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Seychelles

You are planning a trip to the Seychelles? What luck! Mother Nature was very generous with these 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean and spoiled rotten. Undoubtedly, the beaches are the big draw, and what beaches: exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz and supported by lush hills and glacis boulders. And not a crowd in sight.

What island has to go to? Do not worry about the mass decision. Whether it’s one of the three main islands of Praslin, La Digue or Mahé – its mountainous interior being home to Morne Seychelles National Park – or any remote island, you win the gold.

With an idyllic setting, the Seychelles is, as expected, a place of choice for a honeymoon. But there is more to do than simply cracking open a bottle of champagne with a loved one in a luxury hotel. Having earned a reputation as a paradigm of ecotourism, the Seychelles is a high point to watch birds and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. And a great living world is under the turquoise waters, calling divers of all levels. When you tire of the beaches that you can venture inland on jungle trails, enjoy a meal or enjoy the sublime calm tempo.
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And the time has come to spread the word: yes, this paradise is accessible to us all. At the top ultra-luxurious options, Seychelles has a lot of curious, accessible kitchen facilities and guest houses, often located in some of the best land. Although it remains an expensive destination, tourism authorities aim not millionaires, the promotion of these options in the economy. But never fear: the mass tourism that will never be.

Cameroon

Cameroon’s tourism industry is a victim of geography. It is in a tough neighborhood, surrounded by some problem countries. But this does not get discouraged, since Cameroon has really almost everything that a traveler could want. One of the most culturally diverse countries on the continent, its inhabitants are ancient tribal kingdoms, Muslim pastoralists and forest dwelling pygmies.

The picture is no less dizzying in its diversity. Mount Cameroon (4095m) is the highest peak in West Africa and attracts a lot of hiking interest. An active volcano that rises almost straight from the sea in a spectacular way. Further north are the hills Grassfields area of the ring road, while the mountains of Mandara is a complete change again – dry and rocky, with isolated villages living. Located along this are some of the oldest rainforests in Africa, and the excellent Waza National Park, with an abundance of mammals and birds, and large herds of elephants gather in water wells in the dry season.

If all this runs out, you can retire to some beautiful palm fringed beaches and fantastic seafood, which should help to recharge their batteries. Throw in a cold beer or two, some harvest Makossa music alive and the Indomitable Lions of the national soccer team, and they are enjoying their discovery.

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Yaounde, could be the capital of Cameroon, Douala, but economic power. With little in the way of tourist attractions, is a mess of dust sweltering traffic jams honking. It is difficult to estimate first, give it some time and can begin to appreciate the good restaurants of this harbor city, nightlife and a decaying tropical environment. As the Cameroonians say, ‘sleep Yaounde, Douala is moving. “

Réunion

Oh la la! After a long haul flight, you step off the plane and you’re greeted with bonjour. Then breakfast croissants and chocolate Chaud (hot chocolate). At first glance, the island of Reunion is like a piece of France teleported to the tropics. But beyond the Gallic style, you’ll soon realize it is a resplendent tapestry, which also combines influences Indigenous, African and Chinese.

Protruding from the sea as a basaltic shield wrapped in green, Réunion is a mini-Hawaii, with an impressive geographic diversity. Within an hour or two, transforms the landscape of lava fields in lush primary forest, from the jagged peaks of the extensive coastal cities. The West is the Riviera of Reunion, a long series of suburban beaches and resort towns, including dazzling Canota Boucan. The piece de resistance is Les Hautes and the volcano. Piton de la Fournaise is one of the world’s most accessible volcanoes active and depending on the whims of nature, you might even witness fiery red molten lava. When the volcano has finished working its magic on you, there are horses to ride, majestic mountains to walk in circuses, or glider in Saint-Leu, slopes to dive, great waves for surfing, extinct volcanoes to fly again and canyons to explore. But not everything is about the nature, landscapes and adrenaline – Reunion has its cultural gems as well, with brave Creole style architecture-as-can-be villages and religious buildings and colorful festivals.

Let’s be honest, though. The Meeting is a tropical island, but that does not fit the cliché of an Edenic paradise bathed by the sun. Sure, you will find attractive palm ruffled stretches of sand, but none that rivals super sexy beaches that are de rigueur in the Seychelles and Mauritius. All the best for you: the mega-resorts are nonexistent. Open the Pandora’s box, and you leave the island proclaiming to the world that The Rénion lé gadiamb (‘The Meeting is wonderful, “in Creole).

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Samoa

Samoa has some of the most beautiful and attractive islandscapes in the South Pacific. It is an opinion few travelers would disagree once been a few weeks shaking steep rocky trails stare into the throat craters weed, waving his way through the lush undergrowth of climbing on large plantations tubes washed chilling, and strapped a mask before coming face to face with colorful corals and other marine life in the shallow waters of deliriously lovely lagoons. Some of the beaches are so impressive that just want to fall and pretend you’re a piece of wood, and hidden in isolated valleys in the interior are heavenly waterfalls that plunge into idyllic ponds. Add the jungles and steep sea cliffs of ‘Upolu and Savai’i lava flows in the mix, and you can begin to appreciate the physical enigmatic nature of these islands.

The people of Samoa have taken some signs of languid tropical home. Samoans are not much of a hurry to do anything, a trait that tends to incite culture shock and panic slight and temporary visitors who have come from time-and focused on looking at his watch companies. And the moods of the Samoans may sometimes change as soon as the tropical climate, with bright prospects for the passage of storm fronts before inevitably clarification again. But the most visible, are also famous for their hospitality: Samoans are rarely short of a smile, a pendant of a hand or a friendly comment where outsiders are concerned.

So do not underestimate the amount of time to collect fingerprints within Samoa wild, swinging around the lagoons, or any of its sunny beaches. Follow the example of generous spirit of Samoa and just pamper yourself.

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