Victoria Falls Accommodation: 10 Reasons to Stay at Victoria Falls River Lodge

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Victoria Falls Accommodation

Looking for the perfect Victoria Falls Accommodation? On the banks of the mighty Zambezi River is the secluded Victoria Falls River Lodge. Set among the wildlife in the Zambezi National Park, but still deep enough in the bush to go undetected is the ideal lodge to experience Victoria Falls from. Here are 10 reasons to stay at the Victoria Falls River Lodge in Zimbabwe.  The Room (or house) When we first were shown our room at the lodge we were blown away by the size. The room was monstrous with a king size bed,  sectional couch, coffee bar, indoor and outdoor … Read More

How Not to Overland Africa: The Day We Drove the Wrong Way

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driving in zambia

By the time we reached the Malawi border I fell to my knees and almost kissed the ground. We’d had a rough couple of days driving in Zambia after discovering we had driven 1100 kilometers in the wrong direction. The result was a total re-route to our trip in Africa. The border post felt like a miracle because there was zero information on this border post, anywhere! I’ll start from the beginning with hopes that no one will make the same mistake we did. Driving in Zambia Lusaka We spent a week holed up hiding from the rain in the … Read More

Overland Vehicle Equipment and Gear List for Traveling Africa

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overland gear list Africa

There is no perfect overland vehicle equipment or gear list when it comes to traveling Africa. What items works best in one overland truck may be worthless in another. However, there is no denying that what you pack in your overland vehicle is essential to the success of your trip. I spent a lot of time researching, shopping, and traveling to reach a gear list for an overland vehicle. This is the basics of what we’re currently carrying in our truck. We’re in the midst of an overland trip from Cape Town to Nairobi. We just set out on our greatest adventure … Read More

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