Experiences

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...

Hervey Bay

10 Best Things to Do in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is a three-and-a-half-hour drive north of Brisbane, past the Sunshine Coast. It is a popular holiday destination for families and couples alike. It might not be a large town, but it’s packed with great attractions and activities to keep you busy for a while. Hervey Bay is heaven for wildlife lovers, beach goers and for anyone just looking for a nice...

How to Spend a Weekend in Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt?

When you think of Queensland, the first things that comes to mind might be beaches, rainforest, swimming with turtles and warm, sunny weather. But there is so much more to the state and Stanthorpe is a great place to visit for a very different Queensland experience. Stanthorpe is part of the Granite Belt region, and it is all about local wines, local produce...

Hiking the Coomera Circuit, Lamington National Park

We recently hiked the Coomera Circuit in the Lamington National Park and boy was it worth it! It had been a long time since we did a long and strenuous hike. I seem to recall our last long hike was the multi-day Salkantay Trek in Peru, way back in September 2019! I can’t believe it’s been that long, but I suppose breaking a leg and being locked down within a 5...

10 Best Things to Do in The Hunter Valley

Just a two-hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley is a popular weekend getaway for Sydneysiders. It’s also very popular with wine lovers from all over the country and from around the world. The Hunter Valley’s main drawcard is, of course, its vast array of wineries and their exquisite wines; but the valley offers much more than just wine tasting. So, even if you...