Ride on the Nile

  • Maadi ferry, next to Grand Café
  • Maadi Cornice
  • Cairo

The Greek historian Herodotus described Egypt as the "gift of the Nile". One of the best things to do in Cairo is go for a sail on the Nile on a felucca. A felucca is a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, that can be crewed by just one man.

Sailing the Nile on a felucca is one of the few ways to escape the chaos of Cairo, and actually get some peace and quiet! All you can hear is the gentle lapping of the water against the hull, and the flapping of the sails (OK, you will probably still hear some traffic, but it will be muted)! Time ceases to have any meaning, since you are at the mercy of the elements.

There are a number of places to do a felucca ride in Cairo, such as from opposite the Grand Hyatt hotel, but the best place is down in Maadi. There are no bridges here to interrupt your sailing, and it is a lot more peaceful. You can pick up a felucca from the local ferry port on the cornice, next to the Grand Café.

The standard charge for tourists is 60 LE for an hour, though you can certainly bargain this down. Note that you should also tip the captain on top. You can do a felucca ride at any time of day or night, but by far the best time to do it is for sunset. read more about Felucca Ride on the Nile

Camel Ride by the Pyramids

Camel Ride by the Pyramids

  • FB stables
  • Gamal Abdul Nasser St
  • tel:20 (0)16 5070288
  • Visit website
  • Cairo

Many people who visit the Pyramids choose to do a camel ride around the enclosure there. A better idea is to do a camel ride into the desert behind the Pyramids. You get fantastic views of the Pyramids, and can imagine you are part of an old trade caravan, travelling across the desert to sell your wares in far off, exotic locations.

There is nothing quite like a camel ride in the desert: you will really start to appreciate the power and beauty of these haughtily majestic creatures, as you sway from side to side on the camel's back, lulled both by the hypnotic motion and the monotonous beauty of the desert.

Many stables near the Sphinx can offer camel rides. FB Stables are highly recommended: they are used to dealing with tourists, are friendly and responsible, and their camels are in good shape. You can organise any sort of trip with them, from a one hour jaunt around the desert, to a multi-day safari.

One of the best times to do a camel ride is for sunset: as well as a magnificent view of the Pyramids, you will hear the beautifully mournful evening Call to Prayer from hundreds of mosques at the same time. Pure magic! read more about Camel Ride by the Pyramids

Signal Hill

Signal Hill

  • Signal Hill Drive
  • Cape Town, 7800
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

  • Jonkershoek Road
  • Stellenbosch
  • tel:+27 21 659 3400
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town

If you are out on a wine tour of the Stellenbosch winelands and need to work off some wine tasting or just feel like getting into the scenic mountains, head to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve just outside of Stellenbosch. There are numerous trails of varying difficulty and different scenery from the mountains of Cape Town. There are several wine farms on the road in so your break from wine tasting doesn't even need to be that long! read more about Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Les Bains de Marrakech

Les Bains de Marrakech

  • 2, derb Sedra - Bab Agnaou
  • tel:024 38 14 28, 024 38 47 13
  • Visit website
  • Marrakech
Sidi Ghanem

Sidi Ghanem

Victoria Falls National Park

Victoria Falls National Park

  • Route de Safi ,Sidi Ghanem
  • tel:No phone
Mwenge Makonde Market

Mwenge Makonde Market

  • Bagamoyo Rd
  • Dar es Salaam
Mafia Island

Mafia Island

  • Mafia, Tanzania
Mafia Island Marine Park

Mafia Island Marine Park

  • Tanzania