Visiting Victoria Falls

Africa’s Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. “Discovered” and named by British explorer David Livingstone between during his journey between 1852 and 1856, the massive falls measures a little over one mile across and over 360 feet high, making it the largest continuous sheet of water in the world.

Wolwedans Namibia – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment  is from Wolwedans Namibia and was taken by Rui Ornelas photo credit: Rui Ornelas Wolwedans is part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve located in Namibia Africa.

Explore South Africa’s Tugela Falls

While the Tugela Falls may not be a household name, they should be. At a total height of 3,110 feet (947 meters), these waterfalls in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa are the second highest falls in the world, after the Angel Falls in Venezuela. They are found in the Drakensberg (Dragon’s Mountains) in the […]

Scuba Dive in Mozambique

Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony, is located along the southeast coast of Africa, along the Indian Ocean. This nation of over 19 million residents stretches from South Africa up to Tanzania in the north. The nation is home to a spectacular coastline, a World Heritage Site, and some of the best diving in the world.

Manda Island – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Manda Island Manda Island has a number of ports and is located in the African country of Kenya. The ports were vital in the 9th century, as the trade of elephant ivory was very important to the local economy. Later, porcelain and pottery trade became popular on […]

Holidays On The Island of Fire

The seven, Spanish owned Canary Islands are located around 100 miles off the coast of West Africa. Close to the Tropic of Cancer and on a similar line of latitude to the Bahamas and parts of Florida and Mexico. Creating a clement year round climate that has earned the archipelago the epithet of the European […]

Elephant in Kruger National Park – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of an Elephant in Kruger National Park If you are interested in a safari, Kruger National Park and other areas in South Africa offer terrific trips. Kruger National Park and the surrounding private game reserves feature luxurious game lodges, walking safaris, tented safaris and many other types of […]

Book Review: In Search of King Solomon’s Mines

Travels through Africa tend to make for fascinating travel narratives because the depths of Africa are usually places that fewer of us get to – and for that reason alone Tahir Shah’s In Search of King Solomon’s Mines: A Quest in Ethiopia is already a great armchair travel story. The premise, too, is a great […]

Tunisia: An alternative African destination

While many Europeans know the northern African country of  Tunisia as a great place for beach holidays, the wealth of culture and history to be explored here is less well known. Tunisia is a safe nation to visit; it’s small and easy to get around; and it’s full of an incredible variety of places to […]