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 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, […]