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A list of must See's and Do's in Italy & Africa:

The list is compiled from research of UNESCO World Heritage website and information of the internet and travel books:

AUSTRIA (Sept. 06 to 07, 2007 - 2 days)

  1. Thurn Pass (1274m)
  2. Zell am See
  3. Grossglocknerstrasse (Pass - 2503m)

ITALY (Sept. 07 to 24, 2007 - 17 days)

  1. Dolomites (Passo di Garena (2121m) and Passo di Sella (2240m), Passo di Costalunga).
  2. Passo dello Selvio (Stilfser Joch 2757m)
  3. Milan  -  The Last Supper by Da Vinci (UNESCO WHS) in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Gothic Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  4. Parma - famous Parmesan cheese
  5. Modena  -  Ferrari Factory and the Civil Cathedral (UNESCO WHS)
  6. Portovenere - Cinque Terre (hiking famous footpath) - (UNESCO WHS)
  7. Pisa  -  The Leaning Tower - (UNESCO WHS)
  8. Florence  -  The City Center (UNESCO WHS)
  9. San Gimignano - (UNESCO WHS)
  10. Monteriggioni (Medieval hilltop town, encircled by high walls with 14 heavily fortified towers)
  11. Siena - The City Center (UNESCO WHS)
  12. Rome  -  The City Center (UNESCO WHS)
  13. Naples  -  The City Center & Museum (UNESCO WHS)
  14. Pompeii & Herculaneum -  The Buried City and the surrounding sites (UNESCO WHS)
  15. Amalfi Coast
  16. Island Capri - Blue Cave
  17. Paestum - Doric Temples (UNESCO WHS)
  18. Matera - located on the edge of a deep ravine (UNESCO WHS)
  19. Alberobello - Whitewashed and sunbaked Trulli (UNESCO WHS)
  20. Lecce and Punta Ristold
  21. Mentaponto - Temple of Apollo

SICILY (Sept. 24 to Oct. 02, 2007 - 7 days)

  1. Taormina - Greek Theatre and Mt Etna
  2. Noto (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Syracuse -  The city and Tombs - (UNESCO WHS)
  4. Agrigento -  The Ancient Sites - Valley of the Temples (UNESCO WHS)
  5. Palermo
  6. Erice, Marsala, Segesta, Cefalu, Monreale

TUNISIA (Oct. 03 to 08, 2007 and Oct. 15 to 21, 2007 - 11 days)

  1. Tunis -  The Site of Carthage (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Sidi Bou Said - Blue & White Buildings
  3. Cap Blanc / Ras ben Sekka - most northern point of Africa
  4. Tabarka - Coastal Town - Great diving
  5. Bulla Regia - Well preserved Roman City
  6. Le Kef (El Kef) - Storybook Byzantine Kasbah
  7. Dougga/Thugga -  The Ancient Sites - Roman City (UNESCO WHS)
  8. Sousse - Catacombs, huge medina, surrounded by sandcastle
  9. Simmitus -  The Theater (UNESCO WHS)
  10. El Jem -  The Amphitheatre and Site - Roman Colosseum - (UNESCO WHS)
  11. Sbeitla - (Close to Sufetula) - Roman Ruins
  12. Makthar - Trajan's Arch
  13. Thuburbo Jajus - most important Roman ruins in Tunisia
  14. Kerkuane -  The Ancient Site and Necropolis (UNESCO WHS)
  15. Jerba & Houmt Souq - White washed Domed Architecture
  16. Tataouine, Ksar Ouled Soltane, Chenini, Douiret - Star Wars
  17. Matamata - Troglodyte pithomes
  18. Tozeur - Chott el-Jerid - Salt Lakes
  19. Kairouan - World Heritage Site

ALGERIA (Oct. 09 to 14, 2007 - 5 days)

  1. Timgad -  The Ancient Site (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Djémila -  The Ancient Site (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Beni Hammad -  The Al Quala of Beni Hammad (UNESCO WHS)
  4. Tipasa  -  The Ancient Site (UNESCO WHS)

