Category: Rest of Africa

The #MyMauritius Explorer Lab conference

I was recently invited as part of a contingent of 30 bloggers to visit Mauritius for the #MyMauritius Explorer Lab conference . The trip was organised by the Mauritus Tourism Board and iambassador. It was not just a press trip. It also included blogger workshops and lessons designed to help us improve our content and […]

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10 myths and misconceptions about Mauritius - Dispelled #MyMauritius

I don’t know about you but I had many misconceptions about Mauritius before I went there – mainly because of the myths and misconceptions spread by others who had not even been there themselves. After going there, these misconceptions have been cleared up. Here are 10 myths about Mauritius dispelled 1. Mauritius is only a […]

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Life is sweet at Sugar Beach Mauritius #mymauritius

The (wise) decision to visit Mauritius is inevitably followed by that age-old question - where to stay in Mauritius ? Every coast has its merits but if it’s calm waters, white powdery beaches and spectacular sunsets that you’re after, then West is best, especially for families. On the leeward west coast, planets away from everyday […]

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11 Family-friendly things to do in Mauritius Besides Water Sports #mymauritius

“Welcome to Paradise” said the Captain as the plane touched down in Mauritius. One did not have to look far to discover the motivation for such a bold claim. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is synonymous with postcard-like turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, palm trees and year-round sunshine. Mauritius had been on my bucket […]

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Experiencing Namibia’s Stunning Sights – By Motorcycle

Namibia has some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and this has now been recognised by the influential World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Describing Namibia as being one of the best self-drive locations in the world, the WTTC found there are few better places to enjoy a scenic tour by vehicle. To get the very […]

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13 Things to do in Nairobi

Nairobi, the country’s bustling capital city, will most likely be your portal to Kenya. These days, it is often overlooked by tourists in favour of Nairobi’s more beautiful attractions and is used as a mere stepping stone to them. However, it was once the capital of British East Africa, rich in colonial history. Here are 13 […]

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Best places to spot big cats in Africa

Before we decide on which are the prime spots in Africa to see the big cats in their natural habitat, it is pertinent to point out the size of the continent. Africa is extremely large, with horizons still larger, making some of the wild animal reserves the size of a small country. From the high […]

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Experience the magic of the Zambezi at Royal Chundu

“You cannot leave Africa,” Africa said. “It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents, in the swirl of your thumbprints; Our drumbeats, counting out your pulse, Our coastline, the silhouette of your soul.” Bridget Dore The best African destinations are rich with fascinating experiences. Experiences that are made even […]

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Victoria Falls - What you need to know

9 days, 4 countries, and umpteen experiences - many outside my comfort zone. I was enchanted by the Victoria Falls , canoed in hippo and crocodile infested waters, rode a horse in a game reserve and was almost attacked by a massive baboon. Africa is wild .. and wonderful. What started off as a simple trip […]

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Why you should stay at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort

A stay at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort and its sister hotel, The Royal Livingstone, provides a great opportunity to tick experiences off one’s bucket list. For example - see one of the seven natural wonders of the world, go horse riding in a game reserve, get massaged overlooking the spray of the waterfalls, take […]

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Wildlife & waterfalls at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

"No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight." This is what David Livingstone said when he first witnessed the Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe […]

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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge – an authentic African river safari experience

As the sun began descending on to the horizon, the impalas and the baboons began streaming onto the riverbanks from the forests over the hill. There were tens of each, big and small. The baboons frolicked playfully while the impalas behaved more gracefully. Then the kudus arrived. They were joined by warthogs and banded mongoose […]

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Chobe National Park & the African Quadripoint

Being the safari addict that I am, Chobe National Park had been on my bucket list for a long time. After all, it is one of Africa’s best safari destinations. While researching my trip to Victoria Falls, I was surprised to discover how near it actually was from there.  I was even more pleased to […]

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12 Tips for Travelling to Namibia

Namibia is unlike any other country I’ve been to before and I made a few mistakes when travelling there for the first time. However, I have learnt from the experience. Here are my tips for travelling to Namibia . There are 4 main aspects to consider when travelling to Namibia on a DIY trip:  flights […]

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What to expect on a safari

Going on safari is an incredible experience, one that I personally cannot get enough of. The more I go, the more I want to go. It is also unlike any other holiday you may have been on and it is therefore helpful to know what to expect when going on your first safari. Note: This […]

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