Bestway team member Kierra takes in the view from Cape Town’s Table Mountain in South Africa.

Our Bestway travel manager spent 3 weeks in South Africa…

In May 2023, Bestway travel and marketing manager Kierra was able to spend 3 weeks exploring South Africa from Johannesburg all the way to Cape Town,... Continue reading

Is Botswana the perfect safari destination? Our Bestway expert thinks so

Is Botswana the perfect safari destination? Our Bestway expert thinks so…

If I was asked to name the best wildlife destinations on Earth, a few spots would come to mind. One of these spots would be Botswana and its legendary Okavango Delta,... Continue reading

Your top 7 questions about Rwanda travel answered

Your top 7 questions about Rwanda travel answered…

Before visiting Rwanda, I only knew two things about this small, East African country: it was one of the only spots on Earth you could see endangered mountain gorillas,... Continue reading

5 Jordan experiences that rival Petra

5 Jordan experiences that rival Petra…

Since January 2022, Bestway team member Kierra Jones has been able to embark on an extended journey to visit some of Bestway’s top destinations... Continue reading

On the ground in Jordan - Here’s why you should go

On the ground in Jordan - Here’s why you should go…

Since January 2022, Bestway team member Kierra Jones has been able to embark on an extended journey to visit some of Bestway’s top destinations ... Continue reading

Why a Nile cruise was the highlight of our Bestway expert’s travels

Why a Nile cruise was the highlight of our Bestway expert’s travels…

Since January 2022, Bestway team member Kierra Jones has been able to embark on an extended journey to visit some of our top destinations ... Continue reading

Reporting from Egypt - What it's like to visit right now

Reporting from Egypt - What it's like to visit right now…

Since January 2022, Bestway team member Kierra Jones has been able to embark on an extended journey to visit some of Bestway’s favourite destinations ... Continue reading

Returning to travel - Our Bestway expert shares her experience

Returning to travel - Our Bestway expert shares her experience…

Starting in January 2022, Bestway team member Kierra Jones embarked on an extended journey to visit some of Bestway’s top destinations ... Continue reading

Why, How, When and Where of Bestway Tours & Safari Inc.

Why, How, When and Where of Bestway Tours & Safari Inc.…

Three brothers, born in the East African city of Dar es Salaam, (An Arabic word meaning, “Abode of Peace”), who after completing University studies in various ... Continue reading

What it's like to travel during COVID-19

What it's like to travel during COVID-19…

Many of us with the travel bug have started to plan our return to international journeys—that is, if we haven’t ventured abroad already! ... Continue reading

4 spectacular new World Heritage Sites you haven’t seen yet

4 spectacular new World Heritage Sites you haven’t seen yet…

A total of 34 new locations have now gained World Heritage Site status, as decided at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting in late July ... Continue reading

Your top 6 questions about tours to Egypt answered

Your top 6 questions about tours to Egypt answered…

It’s no surprise that a visit to Egypt makes it on many a bucket list. The Pyramids, only surviving wonder of the ancient world, the Sphinx, ... Continue reading

Sharing our travellers’ favourite memories

Sharing our travellers’ favourite memories…

Travel is not just about checking sites off your list.
It’s about the discovery of other ways of living, the connections with welcoming locals and the memories created ... Continue reading

Your top 5 Great Migration safari questions answered

Your top 5 Great Migration safari questions answered…

East Africa’s Great Migration has earned many titles over the years. The “world’s greatest wildlife spectacle”, the “greatest show on earth” ... Continue reading

6 Magical experiences I had in India that you can’t find anywhere else

6 Magical experiences I had in India that you can’t find anywhere else…

At Bestway, we have a turn of phrase we often use—as soon as you visit India for the first time, we say, you already start thinking of when you’ll be back ... Continue reading

5 unique Christmas traditions from around the world

5 unique Christmas traditions from around the world…

The final Christmas countdown is on, and to celebrate, we’re taking a look at unique Christmas practices across the globe ... Continue reading

