WHY WE LOVE AFRICA
It was our first overseas holiday together, a trip to Tanzania in 2014 (long before the idea for this little internet baby was even conceived) that sparked our love-affair with this wild and diverse continent.
Between hikes up Kilimanjaro, safaris on the plains of the Serengeti, and lazy days on the beaches of Zanzibar, we discovered a country so richly diverse, friendly, and beautiful that we knew we had to come back and explore more of the continent.
Since then, we've also enjoyed the world-class wines of South Africa, stood right at the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia, watched gorillas in the steaming jungles of Uganda, canoed through the reeds of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, left footprints on the ancient sands of Sossusvlei, and hung out the back of a beat-up pickup with 20 locals heading to a peaceful mountain plateau in Malawi.
To say the rhythm and beauty of this continent has captured our heart is to put it mildly. From the people who welcomed us with open arms, the unrivalled wildlife experiences, and the general viiiibe; there's probably no place on earth we feel more at home than the plains of Africa.
Whether you're a first-time traveller or a frequent visitor,
there really is nowhere quite like Africa.
This is a continent where rhythm rules all. A spontaneous dance party on the street, the beating of tribal drums, your guides singing 'Kilimanjaro, hakuna matata' every day as you stumble into camp after a hard day's trekking. Then there's the sound of lions calling to each other as they prowl the savannah, the thunder of Mosi Oa Tunya (Victoria Falls), the soft plodding of elephant feet in the plains.
This is still a land of extremes; vibrant cosmopolitan cities exist alongside extreme poverty, unrivalled natural beauty gives way to arid, isolated deserts, and ancient traditions fight for a place alongside new technology. But the rich wonder of this continent has to be felt in order to be truly understood.
If you're looking for life-changing adventure beyond the tried and tested travel routes, this is your place. Plus you haven't lived until you've seen an African sunrise; a great ball of fire over the Savannah, rousing the wilds as it goes. Prepare to fall under Africa's spell.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE AFRICA
"The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa - for he has so much to look forward to"
- Richard Mullin
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