Africa

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...

The Okavango Delta Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After spending three amazing days in Chobe National Park, it was time to move on for more African adventures. The next leg of our 10-year anniversary trip took us to Sanctuary Retreat’s Stanley’s Camp, a safari lodge that borders the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is another of Botswana’s gems. With its rich ecosystem, this World...

Chobe National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After our time exploring Victoria Falls on both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides, we crossed the border to Botswana and headed to one of the best places on earth to see African elephants, Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park was not our first African safari. We had already been lucky enough to see a fair amount of wildlife during our safaris in Uganda, Namibia...

How to Enjoy Victoria Falls from Both Sides (Zimbabwe and Zambia)

As we started our descent into the town of Victoria Falls, the pilot told us to look out the window on the left of the plane. From there, we could see miles and miles of lush green plains, extending as far as our eyes could see. In the middle of all that was a large cloud of what seemed like smoke. But it quickly dawned on us that this was in fact what we’d all come...

Our Two-Week Self-Drive Itinerary in Namibia

Namibia is a country that we hadn’t heard much about until recently. Some friends visited Namibia a few years ago and came back raving about it but since then it’s also become quite popular on social media. The pictures we saw of Namibia’s incredible looking sand dunes, sprawling deserts and beautiful wildlife really made us think that we should pay it a visit. So...

Our Tips for Stress-free Self-driving in Namibia

We found self-driving in Namibia to be quite straight forward and we’d highly recommend self-driving in Namibia to anyone who is visiting this beautiful country. Having the freedom to go wherever you like, whenever you like is a huge improvement over taking an organised tour or having someone drive you around. That being said, there are a few tips that we learned...