Author - Cindy Collins

Mt Kilimanjaro: A Day Hike to The Shira Plateau

After Qatar Airlines moved our flight to Arusha forward by a day, we were left to decide what to do with our extra day. We first thought about extending our safari by a day and maybe visiting another national park. However, our safari provider Gosheni Safaris, suggested that we add a day trip to Kilimanjaro National Park and do a day hike across the Shira Plateau. I...

This Is Why You Should Visit Toowoomba

When we first moved to Brisbane, we didn’t know much about Toowoomba. We knew it only as a Queensland hinterland town. But one day I became curious and decided to research it a bit more. Was it worth exploring, I wondered? As I researched it, one thing kept popping up about Toowoomba and that was the yearly Carnival of Flowers. That alone was very interesting to me...

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

All good things must come to an end and sadly, we were coming to the end of our safari. Our last stop was Lake Nakuru for one night, before heading to Nairobi. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes and is found almost halfway between the Maasai Mara and Nairobi, making it a very convenient stop. White rhinos by the lake It turned out to be the perfect last...

Maasai Mara Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After spending two amazing days in the Northern part of the Serengeti National Park watching the animal from the Great Migration form a large group and then cross the river, we were quite keen to get to the Maasai Mara to see where they eventually end up. Giraffes It was a 3-hour drive from our migration camp to the border of Tanzania and Kenya. Once there, the...

Serengeti

The Serengeti Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

The place I had been looking forward to visiting the most on this trip was the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is the most visited park in Tanzania attracting thousands of tourists each year. Home to 3,000 lions, 1000 leopards and more than 2 million hooved animals, it’s no wonder why it’s such a popular safari destination. Thousands of wildebeest gathering to...

Ngorongoro Crater Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After a day in Tarangire National Park, we woke up bright and early to catch the sunrise. We only had a day in Tarangire so sadly it was time to leave the park and head to our next destination, the Ngorongoro Crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Crater The Ngorongoro Crater was the second stop on our safari, and we were looking forward to it as...

Tarangire National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

In early 2019, we were lucky to spend a couple of months travelling through Africa. We absolutely loved our time there and loved every country we visited. We were so sad to leave, and we vowed to return to see more of what has now become our favourite continent. Tarangire National Park is heaven for elephants So back in February 2020, we booked another safari to...

How to Enjoy Your Time in the Scenic Rim

The best thing about living in Brisbane, is its proximity to some truly amazing places. The Scenic Rim is one of them. Set right at Brisbane’s doorstep, the Scenic Rim is a region rich in rolling hills, ancient rainforests, and quaint villages; together with stunning scenery, excellent wineries, and an abundance of local paddock-to-plate producers. It’s so close...

A Quick Guide to The Beach Town of Bargara

Since we moved to Queensland, we’ve been discovering a lot of small coastal towns that we didn’t previously know about. The small and charming seaside town of Bargara is one of them. Bargara is a 13-kilometre drive from Bundaberg, through lush sugarcane fields. It’s about a 4.5 hour drive north of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city. Bargara’s Main Beach...