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Things to do in Botswana: Fly over the Delta

7 amazing things to do in Botswana

You may have noticed that I do have a “thing” for Botswana! To me it’s the ultimate safari destination: stunning landscapes and loads of wildlife. And the bonus; there are so many things to do in Botswana. Maybe I love Botswana so much because I was in awe when elephants crossed the highway right in front […]

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Packing tips for your safari

3 simple packing tips for your safari

I suffer from chronic over-packing disorder! Guilty as charged… Packing for any kind of holiday lets me break out in a sweat before I even start with this nearly impossible task on hand. The good news: Packing for an African safari is fairly easy when following these 3 simple packing tips… Packing tips No 1: Pack […]

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Video: Safari Botswana – Amazing!

Botswana holidays are something special; and a safari Botswana is rich in contrasts. Elephants that play at the Chobe River Front. Mokoro Trips through the many lagoons and waterways of the Okavango Delta. Mesmerizing sunsets. Exclusive accommodation. Botswana will mesmerize you. Why don’t you see for yourself? It takes only 90 seconds… Safari Botswana – […]

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South Africa

What makes South Africa attractive?

Some people think it’s too urbanized. Others feel it is too western. Perhaps a little bit too boring? Far from it! Having lived in Swaziland made me appreciate the beauty and diversity that South Africa offers its travelers. So what is it that makes the rainbow nation South Africa an alluring place to visit? South […]

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Spotlight Namibia

Have you ever been curious what the moon looks like? Stop wondering and discover the out of this world landscape of Namibia! Drive through the lunar-like scenery of the Namib Naukluft Park, fly to the ghostly shipwrecks scattered along the Skeleton Coast or climb the fiery-red sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Visit the eye-catching Himbas – […]

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Myths about Africa

7 myths about Africa unraveled

I will never forget the moment when I told my family and friends that I was moving to Africa! Jaws dropped, shocked stares and momentary speechlessness that eventually was followed with hair-rising myths about Africa! Even after many years living in Africa, visiting 17 countries and endless travels, I am still searching for the Africa […]

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West Africa - an trip of a lifetime

West Africa: An amazing trip of a lifetime

I took my very first steps on African soil during my three-months sabbatical in West Africa. Senegal, Ghana, Mali & Burkina Faso were the focus of this trip. My passion for West Africa Dance and Drumming brought me back to West Africa several times; today I’d like to share some of my most memorable places […]

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is one of many safari accommodation in Tanzania

Which safari accommodation? 3 questions to ask

A safari is all about wildlife encounters and experiencing the African bush. For me, it’s also about listening to the roaring lion in the distance while sitting at a crackling campfire. Falling asleep to the sounds of the night. Feeling very close to nature and feeling away from every day life. Ask yourself these 3 […]

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50 facts about Botswana

50 interesting facts about Botswana

Botswana gained its independence from Britain in 1966! To celebrate 50 years of independence, I collected 50 interesting facts about Botswana. Learn more about its amazing wildlife, stunning sceneries, ancient cultures and other interesting things to know. Happy reading! 1. You’ll find tame but wild meerkats in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, but you won’t find […]

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Tracking Chimps are one of the exciting things to do in Tanzania

5 exciting things to do in Tanzania

Thinking about Tanzania, the first things that come to my mind are game drives through the Serengeti, watching dancing Masai, experience abundance of wildlife and standing at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Here are 5 amazing things to do in Tanzania you didn’t know about… 1. Tracking primates Yes, you read correct. And no, […]

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