17 Things You Need To Know Before Travelling to Comoros

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When I decided to visit the Comoros, naturally, I started trying to research as much as I could about the country. I shouldn’t really have been surprised, but the amount of information for travellers available is really very minimal. So, as an effort to help any other travellers who are researching a trip to the […]

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Learning to Scuba Dive in the Untouched Paradise of Moheli

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My time in Moheli ended up being completely different to what I had initially planned. I had expected to snorkel and swim, and I had also booked us in for a ‘beginners guided dive’ to give us a taste of the scuba diving experience. I had no idea that I would leave Moheli with my […]

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Venturing to a Country That Nobody Knows… The Comoros!

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When it comes to avid backpackers, certain places are certainly easier to traverse than others. South America, South East Asia and Europe are certainly home to some of the most well trodden travellers paths! As a continent, Africa remains one of the least accessible for backpackers. But why is this? Well, in comparison to the […]

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A Completely Off The Beaten Track African Safari in The Selous Game Reserve

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Selous had already been spectacular. We had managed to see buffalo – which meant that we had finally seen the famous ‘Big 5’ – and we had even seen a spotted hyena during the middle of the day lounging less than 2 metres from the game viewing vehicle! A fleeting concern of ‘did we peak […]

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Hippo’s, Crocodiles and Much More: On Safari with Azura Selous

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After an incredible arrival to Azura Selous and a truly phenomenal nights sleep, it was time to explore the wonder and wilderness of the Selous. As with most game drives, our morning started before the sun had made an appearance. Mornings and evenings are the coolest parts of the day and as a result, it […]

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Forget Serengeti… Have You Heard About The Selous?

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When you think about going on an African safari, there are a handful of game reserves that would naturally spring to ones mind. Amongst many people the word ‘safari’ evokes thoughts of Kruger, Okavango Delta, Maasai Mara, Etosha and of course, the Serengeti. But really, how many would have heard of the Selous? Located in […]

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Sandbars, Picnics and Amazing Snorkelling with Azura Benguerra

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It took two days of weather related nonsense, but when I woke up on our last day at Azura Benguerra it finally seemed as though the weather gods had decided to ease the wind and put a stop to the rain, which would finally allow us to explore Benguerra in the way that it should […]

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Helicopters, Beach Villas + A Touch of a Storm: Arriving to Azura Benguerra

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Getting from Livingstone to Benguerra Island seemed complicated, but to my surprise and delight, it was a rather seamless experience. We had flown to Joburg several days earlier and holed ourselves up in an apart-hotel to smash out as much work as possible. From Joburg we would need to fly to Nelspruit Airport – which […]

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Stunning Sunsets + Honeymoon Chalets on Sindabezi Island

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After returning from a thrilling swim in the Devil’s Pool we arrived back to Tongabezi, but that was not where we would actually be spending the night. Tongabezi is the main lodge on the banks of the Zambezi, but they also have a sister lodge located on a tiny little island about 15 minutes downstream. […]

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