April 15, 2018

La Chataigne | The Perfect Getaway

For some reason I was obsessed about wanting to stay in a vineyard during our time in Franschoek. The romantic thought of being tucked up in our own cozy cottage in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nothing other than vineyards and the incredible mountain views. This was the plan! After a little bit of research, I found the ideal place – La Chataigne! Oh my, this was just PERFECT! This family run vineyard has belong to the Parkfelt family for several generations. Originally from Sweden, the family moved to Franschoek in the early 1970’s to set up the vineyard. […]
April 15, 2018

Challenging My Vertigo At Lion’s Head

With our time in South Africa coming to a close, we were looking for an activity to finish our trip on a high, and hiking the dizzy heights of Lion’s Head was sure fire way to do just this! On our last day in Cape Town, Adam and I agreed we’d head off on one last hike. This smaller section of Table Mountain has been named as such, due to the mountain resembling the shape of Lion. Perhaps you need a bird’s eye view to verify this though! I’d had a little Google beforehand and read some other blog posts […]
April 8, 2018

Meet The Rescue Lions of Drakenstein

Sometimes I wonder if I should change the theme of my blog from just travel related content, to travel and animal content. I have a massive passion for animals, and pretty much love them all. If you are furry and friendly looking, then I’m going to like you before I’ve even met you! Adam and I have just come back from an epic two weeks in South Africa. We spent five days on safari, and then also visited a number of other animal sanctuaries. Despite racking up quite a chunk of hours on safari, we spotted loads of wild game, […]
March 4, 2018

Monkeying Around In Jozani Forest

Centrally located on the island of Zanzibar, the Jozani Forest is home to over 2,000 Red Colobus monkeys. Unlike other black and white Colobus monkeys found across Africa, the red monkey is unique to Zanzibar. The forest is protected by the Jozani-Chwaka National Park and was declared a nature reserve in the 1960’s. The only one of its kind on the island! There are many tours available to book from Stonetown, otherwise your hotel should be able to help arrange a taxi for you. Alternatively, hire a car like we did and drive there yourself. As you approach the entrance […]
February 15, 2018

Dada Cooking Experience, Zanzibar

Although I am not a massive foodie, food and cooking may very well become a regular theme throughout my blog. I have joined several cooking classes over the years, and I have always enjoyed the experience. My partner in crime Adam is that guy who loves cooking (just as much as he loves eating!), so it’s no surprise to see how keen he is for a cooking class. Although Africa doesn’t have a distinct food culture as such, joining a cooking class was still something we were keen to add to our to-do list. Experiences like this are a great […]
October 25, 2017

How Much Does A Safari Really Cost?

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year already, but last October I headed to Africa for the first time with Adam and two of my close friends, Gemma & Alex. Our trip included a 10-night beach break to Zanzibar, followed by a 6-night visit to Kenya to go on safari – this was one mega trip that we were all very excited for! We researched numerous safari options taking into account what would be the most cost effective, the best value for money, the most comfortable, and ultimately give us the best experience. Despite joining a G-Adventure tour group in […]
August 15, 2017

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is an amazing organisation that rescues animals, predominantly elephants, from all over Africa. The trust frequently receive reports of trapped, injured or abandoned elephant calves, and swiftly head out to the location to rescue the animals. Depending on the location of the rescue, the calves are either driven back to the orphanage in an epic overland journey, or flown back by helicopter. All the rescues are documented and filmed, and can be found on the DSWT website under each individual orphan’s profile. If you are anything like me, then you’ll need your tissues ready as there […]
August 10, 2017

Three Days In Masai Mara National Park

Following on from a few other posts I’ve written about my trip to Tanzania and Kenya, I thought I’d go into a little more detail about our 72 hours in Masai Mara to give you a better idea of what our safari experience was really like! Day One It had already been a long 5-hour drive from Lake Naivasha, including two hours of driving off road on an extremely bumpy dirt track, but our guide kindly offered to take a detour to our hotel and take us on an impromptu game drive. As soon as we entered the park we […]
August 7, 2017

My Kenyan Safari Overview

As a mahoosive animal lover it somehow amazes me that I never really considered going on a safari before last year. Zanzibar had been on my bucket list for years, but the rest of Africa has never really appealed to me for some reason. In fact, I think back to my third date with my current boyfriend where he drove me 3 hours to the West Midland Safari & Lesiure Park in the middle of England, because in the short time he’d got to know me (all 3 weeks), I’d obviously expressed my passion for animals. I’m even sat here […]
May 30, 2017

My Instagram 7 Day Beach Photo Challenge

In case anyone isn’t on Instagram (how is that possible?), or doesn’t follow my Instagram account yet (please add me – I need to get my followers up!), I wanted to share a challenge I set myself last week. For a little bit of fun, I thought I’d set myself a week long challenge on Instagram with only one rule – each day I was to upload a photo of a different beach I had visited. My aim was to collate a short collection of snaps to share some of my favourite memories with you. All photos are my own images and […]
May 21, 2017

Masai Mara Tribal Village Visit

You won’t find much on the open road that leads up to the entrance to the infamous Masai Mara National Park. In fact you can barely even call it a road. We drove for two hours jiggling around in our robust 4×4 land cruiser, as our guide carefully navigated the dusty roads covered in potholes and debris. Many travellers will find themselves stopping by a traditional Masai village during their visit. We had read a fair bit about these villages and were slightly apprehensive, but went along on the recommendation of our guide. Having the opportunity to engage with locals, […]