Ethiopia Travel Tips: Know before you go

In this post I outline 15 top Ethiopia travel tips. This useful guide will help you whilst planning a trip to Ethiopia.  The only African country never to be colonised. The cradle of humanity from which all humans began their journey on earth. The final resting place of the Arc of the Covenant and most importantly, the creator of coffee. Ethiopia has many fascinating historical claims and is unlike any other African country you will visit. However, many…

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12 Amazing Alternative Adventures

Are you looking to try something different? Need some inspiration to find an exciting experience? As a long term traveller I frequently get asked what are the best alternative adventures I've had, so I thought it was about time I shared some of them with you. In this post I describe 12 amazing adventures that I have enjoyed since I became an overland adventure tour leader in 2013. Some are quite active while others are more relaxing, but…

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How difficult is Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda?

Spending time with mountain gorillas in the wild has to be one of the best experiences of my life. I can’t give it any higher praise than that. But just how difficult is gorilla trekking in Rwanda? In this post I describe what you can expect on a trek to see these fabulous animals. Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is located in North Western Rwanda. This protected area is home to 10 groups of mountain gorillas,…

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10 off the beaten path destinations

In this post I describe 10 off the beaten path destinations that I have visited through my job as an overland adventure tour leader. If you're looking for some alternative travel recommendations, read on below!  Some of these remote locations can be accessed with local buses but some require off-road vehicles. That’s where having an overland truck comes in handy! Not sure what overlanding is? Check out this post where I explain exactly what is involved in an…

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Why should you visit Sudan?

This is a country very unlike most of Africa and mostly off the tourist trail. If you really want an incredibly different and peaceful trip in Africa, I recommend a visit to Sudan. Read on to discover why! Sudan has gone through a big transitional period in recent years and you might be wondering if it's ok to visit Sudan. President Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power on 11 April 2019 after 30 years in charge. So why…

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Injera – love it or hate it?

To me injera looks like a flannel, has the texture of stomach lining and tastes like a cold, acidic pancake! But don't let me put you off, this Ethiopian staple is packed full of goodness and is a must try for anyone visiting Ethiopia. In 2019 I toured the fascinating country of Ethiopia. This is a country rich in history and seeping in culture. I can strongly recommend putting Ethiopia on your Africa bucket list. If you love…

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