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Kiswahili and the Use of ‘Ni’ (Part 1)

Unlike in English where you don’t really have to specify whether you are referring to one person or more than one, in Swahili we go to great pains to do this! How exactly is it done? You simply add “ni” at the end of the word in question. So before I confuse you any further, […]

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How to Learn Common Animal Names in Swahili

Here’s a list of the most common animal names you may come across on your African safari, and their direct translation into Swahili. Enjoy and happy learning! Animal – Mnyama Antelope – Paa Baboon – Nyani Bird(s) – Ndege Buffalo – Nyati Bushbaby (Lesser) – Kombo Cheetah – Duma Chimpanzee – Sokwe Crocodile – Mamba […]

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Who is Nelson Mandela?

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

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They Are Sometimes Known as the “Ugly 5″

When it comes to animal spotting, most people are well aware of the “Big 5“, or perhaps even the “Little 5″! However, did you know anything about the “Ugly 5″? Chances are you don’t… Well, I don’t blame you as I only found out about the expression on my latest trip to the Masai Mara… […]

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My First Safari Game Drive

I remember my first safari game drive. I was on my first overland trip in Africa at the time and we were a few days into the adventure. It was the day I got my first true taste of Africa. I’d arrived in Namibia and we were heading to Etosha National Park. The drive was […]

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History of the South African Wine Industry

South Africa is hailed for its thriving wine industry, which has helped contribute to the number of tourists who visit the country each year. With a history dating back to the 1600s, the story of how South Africa came to be one of the leading countries in the wine industry is a fascinating one. Beginning […]

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Wildebeest Eco Camp – A Piece of Paradise

As some of you might know, I recently landed in Nairobi and I’m currently staying at the Wildebeest Eco Camp, conveniently located in the beautiful Langata area. For those of you who’re thinking of choosing this venue for their next holidays to Kenya, here’s an overview of what the Wildebeest Eco Camp is all about… […]

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Hidden Wonders of Cape Town

As one of South Africa’s capital cities, Cape Town is a hugely popular destination for locals and travellers alike, and is the most popular tourist destination in the whole of Africa. This coastal town is renowned for its stunning views of Table Mountain and the enticing V&A Waterfront, which boasts a plethora of luxury hotels […]

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That’s It, I’ve Got My Ticket!

Yeah that’s right, I’ve got my plane ticket to return to Africa, yipie! When am I leaving? On July 15, 2013. Next week Monday to be exact! Where to? To magical Kenya! I will be landing in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and a place I used to know quite well back in the days (used to […]

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6 Must-Hit Spots in Marrakech

Looking at the city of Marrakech, it truly is a sight to behold. Inside of the city, it is a bustling maze of streets and bazaars filled with open air markets that sell goods from carpets to pottery. Here are just a few of the things you can get up to in this bustling and […]

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Your Semester Abroad in Africa – Things to Bear in Mind

Since the foundation of institutions of higher learning, universities and colleges have offered students the option of exploring the world not only through their studies, but through their very eyes. Studying abroad is now very common among students. With more scholarships and grants available for low income students, a lot more students have the luxury […]

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South Africa Myths and Legends

South Africa is a country rich in history and culture, containing some of the world’s oldest archaeological sites, and has accumulated a series of myths and legends over the years to reflect the country’s personality. Due to the number of civilisations which inhabit South Africa, there are an endless variety of stories to be told, […]

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Where Can You Enjoy Discount Holidays in Africa?

Africa hardly seems like the kind of destination where you can expect to pick up great discount holidays! You would be forgiven for thinking that as the continent is so far away that prices are likely to cost a fortune. In actual fact, Africa is home to a number of fantastic holiday destination choices offering […]

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