World Journeys Blog

Africa on Track

Described grandly as “arguably the most luxurious train in the world”, you’ll never hear me argue the point! I can’t think of a more indulgently romantic way to traverse the epic landscapes of Africa than aboard Rovos Rail. Imagine wood-panelled coaches with leather lounge suites, fine china and cut crystal in the Victorian-era dining car, […]

Africa, Lion

Wake up to Africa

Get ready for the crack of dawn, because early-morning Africa is not to be missed!  While a 5am wake-up call on holiday might not sound all that appealing, when it’s done ‘safari style’ the blow is somewhat softened. A gentle knock on the door and a cheery “Good morning!”, accompanied by a piping hot coffee […]

My Namibian Experience

Namibia was an absolute surprise! From the vast wilderness and geological attractions millions of years old to Etosha National Park and surrounding private reserves abundant in wildlife, Namibia was unforgettable. My experiences here rate at the top of all travel opportunities I have ever had. From the first moment here I felt very welcomed in […]

Spectacular Sabi Sabi

There are never-ending surprises in the African bush. You never know what you are going to see, hear, smell, and that is the thrill of it! I have travelled to Africa many times, yet each dawn of a new day, each sighting of a new animal, and each setting of the glorious African sun is awe-inspiring. […]

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 Maasai village of Irkeepusi. The village sits atop the ancient caldera and enjoys undeniably one of the most spectacular views in the world.  The Maasai 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 […]