Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is the least visited and smallest of the game parks near Serengeti – other two being Ngorongoro and Tarangire. Just like the other parks, also Lake Manyara has its own unique nature and animals. One of the unique aspects of the park becomes clear very soon after entering the park: the... Continue Reading →

True luxury at Safari in Tanzania

Ok. I’ve been to many hotels, and the Escarpment Luxury Lodge definitely goes to top 5. Let’s start with the environment of the lodge. Stunning: it’s located on the edge of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment which is some 600m high and has a beautiful view over Lake Manyara. And you can experience both amazing... Continue Reading →

5 reasons to visit Zanzibar

There are so many reasons to visit Zanzibar, below just my top 5. Stunning beaches For me, the top reason to visit Zanzibar is its beaches: it has some of the most amazing beaches in the world with very fine white sand and incredibly turquoise water. My favourite is the beach in Paje which continues... Continue Reading →

Exploring Tangier in Morocco

Tangier has a very interesting history which I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with if travelling there - we used Rick Steve's audio guides to do this (available from Amazon). From 1920s to 1950s, Tangiers was an international town governed by 9 different countries due to its strategic position. It became eventually part of Morocco,... Continue Reading →

Tanzania – introduction

You can easily cover the highlights of Tanzania in little over a week. In our case that meant splitting our time between the amazing beaches of Zanzibar and the safaris in the Arusha/Kilimanjaro region. For those interested in climbing, there's also Mt. Kilimanjaro and slightly smaller Mt. Meru. But. Even if we covered the highlight... Continue Reading →

Cape Town & More – Introduction

Cape Town is one of my favorite places in the world as it offers almost everything you could imagine: great hiking, amazing food, beaches, and naturally the great wines. Definitely a place I keep on returning to year after year. And maybe could even imagine myself living in some day.

The amazing long beaches north of Cape Town

Cape Town definitely has no lack of stunning beaches! While the beaches on the southern side are often smaller and more picturesque, the northern beaches are longer and perfect for walking.Bloubergstrand is less popular but definitely  great for long walks with a view to the Table Mountain on a clear day.Big Bay is maybe the... Continue Reading →

World of Birds is great for kids

World of Birds -sanctuary for birds, reptiles, monkeys, tortoise and many more is located on the sothern side of the Table Mountain, and it's also one stop for the Cape Town sightseeing bus (kind of a hop-on hop-off bus which is excellent for getting a holistic understanding of the city and learning about its history... Continue Reading →

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