Category Archives: Africa

8 Epic Things to Do in Victoria Falls

Things to Do in Victoria Falls

The adventure capital of Southern Africa, Victoria Falls is a destination with a lot of adrenaline running through it! Stopping here on 2 of my Africa trips, there’s such a huge range of activities on offer in this borderland between Zimbabwe and Zambia, that I almost felt paralysed with the choice… and fear! So, if […]

Ideal Kenya Itinerary for a Tight Budget & Tight Schedule!

The Ideal Kenya Itinerary

If you only have a small budget, a small amount of time and want to experience an epic slice of Africa, then let me suggest Kenya as the perfect destination to choose. Hugely diverse, from mountain lakes and world-class national parks to stunning coastline, Kenya is the perfect country if you want to feel like […]

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

10 Incredible Things to do in Harar, Ethiopia {Big World Small Pockets}

  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 […]

The Best Shoes for Your African Safari

Best Safari Shoes

  When we talk about African safaris, we often forget that we’re generalising about a huge range of activities which stretch across a massive swath of this continent! From walking through the wild jungle to sitting in a luxury 4wd – and everything in between – there’s a ton of different safaris and a ton […]

6 Best Things to Do in Zimbabwe

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 Africa overland trip with Absolute […]

Exploring South Luangwa National Park in Zambia

South Luangwa National Park - A Photo Essay {Big World Small Pockets}

Crazy as it sounds, but after 2 months safari-ing in Africa, South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is still my favourite place! That’s beating Tanzania’s Serengeti and South Africa’s Kruger even! Here’s all you need to know about visiting my favourite wildlife spot in this country – South Luangwa National Park.   Related Posts 10 […]

Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana & Blue Nile Falls

  Another must-see destination in Ethiopia (yes another one!) is the city of Bahar Dar or Bahir Dir, depending on how you translate the Amharic alphabet! Yes confusing at the best of times, Ethiopia can be a puzzle, but I’m so delighted that my time in Bahar Dar was one of the least stressful and […]

Why I Never Scuba Dived Lake Malawi

Never Scuba Diving Lake Malawi

  Are you a bucket list traveller or do you balk at the very phrase? So often the drive to tick things off our list, or not, can define our travel styles… and us as travellers. Put very crudely, there are those that travel primarily to check world sights and countries off their lists and […]