Author: Bronwyn Paxton

What is Voluntourism?

What is Voluntourism?

Many travellers don’t only want to go on a safari trip, they also want to experience Africa with all its highs and lows. They want to get involved on a personal level and this is what Voluntourism is all about. The wonderful attribute about Voluntourism is that any...
The iWorry International March for Elephants

The iWorry International March for Elephants

We all met on a field on Keizersgracht Street in the City of Cape Town adding a splash of red, white and black to the forefront of Table Mountain. Everybody was in high spirits and there was no end to the banter and laughter as David Muller (South African actor)...
Edible Insects in Africa

Edible Insects in Africa

This may ‘creep’ you out a bit, but eating insects has become a viable option in many different cultures. For example, in the northern provinces – Limpopo, North-West, Mpumalanga and Gauteng eating edible insects in Africa has become quite a delicacy. Some of the...
Tips for Travelling in Tanzania

Tips for Travelling in Tanzania

Tanzania is a very popular East African destination – the locals are friendly and except for the occasional petty theft, it is safe to visit. You will come across many poor people who will be pedaling their wares. Just remember that they are trying to feed their...
This Week’s Quirkiest Animal: The Lemur

This Week’s Quirkiest Animal: The Lemur

These cute animals originated from Madagascar, but made their way to Africa either when the continent split, or by crossing the Mozambique channel by ‘rafting’ across on matted parts of vegetation over millions of years. Lemurs are hard to spot because...
Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

Situated south of Kenya’s Lake Naivasha, northwest of Nairobi is Hell’s Gate National Park. The reserve is named after a thin break in the mountains, once a branch of a pre-historic lake that ran into the Rift Valley.  The Park was founded in 1984 and though it is a...
The Karoo, South Africa

The Karoo, South Africa

Also known as ‘the Place of Thirst’, the Karoo is an infinitely magical region, covered by enormous sheep and game farms, where vast plains drift away towards distant rocky outcrops and multi-layered mountains that pierce the velvet skies. ‘Karoo’ is a Khoisan word of...
Iringa, Tanzania

Iringa, Tanzania

Iringa got its name from the Hehe word ‘lilinga’ meaning ‘fort’. Iringa is the administrative capital of the Iringa Region and has various established industries, including manufacturing and food processing. Majority of its electricity is supplied by the close by...

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