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Why You Should Visit Mungo National Park, Australia

Why You Should Visit Mungo National Park, Australia

Around the rural city of Mildura, this is the big one. Actually, forget Mildura, around Australia this is the big one. Nope, scratch that even, around the world this is the big one! A spot of real cultural significance and the birthplace of humanity in Australia no less, it’s hard to believe this place is […]

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An Oasis in the Sudanese Desert : Meroe Camp & Nubian Rest House

An Oasis in the Sudanese Desert : Meroe Camp & Nubian Rest House

When most of people think of Sudan they certainly do not picture unique, luxury resorts in the desert. More often than not, it’s fearful and negative images they conjure up instead – concerns about safety, security and cleanliness above all. Sitting under a blanket of stars, safe and warm, deep in the desert as the […]

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The Best Tanzania Itinerary – Places You Can’t Miss!

The Best Tanzania Itinerary – Places You Can’t Miss!

I have one regret about the time I spent in Tanzania… that it wasn’t longer! This is such a rich and diverse East African country, with so much history and fascinating culture that you’ll struggle to absorb as much as you’d like no matter how long you spend there! In fact, I got to spend […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lalibela, Ethiopia

By on February 19, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track with 2 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lalibela, Ethiopia

Most famous as the centre of Ethiopia’s rock-hewn churches, Lalibela is a town soaked in magic and mysticism. A small, rural village, an unassuming place set amidst a stunning highland landscape, Lalibela is home to some of the finest UNESCO rock-hewn churches in the world. In true Ethiopian form, these churches sit alongside a unique, […]

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Why Ethiopia’s Omo Valley Is Like Nowhere Else on Earth

By on February 17, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Why Ethiopia’s Omo Valley Is Like Nowhere Else on Earth

Like my adventure to the Danakil Depression, my trip to Ethiopia’s Omo Valley region took me to one of the most remote parts of this incredible country. Located in the South, this distant region feels like a world away from Northern Ethiopia – with a rural and tropical feel, it was more reminiscent of sub-Saharan […]

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Feeding Wild Hyenas and 9 Other Unique Things to do in Harar, Ethiopia

By on January 8, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track, Top 10's with 0 Comments
Feeding Wild Hyenas and 9 Other Unique Things to do in Harar, Ethiopia

Over in the east of Ethiopia, as you head towards the Djibouti border, the ancient city of Harar is a rare gem in an otherwise pretty, desolate landscape. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this walled civilisation has long been an important trading centre, situated strategically between the Red Sea and the great empires of inland […]

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The 6 Best Things to Do in Zimbabwe

By on January 1, 2018 in Africa, Off the Beaten Track, ZIMBABWE with 4 Comments
The 6 Best Things to Do in Zimbabwe

Not known for its tourist trail, Zimbabwe is however an amazing destination to explore in Southern Africa. From ancient Medieval ruins to stunning national parks and even dam cruises, it’s a land that offers many surprises for those who venture into her midst. I visited Zimbabwe as part of my Absolute Africa overland trip and […]

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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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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 2 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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10 Things You Need to Know Before Going on an African Overland Safari Trip

10 Things You Need to Know Before Going on an African Overland Safari Trip

Well I made it folks, 48 days on an overland safari trip in Africa and I’ve lived to tell the tale! At times it was hard, at times it was tiring, but mostly it was an epic adventure of great people, sensational landscapes, incredible memories and wild encounters. I’d recommend an overland African safari trip […]

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