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There’s nowhere like it on the planet for wildlife, wild lands and rich traditions that endure. Prepare to fall in love.

Red Rocks Rwanda

Red Rocks founder, Greg Bakunzi, moulded Red Rocks Rwanda to be community-based organizations, where the local community can gain from tourism activities, and in the process, have a sustainable income. Red Rocks brings under-served communities into the tourism supply chain and supports...

Two wheels good

Swapping the honking of intolerant city drivers for the braying of buffalo on the plains of Africa, Paul Chai takes a two-wheel safari in northern Tanzania. There are a lot of firsts on this Intrepid cycling tour of northern Tanzania. We are the first group allowed to cycle through Arusha...

Soweto a true sense of community

Soweto has a poor history.  Created in the 1930s as a place for separating black South Africans from the white population, with a so-called `sanitary corridor’, meaning a river or other geological feature to keep those whites safe from black influences, the township represents all that...

Kalahari Desert a sea of dunes

It’s the most unusual address that I’ve ever stayed at – !Xaus Lodge, Dune 91, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Mier, Northern Cape, South Africa. That address is correct.  We did have to cross 91 sand dunes in the Kalahari Desert, no road, just tyre tracks that our driver...

8 tips for gorilla trekking

Many will remember the popular 1988 film ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ for its heart-wrenching narrative about the plight of Mountain gorillas living in the African jungle areas of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Based on the book with the same title by renowned...

A guide to travelling Rwanda solo

Rwanda is a perfect country to travel solo in. As a female traveller who has seen a lot of Africa, I cannot rate Rwanda high enough as a place you really need to visit. If you are seeking a traditional African experience – raw, chaotic and unhinged – you won’t find that in Rwanda. It is...

You can do Uganda solo

It is easy to see why Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa, a surprise gem hidden, waiting to be discovered. Often overshadowed by the more famous East African neighbours, Kenya and Rwanda, Uganda sometimes misses the boat when it comes to seeking an African experience. The truth is, it...

Overview: Cairo, Egypt

Lined with palaces, mosques, merchant’s mansions and markets, Cairo’s Al-Muizz is a contender for the Middle East’s most beautiful street. It’s the ancient thoroughfare of medieval Cairo, the lifeblood of a dozen centuries: every time I return to Cairo, I find myself walking the length of...

Overview: Rwanda

You could be mistaken for being in a different country when visiting Rwanda. It is unlike other African countries, maybe even unlike any other country in the world. You can forget the raw, authentic and traditional Africa. The roads are impeccably maintained, rubbish is nearly non...

Akagera National Park

Located in North Eastern Rwanda, at the country’s border with Tanzania, is Akagera National Park. Named after River Kagera, this National Park is dominated by swamps and small lakes that flow in the wake of River Kagera. These water sources create a spectacular backdrop for the rolling...