Twenty-four hours on the Shire River

Stepping onto the “M.V. Mangunda” was like being absorbed into an other-worldly bubble. Though the road from Lake Malawi’s shore at Mangochi town to Liwonde was nearly empty of cars it was a nerve-wracking, two-hour drive as wandering dogs and goats, unpredictable ox-carts and overladen trucks, darting children, weaving bicyclists, preoccupied vendors and reckless mini-buses […]

Best Time to Visit South Africa – And What to Do

A trip to South Africa doesn’t have to coincide with the seasons.  Cape Town is stunning in summer, and the Drakensberg is majestic covered in winter snows, but there are great reasons to visit all year round.   If you’re heading to South Africa out of peak season, you might be surprised at how much there is to do and see, […]

Ecotourism in Africa

Noteworthy Eco-friendly Accommodation Why Ecotourism? Ecotourism is everywhere lately, but have you ever stopped to think about why it is important? Simply put, ecotourism is important for two reasons. It creates effective economic incentives for the conservation of both biological and cultural diversity and heritage while at the same time empowering communities to fight poverty […]