Archive for the “Africa” Category

How to Travel Around South Africa

On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice. This week she talks about her recent trip to South Africa When I started planning my South Africa trip, a lot of questions went through my mind: Is a country that big easy to travel around? […]

Discovering Purpose on a Farm in South Africa

On the second Wednesday third Thursday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s a topic I can’t cover so I brought in an expert to share her advice. After a day of herding cattle in the South African bush, I collapsed on the couch in the farm cottage. I’d just snake-crawled under electric fences, body to ground so close I left an impression in […]

27 More Pretty Photos From My Trip to Africa (Plus a Video!)

Last December, I went to Africa. It was life changing. Africa is beautiful, breathtaking, and, as I said before, like “God’s zoo.” I took over 800 photos during my short three-week trip. I put up some photos last month, and since I had so many, I wanted to share some more today. There are just too many good ones. So without further rambling, here are 27 more photos to kick-start your day: An elephant keeping cool, Namibia A lone tree […]

24 Stunning Photos from My Trip Around Southern Africa

My recent trip through the southern portion of Africa with G Adventures was simply mind blowing. My tour group was a blast, the guides were super fun and knowledgeable, and the land itself was…well, more beautiful than words can describe. And the locals (except the guy who duplicated my credit card and went on a shopping spree in multiple countries) were as warm as people had said they would be. Africa is God’s zoo. The most eye-opening part, of the […]

Updates From Africa

Hello from Africa! I’m back in civilization for a brief moment and thought I would give you a quick update. Africa has been wonderful. I’m currently in the Namibian capital of Windhoek, dropping people off from my tour and adding some new faces. The next stop? A week in Botswana before I head to Victoria Falls and finish my trip in Zambia. Twelve days into my trip, I can tell you that this part of Africa is everything it’s cracked […]

I’m Going to Africa Next Month!

In a sharp departure from last week’s post, let’s talk about something more uplifting. Ever since I began learning about the world, I’ve dreamed of visiting Africa. That desire only increased once I started traveling. I’ve always imagined this big trip: a few months around East Africa on safari (plus a long hike up Kilimanjaro), discovering spices in Zanzibar, and spending as long as humanly possible relaxing on the beaches of the Seychelles. That is my ultimate dream trip. But […]

How to Go Trekking with Gorillas in Uganda

This is a guest post from Marcello Arrambide of Wandering Trader. When I moved to eastern Africa, I had an opportunity to experience something that only a handful of people get to do every year — see some gorillas. And I wasn’t leaving the continent until I did! Gorilla trekking is one of the most unique things you can do while traveling around Africa. Gorillas are found in eastern Africa on the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, […]

How to Safari in East Africa

This is a guest post by Mark Wiens of Migrationology. Ever dream of seeing an elephant trumpeting its trunk, a lion licking its lips, or a cheetah sprinting through the grasslands? An African safari is a thrilling chance to see wild animals going about their daily lives within their natural habitat. East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) has a huge variety of national parks that offer adventurous opportunities to see wildlife up close. A lot of research and planning goes into […]

Six Great Safaris in Africa

This is a guest post by Anthony of The Travel Tart. Most people travel to Africa for one reason — to go on safari and check out the many animals that can potentially kill you. Viewing animals and what they do in their natural environment takes on a different dimension when compared to watching them in a zoo. It’s an addicting and amazing experience. Everyone wants to see the ‘Big Five’ — the lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino — […]

How to Travel Around Africa

This article is by fellow travel blogger, Caz Makpeace. She’s spent time in Africa (I haven’t), so she agreed to write this article. Africa is a continent known for its wild animal encounters, dramatic landscapes, exotic cultures, and stunning beaches. It’s a travel experience that will creep under your skin, compelling you to return again and again. However, traveling around Africa can be a difficult and daunting experience for travelers. The most popular backpacking trail is through East and South […]