An elephant safari in Kaudulla National Park, Sigiriya

Sigiriya is a small town a few hours north of Kandy, home to an ancient fortress on top of the 200m Sigiriya Rock, also called Lion Rock. You can also climb the slightly smaller Pidurangala Rock for an incredible sunrise view. Just keep in mind that there's more to this part of the country than... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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