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South Africa’s wildlife attractions

by Johnny Ward

The Rainbow Nation of South Africa has a fascinating social history that provides a compelling backdrop to any excursion to the country. Yet it is, perhaps, the natural beauty of South Africa that is its most captivating aspect for first-time visitors, very few of whom are likely to have encountered the broad array of spectacular Continue Reading »

Trekking with Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda & Uganda

by Johnny Ward

For any keen backpacker, the first question is presumably “How much does it cost to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda?”. Rumours of crazy expenses are unfortunately pretty accurate – to trek with the Mountain Gorillas in either Rwanda or Uganda will cost you a one time fee of $500 (rumours of $1000-$2000 increases through Continue Reading »

How Much Does it Cost to Go From Cape Town to Cairo?

by Johnny Ward

Cape Town to Cairo may be a classic backpacking route but what a trip it is! From snorkeling in the azure blues of the Indian ocean, the white beaches of Zanzibar, wildlife galore in the Serengetti, standing on a glacier as you hike to the top of Kilimanjaro – the trip offers everything you could Continue Reading »

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