My name is Hannah and having recently wrote my Travelling with Children Ultimate Guide I am delighted to be writing a follow up article for Alex. Safety is hugely important when travelling with children and with this in mind I have compiled my 6 top tips. When you’re travelling abroad there’s nothing more important than keeping your children safe. You can make mistakes when it comes to budgeting, scheduling and planning, but when safety is concerned, you don’t always get a second chance.
Bagamoyo – Tanzania
Bagamoyo was recently designated as Tanzania’s seventh world heritage site and is the oldest town in Tanzania. Bagamoyo’s history has been influenced by Arab and Indian traders, the German colonial government and Christian missionaries. Although Bagamoyo is no longer the busy port city that it once was, Tanzania’s Department of Antiquities is working to revitalize the town and maintain the dozens of ruins in and around Bagamoyo.
Selous – Tanzania
The Selous is Africa’s largest single reserve – at more than 40,000 square kilometers it is larger than many European countries. It is located in the south of Tanzania and was named after Sir Frederick Selous, a British explorer, hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho in this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I.
Wadi Laban– Jordan
Khirbet Ed-Dharih is primarily a Nabatean village and temple, located approximately 7 kilometers south of the high temple at Khirbat at-Tannur, along the Wadi Laban, a tributary of the Wadi al-Hasa. Dharih flourished between the 1st century BC and the 4th century AD, although there was also earlier and later occupation. The site is currently undergoing excavation and many carved stone blocks decorated with acanthus, vines, grapes and pomegranates in Nabatean style are lying on the ground nearby.
Wadi Al-Lejjun – Jordan
Lejjun was probably the most important military installation on the Roman Arabian frontier. It lies on the road to Qasr Karak, 2 km off the main road. On a ridge to the left of this road are Turkish military barracks built with stone robbed from the Roman fort. Lejjun legionary fortress is on the right beside the Wadi Al-Lajjun, in a green fertile valley with a perennial spring, carpeted with flowers in the springtime.
Wadi Hisma – Jordan
Humayma, ancient Hawara, was one of the major settlements in the Hisma, Jordan’s spectacularly beautiful southern desert and a good example of how the ancient inhabitants managed to wrest a hard livelihood in this harsh desert environment. Continuously occupied from about 90 BC until the early Islamic period, Humayma represents a region that has witnessed successive cultural phases: Nabatean, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic. Humayma is located halfway between Petra and Aqaba with a small detour from the main highway.
Wadi El-Hasa – Jordan
Dhat Ras is a small modern village at the southern end of the Karak plateau, alongside the old Roman road. Within the village are the remains of three Nabatean temples: two large temples on the acropolis on the north side of the village and a small temple on a knoll at the southern end of the village. The stones of the two acropolis temples have been quarried over the years for the houses of the village.
Madaba – Jordan
Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, located 10 km west of the Roman Byzantine town of Madaba, for this is where Moses was buried. Because of its connection to Moses, Mt. Nebo has long been an important place of Christian pilgrimage. Excavations led by the Franciscans, who own the site, have uncovered significant remains of the early church and its magnificent Byzantine mosaics.
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Madaba – Jordan
Hisban, biblical Hishbon, the ancient site, which has a long history of settlement extending from the early Iron Age to the late Ottoman period, sits on a mound (Tall Hisban) commanding expansive views of the Madaba Plains and the northeastern end of the Dead Sea, just 10 km north of Madaba. The site was most intensively settled in the Byzantine period when it became the seat of the bishopric.