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World Heritage Sites in East Africa: Ngorongoro Crater

World Heritage Sites: 5 wonderful East African jewels

Places of natural wonders and cultural significance. Places of exceptional architecture and of outstanding universal value. That’s how UNESCO is characterizing World Heritage Sites. Did you know there are 89 of them in Africa – spread across 33 countries? I was lucky enough to visit a third of them so far and would like to […]

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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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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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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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Safari Holiday in Tanzania

Why safari holiday in Tanzania: 5 reasons

For many international travelers, a safari holiday in Tanzania is the embodiment of a typical African safari: endless plains and fascinating landscapes, dense intensity of wildlife and breath-taking wildlife encounters and authentic cultural experiences including getting a feel for the African way of life. Is a safari holiday in Tanzania really that amazing? Having been […]

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Lamu Island Kenya

Lamu: Is it the best-kept secret of Magical Kenya?

Imagine a place of ancient Swahili traditions. An archipelago of remote islands. A town with no cars, just donkeys and dhows. Mesmerizing sunsets and a lively atmosphere. It nearly sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But this magical place does exist. Here are three reasons why a visit to Lamu must be on your […]

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Swaziland is a very scenic country

11 fascinating things to do in Swaziland

When I told people that I am moving to Swaziland the most common reply was: “Oh Switzerland, how wonderful!” Perhaps Swaziland is not on people’s radar because it’s a tiny spot on the map; sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique. Despite being tiny it has big things to offer! Here are 11 wonderful things to […]

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Dogon Dancers in Africa

Africa: What everybody should know…

Who doesn’t know this feeling – you hear a specific word and certain ideas or thoughts pop into your mind! Most of these thoughts are based on stereotypes, myths or media information. Before I had my first hands on experience with Africa, I was only thinking about war, starvation, severe draughts and misfortune – images […]

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