Africa

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...

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...

Queen Elizabeth National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

Set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest and most popular game reserve. It is one of the two most popular tourist destinations in the country, alongside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Elephants at the Queen Elizabeth National Park The Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse ecosystem includes...

Murchison Falls National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

Uganda may be more popular for its Gorilla trekking than for its wildlife safari but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do both. If you’re a wildlife and nature buff who loves a good safari, Uganda has plenty to offer, to keep you wanting more. Like most people, the main reason we visited Uganda was to view the majestic Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest...

The word Soweto spray painted on a wall

A Day of Art and Culture in Johannesburg and Soweto

We chose to end our South African trip (and in fact our two months in Africa) in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city. This was mainly because our ten-year anniversary trip package ended there, rather than any particular desire to see the city. Johannesburg doesn’t have a great reputation for safety and unfortunately, that reputation tends to overshadow any...

The Madikwe Game Reserve Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After an amazing start in Zambia, followed by some incredible game drives in both Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana, our 10-year anniversary trip was sadly coming to an end. The last part of our trip took us back into South Africa, to a part of the country we had not heard of prior to booking our trip, the Madikwe Game Reserve. Where is the...