Category Archives: Africa

7 Best Things to Do in Rwanda

The 7 Best Things to Do in Rwanda

A tiny little country in East Africa, Rwanda nevertheless holds its own in a continent jam-packed full of sensational locations. With some of the friendliest people of all (my arm actually got sore from waving so much!), Rwanda has nevertheless had a chequered and tragic recent history that can’t be ignored. Discovering its story and […]

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lalibela, Ethiopia

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, […]

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

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

Like my adventure in 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 […]

5 Uganda Safaris Spots You Can’t Miss!

The 5 Uganda Safaris You Can’t Miss

The lush green East Africa country of Uganda is a safari paradise. Far less popular and therefore less crowded than neighbouring Tanzania and Kenya, Uganda’s national parks are home to a huge array of wildlife, including the Big 5, plus some stunning landscapes too. With the Equator running right through this country and the White […]

Best Hostel in Addis Ababa: Mr Martins Cozy Place

The Top Hostel in Addis Ababa

This was my 4th time in Addis Ababa and I’ve got admit, I’ve done the rounds… in terms of accommodation that is! Yep each time I’ve returned to Addis, I’ve stayed somewhere else looking for that great place that had all the key elements – top location, free wifi, outside space, comfort and, well “cosyness”. […]

14 Spellbinding Things to do in Kenya That Will Make You Book a Trip!

14 Spellbinding Things to do in Kenya That Will Make You Book a Trip There Today!

One of the most diverse countries in East Africa, Kenya really does have it all. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate safari experience, a hiking adventure or a chance to relax on white-sand beaches, this fantastic country has it all – at a good price too! In between all this, there’s an incredible array of […]

Ideal Ethiopia Itinerary: Seeing The Best of This Spellbinding Country

The Ideal Ethiopia Itinerary For Seeing The Best of This Spellbinding Country

From visiting the ancient rock churches of Lalibela to encountering the unique indigenous cultures of the Omo Valley, from scaling active volcanoes in the Danakil Depression to getting lost in the tiny cobbled streets of Harar, Ethiopia really is the hidden gem of Africa. A dazzling land of diversity, put quite simply, there is never […]

How to Organise the Perfect Overland Africa Tour


  It’s a cliché, but it’s true – an overland Africa tour really is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities. After all there’s nothing like spending a few weeks or months, staring out of the window at the wild African landscape between enjoying world-class safaris, extreme adventure opportunities and camping under epic starry […]