7 more World Heritage Sites you absolutely have to visit

7 more World Heritage Sites you absolutely have to visit…

World Heritage Sites are places of awe that show us what both nature and humankind are truly capable of. Every one of the more than 1,000 World Heritage Sites named by UNESCO ... Continue reading

8 World Heritage Sites you must see in your lifetime

8 World Heritage Sites you must see in your lifetime…

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has named more than 1,000 World Heritage Sites around the globe ... Continue reading

Bucket-list journeys to start researching right now

Bucket-list journeys to start researching right now…

Though many of us are still homebound, we’re starting to see the first glimmers of travel’s return, ... Continue reading

To Bali and beyond: Why you should start planning a trip to Indonesia

To Bali and beyond: Why you should start planning a trip to Indonesia…

With many travel restrictions still in place, right now we’re taking the opportunity to look back at our favourite travel memories... Continue reading

This is what baffled me about South Africa

This is what baffled me about South Africa…

MAY 08, 2019 – I had the privilege of witnessing South Africa’s fifth national elections since Apartheid came to an end... Continue reading

How many World Heritage Sites have you visited?

How many World Heritage Sites have you visited?…

Happy World Heritage Day! April 18th is an opportunity to celebrate humankind’s collective history... Continue reading

What has Carl Jung got to do with India?

What has Carl Jung got to do with India?…

In 1937, radically influential psychologist Carl. G. Jung embarked on an epic 5000-mile expedition around India that would profoundly influence his research and worldview... Continue reading

Where is the real Shangri-La?

Where is the real Shangri-La?…

SHANGRI-LA, a fictional place created by James Hilton in his classic novel Lost Horizon, has made many a person wonder which real-life location influenced its development... Continue reading

These three things stood out most for one Bestway traveller to Nepal

These three things stood out most for one Bestway traveller to Nepal…

In September 2018, David Keller embarked on the journey of a lifetime with a small group of like-minded travellers, fulfilling his lifelong dream to experience India and Nepal... Continue reading

Explore, Educate & Expend - Our Research in 2018!

Explore, Educate & Expend - Our Research in 2018!…

It takes a lot of work for our Bestway team to stay on top of the latest and greatest experiences for each of the over 90 destinations we offer... Continue reading

Travel now, not later – India inspiration for your next tour.

"Travel now, not later" – India inspiration for your next tour…

In September 2018, Tom Herstad, marketing expert, entrepreneur and author of Love, Care and Share, embarked on the journey of a lifetime with a small group of like-minded travellers... Continue reading

What do James Bond & Lawrence of Arabia have in common?

What do James Bond & Lawrence of Arabia have in common?…

In 1804, the first steam locomotive carried 10 tons of iron from Merthyr Tydfil to Abercynon in Wales. Since then, trains have been powered by steam, diesel, electric and even horses... Continue reading

Which journey fits your passion?

Which journey fits your passion?…

There are many motivations behind a person’s decision to travel to another city, country or continent. Some of us bitten by the travel bug will use any opportunity or excuse to travel... Continue reading

Upcoming Epic Travel Adventures

Upcoming Epic Travel Adventures…

Have you made your plans for travel in the next few months? Here are some of our hand picked exclusive journeys coming up in the next few months... Continue reading

Request our newest Brochure

Request our newest Brochure…

BESTWAY Club members - here is an exciting announcement for you. As we launch our newest brochure, we are offering a ONE-TIME SPECIAL DISCOUNT on our popular Special Value Tours... Continue reading

Have you visited these 5 less known destinations?

Have you visited these 5 less known destinations?…

In 2017, international tourist arrivals hit 1.3 billion worldwide, and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation forecasts that this number could jump another 4 to 5 per cent in 2018... Continue reading

First time to India and guess what surprised me?

First time to India and guess what surprised me?…

Last month, Bestway’s Communications and Outreach coordinator Kierra Jones had the chance to embark on a Bestway tour to one of our most popular destinations—India... Continue reading

Amongst the most well known yet the least visited country in the world

Amongst the most well known yet the least visited country in the world…

After nearly a decade, a group of Bestway explorers set foot once again in one of the most well-known, yet least visited countries in the world... Continue reading

Why is April 18 so significant?

