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Reaching for the Heavens : Trekking Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches with Teddy Zion Tours

By on December 16, 2017 in Africa, Ethiopia, Hiking, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Reaching for the Heavens : Trekking Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches with Teddy Zion Tours

A WORD OF WARNING! Visiting Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches will require nerves of steel, a disregard for treacherous heights and all the adrenaline you can possibly muster… …but trust me, if you can harness all of these, then visiting this totally unique and breathtaking (literally) destination is going to be one of the most amazing travel […]

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The Best Camera for Safari

By on December 14, 2017 in Africa, Gear, Reviews with 0 Comments
The Best Camera for Safari

When you’re getting ready to go on safari there’s so many things to think about – from what to wear, to the vaccinations and medical side, to visas, transport and accommodation – that the issue of what camera to take can, understandably, get pushed to the back of the line. This is especially true if […]

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Discovering the Most Dramatic Destination on Earth : My Danakil Depression Tour with World Sun Ethiopia Travel

By on December 13, 2017 in Africa, Ethiopia, Off the Beaten Track, Reviews with 0 Comments
Discovering the Most Dramatic Destination on Earth : My Danakil Depression Tour with World Sun Ethiopia Travel

Arriving into Ethiopia’s Makele airport, I’m met in the parking lot by a 4wd that screeches to a halt in front of me as 3 smiling guys grin at me out of the window! “Are you Stephanie?”, they ask. I nod, and with that, their bundling my bags into the boot of the vehicle, me […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

By on December 11, 2017 in Africa, Tanzania, Top 10's with 0 Comments
Top 10 Things to Do in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The great commercial hub of Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam is a buzzing, working city that has a raw energy to it unmatched by other large metropolis in East Africa. Having wondered round for a full day in the city, compete with my camera (albeit my small one) I can totally attest to how safe I […]

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Red Rock Lalibela Hotel : Right Place, Right Price

By on December 9, 2017 in Accommodation, Africa, Ethiopia, Reviews with 0 Comments
Red Rock Lalibela Hotel : Right Place, Right Price

If you didn’t already know, visiting the ancient city of Lalibela in Ethiopia is an absolute must if you’re spending any time in this wonderful country. Displaying some of the most incredible rock-hewn churches in the world, this is Africa’s Petra in all its glory… and with the half tourists! A UNESCO World Heritage Site […]

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Chobe National Park, Botswana : A Photo Essay

By on December 7, 2017 in Africa, Botswana, National Parks with 0 Comments
Chobe National Park, Botswana : A Photo Essay

Up in the north of Botswana lies one of Southern Africa’s most incredible national parks. Chobe River is the sort of magical wilderness that leaves you spellbound and speechless. For me, being my first safari experience in this part of the world for sometime, I was bowled over once again! Related Posts 10 Things You […]

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The 4 Best Johannesburg Hostels

The 4 Best Johannesburg Hostels

Not known for its traveller-friendly status, we were totally amazed by just fun and friendly Johannesburg seemed to be! Flying in here from Perth, in order to join an Absolute Africa tour, many people do experience some time in Johannesburg like us, given that it’s a classic international hub if you are looking to explore […]

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Hostel Ethiopia : The Best Budget Accommodation in Addis Ababa

By on December 2, 2017 in Accommodation, Africa, Backpacking, Ethiopia, Reviews with 0 Comments
Hostel Ethiopia : The Best Budget Accommodation in Addis Ababa

It’s always a terrifying moment when you arrive into a new foreign country, alone, naïve and at night! You can kind of ready yourself for it – get the right currency, research the visa situation and read the – but nothing quite prepares you for that moment when you walk through immigration to face the […]

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Creating Conscious Connections : Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers in Kenya

Creating Conscious Connections : Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers in Kenya

Located on Kenya’s magical coast, lapped by the Indian Ocean and edged by the equator, Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers centres itself around connection, consciousness and community. It’s an orbit and a gravity as well-spun as it is well-grounded. As their website beautifully puts it  ‘Distant Relatives sums up the central principle and aim of […]

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The Ultimate Safari Gear Packing List

The Ultimate Safari Gear Packing List

If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed about what the heck you should put on your safari gear list! There’s just so much to think about and so much conflicting information, it’s hard to wade through it all to get to the real essentials. After all, most of us who […]

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