A Visit to the Lake Village of Ganvie, Benin

Imagine living a life on water. Surrounded by nothing but water. A place where you can’t just walk out the door or run over to your neighbors. That is what life is like in Ganvie, the lake village in Benin, West Africa. The village of over 20,000 inhabitants consists almost entirely of houses built on […]

Things to know before visiting Shai Hills Resource Reserve Ghana

Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a wildlife reserve about an hour from Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The reserve is home to 31 species of mammals and over 150 bird species. Among those are kob antelopes, baboons, zebras (which are not native to Ghana) and an ostrich. The proximity to Accra and the possibility […]

Driving through Namibia without a 4WD – An Adventurous and Stupid Travel Tale

Usually, I do a fair bit of reading and planning before I travel to a new country. But when I prepared my trip to Namibia, I missed one important thing: Of the 44,500 kilometers (27,700 miles) of roads in Namibia, less than 15% are paved. Since we didn’t know that before, we ended up renting […]

Everything you need to know before traveling to Sossusvlei

We have all seen it on a photograph before – the incredible, surreal dead trees and red sand dunes of Sossusvlei in Southern Namibia. The Namib Desert is the oldest desert in the world and home to some of the highest dunes reaching over 400 m. In this post you will find out everything you […]

Visiting Sal Island in Cape Verde – Country Number 104

My flight from Lisbon landed 40 minutes early on the island of Sal in Cape Verde, an island nation off the west coast of Africa. I hand the immigration officer 25 Euro for the visa on arrival and my passport. He issues a receipt and puts a stamp into my passport. All within seconds. As […]

Guide to Travelling to the Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia – The Hottest Place on Earth

The Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia is one of the most unique places on the planet. Boiling and steaming hot springs in breath-taking blue, yellow, green, red and orange colors, boiling lava lakes and a salt lake of epic proportion are just a few things that expect the few adventurers who dare visiting this hostile […]

Travelling to Djibouti – One of the top countries to visit in 2018?

Djibouti – a place few people have heard of before and even fewer could point at on a map. But since Lonely Planet has named this tiny nation in East Africa one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2018 it has been on the radar of more international travellers. So is it worth […]

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