Best Places to Volunteer and Travel in Africa

Best Places to Volunteer and Travel in Africa

There are many people from around the world who choose to spend a few weeks and sometimes even years doing charity work in Africa nowadays, and their reasons are numerous: helping a good cause, experiencing a new culture, meeting new people, gaining some work experience abroad and so on. For many of them, volunteering in Africa can prove to be the experience of their life, and many will get to travel around, as well. But taking this step is not always easy. Africa is full of mysteries, an... [ read more ]

Guide to Visiting Okavango Delta

Guide to Visiting Okavango Delta

The abundant wildlife makes the swampy Okavango Delta one of the prime safari destinations in Africa. Unlike the usual deltas, whose waters slowly flow towards the sea, Okavango finds itself in the middle of the arid Kalahari plateau. Okavango river's waters fade into the desert, but not before they give birth to an amazing mix of swamps, marshes and canals. This huge swamp is home to an incredibly diverse fauna: hundreds of species of birds, fish and mammals. This short guide to visiting Ok... [ read more ]

Fun activities in Madagascar

Fun activities in Madagascar

The biggest island off the African coast, Madagascar represents a land of natural wonders. With numerous endemic species, Madagascar is a biologist's heaven, but the common folks will appreciate the island just as much for its superb beaches and wast wilderness areas. Madagascar is well known as the country of lemurs and chameleons, but these interesting animals are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Madagascar's bio diversity. There are many things to explore iN Madagascar, and ju... [ read more ]

Guide to Serengeti National Park

Guide to Serengeti National Park

This is not the first time we mention or feature Serengeti National Park in Tanzania on our blog. But the park is so unique in its unspoiled wilderness and hosts such an incredible number of animals that one cannot afford to miss it. Allegedly the  most popular attraction in Tanzania, Serengeti is closely connected with another of Africa’s big parks, the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. However, in today’s guide to Serengeti National Park I will only concentrate on some basic fact... [ read more ]

Exotic Winter Escapes in Africa

Exotic Winter Escapes in Africa

Even though this winter hasn’t hit a very hard yet, shorter and shorter days and close to 0 temperatures are hardly an invitation to go outside. Daydreaming about summer is how most of us go through winter after all, so why not make your dreams come true and plan an exotic winter escape in Africa, for example? With most of its northern half covered by the Sahara Desert and the other half in the Southern hemisphere, Africa enjoys plenty of sun and warmth while Europe and North America ar... [ read more ]

Wildest Attractions in Madagascar

Wildest Attractions in Madagascar

  One of the hot attractions of the moment, the island of Madagascar is much praised for its diverse nature and unique wildlife. Lemurs, chameleons and beautiful orchids represent only a small part of Madagascar’s amazing nature. Despite recent concerns and threats such as deforestation and pollution, there are still plenty beaches and hectares of rainforest in Madagascar that seem unspoiled. Moreover, the nature on Madagascar is extremely diverse: her you will find exotic beaches ... [ read more ]

Most Dangerous African Animals

Most Dangerous African Animals

So far, many of the posts on this blog had more or less to do with Africa’s unrivaled wildlife safaris. Despite their considerable costs and the relative amount of risk, safaris continue to increase their popularity among tourists - which is kind of understandable, considering the unique opportunities that arise from such an experience. African nature is simply amazing and having the chance to see a lion, elephant or gorilla in their natural habitat is worth all the money and effort. What it ... [ read more ]

The Wonders of Serengeti National Park

The Wonders of Serengeti National Park

In terms of wildlife diversity and abundance, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is unrivaled in Africa and even the world. Millions of herbivores like wildebeest, gazelle and zebra migrate every year back and forth between the Serengeti bush and the Great Rift Valley. It is also one of the few parks where one can observe all of the 'Big Five' animals: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Apart from its incredible diversity, Serengeti also benefits from exceptional natural setting... [ read more ]

A Guide for Traveling with Kids in Africa

A Guide for Traveling with Kids in Africa

So you’ve decided to fulfill your lifetime dream and travel to Africa for a few weeks? And you have no idea whether you should take your kids or leave them in the loving arms of their grandparents? Well, the good news is that Africa can be a very-kids friendly continent if you are planning your trip with care. Just think about all the great wildlife and how much they would enjoy seeing hippos, lions or giraffes.   There are, however, certain things to consider prior to your arrival, li... [ read more ]

The 7 Natural Wonders of Africa

The 7 Natural Wonders of Africa

To be totally honest with you, there is no official classification of the 7 natural wonders of Africa (or not as far as I remember). And the reason for that I quite simple: there are just too many of them. The next seven are, however, impossible to ignore: they represent Africa itself.  Mount Kilimanjaro Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest, and probably most famous mountain. Due to its relative accessibility and natural diversity, Kilimanjaro is a popular tourist attraction. The main ... [ read more ]