A Safari Tour in the Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater view

A visit to Tanzania is not complete without a safari tour in the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The crater is home to over 25,000 large animals, including the Big 5 – lions, elephants, black rhinos, buffalo and leopards. So your chances of … Read more A Safari Tour in the Ngorongoro Crater

A Cultural Tour of Lushoto and the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

Usambara Mountains

One of the most stunning regions of Tanzania has got to be the lush and picturesque Usambara Mountains. We spent a few days in the Lushoto District, one of eight districts that make up the Tanga region. It was wonderful to get away from the big cities like Dar es Salaam, and see a very … Read more A Cultural Tour of Lushoto and the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

Your Ultimate Guide to Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Stone Town is a fascinating destination, especially if you prefer cities that are a little less polished and metropolitan. Things here may not be shiny and new, but you’ll quickly become enchanted by the slower pace and friendly people. History Stone Town is actually the old part of Zanzibar City, while Ng’ambo is the “new … Read more Your Ultimate Guide to Stone Town, Zanzibar

What to See and Do at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Cape of Good Hope trail South Africa

For anyone who believes that Africa is all desert and savanna, the Cape of Good Hope will dash all those misconceptions. The Cape of Good Hope is about 50 kilometers south of Cape Town, South Africa. (Click here for my brief guide to Cape Town!) It’s lush, green, and rocky, with stunning vistas and cool, … Read more What to See and Do at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Fish River Canyon: Namibia’s Barren Desert Landscape

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The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is one of those places that makes you feel like you’re on a different planet. Namibia itself is a very dry country, giving it a barren, almost other-worldly appearance. But pair that with a massive canyon vista, and you have the makings of a very special place. Geography Fish … Read more Fish River Canyon: Namibia’s Barren Desert Landscape

Rock Art in the Brandberg National Monument Area

Brandberg hunting figure

The rock art in the Brandberg National Monument Area of Namibia is an incredible sight to behold. The astounding detail in these refined petroglyphs easily rival those of the paintings in Machete, South Africa. The Brandberg is a massive granite monolith located in Damaraland, and is Namibia’s highest mountain. The Brandberg National Monument Area covers … Read more Rock Art in the Brandberg National Monument Area

Vasie Se Pitte Granadilla Liqueur Review (Namibia)

Vasie se Pitte

One of the things my husband and I love to shop for on vacation is liqueur. Hooch. Booze. Tipple. Whatever you want to call it. You can find the strangest and most wonderful alcohol-based drinks in other parts of the world that you could never hope to find back home. Sometimes, with good reason. And … Read more Vasie Se Pitte Granadilla Liqueur Review (Namibia)

5 Things to Know Before You Go to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is one of those places that has to be seen to be believed. It’s almost impossible to comprehend the impressive volume of water that spills endlessly over this waterfall on a continuous basis. But before you see it in person, I have some tips that will make your visit more enjoyable. Pick a … Read more 5 Things to Know Before You Go to Victoria Falls

Walking with Lions in Zimbabwe – Why I Did It Then, but Wouldn’t Do It Now

lion Zimbabwe

Travel offers an infinite number of opportunities to see, do, and try new things. And if you have an adventurous side, the possibilities are even more incredible. But sometimes, the experiences or attractions while on vacation can be a bit controversial or questionable. I had one of those experiences while on holiday in Zimbabwe, which … Read more Walking with Lions in Zimbabwe – Why I Did It Then, but Wouldn’t Do It Now

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