Archive for the “Africa” Category

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

Last December, I went to Africa with G Adventures and 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’s 27 more photos to kick start your day: An elephant keeping […]

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 fun, the guides super fun and knowledgeable, and the land itself…well, more beautiful than words can ever describe. Plus, all the locals (except for 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. Watching the animals so close in […]

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 G Adventures 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 Africa is all it is cracked up […]

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 always dreamed of visiting Africa. That desire only increased since I’ve started traveling. I have 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 […]

How to Go Trekking with Gorillas in Uganda

This is a guest post from Marcello Arrambide from Wandering Trader. Gorilla Trekking in Africa is one of the most unique things that you can do while traveling around Africa. Gorillas are found in Eastern Africa on the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda. When I moved to Eastern Africa, I knew that I had a unique opportunity to experience something that only a handful of people get to do every year and I wasn’t leaving the […]

How to Safari in East Africa

This is a guest post by Mark Wiens. 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. Getting a safari fully arranged, deciding what game reserve to […]

Six Great Safaris in Africa

Most people travel to Africa for one reason – to go on safari and check out the large numbers of 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 the rhino. However, Africa is home to a lot of interesting wildlife […]

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 […]