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

    40 Amazing Things To Do in Zanzibar

    If you hadn’t figured it out already, Zanzibar is one of my favourite places in the world. I’ve been there 4 times and am itching to go back again later this…

  • Snorkelling in Kilifi, Kenya.

    What to Pack for Backpacking in Africa

    The first time I went to Africa, I packed a lot! I was overlanding so needed things like a sleeping bag and roll mat and I was climbing Kilimanjaro so I…

  • #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

    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

    Two of my most frequently asked questions are, “Is it expensive to travel in Africa?” and “How much money for will I need for travelling in Africa?”. Honestly? It’s always a bit…

  • 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

    Every week I get a lot of emails from people asking for advice and general Africa travel tips, so I decided to put together this comprehensive guide to help you plan…

  • 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…

  • #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

    Africa: 50 Shades of Orange

    When I close my eyes and think of Africa, I think in 50 shades of orange. From the rich amber soil, to the imposing sand dunes of the Namib Desert, the sunlit…

  • Giriama Paradis Kilifi

    What to Pack for Overlanding in Africa

    Packing for an overland safari can be a daunting prospect as you’ll most likely be travelling through a number of countries, each with its own climate, customs and a whole host of activities…