The Lion King vs my real life African safari

So after an amazing few months spent driving through southern Africa visiting nature reserves, national parks and doing our very own self-drive safaris, I thought it was only right that I re-watch The Lion King (for the hundredth time). I couldn't help notice how similar it was (song and dance numbers notwithstanding) to our real-life... Continue Reading →

Survive the sulphur pools and lava lakes in the Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression is the hottest place on earth with an average daily temperature of 35 degrees, it lies -116m below sea level and is one of the driest and most tectonically active places on the planet. Here you will find salt flats and salt mountains, bubbling sulphur pools and active volcanoes, dotted with villages of the Afar people.

Get lost in the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela

The isolated mountain town of Lalibela is famous for it's complex of rock-hewn churches, the perfect symmetry and intricate details carved out of the cliffs from the roof down. Get lost in the connecting tunnels, catch a morning mass and enjoy the clean air, this is one place you cannot miss.

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