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Lake Nakuru National Park – Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park – Kenya

  Lake Nakuru National Park Camouflaged Buffalo Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level and is protected by an area of 188 km2. Nakuru town in the distance Created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town. It...
L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows

This is one of my favorite places. It was a Viking town, with blacksmiths and other things. It was also the first place Europeans ever set foot in North America. There was a tour we went on to show us the city planning and different shops. All the buildings were made...
The wreck of the S.S Ethie

The wreck of the S.S Ethie

After visiting Tablelands, we met up with Mali Mish at the Lobster Cove Lighthouse. It was a really cool lighthouse and there were costumes and games to play with. I remember Luka dressing up in an old girl’s dress and that was really funny.     After...
Madagascar, Who Knew??

Madagascar, Who Knew??

So many beautiful sunsets in Nosy Be. We came to Madagascar with few expectations, in large part because we knew so little about the country. As we planned for our Africa trip, we did try to learn about Africa. We read books and blogs, watched videos from other...
Lake Manyara in pictures – Tanzania

Lake Manyara in pictures – Tanzania

After visiting an amazing coffee farm, Maggie and the team highly caffeinated and suitably pumped and keen to visit one of Tanzania’s national parks. We were quickly aware of the reality that this might not happen after visiting the park gates of the Ngorongoro...
Four Days in // Mauritania

Four Days in // Mauritania

Although the border crossing into Mauritania had ultimately been easy, but not stress-free, we found ourselves at the end of a long day without a spot to camp. So we did what any self-respecting overlander does, pulled out the iPhone and clicked into iOverlander. The...
Crossing No Man’s Land // Mauritania

Crossing No Man’s Land // Mauritania

Moments after driving through the arch of the Mauritanian border, I burst into tears. We had just made our way across the infamous ‘No Man’s Land’ and found ourselves swarmed by fixers trying to ‘help’ us across the border. The gendarmerie were trying to instruct us...
Zurück in die alte Welt………!

Zurück in die alte Welt………!

Dakar – Hamburg – Fehraltorf   Wir lassen es uns nicht nehmen, Afrika unseren 7. Kontinent den wir auf unserer Reise ansteuern, zu betreten.    Das ist mein erster Aufenthalt in Senegal Afrika.    Dakar die Hauptstadt Senegals liegt auf der...
The Fun Starts “Just Now”

The Fun Starts “Just Now”

We often forget about the variety of differences between home and the rest of the world. Part of the fun of traveling is seeing just what life looks like for other people, in other parts of the world. Sometimes, the differences are hard to spot due to a common...
South Africa 5

South Africa 5

We were on the home straight, the car was booked in to be shipped (I will write about that once it has happened), Charles had booked his flight for 15th Jan and I was counting down the days (often with dread) till I was home!  We were finally heading to a Cape...
South Africa 4

South Africa 4

Leaving Pretoriuskop at 5am we knew we would have a long drive ahead of us. Our aim was to get as far as Newcastle however having gotten down there in good time we managed to get just north of Pietermaritzburg just as the storms rolled in at 5.30pm. It had been a long...
Zanzibar: fish markets, forests and beaches

Zanzibar: fish markets, forests and beaches

Maggie and the team were up for some chilled lounging on the beach after our trip to Ruaha National Park, and so left the road behind and headed to Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a an island off the coast of Tanzania, in the Indian Ocean, 50 km off the coast of the mainland....