Category: Africa

A 2020 safari with Nomad Tanzania

A 2020 safari with Nomad Tanzania

Throughout Tanzania there are many different safari lodge options, whether you are looking for a mobile tented camp in the heart of the Serengeti, or a lavish river-side lodge with a pool, spa and incredible views, almost anything can be granted. Nomad Tanzania are one of the best companies that provide all-round brilliant service and […]

The magic of a guided bush walk in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

The magic of a guided bush walk in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

Trade the traditional 4×4 game vehicle for a guided bush walk or short walking safari in the remote wilderness of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, and experience a thrilling adventure that you won’t soon forget. Rambling on foot through one of the most internationally celebrated and beautiful natural areas – and recognized as the Seventh Natural Wonder […]

Where can Americans travel to in December?

Where can Americans travel to in December?

The big buzz right now surrounds Pfizer’s potential COVID-19 vaccine and hopes that it will prove effective and we can return to some semblance of travel normalcy. We await further updates with regards to how this is progressing, and in the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  With the holiday season […]

Photograph of the week: Doorway to a primary school in a rural village in Tanzania

Photograph of the week: Doorway to a primary school in a rural village in Tanzania

Tanzania welcomes you with open arms, or adorable little hands, as we see in this photo. Photographer, Tom McCarthy spent the Summer weeks of 2016 documenting moments from various student travel programs in Tanzania. An inspiring moment of a little boy showing a recently-constructed classroom with a new friend is seen here. Tanzania is home […]

Travelling to Tanzania during a pandemic

Travelling to Tanzania during a pandemic

Whilst most of the world remains shut for tourism, Tanzania have adopted another approach. With open borders and open arms, Tanzania is actively encouraging tourism which is a breath of fresh air in this world that is filled with so much doom and gloom. I flew off to Tanzania at the start of October for […]

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Where can Americans travel to in November?

The election may be over, but clearly, Covid-19 is not, so there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  And with Thanksgiving this month, you may have a hankering to get out and explore (and make a difference helping those less fortunate). But before you start packing your bags, it is important to ask […]

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when […]

3 museums opening simultaneously in Egypt

3 museums opening simultaneously in Egypt

Even though the pandemic has slowed down any plans for travel, this has not stopped the construction and renovation work of three glorious museums in Egypt. If you’re already enthusiastic about planning a trip to Egypt and learning all about the amazing history it has to offer, now is the perfect time to book your […]

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

5 unique stays in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and justifiably so. At peak flow a gigantic curtain of water plunges 100m into a boiling chasm below, stretching a mile in length and making the single largest sheet of water in the world. It is little wonder then that the falls […]

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How to finish this dreadful year well

2020 has been almost universally challenging for us all, and now we are coming into the holiday season, traditionally a time of caring for those who are having it even tougher than us. I think this is even more important this year, especially for those in the developing world who, in addition to COVID-19, face […]

Safari destinations currently open to tourists

Safari destinations currently open to tourists

There is no hiding the fact that our travel dreams have nearly all been vanquished this year. Whether you were hoping to relax on the beach or head onto a fun filled safari, travel has been disrupted in ways we could never have imagined at the start of the year. However, there appears to be […]

New Premium Visa for Mauritius

New Premium Visa for Mauritius

Mauritius has introduced a new Premium Visa, valid for a period of one year and renewable. This measure was announced by the Mauritius cabinet last Friday to encourage eligible visitors come to Mauritius for long stays. Meanwhile, the highest sanitary standards and protocols are being maintained to ensure the sanitary safety of visitors as well […]

5 classic two-centre African adventures

5 classic two-centre African adventures

Sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time, but we still want all the excitement that only Africa can give. Never fear, there are some absolute classic two centre adventures across the continent that will satisfy your adventurous urges but that you can squeeze into a week! Cape Town & Kruger – South Africa […]

12 terrific truths about The Great Wildebeest Migration

12 terrific truths about The Great Wildebeest Migration

Set apart as one of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world, The Great Migration is the annual journey taken by millions of wildebeest, zebras and other plains game animals migrating clockwise through the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya’s Maasai Mara in search of good water and green pastures. It is an iconic event […]

Photograph of the week: Social distancing in the giraffe world

Photograph of the week: Social distancing in the giraffe world

During a safari in Northern Tanzania this group of giraffes (called “a tower”) was observed strolling through the Ndutu Plains. The Ndutu Region forms part of the northern section of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stretches to the unfenced southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, a meeting point between these two incredible wilderness areas. This […]

The re-opening of Uganda's borders - here's what you need to know

The re-opening of Uganda’s borders – here’s what you need to know

As of 1st October 2020, Uganda’s borders have reopened, and Entebbe International Airport (EBB) has resumed operations for international airlines following a 6-month closure during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of Uganda’s national parks are open to international visitors as well. The reopening signals a return to business for Uganda’s tourism industry as […]