Tag: Africa

Travel Tales: No Trains Today, the Driver is on Holiday

So, in accordance with the standard Zambian procedure for buying train tickets, I obtained the train drivers mobile number and gave him a quick call to book a bed in the sleeper compartment of the TAZARA 36 hour journey from Lusaka to Dar Es…

Travel Tales: Hippos on Border Patrol

‚ÄúThere is nothing to do here but get drunk. You should have stayed in Livingstone”, was not the first thing we wanted to hear as we embarked on our long weekend adventure. Living in the tourist hub of Livingstone, Zambia it was quite easy…

Review: African Impact Volunteering

LOCATION: Almost Everywhere! COST: Great Value RECOMMENDATION: Highly Recommended Volunteer travel is not exactly a new craze but is continuing to go from strength to strength all over the continent. One of the leading organisations is African Impact. Since 2004 African Impact has been…

10 Commandments of Southern Africa Backpacking

With yours bags all packed and a myriad of Southern African shoestring adventures ahead of you, it’s important to make sure you fit in with the backpacking scene. You’ll feel right at home by sticking to the below commandments of backpacking: Pack Cheaply –…

5 Best Places to Spot Elephants

One of the most iconic images of Southern Africa, the African Elephant is one of the major drawcards to the region. Nothing can quite prepare you for your first encounter as a herd meanders across your path. As you traverse the continent you’ll have…

5 Must Visit Places: Mozambique

Mozambique is a journey within itself. Beautiful beaches, colonial towns, wildlife, lakes, and a strong Portuguese heritage. Your biggest struggle will be trying to fit everything in. Our advice is to give Mozambique plenty of time, allow a slow journey, and don’t leave until…

Soundtrack for Travels

As soon as you set foot on the continent, the drumbeats will fill the air, and an urgency to dance will come over you. To make sure you know exactly what to have in your playlist for the plane trip to Jo’burg or those…

Travel Tales: Mozambique Fuel Shortage

A front seat, no bags of fish under my feet, and the music play at a reasonable volume! I couldn’t believe my luck compared to the previous bus trips I had taken on my journeys through Southern Africa. Surely this would prove to be…

Malawi Magic: Nkhata Bay

If you’re looking for tranquil waters, isolated beaches, and unrivaled diving options, then look no further than Malawi’s Nkhata Bay. Just over an hour outside of Mzuzu, Nkhata Bay is a premier spot for Southern Africa travelers to relax and recuperate before their next…

What to Pack on an Overland Trip

There is no better way to explore Southern Africa than on an overland trip. One of the main issues facing first time explorers is the question of what to pack. Here we’ll cover the do’s and don’ts when it comes time to pack. DO…

Why Travel Southern Africa?

If you’re sitting there wondering why to make your next travel destination Southern Africa, these 7 reasons are sure to have you packing your bags right away! Wildlife Galore Wildlife is the main drawcard for most travelers to Southern Africa and remains the reason…