Category Archives: Africa

Trekking Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches

Trekking Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches

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 […]

Why the Sony A6000 is the Best Camera for Safari

The Best Camera for Safari

  When you’re getting ready to go on safari, there’s so many things to think about – from what to wear to the vaccinations, the medical preparations to visas, the transport schedules to accommodation bookings – that the issue of what camera to take can, understandably, get pushed to the back of the line. This […]

Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression: 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 […]

Red Rock Lalibela Hotel: Right Place, Right Price

Red Rock Lalibela Hotel, Ethiopia

  If you didn’t already know, visiting the ancient city of Lalibela in Ethiopia is an absolute must if you’re spending any time in this wonderful country. Displaying some of the most incredible rock-hewn churches in the world, this is Africa’s Petra in all its glory… and with the half tourists! A UNESCO World Heritage […]

Chobe National Park, Botswana: A Photo Essay

Chobe National Park, Botswana - A Photo Essay

Up in the north of Botswana lies one of Southern Africa’s most incredible national parks. Chobe River is the sort of magical wilderness that leaves you spellbound and speechless. For me, being my first safari experience in this part of the world for some time, I was bowled over once again!   Related Posts Best […]

4 Best Johannesburg Hostels

The 4 Best Johannesburg Hostels

Not known for its traveller-friendly status, Johannesburg is, however, a major international hub when it comes to flying into or out of Africa. As such many travellers, like me, find themselves spending a couple of days here either at the beginning or end of their journey. But don’t fear, this city really doesn’t deserve the […]

Creating Conscious Connections : Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers in Kenya

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers in Kenya

Located on Kenya’s magical coast, lapped by the Indian Ocean and edged by the equator, Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers centres itself around connection, consciousness and community. It’s an orbit and a gravity as well-spun as it is well-grounded. As their website beautifully puts it ‘Distant Relatives sums up the central principle and aim of […]

Ultimate Safari Gear Packing List

Complete Safari Gear Packing List

If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed about what the heck you should put on your safari gear list! There’s just so much to think about and so much conflicting information, it’s hard to wade through it all to get to the real essentials. After all, most of us who […]

Best Nairobi Hostel: Milimani Backpackers

The Best Nairobi Hostel // Milimani Backpackers

Trying to pick places to stay in East Africa is never easy. Information tends to be patchy, pictures blurry and standards dodgy! Is there good shower pressure? No, Ok. Is there hot water? No, Ok. Is there running water? No, Ok Is there water? Often the questions go this way! TIA, my friends, TIA (This […]