Why is April 18 so significant?…

Today we celebrate humankind’s collective history. It was in 1982 that the International Council on Monuments and Sites declared April 18 as World Heritage Day... Continue reading

From livestock on flights to the next top travel destination

From livestock on flights to the next top travel destination…

The Silk Road is the world’s oldest and longest trade route. Right in the heart sits Uzbekistan, a country with monumental architecture,… Continue reading

Discover India with these must-see pictures from a Bestway Traveller

Discover India with these must-see pictures from a Bestway Traveller…

With more than 2,000 ethnic groups and a history spanning back thousands of years, India offers an incomparable travel experience… Continue reading

These tour photos provide an intimate look at Indian Art

These tour photos provide an intimate look at Indian Art…

In February, our much-anticipated “Exploring the Arts & Artisans of South India” tour set off with expert anthropologist Dr. Stephen Inglis at its head… Continue reading

What is the best way to experience a country?

What is the best way to experience a country?…

At Bestway, our tours focus on the history, culture, heritage and natural wonders that have shaped a country and its people… Continue reading

Be inspired by your fellow travellers in 2018

Be inspired by your fellow travellers in 2018…

As the new year kicks off, we want to wish you, our Bestway travellers, all the very best and, of course, happy travels for 2018… Continue reading

How to make 2018 the year on the Silk Road

How to make 2018 the year on the Silk Road…

2018 is your year to experience the legendary Silk Road! Trace the overland caravan routes developed from the trade of silk, spices, tea,… Continue reading

My Journey to North Korea

My Journey to North Korea…

Many moons back, in May of 2015, I ventured out on yet another exploratory mission to a nation we know very little about… Continue reading

This African country should be next on your Bucket list

This African country should be next on your Bucket list…

From spending a season travelling throughout Kenya and Tanzania to following the Big Five in South Africa and Botswana, Bill and Mary Carstedt of Chicago, Illinois, have been to Africa many times… Continue reading

Bestway's Traveller of the Month - See our favourite photos!

Bestway's Traveller of the Month - See our favourite photos!…

In October, we asked our travellers to send in their all-time favourite photos from their Bestway journeys for our Traveller of the Month contest… Continue reading

A travel-savvy couple explains why you should travel to the Balkans right now

A travel-savvy couple explains why you should travel to the Balkans right now…

After visiting 100 countries, Tony and Patti Leisner think that the Balkans should be on your bucket list… Continue reading

Your top 5 Silk Road travel questions answered

Your top 5 Silk Road travel questions answered…

The Silk Route (also known as the Silk Road) spans from the Mediterranean regions of Europe and North Africa all the way to China,… Continue reading

You could be our next Bestway Traveller of the Month!

You could be our next Bestway Traveller of the Month!…

Have you come face to face with a lion? Taken a train across Central Asia? Explored the vast Indian sub-continent? We want to see your best photo!… Continue reading

Special Invite – Tackle the world’s last travel frontiers on our exploratory tour

Special Invite – Tackle the world’s last travel frontiers on our exploratory tour…

Since Bestway Tours & Safaris inception in 1978, one of our main missions has been to help travellers learn about and experience the world’s cultures… Continue reading

Why small group cultural tours are the top choice for these 3 destination

Why small group cultural tours are the top choice for these 3 destination…

While travelling on your own can bog you down in the minutiae of trip planning, and travelling in large groups can leave you spending hours of extra time making your way from point A to point B,… Continue reading

Where is Africa's hidden safari gem?

