Tag: Africa

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…

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…

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,…