Africa

This One Time at Bush Camp

This One Time at Bush Camp

Spiders. Mosquitoes. Scorpions. Snakes. These are all words I heard after telling people we booked a 56-day camping trip in Africa. Obviously I hoped to avoid seeing any of these little creatures, but I knew if I acted scared enough, Matt would take care of them. 🙂 However, what really scared me and the two words I feared most: BUSH CAMP. Bush camping ... Read More »

What Does an Africa Overland Trip Really Cost?

What Does an Africa Overland Trip Really Cost?

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. Now, spending $100 USD per day is a general goal, however, we knew overlanding in Africa was going to be one of the more expensive parts of our RTW (round-the-world) trip. While you might assume driving and camping in Africa for 56 days would be cheaper than flying around ... Read More »

That One Time We Jumped Off A Bridge – Victoria Falls

That One Time We Jumped Off A Bridge – Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe was high on our list of places to visit once we booked our Africa overland trip. Mostly because bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls bridge was on Matt’s RTW Bucket List! Once we entered the city on the overnight sleeper train from Bulawayo (not a pleasant experience), reality hit. WE ARE ABOUT TO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE. ... Read More »

South Africa Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

South Africa Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. After our two month overland trip through Africa, we were definitely ready for a break and some relaxation. Plus, Cape Town was a place we had been looking forward to visiting for a few years. Our overland trip was certainly going to put us over our $100 a day ... Read More »

Cape Town Or Bust

Cape Town Or Bust

Cape Town or Bust is right! Our 56-day Africa overland trip ended in Cape Town and we were beyond excited. We survived! Not only would we finally have access to consistent showers, toilets and safe drinking water, Matt and I have talked about visiting Cape Town for several years. We had a couple ideas on things to do and places ... Read More »

Get Your Wine On: Cape Town

Get Your Wine On: Cape Town

If you love (or even like) wine and go to South Africa, you will definitely want to take part in a wine tour. The region is stacked with hundreds of wine farms and most of them are happy to have people out to try the various wines they produce. Side note: we love how they call them wine farms and ... Read More »

Tracking the White Rhino

Tracking the White Rhino

Rhinos are extinct, just like the dinosaurs. This sentence is one we all might be saying within the next 20 years unless the current climate changes in Africa. These beautiful animals are being poached at an incredible rate, because of the value of their horns. With that in mind, there was no doubt we were going to take advantage of ... Read More »

We’re Back!!!

We’re Back!!!

Hey Folks – we are finally back on the blog! It has been a crazy last two months overlanding through Africa with us starting in Nairobi, Kenya and ending in Cape Town, South Africa (where I am currently sitting). We started out strong seeing the Serengeti and then soaked up the beach and sun in Zanzibar. However, Zanzibar also turned ... Read More »

Postcard Perfect Zanzibar

Postcard Perfect Zanzibar

“This place looks like it jumped straight off a postcard.” This was Matt’s reaction after we checked into our beachfront lodging, walked out onto the white sand and gazed at the perfect turquoise water. After our unbelievable 3-day safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, our group was given a short reprieve from setting up and taking down tents to relax ... Read More »

The Serengeti: Simply Amazing

The Serengeti: Simply Amazing

After starting with Lake Manyara and Gnorongoro Crater as our appetizer, we moved on to the main course of our 3-day safari – Serengeti National Park. Our group got the 24 hour pass to the park, which allowed us to have both an evening game drive and an early morning drive. We left the crater and headed out on a ... Read More »