Category Archives: Activities

Hunting out the Best East African Safari – Kenya vs. Uganda

East Africa is home to the most amazing safari adventures.  Whether it’s your first time on safari or you’re a seasoned pro, this guide will help you decide on the best safari trip.  Kenya or Uganda? You decide… As you would expect, our safaris in Kenya and Uganda were amongst the main highlights of our […]

Our East African Itinerary – Two Weeks in the Motherland

East Africa – I don’t think it would be over-reaching to suggest this could just be the dream destination for every animal lover! If you’re considering a getaway to Africa this post will (hopefully) help you decide how you might split your time between Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Happy planning (and stay tuned for more detailed […]

The Giraffe Center – Nairobi, Kenya

Looking into their gorgeous deep brown eyes, framed by fluffy eyelashes, there’s no doubt there’s something special about the lanky (but adorable) giraffe. If you find yourself with a little spare time in Nairobi, you may like to pop along to the Giraffe Centre (open from 10am – 5pm every day) to get up close […]

Nairobi’s Elephant Orphanage – The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Africa is top of practically every animal lovers travel wishlist and with even a short stop in Nairobi, you can get up close and personal with a number of gorgeous orphaned elephant calves, making your quick break in Kenya even more memorable. The calves come from all around Kenya and are picked up by the Trust in response to the […]

Diving off the Eastern Coast of Zanzibar

One of our favourite things to do when travelling is to check out the local wildlife, so when I heard there was the opportunity to see seahorses in the wild during our time on Zanzibar, there was very little doubt that we’d be donning our togs (a swimming costume for you non-Kiwis) and jumping in the […]

Finding Paradise on Zanzibar’s Southern Coast

We’d heard mixed things about Zanzibar, a small island off the coast of Tanzania, in Eastern Africa – some of the people we know that had visited previously loved it (and their pictures certainly made it look gorgeous!) but we’d heard from other people that it wasn’t particularly safe or didn’t tick the boxes they were […]

10 Tips to Help you see Petra like a Local

I didn’t realise how much I wanted to see the ancient cliffside carvings of Petra until travelling to the Middle East became a reality for us… once our move to Abu Dhabi got locked in, however, it was almost all I could think of!  Everywhere I turned, I spotted incredible photos of the infamous Lost […]

Warming up in the Thermal Baths in Budapest

Prior to arriving in Budapest, the one thing we were determined to do was to visit the thermal baths.  These warm-water swimming pools are a throwback to when the Greeks, Romans and Turks made Budapest their home, whilst they now serve to relax travellers and locals alike.  The natural, geo-thermal water is known for it’s medicinal benefits, […]