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3 memorable months in Africa

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [358]

I have come to the end of my stories and my trip. I have been back in London for a few weeks now and it is amazing how quickly you settle back into life. But you never forget the experiences, the people and the little things that happened along the way.... Read more >

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The serious part of my trip

TANZANIA | Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | Views [428]

I got back to Dar on Monday and since then have been just settling back in....catching up with family and friends and organising my next project (and last before I come home) which is volunteering. I am hoping to spend a few days/ a week visiting some ... Read more >

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Eating it up in Mombasa

KENYA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [1318]

That is what I think I did the most during my week in Mombasa, eat! The food here, both local and east african is so good, and the fact that all the meat is halaal is a bonus even for an indifferent meat eater like me! We also had quite a few friends ... Read more >

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Living the high life in Tanzania - Serengeti & Ngorogoro

TANZANIA | Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [858] | Comments [1]

From the lakes and plains of Kenya we had a big driving day across the border into Tanzania. We camped the first night we arrived on the shores of Lake Victoria at a scenic campsite called Tembo (loads of hotels and campsites are called tembo after the ... Read more >

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The Lakes and Safaris of Kenya

KENYA | Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Views [628]

Hello! I am catching up on my blogging...i have a lot to write after such a long gap. The second part of the trip was from Kenya down to Tanzania. It was much more laid back than the first part- we had a lot more relaxing time at camp sites and fewer ... Read more >

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The Big 5 in Kenya

KENYA | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Views [4155]

The first leg of my overland trip finished in Nairobi. Before we got to Nairobi though we did the Masai Mara, which surpassed all my expectations. Maybe because we saw 4 of the big 5 in the first morning game drive we did. Test - which are the animals ... Read more >

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UPDATED! Overlanding in Africa

UGANDA | Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [819]

Hi! i cant believe i have been overlanding (its a verb!) for nearly 2 weeks now. the time is flying by and if i had written at the start of my trip it would have been filled with tales of yucky toilets at petrol stations, cold showers and the pain  of ... Read more >

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NEWS JUST IN - unforgettable gorilla trekking in Rwanda

RWANDA | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [510]

As promised for the animal obsessed among you, here is an entry dedicated to the gorillas. so here is how it works. we got up really early and went up to the office at the base of the parc national des volcans. i gave my 500 USD to our man greg who arranged ... Read more >

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The Princess goes camping

UGANDA | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [457]

When I wrote my last entry I still had a few days left in Dar. I have loads still to write but i realise out here time is of essence (and good internet connections should never be taken for granted) so i will maybe go backwards and add in that story ... Read more >

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Settling In

TANZANIA | Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Views [450]

I sat down to write this blog 4 days ago and just as I was logging in to this travel journal...the electricity cut. It doesn't happen often here but when it does, it can last up to a few hours. Since then the internet connection has been painfully slow.... Read more >

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Where I'm going

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Views [423]

For those of you who want to make yourselves sick with envy :-) or just want to know where I'll be over the next 3 months...here is what I will be doing. I leave rainy London on Sunday 26th August at 10pm and fly via Dubai to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.... Read more >

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