Category: Continent

Gorilla Trekking an experience of a lifetime in Remarkable Rwanda

When you think of Rwanda the first thing that comes to my mind is Gorillas and the Genocide. After my recent visit, I agree with the Rwanda tourism the country offers so much more to offer than a Gorilla trek. Here is a recap of my amazing Rwanda Trip. Having grown up in South Africa…

DOHA: A BRILLIANT MIX OF THE OLD AND NEW WORLDS

A tranquil, seaside city, bustling with new-age technology and business, bumped up against the backdrop of centuries of history in the middle east, Doha, Qatar offers every traveler their own unique story. Your first taste of Qatar’s brilliance comes when you debark your plane at the Hamad International Airport, one of the top 5 Star…

Fun Facts About Africa’s Big Five

The term “Big Five” originally referred to the difficulty in hunting the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo. These five large African mammal species were known to be the most dangerous and it was considered a feat by trophy hunters to bring them home. Today, however, the expression takes on a much gentler form,…

The African Meaning behind ‘The Lion King’ Character’s Names

Besides offering breathtaking views of African landscapes, Disney’s The Lion King also used names for the characters, which most have a Swahili meaning, a language of eastern and southeastern Africa. The opening of the song is sung in Zulu, which is a language of South Africa. Some of the story’s elements also pull from Masai…

7 Impressive Sights of Qatar

The small Middle Eastern country of Qatar has a lot to offer from historic religious sites, Islamic art & culture, and the rapidly expanding modern skyline in the capital of Doha. These are just a few of my favorite highlights from my first trip to this breathtaking Persian peninsula.

The Gorillas of Africa

Baby-Mountain-Gorilla

 The Experience Trekking through a dense forest of bamboo, sometimes for hours, seems daunting and maybe even a little crazy but the moment you catch your first glimpse of one of 900 remaining Silverback Gorillas in the world everything else just disappears. It will leave you in a rare moment of complete and utter “awe”….

The South African Winelands

If you think about wine, what comes to your mind? The sweet fruity fresh red grape from Napa? That dry smooth flowery wine from the romantic region of Tuscany? Or maybe that oaky, sophisticated French wine that you wish to pair with a sumptuous medium rare steak or strong cheese? If you think about wine,…

See Why Mozambique Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Whether you have visited the African continent several times, or you are planning your first overseas adventure, you should definitely put Mozambique on your list of must-see places. This small country offers gorgeous beaches, exquisite natural spaces and luxurious amenities for travellers. Beautiful Beaches If you are dreaming of spending your vacation on the shores…