LIBYA (Oct. 22 to 30, 2007 - 8 days)

  1. Sabratha -  The Ancient Site - Theatre (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Leptis Magna  -  The Ancient Site - Roman City (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Cyrene -  The Ancient Site - Creek City (UNESCO WHS)
  4. Apollonia - Ancient Port - Submerged ruins - great diving
  5. Green Mountains

EQYPT (Oct. 31 to Nov. 14, 2007 - 14 days) - Cairo and Nile completed in 2006 Trip

  1. Alexandria - Biblioteca Alexandria, Roman Amphitheatre at Kom al-Dikka, Pompey's Pillar, Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa
  2. Cairo - Sudan Visa
  3. Bahariyya Oasis - 10,000 Graero-Roman Mummies discovered
  4. Farafra Oasis - Hot Springs in Birsaha and White Desert
  5. Dakhla Oasis - Al-Qasr - Ancient Town - Fortress
  6. Kharga Oasis - Temple of Hibis
  7. Luxor - Mummification Museum
  8. Abydos - Cenotaph Temple of Seti I (100km N of Luxor)
  9. Dendara - Temple (60km N of Luxor)
  10. Esna - Temple of Khrum (54km S of Luxor)
  11. Edfu - Temple of Horus
  12. Aswan - Ferry to Sudan

SUDAN (Nov. 15 to 25, 2007 - 10 days)

  1. Karima - Gebel Barkel -  The Tombs, Pyramids & Temples (Merowe & Nora) (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Meroe - Ancient Royal Cemetery
  3. Khartoum - Nile Camping and Ethiopia Visa

ETHIOPIA (Nov. 26 to Dec. 08, 2007 - 12 days)

  1. Aksum  -  The Ancient Site (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Fasil Ghebbi -  The Ancient Site (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Lelibella -  The Rock Hewn Churches (UNESCO WHS)
  4. Bahar Dar - Blue Nile Falls & Island - Monasteries of Lake Tana
  5. Lower Omo Valley -  The Site (UNESCO WHS)
  6. Rift Valley Lakes - Lake Abiata - 200,000 Flamingos in Season

KENYA (Dec. 09 to 19, 2007 - 10 days)

  1. Lake Turkana -  The Area (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Mount Kenya -  The National Park (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Lake Naivasha - Hell's Gate National Park
  4. Nakuru National Park
  5. Lake Bogoria National Park
  6. Nyahururu - 72m high waterfall (largest in Kenya)
  7. Masai Mara National Reserve - Masai Tribe

UGANDA (Dec. 20 to 25, 2007 - 5 days)

  1. Jinja - Bujagali Falls - Source of the Nile
  2. Sipi Falls - Sensational - 55km N of Mbale
  3. Murchison Falls National Park - Most spectacular Falls of Nile River
  4. Ssese Islands - For some much need TLC
  5. Bwindi Inpenetrable National Park - Mountain Gorillas
  6. Lake Nkuruba
  7. Kabale - Uganda's highest town 2000m (road to Rwanda)
  8. Lake Bunyonyi - Landscape similar to movie "The Hobbit"
  9. Mgahinga National Park - Mountain Gorillas

RWANDA (Dec. 26 to 28, 2007 - 2 days)

  1. Parc National Des Volcans - Gorilla Viewing

TANZANIA (Dec. 29, 2007 to Jan. 16, 2008 - 18 days)

  1. Kilimanjaro (5892m) -  Mount Kilimanjaro - 7 day Climb (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Serengeti  -  Serengeti National Park - 4 day Tour (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Included in Serengeti Tour
  4. Arusha National Park
  5. Dar es Salaam - Surrounding Area - Beaches and Diving
  6. Selous  -  Selous Game Reserve (UNESCO WHS)

MALAWI (Jan. 17 to 23, 2008 - 6 days)

