The heavy summer rains brought floods to Botswana, yet avid campers persevered and the reward was great. Birds of every colour fill the trees and wade at the water’s edge feeding triumphantly on the season’s medley of insects.
Blog posts: Travel stories
April is loaded with long weekends. If you’re looking for one last adventure before winter sets in, check out these top long weekend road trips in Southern Africa.
Australian author and Africa aficionado Tony Park defends his camping territory in the Kruger National Park from European space invaders.
Graham Howe travels back in time to follow the Royal Route in Warsaw, a thousand-year-old city alive with the sounds of native son Chopin.
Some of my worst childhood experiences happened while camping. I may not know why many black people don’t like camping. But I sure as hell know why I don’t.
Draw open your curtains in the Sultanahmet quarter and step onto the wrought-iron balcony. Beyond the cobbled street and tapestry of tiled roofs, lies the Bosphorus. The legendary strait is crammed with ships, waiting to pierce the narrow gap into the Black Sea. A muezzin calls from a nearby minaret and the sound is taken… Read more »
There are a few realities worth pondering before visiting Kundalila Falls in Central Zambia. Here’s what to expect.
I’ve been to some pretty grim places, but never been anywhere quite as disgusting as the Komatipoort Border Post between South Africa and Mozambique. Coupled with a spate of thievery at O.R. Tambo International, this might just have been one of the worst trips of my life.
Heading for the wall in the wilderness, we stayed in old gold rush villages, travelling by river deep into the forest in search of some of the oldest trees in the world.
Everyone knows that Namibia is full of stars and dunes: but here are the more surprising things I learnt on my adventure.