Africa, Botswana

Botswana: Our Elephant Paradise

We left Victoria Falls and made our way to the border of Botswana. At the border we saw warthogs running around and within half an hour of crossing into Botswana we had seen our first elephant. Botswana is home to approximately two million people and has therefore been named as one of the most sparsely… Continue reading Botswana: Our Elephant Paradise

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Africa, Zimbabwe

Discovering Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe was never a country very high on my list to travel too, this was a huge misconception on my behalf! We spent an amazing two weeks in Zimbabwe. Our time was filled with waterfalls and walking with animals such as lions, elephant and rhinos. The landscape was rich with a variety of trees and… Continue reading Discovering Zimbabwe

Africa, Malawi

The Beautiful Lake Malawi

Malawi is a small landlocked country in southeast Africa. It's famous for its beautiful fresh water lake, Lake Malawi, and its beautiful landscape. Malawi is home to some of the friendliest people I have ever met and hence the country has the nickname "The Warm Heart of Africa". This country is ranked as one as… Continue reading The Beautiful Lake Malawi

Tanzania, Uncategorized

The Serengeti, Lake Victoria and Zanzibar: Tanzania Had It All…

We crossed the border from Rwanda into Tanzania. Straight away we could see the change in vegetation. The banana and eucalyptus trees were replaced by a savanna landscape and the roads went back to having a lot of potholes. Tanzania is well known for its wilderness, amongst which is one of the worlds most famous… Continue reading The Serengeti, Lake Victoria and Zanzibar: Tanzania Had It All…

Kenya

Exploring Kenya and its Wildlife 

Kenya was the first stop in my 54 day adventure around Africa. This was a great way to start the trip as we saw so many animal. Kenya was unreal in terms of wildlife such as warthogs and zebra casually grazing on the side of the road. The landscape was covered in acacia trees and… Continue reading Exploring Kenya and its Wildlife 

Rwanda

Rwanda

After we finished our trek with the gorillas in Uganda we wasted no time and headed straight to the border and crossed over into Rwanda. This was interesting because when we arrived at the border three of our group members discovered that they hadn't been given entry stamps for Uganda. This caused a bit of… Continue reading Rwanda

Africa, Uganda

Uganda: Gorillas, Chimpanzees and the Nile River

We spent a week in Uganda and I loved every second of it! Our time was spilt into three sections, we spent three nights in Jinja, one night in Kampala and two nights in Kabale. Uganda is a landlocked country in Eastern Africa with a diverse landscape due to it lying on both sides of… Continue reading Uganda: Gorillas, Chimpanzees and the Nile River

Africa, Kenya

My Trip with Oasis Overland

When I was teaching in South Korea, I decided that with the money I was able to save I wanted to travel Africa. As most of eastern and central Africa works in US dollars I always thought that this wasn't really an option, but a friend recommended an overland company called Oasis Overland. I decided… Continue reading My Trip with Oasis Overland

Peru, South America

Paracas: the Poor Man’s Galápagos Island

Paracas is a small town on the southern coast of Peru. This town is the hub for those that want to visit Paracas National Reserve and Islas Bellestas. This town was beautiful as it is where the desert meets the ocean. The landscape was unlike anything I have ever seen before and made for a… Continue reading Paracas: the Poor Man’s Galápagos Island

Peru, South America

The Oasis of Peru, Huacachina

Huacachina is a natural oasis in the south west of Peru. This region of Peru is dominated by desert and therefore was a drastic change to what we have experienced so far in Peru. Haucachina is situated 5 km outside the city of Ica and has now become home to 100 local people. This small… Continue reading The Oasis of Peru, Huacachina