Author Archive for Sarah Kingdom

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, before moving to Africa at the age of 21, Sarah Kingdom is a mountain climber and guide, travel writer, yoga teacher, trail runner, and mother of two. When she is not climbing or traveling she lives on a cattle ranch in central Zambia. She guides trips regularly in India, Nepal, Tibet, Russia, and Ethiopia, and takes climbers up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro numerous times a year.

Making memories in the Maldives

Making memories in the Maldives

Strung across the equator, like a string of lustrous pearls in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the 1,192 islands of the Maldives extend more than 820 km from north to south, and 130 km from east to west.
Zambia's enchanting Kafue National Park

Zambia's enchanting Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is Zambia’s oldest and largest National Park, and one of the continent's wildest.
Happiness is Hermanus

Happiness is Hermanus

Meandering along a narrow stretch of land between the mountains, the spectacular sea cliffs and the Indian Ocean shoreline is Hermanus, surrounded on all sides by nature.
Cape Town's wonderful waterfront

Cape Town's wonderful waterfront

Washed by the blue waters of Table Bay and located at the foot of Signal Hill, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is Cape Town’s tourist showpiece.
Fabulous Franschhoek

Fabulous Franschhoek

It’s a damp, chilly afternoon. Ancient oak trees are depositing droplets of water on the ground outside. But we are cosy and warm at Franschhoek’s La Motte.
Perfect Paternoster

Perfect Paternoster

It’s Sunday morning and we’re out kayaking, just off Paternoster, one of the oldest fishing villages on the west coast of South Africa.
Zambia's beautiful Bangwelu Wetlands

Zambia's beautiful Bangwelu Wetlands

We’re in the Bangweulu wetlands, in north eastern Zambia. Bangweulu means “where the water meets the sky”.
Exploring The Okavango Panhandle - where the desert meets The Delta

Exploring The Okavango Panhandle - where the desert meets The Delta

From sparkling waterways, papyrus swamps and lagoons carpeted with waterlilies, to the mystery of ancient rock paintings, Botswana’s Okavango Panhandle is a magical place to visit.
Remembering Wildlife

Remembering Wildlife

5 years ago, Margot Raggett wrote to Sir David Attenborough, wanting to raise £1m for conservation through books which would help protect those animals.
Lusaka, Zambia... what, why and where

Lusaka, Zambia... what, why and where

Zambia is one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoilt countries on the African continent. For most travelers Zambia is best known as home to the majestic Victoria Falls and its many sensational National Parks, some of the best in Africa, and a great place to go on safari. But, to get to most of these destinations you’ll need to pass through Lusaka.
Exploring Zanzibar... sea, sand and spices

Exploring Zanzibar... sea, sand and spices

The name Zanzibar evokes images of a tropical paradise, with picturesque islands, white sand beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, beautiful sunsets, and palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. Indeed the island is all that, but it’s also more. Zanzibar is a mix of cultures. The ‘Spice Island’ has lured travelers for centuries; from the Sumerians,
Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

There are more than 150 tripoints in the world but only one international quadripoint, and here we were, perched precariously, in the top of a 2,000 year old baobab tree, looking out over the only place in the world where four countries meet and two great African rivers join. We were on Impalila Island, on
Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

Sustainable safaris in South Luangwa

We’re drinking our morning coffee, still rubbing the sleep from our eyes, when we spot two male lions, lying high up on the bank, on the other side of the Luangwa River. It’s hard to tell who is watching who. Are we the watchers or the watched? Rapidly finishing our coffee, we drive the one
Visiting Northern Botswana in style

Visiting Northern Botswana in style

It’s 3am and I’m sleeping soundly in my tent. I use the word tent advisedly, this is not some derisory Boy Scout number, this is a palatial affair, with wardrobes, desk, sofa, huge king size bed, ensuite bathroom and a private, romantic, claw-foot bathtub on the verandah. Technically the word tent only applies because the
Why De Hoop Nature Reserve, near Cape Town, should be on your radar

Why De Hoop Nature Reserve, near Cape Town, should be on your radar

De Hoop Nature Reserve, just three hour’s drive from Cape Town, on the southernmost tip of Africa, is somewhere that should be on every nature lover’s radar. This is a protected haven of sand dunes, long white beaches, beautiful mountains and 70km of spectacular, pristine coastline, where whales breach and play. Inland, away from the
6 of the best and most luxurious places to stay in Cape Town

6 of the best and most luxurious places to stay in Cape Town

Cape Town, what’s not to Love about this beautiful city? The magic combination of picturesque ocean views and a spectacular mountain backdrop. With its incredible natural beauty and endless places to explore, you could be a tourist in this city 365 days a year. Cape Town has garnered numerous awards and accolades over the years