Category: Rest of Africa

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge – an authentic African river safari experience

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge review 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 […]

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10 misconceptions and myths about Mauritius - Dispelled

Myths about Mauritius dispelled 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. […]

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Life is sweet at Sugar Beach Mauritius

Sugar Beach Mauritius Review 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, […]

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Experiencing Namibia By Motorcycle

Experiencing Namibia 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 […]

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Road trip to Lesotho

A road trip to Lesotho from Johannesburg School holidays were coming up, and as that is normally the only time we get to travel out of our province, we had to decide on a destination. It was then that we realised that it was about time we visited our neighbour, Lesotho. Especially since it was […]

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13 Best Things to do in Nairobi

13 things to do in Nairobi and 6 things to do around 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 […]

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Wildlife & waterfalls at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Review "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, […]

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Etosha Safari Lodge - Family-friendly gateway to Etosha

Etosha Safari Lodge Review Etosha is the oldest national park in Namibia, and one of the largest national parks in Africa. What makes it special is the Etosha Pan, a huge shimmering white salt pan spanning almost 5000 kilometres and a quarter of the park. The Etosha Pan is the largest salt pan in Africa […]

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Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation

Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation Why does man destroy that which he does not understand? When we destroy in ignorance, we reap the unexpected . . . It is only through education, that the men, women and children of Africa will come to understand that we must learn to live within our wilderness and not without." Author […]

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Chobe National Park & the African Quadripoint

Chobe National Park & the African Quadripoint Being the safari addict that I am, Chobe National Park in Botswana 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 […]

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Why you should stay at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Avani Victoria Falls Resort Review 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 […]

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12 Tips for Travelling to Namibia

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. There are 4 main aspects to consider when travelling to Namibia on a DIY trip:  flights (if you're flying […]

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3 Best places to spot big cats in Africa

The best places to spot big cats in Africa Before we decide on which are the best places to see big cats in Africa their natural habitat, it is pertinent to point out the size of the continent. For those of you who don't know, Africa is extremely large, with horizons still larger, making some […]

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Throwback to my brief holiday in Cairo

Throwback to my brief holiday in Cairo Several years ago, my family and I spent a few days in Cairo en route to South Africa from the Middle East. It was the day after Eid and the atmosphere was joyous and celebratory. We stood at the window of our opulent bedroom in the Ramses Hilton […]

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Top 10 Amazing Highlights of Namibia

Highlights of Namibia If you're the type of person who is attracted to places big on space and low on crowds, then Namibia will be right up your alley. It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. However, the solitude is not the main attraction. Rather, it should be the spectacular […]

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