Category: Rest of Africa

5 of the best safari destinations in Africa

The best safari destinations in Africa A safari holiday is certainly one of the most unique vacation options available, and when it comes to deciding upon a destination, Africa will likely be at the forefront of your mind. But whereabouts exactly should you go? Here are five of the best safari destinations in Africa . […]

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The fascinating Spitzkoppe Mountains of Namibia

The Spitzkoppe Mountains of Namibia North-east of Swakopmund in Namibia, in the Southern Damaraland, you will find a group of mountains with striking granite peaks and smooth boulders in unusual shapes and sizes. More than 700 million years old, the main peak is often referred to as the "Matterhorn of Namibia", due to its resemblance to its Swiss […]

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My Airbnb experience + an Airbnb discount code for you!

Airbnb was founded in 2008. Its popularity has been snowballing over the years since then.  However, I had been shying away from using the portal because of a (mis)conception that it entailed sleeping in a room in someone's house while they were there too. As I value my privacy and space, this did not appeal […]

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The Seven Best Things to do in Kenya

Looking for the best things to do in Kenya ? Read on Kenya has a lot to boast about. Incredible wildlife, spectacular landscapes, a warm, tropical coastline, and rich culture and history, are just some of them. Located in East Africa, close to the Equator, this beautiful country attracts thousands of tourists every year. With such […]

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Onduruquea Game Lodge - a relaxing Namibian retreat

Onduruquea Game Lodge Review There is something special about Africa that touches the soul. Its alluring combination of scenery, wildlife and culture captures hearts and imaginations, and creates experiences that will forever be etched in ones memories, and memory cards. Take 40 000 acres of spectacular Namibian hills, savannahs and dried river beds. Add a […]

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Experiencing Namibia’s oldest hotel -The Hansa Hotel

Experiencing Namibia’s oldest hotel - The Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund Some History On 5 July 1905, master hairdresser Paul Miersch announced to his valued customers that he had moved his business to a new building. This building had so many rooms that Paul rented some of them to travellers passing through the town.  That is […]

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Elegant Desert Lodge – an oasis in the desert

Elegant Desert Lodge Review We drove through the barren Namibian desert roads and endless horizons, following the directions provided by Google Maps. Other vehicles were few and far between, and there was not a soul in sight. The voice on the app indicated that we would be approaching Elegant Desert Lodge soon. We were sceptical. […]

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Preparing for a trip to Africa

Preparing for a trip to Africa This is a guest post aimed at non-Africans. Most people have a preconceived notion of what Africa is like. Africa is the second largest continent and the second most populated continent in the world (second only to Asia.) Africa has issues like all other continents but Africa has beauty, […]

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Which African country do you secretly want to explore?

Which African country do you secretly want to explore? “If you only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa twice." - R Elliot Have you ever wondered which African country you secretly want to explore? I’ve been to 10 African countries excluding South Africa and there are still so many that I want to explore. That’s the thing […]

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Have an Unforgettable Adventure in Tanzania

Have an Unforgettable Adventure in Tanzania Tanzania is known for its landscapes, its wildlife, and its protected parks. It is a country that one must visit at least once in their lifetime because it is truly a life changing and unforgettable experience. From being home to some of the greatest wildlife that has fascinated and […]

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Exploring Lesotho with Avani Lesotho Hotel

Avani Lesotho Hotel Review Considering that Lesotho is just over four hours away from Johannesburg, it was rather lamentable that we hadn't visited our neighbour yet. In an effort to rectify this, we found ourselves arriving at the Avani Lesotho Hotel one evening. Lesotho is unique in that it is an independent sovereign country, completely […]

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Misconceptions and Myths about Africa Debunked

Misconceptions and Myths about Africa Debunked Africa should be on everyone's top five travel destinations bucket list, or at least their top ten - whether they have caught the travel bug or not. However, foreigners still have their reservations because they have heard some crazy stories about Africa. It is now time to separate the […]

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Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria

Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria If you want to visit a country where the locals have huge smiles on their faces, despite the issues that they face on a day to day basis, Nigeria is the country for you.  Although the country has faced its fair share of economic and political issues, the […]

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Things to do in Gaborone

Things to do in Gaborone I'd never been to Botswana before. Neither had I crossed a South African border by road before. The Madikwe Game Reserve was next to the Botswana border so it made sense to pay a short visit to Gaborone while I was in the vicinity. I would have loved to visit […]

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5 Fascinating Highlights of Morocco

Highlights of Morocco Morocco is one of the most fascinating African countries we've ever been to. There is so much to see there that it is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination every year. Travellers often combine it with a trip to Spain because the two countries are separated only by the Strait of Gibraltar. […]

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