Where is Africa's hidden safari gem?…

Until September 30, 1966, the region nestled between South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe was referred to as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland… Continue reading

This African safari experience will make you want to pack your bags

This African safari experience will make you want to pack your bags…

Richard and Melvina McCaw of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, recently returned from their first African experience, Bestway’s Wild Game Safari in Tanzania and Kenya, which combines world famous game viewing with exciting cultural heritage… Continue reading

Giveaway! Win by booking this unique Bestway Tour

Giveaway! Win by booking this unique Bestway Tour…

Bestway Tours & Safaris is excited to announce that one of our unique small group journeys, Exploring the Arts & Artisans of South India, has been chosen as the Unordinary Trip of the MonthContinue reading

What is it like to go on a Great Migration Safari?

What is it like to go on a Great Migration Safari?…

A Great Migration Safari is on every traveller’s bucket list - or it should be! This mass movement of more than 1.5 million wildebeest through Kenya and Tanzania,… Continue reading

Arab Sheikdoms: Bestway traveller shares his experience touring the Arab States

Arab Sheikdoms: Bestway traveller shares his experience touring the Arab States…

Last October, Mark F. Nelson, a well-known and well-travelled lawyer in Laguna Beach, California, took Bestway Tours & Safari’s Arab Sheikdoms tour… Continue reading

World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day…

April 18 is World Heritage Day and we are launching the 2nd edition of our World Heritage Tours brochure… Continue reading

African Safaris - 4 Secrets

African Safaris - 4 Secrets…

Enjoying and experiencing a game safari is in the bucket list of probably all travelers… Continue reading

Passion for Travel or Travel for Passion

Passion for Travel…

It was the summer of 1978 when I was inducted into tourism. I was told then that it was for one year only - to help the family business… Continue reading

Whither Zimbabwe - to do or not to do

Whither Zimbabwe…

The topic was highlighted in our August 2011 newsletter. Five years hence, we are tracing the developments in Zimbabwe… Continue reading

Humanity in Elephants

Humanity in Elephants…

Every wild game safari that I have taken whether it is in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia or even the Asian countries of India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia’s Borneo, the animal that has fascinated me most has been the elephants… Continue reading

Why Central Europe

Why Central Europe…

Just last week I got back from a brief 10 days extremely eventful journey through a part of Central Europe. We covered the majestic capitals of Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest - or as they rightfully called, The Imperial Capitals… Continue reading

Private Train Journeys

Private Train Journeys…

It was in the ides of the summer of 1978 - some 38 years ago - I engulfed into tourism as a profession. In all these years what has fascinated me most is the passion people have on different aspects of life… Continue reading

4 Things you need to know about traveling in Jordan

4 Things you need to know about traveling in Jordan…

JORDANIANS DON’T HATE WESTERNERS
In fact, reality is quite the opposite. They love talking to people who appear to be foreigners, ask them where they’re from, and even invite them to their place for tea. One of my favorite encounters thus far has to be when two Jordanians asked if I’m French… Continue reading

How to prepare for the cinematic sights of Jordan

How to prepare for the cinematic sights of Jordan…

North American travelers know more about Jordan than they think. That is, if they’ve seen a movie or two. Cinematic classics and modern favorites alike have counted on Jordan to serve as their respective backdrops, namely the country’s famous desert, Wadi Rum… Continue reading

Don't Knock It Until You Try It - Jordan

Don't Knock It Until You Try It - Jordan…

Traveling to Jordan I didn’t really know what to expect. It had always been a destination on my bucket list but mainly because I didn’t know much about it and it intrigued and attracted me to the Middle East… Continue reading

Highlights from Jordan

Highlights from Jordan…

Last week I returned from a whirlwind trip to Jordan with Bestway Tours & Safaris in conjunction with Visit Jordan and Royal Jordanian Airlines… Continue reading

Why January and not Turkmenbasy

Why January and not Turkmenbasy…

Yet another calendar year has come and is on its way out - and don’t we all say, how time flies? Thinking of this made me think about the origin of calendars… Continue reading

Why Fogg and not us

Why Fogg and not us…

Our passion for researching and developing innovative journeys has led us to yet another feat… Continue reading

Jordan has 3 New Travel Ambassadors

Jordan has 3 New Travel Ambassadors…

The beautiful country of Jordan has been getting a lot of great press lately from the release of The Martian, the new Ridley Scott movie,… Continue reading

The Best Cities in Classical Europe

The Best Cities in Classical Europe…

Eastern Europe offers a distinct and varied picture of Europe - one of magnificent castles, majestic palaces, beautiful mountains, rivers, lakes, gardens in addition to a unique variety… Continue reading

Travel for Passion or Passion about Travel?

