About the Author

General Manager of Africa & Middle East — South African-born Moira has lived in San Francisco and Toronto, but her travel map includes over 50 countries. Her heart still swings toward all things African, particularly Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, the Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania, and Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Her most treasured attributes are a great sense of adventure and a lousy sense of direction, which have combined to lead her to some wonderful travel memories and local people.

Petra's famous treasury, Jordan

I discovered an unexpected peace in the middle of the Middle East

This was originally published in the Globe & Mail newspaper in conjunction with Jordan Tourism, written by Heather Cleland. You can visit the original Globe article here, or visit Heather’s blog here for more stories. We’ve worked closely with Jordan for over a decade, and feel this message still strongly applies to this beautiful country. […]

Tom Hanks on Set

Tom Hanks in Egypt

Tom Hanks has finished shooting scenes for “A Hologram for the King “in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Hurghada. He left Egypt July 21, 2014. The film, based on the novel by Dave Eggers, is about a struggling U.S. businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia in a desperate attempt to secure an I.T. equipment […]

Hanging with the Hairy people – Tracking Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas

The following was written by Corne Schalkwyk who was in Uganda in the Early Spring of 2014 with our Africa team manager, Moira. You can follow his blog, Travel with Corne for more photos’ of Uganda. In a small country about the size of one of South Africa’s smaller provinces, you will find it all: from forests and fertile soils, […]

Escapes From Cairo to Cape: Romantic Trips Through Africa and the Middle East

There are safari’s, high-end hotels, remote lodges, exotic palaces, colourful markets, deserts, jungles and wildlife. But who you travel with will have a greater affect on your trip than where you are actually going. So for couples, honeymooners, celebrators, here are some pretty romantic travel ideas in Africa and the Middle East. Imagine sleeping under the […]

Beyond the Big Five

First on the list for first-time travellers to Africa is often the “Big Five”. The Big Five are ofcourse 5 animals who were once regarded as the hardest prey for Big Game Hunters, and Safari operators still use the term today. They are the Rhinoceros, Lion, Leopard, and Cape Buffalo. So yes, they’re important, they are all […]