Am I on an Island off the coast of Tanzania or in the center of a Medina in Morocco? It’s hard to tell the difference. The call to prayer ricochets off the high walls down to the alleyways below, cats are scurrying around at my feet and the smell of spices fills the air. Turning … More Zanzibar Island – Paradise
I was fourteen years old when I made my first travel bucket list, it was after a family holiday to Singapore which sparked my interest in culture, I found it amazing how one small country had such strong influences from India, China and Malaysia moulded into a unique culture of its own. As a teenager, … More The Great Migration
Red Rocks campsite is in a small town 100km north of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. We had crossed the border from Uganda earlier in the day, played a three-hour volleyball match amongst our tour group and had a delicious local feast of ugali, beans and beef. It had been a fun day – … More The Horror of a Rwandan Tale
It was still dark as we set off from Kisoro town for the mountains. The road was rocky and slippery, enough to keep your head spinning when the vehicle stops moving – an African massage – as they call it over here. The sun was slowly rising over the mountain ranges; I looked down into … More Bwindi National Park – Home of the Mountian Gorilla
I’ve never considered myself an adrenaline junkie, far from it in fact. Upon signing my name on the list for a grade five white water rafting adventure, my stomach turned instantly to butterflies. We were in Jinja, the adrenaline capital of Uganda. It had been an incredible drive across the Kenyan border into this lush … More The Wrath of the White Nile
As my eight-hour shuttle bus from Tanzania to Kenya entered the outskirts of Nairobi, it was immediately apparent how tight security has become in Kenya over the past few years. To enter the airport access road, we were marched off the bus and put through security screenings as military personnel searched the inside of the bus and put … More Hakuna Matata
It was the day I was due to begin my trek when I caught my first glimpse of the mountain. Am I really going to climb that? What have I gotten myself into? These are the two main thoughts running through my mind as we drove toward Marangu town, where we were to meet our … More Killer Kilimanjaro!