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10 Incredible Things to Do in Swaziland / eSwatini

10 Incredible Things to Do in Swaziland / eSwatini

Encircled by the giant geography of South Africa, the small kingdom of Swaziland has recently given itself a new name. And rightly so. Named Swaziland by the British colonial powers, this tiny nation has now expressed its deserving right to self-determination and, as it is known in the local language, will now be called eSwatini. […]

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The Best Time to Visit Mozambique & 10 Other Top Travel Tips

The Best Time to Visit Mozambique & 10 Other Top Travel Tips

Fringed by the Indian Ocean on one side, sandwiched by Southern Africa on the other, Mozambique is a mango-drenched, coconut-infused, sun-ripened cocktail all unto its own. As women stroll past with huge baskets on their heads laden with goods or babies strapped to their backs in wraps of beautiful bright colours, or men play football […]

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How to Experience a Kruger National Park Safari on a Budget

How to Experience a Kruger National Park Safari on a Budget

Probably the most famous safari destination in the world, mention the word Kruger to almost anyone, and images of African wildlife and wildnerness immediately spring to mind. Yes, one of the most popular parks on this continent, Kruger does get a rap bad for its crowding and commercialisation however. But pick your time to visit […]

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The Complete Cape Town Itinerary

By on March 18, 2019 in Africa, Itineraries, SOUTH AFRICA with 2 Comments
The Complete Cape Town Itinerary

I honestly do believe there’s few cities in the world that leave more of a striking impression than Cape Town. Find me one person whose been here and who didn’t fall in love with the place… go on I dare you! Because I bet you’ll struggle. Yup Cape Town captures the imagination like few other […]

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What is the Best Time to Visit Okavango Delta and Other Top Tips

What is the Best Time to Visit Okavango Delta and Other Top Tips

Oh my oh my, well what can I say, the Okavango Delta was every bit as amazing as I imagined it to be. It has taken me 5 trips to Africa and 2 visits to Botswana to finally get here, but I made it and it’s been worth every cent and inch of effort to […]

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10 Epic Things to Do in Namibia You Can’t Miss

By on March 4, 2019 in Africa, NAMIBIA, Off the Beaten Track, Top 10's with 0 Comments
10 Epic Things to Do in Namibia You Can’t Miss

I heard Namibia was good. In fact I’d heard it was really good. But honestly, nothing prepared me for the unending spectacle of adventuring through this remote desert country in a huge overland truck with Absolute Africa. One of the most sparsely populated countries in the world (possibly the most sparesely populated), each day in […]

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The 18 Best Things To Do in Cape Town on a Budget

By on February 28, 2019 in Africa, Budget Travel Ideas, SOUTH AFRICA with 4 Comments
The 18 Best Things To Do in Cape Town on a Budget

Well, what can I say? It’s been a hiatus of 15 years since I lasted visited Cape Town at the tender age of 19 and boy oh boy has this city got even better than I remember! Arriving to blue skies, an epic view of Table Mountain from the airport and a week of exploration […]

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10 Best Destinations in Africa for Solo Female Travellers

By on February 25, 2019 in Africa, Solo Female, Top 10's with 6 Comments
10 Best Destinations in Africa for Solo Female Travellers

They say it’s a brave woman who travels in Africa by herself. In fact, I don’t think it’s necessarily braver than travelling anywhere else by yourself as a woman, but nevertheless Africa travel seems to carry with it a certain hushed sense of concern for those yet to venture here alone, so if you’re bucking […]

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The 5 Best Day Trips from Addis Ababa

The 5 Best Day Trips from Addis Ababa

More and more travellers I met on my most recent trip to Ethiopia are spending longer and longer in its capital Addis, exploring under the skin of this city and getting to know its people and its hidden places. If you ask me, that’s pretty cool and so rather than hoping straight back on the […]

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Awasa in Ethiopia

By on February 14, 2019 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
The Complete Guide to Visiting Awasa in Ethiopia

As always in Ethiopia, the answer to a lot of questions ends either with “I don’t know” or “it depends”. And so it is with Awasa. Or at least the spelling of it. Because whether it’s really Awassa, Hawassa or Awasa, I don’t know and it also depends! So first thing you need to know […]

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