Mauritius, the small East African island paradise located off the coast of Madagascar and south from Seychelles, is a well-known travel destination. While most of tourists know Mauritius for its vibrant blue Indian Ocean waters and stunning beaches, the island offers so much more. Nature lovers will appreciate towering mountain peaks, exciting hiking trails and an abundance of diverse wildlife. Here are 5 things to do in Mauritius for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, who don’t want to spend all their time drinking all-inclusive cocktails at the pool. 😉 At this point I kindly remind you to respect wildlife and natural habitats. The forest is the animals’ home, so it’s important to be respectful and leave no trace of your visit. […]
We rented Toyota Hilux with a rooftop tent, as our plan was to overnight in camps most of the time while self-driving in Namibia. But since we have already tasted the luxury of a private game reserve in South Africa, we decided to try one in Namibia as well. I wanted to stay as close to Etosha National Park as possible because my goal was seeing the lions. I had reserved 3 days for that, just in case. We ended up seeing the lions on the first day, so we had plenty of time to enjoy the comfort of the lodge we had selected. Following is my detailed review of the Epacha Game Lodge & Spa which classifies as a […]
Going on safari is definitely not something that just happens overnight. Unless you live in South Africa where you can simply take a self-drive in one of the national parks. (those lucky bastards!) Having to fly to another continent is a totally different thing, speaking from logistic and financial point of view. After returning from my third visit to SA, in the middle of Covid-19 pandemics, I got a lot of new questions.* Hence, a new post with the most frequent questions about safari, including those about traveling to South Africa during coronavirus situation.
Veni, vidi, amavi. I came, I saw and I loved it. After spending 5 days in Cape Town this February, two things are certain. First, Cape Town is the most beautiful city in the world. And second, I am determined to come back very soon. If you want to know why I fell in love with the “Mother City”, when is the best time to visit Cape Town, is it safe and what are the best things to do there, you came to the right place. I’ll try to keep things short and simple, which should be more than enough to get you an idea about the city and start planning your trip to Cape Town.
So, you only have a couple of days to spend in Cape Town? Well, I hope that was not planned intentionally because this fabulous city deserves at least a week of your time. If you can still change your mind about how many days to stay in Cape Town, try with 5 for a start. But, if you are stuck with just a few days because you spent too much on a safari in Kruger park; or if you are visiting Cape Town on business and want to make the most of it, you came to the right place. In this post I will share 5 things to do in Cape Town (almost) for free, and add some tips how […]
Where to stay in Cape Town if you have 5 days to spend in this gorgeous city? I was struggling with this question for quite a while. I didn’t want to stay in the hustle and bustle of the city center and I didn’t want to stay too far from all the sightseeing spots that were on our bucket list. So, according to the map Hout Bay seemed as the obvious choice. There are quite a few good rated accommodations in Hout Bay so it was quite a challenge to decide which one to pick. Hout & About Guest House had perfect reviews of the rooms, as well as breakfast, which is very important in my survival book. We gave […]
I took my first safari trip in August 2019 and … well, to cut things short, the rest is history. I fell in love with South African bushes and 6 months later I came back for another adventure. My crush had a lot to do with staying in Vuyani Safari Lodge for the first time so I decided to go for the “safe package” again. Only that this time we took the glamping option in Vuyani Tented Camp, knowing that the service would yet again be impeccable. The only thing I was afraid of was the weather because February falls into the rainy season in South Africa. Well, guess who got lucky again! 😉