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The Wild and Wondrous Plains of Africa…

On a cold November morning I departed London Heathrow and just over 8 Hours later, following a turbulent flight, I touched down in Nairobi, Kenya, late in the evening. My African Adventure was about to begin! It was incredibly humid passing through Nairobi airport and as with any foreign travel you are trying to keep…

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Tribe…

Waking up in camp, it was a beautiful moderately warm morning with a stunning blue sky with some scattered fluffy clouds making it ever so slightly overcast. The temperature was that of a sunny spring day here in the UK, so you can forgive me for being greatly deceived by this. Once breakfast was over,…

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Discovering more than just wildlife…

I wake the following morning in my tent and all my chest and shoulders are burning and I feel hot… The rest of me is fine. I’d spent the previous day applying moisturiser with SPF to my face and whilst the temperatures on the Plains were that of a UK spring day, it was very…

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An Eerie and Disturbing Route to the Mountains…

The journey to Kisoro was long but it came with many redeeming and not so redeeming features. The Ugandan landscape is breathtaking, a patchwork of history as well as being a very fertile landscape with much of it showing agricultural use. There are many rainforests and rolling hills in Uganda, a vast contrast to the…

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Climbing a misty and mysterious mountain…

As we continued to travel towards the mountains, a child threw himself at the back of our 4×4. We were concerned for his safety and the driver slowed as we begged him to get off. He was determined not to. We finally reached the base of Mount Virunga…Child still attached, we got out into a…

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Crossing the Equator to the Lakes…

I was still buzzing from the experience of being in the presence of the gorillas and my time on Mainland Africa would be over with in a few days as I was due to head over to Zanzibar for some relaxation. We boarded the truck at 6am and began our journey to Lake Bunyonyi, it…

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The Discovery of an African Love Story…

After a restful night it was another early start and I was to visit and walk around Lake Navisha. There, I would come face to face with some more of Africa’s amazing wildlife but also H5N1. For those of you who do not recognise H5N1, this is Avian Bird Flu and it was declared a…

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Don’t stop me now, I want to break free…

You might have guessed from the title, there is a rather famous link to my final destination…Zanzibar! Zanzibar was where the lead singer Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara) of the famous rock group Queen, was born. Part of my tour on this island would take me to his home town. We will get to that… Departing…

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