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  • Sunset Dhow Cruise in Zanzibar - 40 Incredible Things To Do in Zanzibar

    40 Amazing Things To Do in Zanzibar

    Zanzibar is one of my favourite places in the world. I’ve been there 4 times and can’t wait to go back again later this year. Everything about Zanzibar appeals to me,…

  • What to Pack for Backpacking in Africa

    What to Pack for Backpacking Africa

    Deciding what to pack for travel in Africa, especially when you are travelling long term, covering multiple countries with different dress codes, cultural considerations, weather conditions and temperatures, can be a bit…

  • A Step By Step Guide to Planning an Amazing Trip to AFRICA

    50 Photos of The Africa the Media Never Shows You

    If you’re on Twitter, you may have seen the trending hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou. The campaign was started by Rachel, a 17-year-old girl from Ghana. Rachel was tired of only seeing the negative…

  • Eating a Zanzibar Pizza at Forodhani Gardens in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

    My 6 Month Africa Travel Budget

    Three of my most frequently asked questions are, “Is it expensive to travel in Africa?”, “How much does it cost to go backpacking in Africa?” and “How much money for will I…

  • Books About Africa

    Travelling to Africa? Great Books You Should Read

    Africa is everything. It’s beautiful, cruel, nurturing, heartbreaking and often a contradiction of everything you’ve ever seen in the mainstream media. During the last few years, I’ve read some amazing books…

  • Emerson Spice Zanzibar

    When Africa Calls

    “I know of a cure for everything: salt water…in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.” (Karen Blixen) I couldn’t stop myself from smiling as I caught…

  • Sunrise over the Masai Mara.

    My Top Africa Travel Tips

    When you’re planning a trip to Africa, you will most likely come across all sorts of information. The news always shows the most negative aspects of Africa, which is only part…

  • Absolute Africa Overland - Helen in Wonderlust

    25 Things that WILL Happen on your Africa Overland Tour

    Overlanding is my favourite. Overlanding in Africa, even better. It’s unbelievably fun and rewarding but also massively challenging. Surprises and adventure lie around every corner, and until you go, you won’t know what to…

  • Visiting an African Tribe: What You Need To Know

    When I decided to travel to Africa, visiting an African tribe was one of the things I really wanted to do. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been interested in how people…

  • Route plan and itinerary for a trip from Nairobi to Cape Town overland

    I Gotta Go Pee

    The first time that you camp out in the wild in Africa will probably freak you out. You wake in the middle of the night and you’re lying in your tent. It’s…