Tag: Independent Travel

The Only Ethiopia Packing List You’ll Ever Need!

By on April 23, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Gear with 0 Comments
The Only Ethiopia Packing List You’ll Ever Need!

Oh Ethiopia! The land of mystery, magic and madness had me under its spell from the first day I arrived and now, planning my 3rd trip there, it still hasn’t let me go! This country is so totally unique, that I assure you, you will never experience another place like it. Not like the countries […]

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34 Top Tips for Budget Travel in Africa

34 Top Tips for Budget Travel in Africa

Given that Africa is a HUGE and diverse continent, writing this post has proved something of a challenge! Relaying tips that are detailed enough to be useful, but general enough to cover a continent, can be a hard balance to strike. But having travelled from Cairo to Cape Town, taking in most of Southern, East […]

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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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22 Things You Need to Know About Travel in Kenya

By on April 16, 2018 in Africa, KENYA, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
22 Things You Need to Know About Travel in Kenya

One of my favourite countries in Africa (and believe me there’s some tough competition!) I love Kenya, mostly for its diversity. Yes this country really does have it all, from incredible landscapes, amazing safari opportunities, fantastic hiking and world-class beaches, if you’re looking to get a slice of Africa in one small hit, I think […]

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The Perfect 2 Day Itinerary for Jinja, Uganda

By on April 12, 2018 in Africa, Itineraries, UGANDA with 0 Comments
The Perfect 2 Day Itinerary for Jinja, Uganda

The adventure capital of East Africa, the town of Jinja in Uganda certainly isn’t short of adrenaline-pumping things to do! Set at the Source of the White Nile, river-based activities (unsurprisingly) take the main stage here, but the stunning scenery and great community of Jinja, Uganda also means there’s a lot to enjoy out the […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Cairo

By on April 11, 2018 in Africa, EGYPT, Top 10's with 0 Comments
Top 10 Things to Do in Cairo

The 2nd largest city in Africa, there’s no doubt that Cairo has a reputation that proceeds it. But what that reputation is can differ widely depending on who you’re speaking to. Yes, love it or hate it, Cairo is a city that seems to divide opinion like no other. And for that reason, I’m calling […]

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Gonder and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia

By on April 9, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Hiking, National Parks with 2 Comments
Ultimate Travel Guide to Gonder and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia

The UNESCO-listed Simien Mountains and the UNESCO-listed city of Gonder (or Gondar!) are – perhaps unsurprisingly given their world heritage status – among 2 of Ethiopia’s finest attractions. Situated close by each other, many tourists explore them together, as I did, and that’s exactly why I’m pairing them together in this guide. Located in the […]

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Axum in Ethiopia

By on April 5, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 2 Comments
The Complete Guide to Visiting Axum in Ethiopia

It’s supposedly home to the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant (which holds Moses’ 10 commandments) and it definitely was the centre of an ancient civilisation on a level with Rome, Greece and Egypt! So why hasn’t anyone heard of the mighty city of Axum? Because it’s in Ethiopia, that’s why! Yes […]

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15 Amazing Things to do in Khartoum, Sudan

By on April 2, 2018 in Africa, SUDAN with 6 Comments
15 Amazing Things to do in Khartoum, Sudan

The basically untravelled capital in an untravelled country, I really did not have high hopes when I arrived into Khartoum – my first stop in Sudan. Actually, I felt pretty nervous about this city, what with my lack of Arabic, lack of Lonely Planet and lack of any idea about what to expect! However, I […]

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Why the Serengeti Will Blow Your Mind!

By on March 29, 2018 in Africa, National Parks, TANZANIA with 0 Comments
Why the Serengeti Will Blow Your Mind!

Whichever way you look at it, Serengeti is one of the greats! When many of us dream of an African Safari adventure, it’s the Serengeti our minds turn to – exotic images of roaming giant mammals striding through the Savannah grass under a big African sky filling our visual imagination. And you know what? It’s […]

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