Africa Blogs

Samburu – The Home of The Special Six

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Africa is well known for the ‘Big Five’ but Samburu has its own ‘Special Six’ which are only found in the Northern Hemisphere. They are the Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk, Guenther’s dik dik and the beisa oryx.  We were lucky enough to see 4 of the 6 just on…

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A Hopeful Day in Soweto

Friday, September 20, 2019

While staying with friends in Pretoria, we took the opportunity to take a small group tour to the well-known township of Soweto. Our tour guide, Sunny, picked our group up from Sandton Train Station.  He is a local that had lived in the township all his life – so we were in good hands. Upon…

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A Solemn Visit to Robben Island

Friday, September 20, 2019

On my first full day in Cape Town, after a long flight from Melbourne via Hong Kong.  I planned to visit Robben Island.  Famous for its historic prison, it was just a 45 minute boat ride from the beautiful V&A Waterfront.  I was concerned about the weather as it can be a little unpredictable and…

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Daring Devil’s Pool

Friday, September 13, 2019

Victoria Falls is renowned for some high adrenalin activities. One such activity is to visit Livingstone Island and swim in Devil’s Pool. I was transferred from the hotel, over the border into Zambia to the historic and luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel on the Zambezi River, where I met the guides. From here, I boarded a…

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Elephant Encounter

Friday, September 13, 2019

After spending some time in South Africa, seeing many of the animals from a distance, it was time to get up close and personal. We were transferred from our accommodation at the Victoria Falls Safari Suites to the elephant sanctuary which is run by local company Wild Horizons. Upon arrival, we were briefed on the…

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Hot Air Balloon And Champagne Breakfast In The Maasai Mara

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

It is 5am and here I am standing in the middle of the Maasai Mara about to go on my first hot air balloon. The sun is just about to rise and the sky is amazing shades of purple and orange.  Our hot air balloon is laying on the ground and slowly expanding, I never…

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Game Drive with An Animal Whisperer

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Game drives in the Maasai Mara are a thrilling experience that never gets old, and having a great driver makes all the difference.  In such a large National Reserve with so many animals to find, having a driver that knows the land and the animals makes the day even more exciting and of course successful!…

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Fez – Join The Circus

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Awoken by the call to prayer of the several mosques as though in some type of competition, reminded me I was somewhere in a far away land. Exotic, mysterious, Fez Morocco. Leaving the comfort of the beautiful peaceful surrounds of the Riad it was time to explore the chaos of the old city. My friendly…

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Cape Town: Bo Kaap

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Nestled in the fold of Signal Hill lies Cape Town’s Malay quarter: Bo Kaap. Follow the cobblestoned streets past vibrantly painted colourful houses to authentic and delicious Malay cuisine. Aromatic stews, curries and soups await the taste-buds in this unique setting, dating back to the seventeenth century. We recommend a Panang Curry, followed by a…

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Take a Walk On The Wild Side

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Ruth knows how to put together the perfect family holiday – how? Because she has been on many fantastic family trips before, both as a child and parent! Be inspired as she recounts her latest adventure with her son, and see how travel can be an educational experience for your children. “My first foray into…

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