Zambia • Swim at the Top of a 32-Story Waterfall!

Victoria Falls.  A natural wonder that’s naturally at the top of everyone’s bucket list. But did you know that you can swim at the top of it? Yes, it sounds completely insane, but there is an infinity pool on top of the 32-story falls. The Devil’s Pool was formed after years of erosion created a rock wall…

Hoedspruit, South Africa – Honey Badger & Friends

While visiting South Africa, you can experience wildlife up close and personal at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center near Hoedspruit. Educational tours are operated Monday through Saturday at 9:30 am and 3 pm. The cost is R130 ($9 USD) per person for adults 13+, R60 ($4 USD) for children 7-12, and no charge for children under 6. The tour…

South Africa – Off the Beaten Path on the Panorama Route

Most people think of a few things when they think of South Africa: safari, cage diving with sharks, and wine. You probably picture flat plains with sporadic rock structures (i.e. The Lion King). What you may not know know about South Africa is how much diversity exists in the country’s landscape. Case in point: the Panorama Route. This 285 kilometer drive is a beautiful…

South Africa – Self-drive Safari in Kruger National Park

If you are planning a game drive or safari in Africa, consider self-driving instead of a guided drive! Self-driving can provide you with an unforgettable experience away from the crowds with the animals where you may find yourself watching rhinos sleep or driving through a herd of elephants. Additionally, you will be able to spend as much time…

Tangier, Morocco – Get Lost & Then Found By a Local

See things and smell things you have never imagined, immerse your self in the souk (market). Take it all in. Getting lost is one of the best experiences in Tangier and you’ll find that surprises await you around every corner. In the souk, you can buy spices, traditional Moroccan slippers, or brass or ceramic goods to…

Tangier, Morocco – Caves Fit For a Greek Hero

Get set up with a taxi driver that speaks your language and he will drive you wherever you want to go for your own little private tour. Visit the Grottes d’ Hercules (where legend has it that Hercules used to rest). The cave opening also appears to be the shape of the continent of Africa. It…

Morogoro, Tanzania – In Another World

Here’s a secret tip for you beyond Tanzania’s majestic Kilimanjaro and wild safaris. Last time we asked the locals about other visitors they said that there had been 2 other groups – in the last month. But first things first: there are a couple of decent hotels and restaurants in Morogoro as it is a…

Tangier, Morocco – Sleep in a Riad

Dar Jameel is a converted riad style guest house located on the edge of the medina.The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden and is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. You’ll be greeted by a friendly porter with mint tea to sip on while you check in. The…

Tangier, Morocco – Mint Tea Time

In place of alcohol, Moroccans like to drink “Moroccan whiskey,” or mint tea. The most famous place to drink mint tea, and an absolute must if you visit Tangier, is Cafe Hafa. Cafe Hafa opened in 1921 and has seen famous guests such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and William Burroughs. Snag a table overlooking…

Madagascar – The Highest Boulevard in the World!

Who remembers the movie Madagascar, and knows that the island that gives the movie the name is full of lemurs (King Julian XIII’s Court!), living in huge baobab trees! In fact, the Madagascar island-complex is famous for its rich biodiversity: there are endemic species of plants and animals, among which include lemurs, frogs, chameleons and of course baobabs….

Senegal – Dindéfélo, Chimps and Waterfalls

Dindéfélo is a village in the Kédougou region, in south Senegal, next to the Guinean border. Dindefelo means “next to the mountain” in Pulaar, a dialect of the Fulani ethnic group, the majority in this area. Thanks to the initiative Dindéfélo Rural Community, 13.000 hectares have been declared a Community Natural Reserve, to contribute to the conservation of…