  1. Chongoni -  The Rock Art (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Chitimba - Camping Lake
  3. Livingstonia - Most spectacular views of Africa - 800m high - walk to Manchewe Falls
  4. Nkhata bay - Diving possible
  5. Monkey Bay - Kayaking

ZAMBIA (Jan. 24 to Feb. 03, 2008 - 10 days)

  1. South Luangua National Park
  2. Luangwa Bridge - Large Suspension Bridge
  3. Kalambo Falls - 40km NW of Mbala - 2nd highest single drop waterfall in Africa
  4. Lingstone - Victoria Falls

ZIMBABWE (planned 10 days - too unstable to visit)

  1. Mana Pools  -  The National Park (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Victoria Falls  -  The Falls (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Khami  -  The Runis (UNESCO WHS)
  4. Mapungubwe  -  The Site (UNESCO WHS)

BOTSWANA (Feb. 04 to 11, 2008 - 7 days)

  1. Okavango Delta - most spectacular sights on earth
  2. Makgadikgadi Pans - Great Salt Pans
  3. Tsodilo -  The Rock Art (UNESCO WHS)

MOZAMBIQUE (Feb. 16 to 23, 2008 - 7 days)

  1. Bazaruto Archipelago - great diving & snorkeling
  2. Tofo - Fantastic Beach - great diving

SWAZILAND (Feb. 24 to 27, 2008 - 3 days)

  1. Mkhaya Game Reserve - Rare Black Rhinos
  2. Hlane Royal National Park - White Rhinos

LESOTHO (Mar. 05 to 07, 2008 - 2 days)

  1. Semonkong - Maletsunyane Falls - 192m high Falls, Ketane Falls - 122m high (remote)
  2. Malealea - Truly Stunning Scenery, great walking to gorge and waterfalls
  3. Quthing - Dinosaur Footprints
  4. Sani Pass - Astoundingly steep road through Drakenberg Range - 30% gradients

SOUTH AFRICA (Feb. 12 to 15, Feb, 28 to Mar. 04 and Mar. 08 to 18, 2008 - 18 days)

  1. Makapan  -  The Makapan Valley and Fossils (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Cape Town  -  The City and Area - Twelve Apostles of Table Mtn. & Atlantic Coast
  3. The Cape  -  The Cape of Good Hope (UNESCO WHS)
  4. Stellenbosch - Wine Country - Tour
  5. Hogsback - Magical Mountain Hamlet (Lord of the Rings)
  6. Ithala Game Reserve and Zululand
  7. Drakenberg - Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Park, Amphitheatre
  8. Sun City
  9. Blyde River Canyon - Amazing Scenery
  10. Cango Caves
  11. Cedarberg - Wolfberg Arch - Formations like Utah parks
  12. Four Passes Tour - Scenic motorcycle ride
  13. Tsitsikamma National Park - Waterfalls, Walks, Storms River Bridge
  14. Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve - Samango Falls
  15. Mountain Zebra Park

NAMBIA (Mar. 19 to Apr. 02, 2008 - 14 days)

  1. Skeleton Coast
  2. National West Coast Recreation Area - Cape Cross Seal Reserve
  3. Namib-Naukluft Park (Amazing Scenery) - Sesriem & Sossusvlei - great dunes
  4. Spitzkoppe (1728m)
  5. Petrified Forest - 40km west of Khorixas
  6. Twyfelfontein - 6000year old petroglyphs
  7. Opuwo - Himba & Herero People
  8. Epuga Falls
  9. Etosha National Park
  10. Tsumeb - 10 minerals which are nowhere else found in the world
  11. Fish River Canyon - Amazing Canyon

ANGOLA (Apr. 03 to 10, 2008 - 7 days)

  1. Traveling through

DRC (ZAIRE) (Apr. 11 to 14, 2008 - 3 days)

  1. Traveling through

CONGO (Apr. 15 to 18, 2008 - 3 days)

