Category: Rwanda

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 […]

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 […]

Africa's top 10 experiences

Africa’s top 10 experiences

Africa offers some amazing experiences! From watching the famous Great Migration to relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is something special to suit all travellers. Just take a look at the list below and perhaps find inspiration for your next trip to this thrilling continent. 1. The Serengeti & […]

The 5 best places to see primates in Africa

The 5 best places to see primates in Africa

Primates are our closest living relatives and with big brains and opposable digits it?s abundantly clear when you see them as to how similar to us they are. Apart from their superb tree climbing ability ? I’m very jealous of that. Africa and the Indian Ocean are home to a number of primates with some, […]

5 tips for a memorable gorilla trekking experience

5 tips for a memorable gorilla trekking experience

For most people, a trip to Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo to trek the endangered mountain gorilla is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Unlike most safaris, gorilla trekking is done completely outside of the safari vehicle and often requires you to scramble through wet and slippery stinging nettles. But, the rewards far outweigh the inconveniences and, especially […]

Ballooning over the Masai Mara from Governors Camp

5 micro-adventures from Kenya to Botswana

Safari is full of surprises. Whether it?s the noise a hippo makes, or spotting a leopard hiding in the canopy of a tree, days are always filled with new experiences. In addition to the ?standard? wildlife viewing activities, micro-adventures can be built into a safari holiday, to make a great trip even better. Here are […]

Rwanda Coffee Plantation

Rwanda: home to Africa’s second best coffee

We all have our own stories of how we slipped into severe coffee addiction. For many people, it all begins in Africa. After all, Karen Blixen had a coffee farm in Africa, not some Danish potato farm. The continent is one of the biggest exporters of coffee into Europe and Americas, however, African countries do […]

Lake Kivu Rwanda

5 must-see gems of Rwanda

While the name Rwanda resonates for many with images of the 1994 genocide, the last 20 years have seen this landlocked country transform into one of Africa?s best-kept travel secrets. The ?Land of a Thousand Hills? may not boast the big-game wildlife safaris of its East African neighbours, but the astounding natural beauty of its […]

Experiences worth bragging rights!

Experiences worth bragging rights!

It?s all about the experience. That?s what we are told. With reports coming from BCG and American Express, consumers are spending their money on luxury experiences instead of premium goods. The UK has recently looked into Britain?s ?Super Rich? where Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain and where they spend their money. […]

Top 5 extreme African safaris

Top 5 extreme African safaris

Africa is a more exciting destination than any other at the moment, yes we know that?s a very bold statement but there is so much happening in this amazing continent that we cannot imagine wanting to go anywhere else. Luxury safaris are leading the way when it comes to luxury travel and this is all […]

Top 10 African adventures

Top 10 African adventures

Those seeking adrenaline inducing fun on their next holiday should turn their eyes to Africa, a continent renowned for the marvels and mysteries it still hides. From some of the most memorable wildlife encounters, to adrenalin fuelled activities at Victoria Falls, the below activities are ones every thrillseeker should try. Walk with the cheetahs in […]

Rwanda?s top 5 luxury stays

Rwanda?s top 5 luxury stays

For many years, Rwanda has been overlooked as an African tourism-must. But now, Rwanda has earned its rightful place in the African tourism front and nothing confirms this more pronouncedly than its top luxury stays. Rwanda is one of Africa?s leading eco-tourism destinations, so it comes as no surprise that three of its top luxury […]

Top 7 most unusual treks across Africa

Top 7 most unusual treks across Africa

Whether you?ve visited this great continent before, or are thinking of heading there for the first time, the vastness and variety of Africa has something for everyone. Its many mountain ranges, villages and national parks offer enough trekking experiences to last a lifetime. Here is a selection of the most unique. Otter Trail, South Africa […]

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The mountain gorilla has become an icon of eco-tourism and of conservation. In the last 30 years since we saw?David Attenborough being surrounded by our giant cousins, many documentaries have told their story.?Silverbacks have even knuckle-walked across the silver screen in Gorillas in the Mist?.?These are four great eco-lodges from where you can experience them […]

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Sick of the humdrum tourist destinations? Online travel agency ZUJI.com.au has searched the globe to come up with a list of the top 10 life-changing travel experiences, guaranteed to give you a new appreciation for planet Earth (and bragging rights). ?So, without further ado, here’s the list: Admire the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala Once […]

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Jake Grieves Cook has been involved in the Kenyan tourism industry for more than 35 years. He founded Porini Safari Camps back in 1989, is a former Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board and is a passionate advocate of sustainable and responsible tourism.?These camps operate under a unique community conservancy concept to allow the Maasai […]

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