AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
I've been fascinated by the world and a passionate globetrotter for as long as I can remember. My favorite destination so far is Zanzibar, but all of Africa has charmed me. I have now experienced 50-plus countries and the list continues to grow.
My favourite places
Known as the Spice Island, with a vibrant and enchanting lifestyle, fine white-sand beaches, and world-class snorkel and dive sites. Jozani Forest has an abundance of exotic flora and nature trails, while Stone Town has fascinating history, intricate doorways, the Slave Market, Africa House, and night markets.
The highest free-standing mountain in the world reaching 5,895m at Uhuru Peak. Famously snow-capped (though fast receding), I was lucky enough to see snow on my hike. You can view wildlife on the plains below from above the cloudline. There are hikes of all levels through bushland, forest, desert, and alpine climates.
Known locally as the "Smoke that Thunders." Truly the most impressive of the great falls in the world. Accessible from Livingstone (more African) in Zambia or Vic Falls (more modern/westernized) from Zimbabwe, and a fantastic rest/launch point for water-based and wildlife experiences in surrounding areas.
A truly fascinating destination abounding with rich history and impressive ancient monuments. From pyramids to perfume, scuba to sarcophagi, and museums to marketplaces, Egypt is perfect for families and archaeologists alike. If you're looking for a trip that offers a little (or a lot) of culture shock, this is it.
Did you know?
- My best travel tip? Never overpack your luggage or underpack your wallet. Comfort + experiences = happiness.
- "Adventure Travel" doesn't just mean a bungee or skydive. Africa truly is a cultural adventure for your soul.
- Be a responsible traveller. Try your best to shop locally, take only memories, and leave only footprints.
- Don't just visit a destination, experience it. Allow extra time to embrace cultures, traditions, and customs.