The Smoke that Thunders

The Victoria Falls, a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World (together with Aurora Borealis, Grand Canyon, Parícutin Volcano, Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Mount Everest and the Great Barrier Reef) and I was lucky to visit this majestic waterfall when traveling through Eastern Africa in…

Climbing the Table

The first thing you’ll spot with your eyes when arriving in Cape Town is Tabel Mountain. With its elevation of 1084 meters, The Table give you a magical look of the city. Most tourist choose to go up the top using the cable way (tickets are R135 one way,  round-trip is R255) but I dare…

The lake of the flamingo

Always been amazed about pink birds with long necks who likes to balance on just one leg? Well, if you don’t want to go to South or Central America to spot one, you can always visit Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya. This parked opened in the 1960’s and originally included just the lake which…

The beauiful scenery of Lake Bunyonyi

While gorilla trekking in Uganda, we camped at Bunyonyi Overland Resort which is just by Lake Bunyonyi and offers beautiful scenery. The Resort has several cabins and rooms to rent but if you’re traveling on a budget it’s possible to put up your own tent on the lawn like we did. They’ve also got a…

Serengeti – the live version of Animal Planet

If you think of going on a safari only once in your life (which really isn’t possible, because once you got a taste of it, you’ll definitely wanna do it again!) I cannot strongly enough recommend you to go to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This place is truly magical and can’t be described in…

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Of all African countries I visited during my great adventure in 2015, Uganda was probably my favourite one (at least in the top with Namibia). As we crossed the border on February 25th, I immediately fell in love with the green landscape. Even though it was rain season, our tour guide Susan said Uganda is…

Lake Naivasha – a birdwatcher’s paradise

At the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley lies Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in Makuru County. Primary the lake is a source for the many green houses dwelling rose farms which produce a majority of the roses sold in Europe , but fishing in the lake is also a use for the…

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – home to orphan elephants

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded back in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in honour of her late husband David, founder of Tsavo East National Park. The trust is recognizably known over the whole world for its successful work in wildlife and conservation. In Nairobi the trust runs a nursery for orphan elephants…

The Mara

Already at 3 am I woke up to the sound of the people at the neighboring Maasai Mara village. They were singing, dancing and had lit up a big fire that cast orange flames over the star filled sky. Apparently a lion had entered the village the night before and killed one of their cattle,…

Okavango Delta – it usually will melt y’a!

“The weather the past few weeks have been incredibly hot and dry, therefore multiples of fires had risen over the Delta. On multiples of places during our hike we had to step over broken branches, piles of ashes and for every step we took over the savannah it sounded more like crossing a corn flakes…

Does elephants swim?

Well, judging by this photo I took on a river safari in Chobe National Park at the end of March -15, I know for a fact that they do – and they like it! Chobe National Park is one of Botswana’s most prestigious national parks, world-famous for its hard conservatory work and its large elephant…