Tag Archives: Africa

15 Panoramas from Around the World

Expedition cruising in Antarctica

ertain landscapes are simply too vast and magnificent for a normal shot to do them justice and panoramic shots are the best way to capture the magnitude of a place in one shot. An extended frame tends to present a landscape at its best. Thanks to technology, you don’t have to be a professional photographer [...]

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An Instagram Photo Tour of East Africa

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I’m currently writing from the lush green grasslands of Lake Nakuru, Kenya, where we’re in the middle of our overland trip in East Africa. Over the past two weeks, we’ve covered long distances and packed in tons of activities from gorilla tracking to boat trips on dugout canoes and orphanage visits. It’s been a journey [...]

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Ditching the Digital World in East Africa

Masai in East Africa

Jambo from Kenya! I’m writing to you from Nairobi, where I’ll be starting my overland trip with Africa Travel Co around East Africa. After a few hectic months of working on my new book and the magazine, it’s time to give myself a well-deserved break so I’m taking the opportunity to give myself a digital [...]

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Mauritius from Above: Flying over the North Coast on a Seaplane

Heart-shaped islets off the coast

With miles and miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches and acres of greenery, Mauritius is definitely best seen from the skies. Exploring on land and by boat may give good perspectives of the island, but only by taking to the skies can you fully get a grasp of the island’s geography. On our recent trip to [...]

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Photo Essay: Mauritius at First Glance

Le Morn Mountain in the distance

We arrived in Mauritius this morning just as the sun poked its brash, cheeky head above the horizon. It was a new beginning of the day and an indication of the time we had ahead of us on this beautiful island nation. Our schedule in Mauritius has been busy and intense, packed to the brim [...]

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Our Next Adventure: Getting Active in Mauritius

Beautiful beaches

After spending the past few weeks at our home base Granada, Spain, we’re now all geared up to hit the road again. Next week, we will be off to Mauritius with Mauritius Tourism with a group of 14 bloggers, writers, and videographers from Europe, Canada, China and South Africa. For those who are wondering where it is, Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian [...]

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10 Unusual Adventure Activities

Scooter riding in Saigon

The true adventurer never stops looking for new and exciting ways to discover a country; even on a second or third visit it’s possible to take part in an activity not previously experienced. And while it takes a lot to beat a canoe safari in Botswana, white water rafting in Iceland or shark cage diving in [...]

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Free eBook: Wildlife Photography Special

s a travel writing and photography team, we have traveled to over 70 countries on six different continents to satiate our curiosity. In the past decade or so, we’ve combed the world in search of unusual experiences – from climbing active volcanoes in Guatemala and Iceland, to swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines and [...]

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Video: Island Life on Bazaruto, Mozambique

After two weeks of intensive travel in Africa (from cruising the backwaters of Botswana to jumping off Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe), we were ready to have some downtime and relax in Crusoe-esque style. And on Bazaruto Island, we did just that. At just 30 km from mainland Mozambique, it’s just a short hop away from the town of [...]

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Responsible Riders: Biking through A Township in Cape Town

Streets of Masiphumelele

elcome to our home,” said Vivian, our guide for the day. Vivian grew up here in Masiphumelele, a township at the edge of Kommetjie and far from the glitz and glamour of Cape Town. Like the other 45,000 people living here, her parents and grandparents had come from the rural areas of Eastern Cape and other parts of the country in the 1980s, [...]

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Our Self-Drive Safari in South Africa

overed in nothing more than gravel stones, the road ahead of us did not look like something our tiny Kia Picanto could handle. There were no signs and the road winded ahead as far as the eye could see. After six hours of driving along slick and smooth highways, I felt that we’d still yet [...]

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A Play of Colors: Mozambique Above the Clouds

Sailboats lost in the sea

Getting to Bazaruto Island, Mozambique, was an experience on its own. Onboard a light aircraft, we flew over the spearmint blue water off the sparkling coast of Vilanculos, past hundreds of submerged atolls, to get to Indigo Bay. The sea was painted in striated strokes of beige and white, with subtle hints of sand dunes dancing beneath [...]

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3 Weeks in Africa

Zebras at Victoria Falls Reserve, Zimbabwe

We’ve just returned from three weeks in Africa, journeying from the Mother City, Cape Town, to the backwaters of Botswana and the wildlife-rich bushes of Zimbabwe.  Wildlife was the main theme of our trip: we saw over hundreds of elephants, came across herds of buffaloes drinking at a waterhole, and spotted crocodiles and kudus in [...]

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Driving to the Southern Tip of Africa

Boulders Beach

he road hugs the cliff, meandering along the edge of the Table Mountain range all the way to Cape of Good Hope, the southwesternmost tip of Africa. On one side, the steep slopes plunge dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean; and on the other, needle-sharp peaks soar into the sky. This scenic drive along the Cape Peninsula is one of my favorite routes in the world – [...]

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Elephants Crossing: River Safari on the Chobe

Elephant crossing the river

Out on the brackish water, two enormous heads bobbed on the surface. We cruised nearer for a closer look. Two teenage elephants emerged from the water, their bulky bodies towering over our small boat. Flapping their ears, they moved swiftly towards the land. “They’re just swimming across the river to Sedudu Island. Don’t worry, they [...]

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