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 →

Climbing Mount Kenya: The Chogoria/Shiptons Route

The highest mountain in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m) and it’s the most popular peak to climb. While you get extra cool bragging rights, you’re spending a ton of money for a somewhat mediocre hike. Why not tackle the slightly smaller Mount Kenya (5,199m) which is a much more beautiful, more enjoyable and cheaper hike?... Continue Reading →

Chill out in Cape Town

Cape Town has always been on my bucket list. At first, it was just a popular African city with good views. The more I learned about it, the more I realised there was so much more to it. Hiking, wine tasting and a beach full of penguins to name a few, this city and it’s... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Otter Trail: 45km in five days

The Otter Trail is a 45km coastal path that crosses numerous rivers, gives you endless ocean views of crashing waves and rewards you with wonderful log cabins to sleep in. It was my favourite hike out of all the walking we did in Africa and one that shouldn't be missed!

A relaxing week in beautiful Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa where you'll find the beautiful wilderness of the Okavango Delta, ancient rock paintings from the San people, national parks where you can spot The Big Five and plenty more. It's perfect if you want a relaxing holiday without too much excitement.

Six days of safari in Etosha National Park

After such an amazing day in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park I had high hopes for Etosha, and it did not disappoint. Every single day we saw giraffe and zebra, wildebeest and hartebeest, rhinos, elephants, and lions. We even saw two leopards! If you only have time for one safari in Southern Africa, here's why you should choose Etosha.

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