Off the Beaten Track

Etosha National Park: The Ultimate Guide

Etosha National Park: The Ultimate Guide

I have wanted to visit Etosha National Park for so long. But on each trip to Africa, it’s a place that has evaded me. Tucked in the northern corner of Namibia, Etosha is remote, hard to get to and set in some wild desert terrain, all of which hardly amounts to it being the most […]

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10 Incredible Things to Do in Swaziland / eSwatini

10 Incredible Things to Do in Swaziland / eSwatini

Encircled by the giant geography of South Africa, the small kingdom of Swaziland has recently given itself a new name. And rightly so. Named Swaziland by the British colonial powers, this tiny nation has now expressed its deserving right to self-determination and, as it is known in the local language, will now be called eSwatini. […]

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The Best Time to Visit Mozambique & 10 Other Top Travel Tips

The Best Time to Visit Mozambique & 10 Other Top Travel Tips

Fringed by the Indian Ocean on one side, sandwiched by Southern Africa on the other, Mozambique is a mango-drenched, coconut-infused, sun-ripened cocktail all unto its own. As women stroll past with huge baskets on their heads laden with goods or babies strapped to their backs in wraps of beautiful bright colours, or men play football […]

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What is the Best Time to Visit Okavango Delta and Other Top Tips

What is the Best Time to Visit Okavango Delta and Other Top Tips

Oh my oh my, well what can I say, the Okavango Delta was every bit as amazing as I imagined it to be. It has taken me 5 trips to Africa and 2 visits to Botswana to finally get here, but I made it and it’s been worth every cent and inch of effort to […]

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10 Epic Things to Do in Namibia You Can’t Miss

By on March 4, 2019 in Africa, NAMIBIA, Off the Beaten Track, Top 10's with 0 Comments
10 Epic Things to Do in Namibia You Can’t Miss

I heard Namibia was good. In fact I’d heard it was really good. But honestly, nothing prepared me for the unending spectacle of adventuring through this remote desert country in a huge overland truck with Absolute Africa. One of the most sparsely populated countries in the world (possibly the most sparesely populated), each day in […]

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The 5 Best Day Trips from Addis Ababa

The 5 Best Day Trips from Addis Ababa

More and more travellers I met on my most recent trip to Ethiopia are spending longer and longer in its capital Addis, exploring under the skin of this city and getting to know its people and its hidden places. If you ask me, that’s pretty cool and so rather than hoping straight back on the […]

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Awasa in Ethiopia

By on February 14, 2019 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
The Complete Guide to Visiting Awasa in Ethiopia

As always in Ethiopia, the answer to a lot of questions ends either with “I don’t know” or “it depends”. And so it is with Awasa. Or at least the spelling of it. Because whether it’s really Awassa, Hawassa or Awasa, I don’t know and it also depends! So first thing you need to know […]

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Solo Female Travel in the Middle East – What To Expect!

By on January 3, 2019 in Middle East, Off the Beaten Track, Solo Female with 6 Comments
Solo Female Travel in the Middle East – What To Expect!

I know lots of solo female travellers do have concerns about visiting the Middle East. And understandably so. Not the most political stable part or necessarily liberal part of the world, heading here as a single, western female probably isn’t most peoples’ first choice when it comes to solo travel destinations. But, let me tell […]

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Solo Female Travel in Lebanon – Is It Safe?

Solo Female Travel in Lebanon – Is It Safe?

When many people think about visiting the Middle East – especially solo female travellers – their minds tends to fill with all sorts of concerns. Is it safe? What can I wear? Will I get harassed? Indeed, I too had many of these fears before I set out to travel this part of the world, […]

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48 Hours in Lebanon: Cramming in the Best Bits

48 Hours in Lebanon: Cramming in the Best Bits

I’ve spent over 2 months in Lebanon and honestly think that that longer you’re in this country, the more you realise there is to see and do. That said, I understand not everyone has the luxury of time on their hands and as word gets around about just how cool this country is, long weekends […]

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