Travelling in Africa: for Real Travellers

This section will inspire the real adventurers out there. Africa is a continent of astounding diversity, rich cultures, and breathtaking landscapes. If you are a Grown-up Traveller seeking meaningful adventures, let me introduce you to the myriad of experiences that Africa offers. From the sweeping savannahs to vibrant cities, these articles are your gateway to the world’s most exciting continent.

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Destinations Spotlight

East Africa’s Wildlife Safaris

Experience the awe of the Great Migration, the intimacy of gorilla trekking, and the tranquillity of less-visited parks.

Southern Africa’s Natural Wonders

From the surreal landscapes of the Namib Desert to the thunderous Victoria Falls and the tranquil Cape Winelands, Southern Africa awaits.

North Africa’s Cultural Treasures

Journey through time exploring Egypt’s pyramids, Morocco’s bustling medinas, and Tunisia’s ancient sites. Discover the wonders of Egypt with specialized Egypt tours with audio sets for seniors designed to enhance the experience with detailed commentary and accessible guidance.

These tours offer a deep dive into Egypt’s rich history and culture, ensuring comfort and enriching education for senior travelers. Meanwhile, in Morocco and Tunisia, you can immerse yourself in vibrant markets and explore well-preserved ruins that echo the grandeur of ancient civilizations.

West Africa’s Heritage

Dive into the rhythm of West Africa with guides to the music, art, and festivals that define this vibrant region.

Adventure and Active Travel

Africa calls to the adventurous spirit. Climb majestic Kilimanjaro, explore Madagascar’s unique ecosystems, or embrace the ocean’s call along the continent’s vast coastline. Africa offers paths less travelled for the intrepid explorer.

Cultural and Culinary Experiences

Immerse yourself in Africa’s rich cultural heritage through traditional music, dance, and art. Embark on culinary journeys that celebrate regional dishes, offering a taste of Africa’s culinary diversity through street food tours and cooking classes with local chefs.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Discover how to traverse this magnificent continent responsibly, supporting local communities and conservation efforts. Embrace eco-friendly accommodations and safari options that ensure your travels contribute positively to preserving Africa’s natural and cultural heritage.

Travel Planning Tips for Africa

Navigate the vastness of Africa with confidence. My travel planning tips cover everything from choosing destinations to understanding regional climates, visa requirements, and health advisories. Pack smart, travel efficiently, and prepare for an adventure that transcends the ordinary.

Personal Stories and Traveller Insights

Africa’s magic is best told through the stories of those who’ve experienced it firsthand. My collection of personal tales and insights offers a deeper understanding of what makes travel in Africa so transformative and unforgettable.

Inspired to explore the wonders of Africa?

Dive deeper into my extensive collection of blog posts on African travel. 

An unforgettable Botswana safari: Part 1 – The Okavango Delta

An unforgettable Botswana safari: Part 1 – The Okavango Delta Readers are well aware of my...

A week in Malawi – truly the warm heart of Africa

Introduction Earlier this year I organized what could be described as the “working trip of a...

Trip report: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Introduction In November last year I was invited on a familiarisation trip to Zimbabwe with my good...

My first African safari – Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

It took me 44 years, but I got there in the end. In 2014 I finally got to realise what all the fuss...

The perfect base for your African safari – Bomani Tented Lodge in Zimbabwe

Okay, I see you’re not beating around the bush… Do I ever? It’s true, that’s...

Making the most of an afternoon in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Since I am currently in Botswana and off the grid for a few days (no wi-fi, no mobile phone signal...

Hotel Review: The Peech Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

Earlier this year I booked flights using airline miles to get me to Johannesburg where I would meet...

Making the most of a morning in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Last year I had one of the best trips of my life when I spent a week in Zimbabwe working with...

Accommodation Review: Kumbali Country Lodge, Lilongwe, Malawi

What we tell people: A wonderful place to stay just 8km from the centre of town, Kumbali offers...

Accommodation Review: Masuwe Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

What we tell people: This was my first time staying at Masuwe Lodge and it won’t be the last. It’s a...

Experiencing life on the edge at Gorges Lodge, Zimbabwe

Last year I experienced Zimbabwe for the first time – and I thoroughly recommend you do the...

Trip report: Namibia – Driving north to Etosha National Park

This is the first part of the report from my trip to Namibia, part two is on the way. Introduction...

Accommodation Review: Baker’s Lodge, Murchison National Park, Uganda

Baker’s Lodge What we tell people: Baker’s Lodge is about as perfect as a safari lodge...

Visiting Kampala and Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

Introduction For several years I have been trying to visit Uganda. Okay, that sounds a bit odd, like...

Hotel Review: Derwent House, Cape Town, South Africa

As you’ll recall I was head-over-heels with excitement when I got the chance to visit Cape...