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A journey into the Sahara with the Berbers

Morocco is many things to many people, but upon arriving in Marrakech – teeming with traders in the souks and restaurant hustlers in Jemaa el-Fna square – you might not think it’s the ideal place for a bit of quiet contemplation and stress-free relaxation. Remember though, you’re in North Africa….

Posted on: September 23rd in Africa, Travel by .

On the trail of Star Wars locations in Tunisia

To mark the occasion of my 50th (country visited, not my birthday…) I knew I wanted to do something special. Since watching the entire original Star Wars trilogy at a Brighton cinema in 1983 I’ve been a massive fan of George Lucas’ mythical universe…

Posted on: August 5th in Africa, Travel by .

Exploring Uganda: from lazy days to raging waves

As I touched down in the country Winston Churchill once called “The Pearl of Africa” I wondered why neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania gets the lions share of travel press coverage while Uganda only seems to gets a tiny morsel. When I told my friends I was off to the landlocked East African country…

Posted on: July 8th in Africa by .

A Marrakech kitchen – cooking with Lalla Fatima

On the 18th May we flew out to the exotic North African country to start our seven night Moroccan adventure with the independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel. Spending three days in Marrakech, one of our days was spent in the company of Lalla Fatima at her cooking school…

Posted on: July 4th in Africa by .

In pictures: a journey through Morocco

On the 18th May we flew out to the exotic North African country to start our seven night Moroccan adventure with the independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel. Starting in Marrakech we tackled the terracotta mazes of the Medina, learned how to cook tagines in Lalle Fatima’s cooking school, drove through the hair-pin bends of the Atlas mountains, rode camels through the Sahara desert, explored ancient fortress towns and stayed some of the most delicately ornate Riads…

Posted on: June 2nd in Africa, Our Trips, Travel by .

The best unspoilt African safari breaks for travel snobs

From rare mountain gorilla tracking to endangered rhino spotting, African safaris are becoming an increasingly popular travel option. Here are our collective favourites offering an unspoilt authentic safari experience guaranteed to please even the most hardened travel snobs…

Posted on: June 2nd in Africa, Travel Snobs by .

In BIG pictures: a Gambia experience

In December our writer Lee and three other travel bloggers flew from a cold rainy London to the small African country with a friendly reputation (courtesy of The Gambia Experience). They spent four days sampling the most beautiful tourist sites the Gambia has to offer, firstly staying in the heart of the African bush…

Posted on: April 29th in Africa, Travel by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Botswana

Although this landlocked African country is home to some uniquely beautiful landscapes (including brilliant red sand dunes and the world’s largest salt pans) it’s all about the wildlife. Botswana is filled with sprawling open savannahs which teem with migrating mammals…

Posted on: April 18th in Africa, Beautiful Places, Travel by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Tanzania

From snow capped peaks to ‘Big Five’s safaris and paradise-esque islands, the East African country is basking in its new found status of being a hot travel destination for both luxurious and adventurous travellers. Here Tanzania expert Greg Bell chooses his favourite gorgeously enchanting spots in this beautiful country…

Posted on: April 11th in Africa, Beautiful Places by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

Although it’s famous for its sprawling sand dunes, elegant spas and desert Star War sets, the smallest country in North Africa is not always synonymous with beauty, but of course beauty is subjective and vastly underrated Tunisia…

Posted on: February 25th in Africa, Beautiful Places by .
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