Tongabezi: A Stay to Remember at One of the Best Lodges in the World

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Eco Lodge in Zambia

When we arrived at Tongabezi we knew that for a few days our troubles associated with overland travel would all be forgotten. It was needed after a very rough time at the Kazungula Ferry crossing. Overlanding with your own vehicle in Africa is not always easy, to say the least. The friendly Zambian staff greeted us with a refreshing aperitif and told us not to worry about anything and led us to our home for the next few days. Each room at Tongabezi has its own appointed valet. This personal valet watches over you and your room and makes sure you have … Read More

What’s the Deal with Travel in Zimbabwe?

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Traveling in Zimbabwe

We debated about traveling to Zimbabwe on our overland trip through Africa. We had heard rumors of fuel shortages, cash restrictions, power cutoffs, and harsh police roadblocks. However, this is Africa, and we decided it was in our route and could not be missed. We had received word of hour long queues at the ATM’s and bank goers only being able to withdraw $60 at a time. So, before we crossed the Vic Falls Border we stopped in Livingstone, Zambia and made sure we had more than enough cash to get us around Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s currency has completely collapsed, so they have … Read More

20 Things to Prepare for Travel in Africa

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Africa Travel Tips

There really isn’t anything quite like traveling around Africa. From the completely (sometimes shocking) cultures, to the vast wildlife, to the mesmerizing landscapes Africa travel is sure to captivate your heart. I’m already crying tears of sadness for the day I have to leave this wonderful continent, but getting used to traveling Africa sure hasn’t been a walk in the park. Here are 20 things to prepare you for Africa travel! Traveling Africa? Be prepared for people everywhere Instead of millions of cars on the road in Africa, you’ll find people. Unless we are on a rural African road there … Read More

The Ultimate Girls Packing List for Africa

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Africa Packing List

Packing for a trip is difficult. Packing for a trip to Africa can be downright daunting. Whether you’re on an overland safari, on a mission trip, or just traveling around the massive continent here is the ultimate Africa packing list for ladies.  The Ultimate Africa Packing List for Girls Essentials Sturdy Shoes: This is perhaps the most important thing you will need before you get to Africa. A pair of good sturdy shoes! I love my and have been going strong in them for two years! Check out my other recommendations here. I cannot stress a good pair of shoes enough … Read More

An Okavango Delta Safari Experience

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Life on the Okavango Delta

The top destination for a safari in Africa is arguably the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The delta is a massive inland floodplain that fans out across Northwestern Botswana. The massive swath of earth that is the Okavango Delta is a mix of land, marsh, water, and sand. Landscapes here change in meters, not hundreds of kilometers. Over one-third of the Delta is occupied by the Moremi Game Reserve. The stretch of land is home to one of the densest animal populations in Africa and famous for the encounters that ensue. While the water element of the Delta is an expansive body of crystal clear … Read More

Why is Traveling Africa So Expensive?

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The cost to travel Africa

I came to Africa excited for the culture, the wildlife, and the landscapes. Now, I’m just trying not go broke. Don’t get me wrong I’m still excited about traveling the continent, but Africa is far from a cheap holiday destination. For a continent filled with developing nations, one would think the cost of traveling Africa would be relatively cheap. My god that couldn’t be further from the truth. Self-driving Africa has single handily been our most expensive endeavor yet and that is including our trip around Western Europe and Australia. However, it’s always been a dream of mine so I … Read More

Best Hotels In Cape Town: Luxury in the Mother City

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The Best Hotels in Cape Town

Looking for the best hotels in Cape Town? Here are some of the best of the best in one of our favorite cities in the world. After all, in a city with hundreds of places to stay there has to be somewhere that’s perfect to take in the views of Table Mountain for everyone. Finding the perfect luxury hotel could be a struggle, but after visiting all of the hotels below we can safely say we know which are the best of the best. We’re also not influenced by marketing budgets like CNtraveler or Forbes, hence the reason our top … Read More

Botswana Travel: Things to Know Before You Go

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Botswana Travel Guide

Traveling to Botswana? Lucky you! This southern Africa nation left us enchanted with its vast landscapes, varied wildlife, and hospitable people. After a month in Namibia, we arrived in Botswana with little expectations. Of course, we have seen Planet Earth and watched the wildlife from a television so we had some idea. However to witness the spectacle that is Botswana in person is entirely different. From Botswana’s first national park (Chobe National Park) to the Makgadikgadi Pan here are ten things to know before you travel to Botswana. Things to know before you travel to Botswana PULA Pula is the national currency … Read More

A Namibian Road Trip: Our Itinerary Across the Namib Desert

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A Namibian Road Trip

With all the difficulties it took to buy our Land Cruiser in South Africa, we had minimal time to plan the itinerary to our Namibian road trip. When we finally had the keys to Charlie, our Cruiser we had three days to leave South Africa, to service the truck, purchase gear, and pack all the equipment we needed to overland Africa for the next eight months. So when we arrived in Namibia is was a massive relief. Namibia proved to be a land of inhospitable beauty and quite possibly one of the most deserted countries we have ever traveled through. It is a … Read More

Modernity Meet Africa on the Great Chobe River

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Life on the Chobe River

It was a sad day when we had to leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana. We had come to admire the desert country during our month there. We felt especially fond for the Caprivi strip. However, we crossed over the Ngoma border post and geared up to explore more of Africa. The brand new Chobe Water Villas were awaiting us.  Cruising into Chobe Water Villas We didn’t miss Namibia too long, though, because two hours later we were crossing the Chobe River and getting our passports stamped back into Namibia. It had been a long day of driving from the Katima area. … Read More