Keeping Clean on Kilimanjaro

One of the biggest misgivings I had when I first set my heart on climbing Kilimanjaro was the question of cleanliness. Never a natural outdoorswoman, I came late to the joys of the great outdoors and while I love day hikes, I was a relative noob at multi day camping. Climbing Kilimanjaro on the Rongai…

Climbing Kilimanjaro: The Rongai Route

When I first started thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro, the logistics of even just getting started seemed difficult enough. There was so much to think about – the best time to climb, which operator to choose, how to train, what I should wear, which route I should choose to ascend to Africa’s highest peak? I’d previously…

Top 5 places to eat in Stone Town, Zanzibar

Zanzibari cuisine is a wonderful mish mash of cuisines, reflecting the melting pot of cultures that make up this semi autonomous island off the coast of Tanzania. There are curries laced with exotic spices, grilled meats and seafood, Zanzibari pizza – the choices are endless and mouthwatering. Here are my top 5 places to eat…

Top 5 Things to Pack for a Safari

Going on safari in the Serengeti was one of the most amazing travel experiences of my life, right up there with seeing the Northern Lights and cruising the Galapagos Islands. But going on safari isn’t all fun and games – the dust, the discomfort of sitting for long periods, the bumpy roads and the heat…