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africa botswana, namibia, south africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe... ...tour operators whisper in our ears about the wonders of Southern africa. © GAVIN FORD / ABERCROMBIE & KENT PICTURE LIBRARY paloma villaverde de rico This photo: Travelers on Abercrombie & Kent's Namibia tour can see the second tallest sand dune at Sossusvlei. Right: Alexander+Roberts' South Africa tour participants visit the Winelands. abercrombie & kent's namibia Abercrombie & Kent's product manager for Africa, Suzanne Teng, speaks to us about Namibia and the tour operator's 9-day Signature Namibia tour. Namibia's allure: "One of the world's least populated countries, Namibia bursts with natural wonders of all kinds, from the sky-high dunes of the Namib Desert to wildlife such as the desert-adapted elephants to the chilly South Atlantic coastlines." Singular tour: The Signature Namibia itinerary ($6,495) visits the Namib Desert; the Huab River Valley; the Otjikandero Himba village; and the Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park, among other sites. What sets A&K's tour apart is that "transportation around the country is mostly via flight (light aircraft transfers) in order to make the best use of the guests' vacation time." 48 august 2014 48-51 AF Tourops.indd 48 Tour highlight: "Early morning guided nature drives to the spectacular red dunes of Sossusvlei-some climbing as high as 1,066 ft.-accessible through a private gate on the Tsauchab River. A visit to the Otjikandero Himba village, situated on a family farm, grants you rich insight into the life and ways of the Himba, the last traditional tribe in Namibia. Witness Himba rituals such as the milking ceremony and smoke bath, and learn about their beliefs regarding holy fire, ancestors and herbal medicine." Ideal traveler: "Anyone who desires to experience a unique part of Africa. Excellent destination for photographers due to its diverse landscape: stark seascapes and mountains, deserts, wildlife, and colonial cities." 7/23/14 12:59 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend August 2014

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk Chic & New
Tour Talk FAMs to Latin America & Beyond
Uniworld’s S.S. Catherine
The Dish on Las Vegas
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Lanai, Hawaii
Double the Charm in Cancun
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
Tour Operators Do the Talking
The Beat Goes on for Thai Tourism
A Love Affair with Puerto Rico & Four Grand Personalities
Punta Cana’s Melia Caribe Tropical—The Level
Sandals LaSource Resort & Spa, Grenada
On the Tracks in France
Antwerp Sparkles Like a Diamond
Southern Africa

Recommend August 2014