  1. Traveling through
  2. Brazzaville (Visa for Gabon)

GABON (Apr. 19 to 24, 2008 - 5 days)

  1. Libreville (Visa for Cameroon)
  2. Lambarene - Albert Schweizer Hospital
  3. Mayumba - Beach

CAMEROON (Apr. 25 to 30, 2008 - 5 days)

  1. Kribi - Chutes de la Lobe - Waterfalls 8km south of Kribi - nice beach
  2. Buea - Trekking Mt. Cameron (4095m)
  3. The Ring Road - around Mt. Oku (367kms) - Traditional villages, mountains, lakes, Metchum Falls, Bafut (Fon's Palace)
  4. Mandora Mountains - Trekking (way north not en route)
  5. Douala or Yaounde (Visa for Nigeria)

NIGERIA (May 01 to 04, 2008 - 3 days)

  1. Traveling through
  2. Kana (Visa for Niger) - visit old city
  3. Yankari Game Reserve (225km east of Jos)

NIGER (May 05 to 15, 2008 - 10 days)

  1. Agadez - Great ancient trading town of the Sahara, Grand Mosque, Grand Marcho, Camel Market
  2. Air Mountains & Tenere Desert - Mt. Bagzane (2022m), 400m sand dunes of Temet
  3. Zinder - Wander through the mazelike traditional quarters of Zengou & Birni - old mud brick houses.

BENIN (May 16 to 21, 2008 - 5 days)

  1. Abomey - The Royal Palaces of Abomey (royal thrones mounted on real human skulls) (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Porto Novo - Unique Mosque, Beautiful Lagoon
  3. Ganvie - Bamboo Houses on Stilts
  4. Quidah - Center of Voodoo

TOGO (May 22 to 27, 2008 - 5 days)

  1. Lake Togo & Togoville - Home of Voodoo
  2. Aneho - Beautiful Blue Lagoon
  3. Kpalime - Kpime Falls - Trekking
  4. Badou - 35m high Akloa Falls (best in Togo)
  5. Tamberma Valley -  Fortified Villages  (not en route)

GHANA (May 28 to June 02, 2008 - 5 days)

  1. Lake Volta - Largest Artificial Lake in the World
  2. Cape Coast - Cape Coast Castle (UNESCO WHS), Fort William & Fort Victoria
  3. Kakum National Park - Canopy Walkway 30m above Forest Floor
  4. Elmina - St. George's Castle (UNESCO WHS), Fort Jago (UNESCO WHS)
  5. Takoradi - Fort Sebastian
  6. Busua & Dixcove - Nice Beaches
  7. Accra  -  The Forts and Castles (UNESCO WHS)

IVORY COAST (June 03 to 08, 2008 - 5 days)

  1. Abidujan (Visa for Mali)
  2. Park National d'Assagny - Rain Forest
  3. Man - City of 18 Mountains, Traditional Villages, Mt Tonkoru (1223m)
  4. Yamoussoukro - Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix - Resembles St. Peter's in Rome
  5. Korhogo - Artisan's Villages

MALI (June 09 to 21, 2008 - 12 days)

  1. Djenne/Kaniana - Old Towns of Djenne - World Largest Mud Buildings (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Dogon Country - Trekking, Mud Houses huddled around the copper-red Bandiagara Escarpment - The Cliff Dwellings (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Timbuktu - The Town (UNESCO WHS)
  4. Hombori - Giant Formation
  5. Kayes (on the way to Senegal) - Fort de Medine

SENEGAL (June 22 to 27, 2008 - 5 days)

  1. Kerbatch - The Stone Circles of Senegambia (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Dakar - The City
  3. Ile de Goree (UNESCO WHS)
  4. Lac Retba
  5. St. Louis - Train Station (UNESCO WHS)
  6. Parc National de le Languede Barbarie - 20km S of St. Louis
  7. Kaolack - Beautiful Mosque & 2nd largest covered market in Africa
  8. Park National Du Niokolo - Koba - UNESCO World Heritage Site

