World Journeys Blog

Jewels of Tarangire

Last year I travelled to Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania – slightly off the main safari route – but I was so impressed! This lesser visited wildlife hotspot is fantastic place to whet the appetite before visiting the Serengeti or the Ngorongoro Crater.  Lying between the start of the safari route at Kilimanjaro and the famous Ngorongoro Crater […]

The People of the Crater

Five minutes from the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the world’s most amazing natural environments and wildlife habitats – lies the Masai village of Irkeepusi. The village sits atop the ancient caldera and enjoys undeniably one of the most spectacular views in the world.  The Masai landlords of the area live peacefully […]

Meerkats and more

It’s been on my bucket list for ever! For as long as I can remember, I have harboured a strong desire to visit Tswalu, a private reserve in the Kalahari. This year, the dream became a reality. The meerkats have been calling me for years, but I soon realised that it was much more than […]

Luxury in the Wild

It’s the crack of dawn in the middle of the African wilderness and there’s a tap on my door.   Strong coffee and a quick chat with the rangers later, and we’re off into the bush to spot the wildlife at their most active.  The expert guides and trackers have a sixth sense of where to […]

andBeyond Mnemba Private Island

“Leave your shoes with me” the boatman says as he hauls me up out of the shallow waves on the eastern coast of Unguja – Zanzibar’s main island. We had just driven across the island dotted with small productive villages growing cloves, nutmeg and black pepper in spice plantations, and passing by historical ruins of […]