Category: Africa

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

There are hundreds of thousands of different waterfalls across the world in many different countries, both in prominent locations, and secret hideaways. All of the waterfalls I am going to describe are spectacular, exhilarating, beautiful, and often a popular tourist attraction in that area. Some waterfalls are better known than others, but whether it?s a […]

Where to stay in Arusha, Tanzania

Where to stay in Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha, Tanzania is often the first and/or last place people visit on their Serengeti safari. Many international flights land late in the evening and weary travelers are quickly ushered to their hotels in Arusha only to catch an early morning flight into the Serengeti. Some safaris give people to end their safari with several hours […]

5 spectacular, secluded and safe Red Sea hotels

5 spectacular, secluded and safe Red Sea hotels

The Red Sea is one of the world?s top diving destinations as well as providing world class opportunities for other waters sports such as kite surfing and sailing. It?s also home to a host of top class hotels offering affordable luxury with fantastic spas and excellent dining. Soma Bay Peninsula is the perfect Red Sea […]

How to see the lava flow of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of Congo

How to see the lava flow of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of Congo

Venturing into the Democratic Republic of Congo is certainly not what most travelers would add to their bucket list when visiting Africa. Congo offers a modern traveler some of the most phenomena landscapes and breathtaking nature; indeed Africa at its wildest. My favorite is mount Nyiragongo with its summit at 3,468m (11,380ft), is one of […]

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Lights, camera, action: 7 ways to go behind the scenes

Visual effects in film may have advanced dramatically, but most directors still choose to shoot in real locations, taking advantage of some of the world?s most dramatic landscapes or filming in period settings that add authenticity to a scene. There?s something quite special about seeing these pseudo-fantasy locations in real life, adding an extra dimension […]

Top 5 experiences in Uganda

Top 5 experiences in Uganda

Although it is best known for its gorilla trekking, Uganda is a much more diverse destination than meets the eye! From extreme sports on the River Nile to outstanding national parks teeming with game and epic scenery, Uganda is fast becoming a serious player in the African safari scene. Below are the top 5 experiences […]

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Painting with light in Paternoster

Luxury is? painting with light. Shutterbugs will be in their element when visiting Paternoster, on the west coast of South Africa. This serene and picturesque seaside village is truly a photographer?s paradise. To produce perfect pictures of picture perfect scenes is always a challenge. Walk with me and my camera! Keep the golden rule of […]

5 of the best safaris in Africa

5 of the best safaris in Africa

In the past, a safari (the Swahili word for ‘journey’, itself derived from the Arabic ‘safar’ meaning the same) was an overland journey to hunt big-game. These days it more often refers to short trips to observe and photograph wildlife. Thankfully, killing the subject matter and taking trophies is no longer considered essential. Here are […]

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7 alternative safaris to take you off the beaten track

To come face-to-face with the incredible wildlife that walk this planet is surely one of the greatest adventures. But there?s more than one way to enjoy a safari these days than just sitting on a jeep. If you?re looking for a real heat-thumping wild encounter that gets you closer and takes you off the beaten […]

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

There is something special about trekking to see mountain gorillas in the remote rain forests in Uganda Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo. That unique feeling and realization that they are just like us, living in closely attached family groups, evidently headed by a “parent”, the dominant silverback serving as their protector and defender. Though […]

Top 7 destinations to see wildlife in its natural habitat

Top 7 destinations to see wildlife in its natural habitat

As wildlife is now becoming more endangered than ever there are many different nature preserves that are doing everything they can to protect the wildlife. All of the hotels below are not only luxury places to stay and see wildlife in their natural habitats, but they are also assisting in the conservation of National Parks […]

5 of the world's most breathtaking hot air balloon flights

5 of the world’s most breathtaking hot air balloon flights

Driving or hiking through incredible scenery is something most of us love to do on holiday. But imagine, instead, serenely floating above spectacular landscapes for a true birds-eye view of the beauty of nature.? Taking a hot air balloon flight over some of the most memorable locations on earth is something you are likely to […]

5 Kenyan parks to find the endangered rhino

5 Kenyan parks to find the endangered rhino

Kenya is known for its authentic and natural parks that make it a top safari destination. But few people are aware that Kenya also plays a very big role in conservation efforts. The rhino, being an endangered species, has had the Kenyan government making great efforts to see that it protects it. Rhino sanctuaries have […]

6 of the world's most spectacular sunsets

6 of the world’s most spectacular sunsets

There are few things in life as simultaneously relaxing, exhilarating and life-affirming as watching a magnificent sunset. That small period of time when day turns into night provides so many special travelling moments. But these sunsets rise above the rest. They?re bona fide bucket-list material. How many have you been to? Would you recommend any […]

My Namibian top 5

My Namibian top 5

I?m really lucky to have visited Namibia many times over while guiding for an overland company. Although I eventually settled down in East Africa, Namibia is where I fell in love with the continent and is still one of my favourite countries in the world. So when I had the opportunity to go there on […]

Top 6 activities to enjoy in Mauritius

Top 6 activities to enjoy in Mauritius

So, you are off to the beautiful Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean to indulge in some luxury and pampering, but it doesn?t just have to be about lying on the beach and soaking up the rays.?Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes […]

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