Africa Archives - Page 7 of 15 - My Family Travels
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Taking Your Children on Safari

A safari is one of the most memorable holiday experiences you can have. You get to see exciting wild animals in their natural environments, and you can do this in relative comfort thanks to the many guided...

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No Shoes, Just Service

Red dirt. Hot, sticky air. Children laughing. Chai brewing. Tumaini Orphanage is alive with the happiness of their 52 orphaned children and the volunteers were just as excited to be part of this unique...

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Volunteering in South Africa

Following the summer after high school, I traveled to South Africa, where I will be living and volunteering for nine months. I have wanted to live in Africa and study primates since I first learned...

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One Kilometer

The frustration caught in his eyes ricocheted off the small tent’s walls, and the potency of his gaze struck me to the core, as I am sure it did many of the other gathered individuals. The young Zimbabwean...

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Watering the Mambas

People say that Africa gets inside you, grabs ahold of something in you. That for many it’s hard to get away once you’ve lived in this land of red earth and tall grass. I saw so many beautiful and...

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Nigeria

My name is Chigozilim Udonna Menakaya and I am a Nigerian-American. Whenever I tell somebody this, they’re always like, “please, there's no such thing as a Nigerian-American. Either you’re Nigerian...

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Custom Itinerary: 75th Birthday Celebration That’s Cheaper by the Dozen

Q.  Cynthia B of New York City asks "Can you help me plan a vacation to celebrate my 75th birthday? I would like to travel with my family...

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African Safaris Welcome Families

Safari companies in South Africa and Kenya open their doors to families seeking adventure with children of all ages. Safari, or “travel” in Swahili, is no longer limited to adventure-seeking...

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Pins on a Map: A Family’s Yearlong Journey Around the World

Pick up this charming memoir by David Boesch and join his family of five on their enlightening one-year, 6-continent, 17-country journey.   The kids (ages 7, 10 and 13) helped select...

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