Guide To The Best Packing Cubes

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Best Packing Cubes

Living on the road means we pack and unpack our bags a lot, as in a couple times a week. Packing can be a total drag, but we both invested in some of the best packing cubes we could find and it saves us a lot of time. We were skeptical when we first bought something to organize our bags. However, we have to be honest, it’s two years later and we are going strong in the same packing cubes. After about a year of having a fantastic packing experience every other morning with my cubes, I had the genius idea … Read More

Best Place To Go On Safari In Southern Africa

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best national parks in Southern Africa

Deciding on the best place to go on safari can be a difficult decision. I remember when we first landed in Africa and we just simply went to what we thought was the closest national park to Johannesburg. That happened to be Kruger National Park, and self-driving it ended up being one of the greatest decisions we made in Africa. We saw a plethora of wildlife on a self-drive safari and we had no idea what we were doing. Now, we’ve been to every major park in Southern Africa and have countless stories of spotting African wildlife in their natural … Read More

We Sat at a Zanzibar Cafe and got a Different Glimpse into Life There

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zanzibar cafe

We were sitting in a small Zanzibar cafe in Stone Town off the coast of Tanzania. Stone Town is a city with a long history of trading in spices and slaves it brought great wealth to the city, but after the trade stopped everything appeared to freeze in time. We wandered around the hot streets of Stone Town until we started to make us crave something cold. We ventured into the Zanzibar Coffee House, which was humming with activity and had one table left. We were relegated to the table next to the door – a seat that is usually the most undesirable … Read More

The Ultimate Southern Africa Bucket List

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Bucket List Southern Africa

It’s hard to nail down a Southern Africa bucket list. Between Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia there are so many must do things. Visitors can choose from wildlife safaris in the bush to diving with whale sharks in Mozambique. There is just so much to do and see in the massive area. It can feel a bit daunting when you first start coming up with your Southern Africa bucket list.  This isn’t some generic list of places someone’s pulled off of Google with creative commons images. We’ve been there, done it, and checked it off our … Read More

Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Malawi while Overlanding Africa

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Visit Malawi

Besides the fact that Malawi is one of the smallest countries in Africa, and directly on our overland route through Africa, Malawi was a country I knew little about. I’ve met people that had traveled to Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, and all the other “popular” African nations – but never had I met anyone that had been to Malawi. I knew that I had to visit Malawi while we were venturing around Africa. We crossed over the Chitipa Border Post from Zambia with very little expectations, and what we found shouldn’t be missed by anyone traveling around Southern and Eastern Africa.  … Read More

The Best Travel Pillows for Long Haul Flights: J Pillow, Cabeau Evolution Pillow, Trtl, and More

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best travel pillows for long haul flights

Looking for the best travel pillow for a long haul flight? We’ve reviewed the J Pillow, Skyrest Travel, Trtl Pillow, Therm-a-Rest, and Cabeau Evolution Pillow – all some of the best travel pillows on the market. What does a great travel pillow mean? No more leaning on nasty germ filled windows, no more stiff necks, and no more red eye flights filled with no sleep. It’s time to get a decent sleep on long distance flights. We always pack one in our carry on bags, and they make a world of difference on the body. First things first lets take … Read More

The Big Five: Animals You’ll Want To See On Safari

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Big Five Animals in Africa

The Big Five Animals The Big Five animals are the following African wildlife: African Lion, African Leopard, Cape Buffalo, African Elephant, and the Rhinoceros. The moniker the “Big Five” refers to the five deadliest animals that were popular with big game hunters. However, it is now more commonly used on safari as the five animals to see. Many game reserves, parks, and safari operators use it as their main marketing term. It’s pretty much unavoidable to go on safari, plan a safari, or even think about a safari without coming across the term “The Big Five.” It’s also one of … Read More

A Christmas Safari at Musango Safari Camp in Zimbabwe

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Musango Safari Camp

As the holidays were quickly approaching we had a debate about how we could make our Christmas in Africa a special one. When we were given the opportunity to have a safari at Musango Safari Camp in Zimbabwe and jumped at the opportunity. Spending a holiday on safari is certain to make it an unforgettable one. After all, any holiday that is spent with wild elephants, exotic birds, and hippos is one to take note of. Musango Safari Camp is situated along the banks of Lake Kariba deep in a valley. Musango is by all accounts in the bush of Zimbabwe and … Read More

Seeking Petrol For The End Of Lake Kariba

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Lake Kariba Can

Driving in Africa is a different experience. When I take a look at GoogleMaps everything is flat and roads are solid lines. It gives off the impression of “ah, this will be a piece of cake!” That is a serious misconception. Sitting comfortably at a lodge in Victoria Falls we knew it was time for an adventure in the African bush. The goal of this particular journey was to drive around the fourth largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Kariba. We would be traveling through Zimbabwe. The drive would take us roughly 800 kilometers and there was no guarantee we’d find petrol … Read More

Africa Camping: The Basic Camping Checklist for Overlanders

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Whether you’ve chosen to self-drive Africa or join in on an overland safari, chances are you will be camping in Africa at some point. Africa is not as developed as the rest of the world meaning hotels, guesthouses, and hostels are few and far between. We’ve had a lot of trial and error with basic camping and Africa, but here are our top recommendations to get you through Africa camping!  The Africa Camping Basic Essentials A comfortable tent: We bought our tent at Cape Union Mart in Cape Town before we left. We opted for a 3 person even though there are … Read More