Experiences

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...

Hiking The Platteklip Gorge Route, Cape Town

The iconic Table Mountain is as incredible from the air as it is from the ground. As we landed in Cape Town, I couldn’t contain my excitement when we finally saw it. Table Mountain is Cape Town’s number one attraction and it’s just incredibly beautiful. We were lucky enough to have a fantastic view of it from our Airbnb apartment in Gardens but we really wanted to do...

Our Lion Tracking Experience in the Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is a great place for game drives. There, you’ll find all sorts of wildlife, including one of our favourites, the lions. Lions are the most majestic animals found in Uganda’s savanna and it’s a real treat when you can finally get up close enough to see them in action. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the only park in Uganda...

8 Great Wineries to Visit Near Cape Town

If you’ve been reading Free Two Roam for a while then you’ll know that we both love wine! In fact, we may like it a little too much (especially me, well we all have our flaws!). At home, we visit many wineries, as we’re lucky to live so close to some of the best wineries in Australia. Unfortunately, when we left Australia to go travelling, it meant giving up on wine...

Our 10-day Uganda Itinerary For the Best Wildlife Sightings

If you think you can only do decent game drives in Tanzania, Kenya or South Africa, then think again! Uganda is more renowned for its gorilla trekking but it is definitely not lacking in other animals. Like most people, the main reason for our Uganda trip was the mountain gorilla trekking. But we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of other wildlife we saw there...

Should you do the Habituation or the Trekking Experience in Uganda?

On our recent trip to Uganda we booked an itinerary that included several primate experiences, along with some additional safari game drives. While we had an amazing time, one thing that tripped us up was that we didn’t fully appreciate what primate habituation experiences were. We chose an itinerary that had three separate habituation experiences. They were for the...

Is the Gorilla Habituation Experience In Uganda Worth the Money?

Mountain Gorillas are some of the most impressive and beautiful creatures on earth. Unfortunately they are also under threat of extinction, having been hunted by poachers and affected by deforestation. There are only a few places where you can experience these animals up close in the wild and Uganda is one of those places. Where are the mountain gorillas in Uganda...