Travel for Passion or Passion about Travel?…

Many moons back, in 1979, we had the good fortune to get two tour requests which opened my eyes to a part of the world of travel that I was not familiar with,… Continue reading

Europe now or later?

Europe now or later?…

Hope you are having a good summer an unusual one in more ways than one. Whether it is the weather, early forest and devastating fires,… Continue reading

Is it Indonesia and Tanzania?

Is it Indonesia and Tanzania?…

Date: March 09, 2006. Location: Jalu, an oasis in the middle of the Libyan Desert. Local time: 12:30pm. Duration: 4 minutes and 3 seconds. … Continue reading

10 movies you must see before going to India with Director Paul Saltzman

10 movies you must see before going to India with Director Paul Saltzman…

World famous photographer and EmmyAward-winning Director Paul Saltzman, provides his own personal must watch movie list… Continue reading

3 Exotic Culinary Tours Every Foodie Should Travel On

3 Exotic Culinary Tours Every Foodie Should Travel On…

One of the country’s leading chefs, cookbook author and “farm-to-table” pioneer James Walt, executive chef at Araxi Restaurant in Whistler, continues to inspire his guests… Continue reading

Start running to eat or to be eaten

Start running to eat or to be eaten…

Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up… Continue reading

Let the Location tell the Story…

Let the Location tell the Story…

Travel is such an amazing opportunity for capturing images, as we are invigorated by the experience with an overload of fantastic subjects in foreign lands… Continue reading

8 Books That Feed the Architectural, Cultural and Spiritual Traveler in you!

8 Books That Feed the Architectural, Cultural and Spiritual Traveler in you!…

For those of us, who are passionate about this part of the world, I’ve compiled my own personal reading list to share… Continue reading

15 Travel Quotes that will Inspire you to Travel The World

15 Travel Quotes that will Inspire you to Travel The World

Twenty years from now you 'll be more disappointed by the things you didnt do than by the ones you did do… Continue reading

7 Things Every Traveler Should Know Before Going on an African Safari

7 Things Every Traveler Should Know Before Going on an African Safari…

While the excitement and anticipation of your upcoming African Safari grows near, review this useful guide to prepare for your big trip! This infographic is meant to help educate us on medical… Continue reading

8 Reasons to visit Jordan in 2015

8 Reasons to visit Jordan in 2015…

1 – Amman
In Jordan’s capital, travelers enjoy the archaeological site known as the Citadel, the Roman Theatre, the Jordan Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum and some of Amman’s many art galleries. Get a feel for the old and modern Amman… Continue reading

Where are the "Sacred" Places

Where are the "Sacred" Places?…

What is sacred architecture? What makes a sacred place sacred? These questions have resonated strongly in me since the early days of university and remain deeply active to this day. At 21 years of age I did a summer tour of Europe which was a rite of passage at the time. My aim was to see the great works of art and architecture that proliferated everywhere on the continent, a richness that seemed almost unfair to a person of the new world, … Continue reading

365 days to kick your bucket list

365 days to kick your bucket list…

It is my belief that travelers - especially those who yearn to learn from and of different cultures, people and countries - should emphasize adding in their bucket list, countries that they want to visit in the next year or two. Within that list of countries emphasis should be laid on prioritizing visits to countries that are undergoing major changes (before the changes happen)… Continue reading

Paul Saltzman's India

Paul Saltzman's India…

A few years back, I received this very interesting letter from the famous Beatles photographer and two-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Paul Saltzman. It recollects a moving experience that he had in India, as a young man. I feel it deserves to be shared… Continue reading

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