GAMBIA (June 28 to July 01, 2008 - 3 days)

  1. Traveling through.
  2. Wassu Stone Circles by Georgetown

MAURITANIA (July 02 to 09, 2008 - 7 days)

  1. Tichitt - The Ksour of Tichitt (UNESCO WHS)
  2. Ouadane - Ksour of Ouadane - Ghost City (UNESCO WHS)
  3. Nouakchott - Mosquee Saudique - vast & stunning
  4. Chinquetti - Seventh holiest City of Islam - Great Road from Atar
  5. Terjit - Date palms pack a narrow canyon around cool& warm water pools

MOROCCO (July 10 to 24, 2008 - 14 days)

  1. Ait-Ben-Haddou - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou - (UNESCO WHS) - Amazing Fortress
  2. Marrakesh - The Medina, Great Walls, Chrob on Chouf Fountain, Dar el Glaoui (Palace), the Souk, Place Jemaa el-Fna (Amazing ancient market square UNESCO WHS), Palais el-Badi, Loutaoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs.
  3. Essaouira - The Medina of Essaouira (UNESCO WHS)
  4. El Jadida - The Medina of Mazagan (UNESCO WHS)
  5. Volubilis - The Ancient Site (UNESCO WHS)
  6. Fez - The Medina, Merinid Tombs, Fondouk el-Nejjarine (UNESCO WHS) , Bou Inania Medersa (largetst Medersa in Morocco), Tanners' Quarter (dyeing vats), Mellah (Jewish quarter - Tombs), Kasbah Cherarda (Fort)
  7. Meknes - (UNESCO WHS) Ramparts, Barb el Berdaine Gate, Place el-Hedime (grand entrance to Meknes), Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
  8. Tétouan - The Medina of Tétouan (UNESCO WHS)
  9. Thamusida - Roman City Remains
  10. Lixus - Ancient Site (UNESCO WHS)
  11. M'Sousa Stone Circle
  12. Ksar El-Kebir - Great Fortress
  13. Casablanca - Mosque of Hassan II
  14. Kasbah Boulaouane - Castle
  15. El-Jadida - Portuguese Cistern
  16. Essaouira - White-Lime Washed walls & Ramparts
  17. Imouzzer des Ida Outanane - Scenic River Valley
  18. Penon de Velez de la Gomera - Tiny Island attached to mainland of Torres de Alcala
  19. Penon de Alhucemas - Small Spanish Island Fortress of Al-Hoceima
  20. Cap des Trois Fourches - Breathtaking views of stunning coastal landscape
  21. Atlas Mountains - Gouffre du Friouato (Cave of Taza), Wadi Aggai Falls, Imouzzer du Kandar (Trolodytic dwellings), Ifrane (Cascades des Vierges, Tizi-n-Tretten Pass - Foret de Cedres 900 year old cedars)
  22. Kasba Tadla - Fortress
  23. Ras el-Ain-Fortress near BeneMillal
  24. Cascades d' Ouzoud - Best waterfalls in Morocco
  25. High Atlas - Asni (trekking to Jbel Toubkal), Tizi-n-Test Pass Road, Tin Mal Mosque, Tizi-n-Tchka Pass
  26. Ait Bouguemez Valley
  27. Taourirt Kasbah - Fortified Village
  28. Draa Valley - numerous castles line the valley
  29. Zagora - 52 days to Timbuctu by Camel Sign
  30. Skoura - Amerhidil Kasbah (Fortress)
  31. Todra Gorge - 300m cliffs on both sides - most impressive in Morocco
  32. Tamtattouchte - picturesque village
  33. Goulmima Ksar (2km from Goulmima town)
  34. Ziz Gorge

EUROPE - PORTUGAL & SPAIN (July 25 to Aug. 15, 2008 - 21 days)
     1.   Will see what time is left once in Europe

 

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