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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 safe, clean, has a reliable nationwide public transit system, a myriad of...

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 offers mostly everything the other African countries do, and more. You just...

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 Al-Muizz li-Din-Allah. Like most before me, I’m lured by the street’s imposing...

Trekking Rwanda’s rare mountain gorillas

It is hard work trekking gorillas, but every aching muscle, bruise, scratch and bump are worth the pain for time with these endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda consists of 125 km2 of mountain forest and the six Virunga Volcanoes. The lush forested slopes of the mountains form an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is...