World Journeys Blog

The ‘Lost Chimpanzees’ of Uganda

Uganda, described by Winston Churchill as “the pearl of Africa” for its beautiful scenery, moderate climate, and stunning wildlife, had long been at the top of my bucket list of countries to visit. As the plane descended into Entebbe across the waters of Lake Victoria, I could feel my sense of anticipation growing – as […]

Trekking Machu Picchu

Ancient ruins perched on impossibly steep mountainsides, shrouded in dense forest and cloud.  Machu Picchu is an enigma that captures our imaginations perhaps more than any other historical site in the world.  At the heart of the Incan empire, this ‘Lost City’ was mysteriously abandoned for centuries until the discovery of its remarkably preserved ruins […]

Zimbabwe Reborn

Many will be aware of the tumultuous political history of Zimbabwe, from colonial times to Independence in 1980, followed by President Mugabe’s 40-year reign.  Despite these challenges, the country now offers an incredibly rich wildlife experience. I must admit though, from my first visit to Zimbabwe in the 1990’s to my most recent visit, Harare’s […]