Damforth Yachting, overlooking Lake Malawi

Danforth Yachting: A Fantastic Lakeside Lodge On Lake Malawi

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Our last night in Malawi was spent at Danforth Yachting, a delightful water sports lodge in Cape McClear, right on the shores of Lake Malawi. After the eco-paradise of Mumbo Island, I didn't think anywhere else could match the back to nature…
Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi, Africa

Mumbo Island: Lake Malawi's Ecotourism Paradise

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There are certain places in the world that have to visit at least once. Then there are other places in the world that visit once and don't want anyone else to discover. Mumbo Island is one of those places. Situated at the Southern end of…
Mvuu Lodge over the Shire River - Malawi

On Safari In Liwonde National Park

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As I started writing this post, I began to count how many times I'd been on safari. Twice in South Africa, three times in Zimbabwe, and once in Kenya. I'm very lucky to have been on so many great safaris, but you could forgive me for thinking…
Women tea picking at Satemwa Tea Estate, Southern Malawi

Satemwa Tea Estate & Huntingdon House - My Cup Of Tea

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Our bus dissected the lush green acres of tea plantation, snaking its way South towards the Thyolo region of Malawi. This was my first real taste of rural life – the pristinely trimmed tea plants looking like a carpet of privet hedge that…
The Shire River in Liwonde National Park, Malawi

An Introduction To Malawi

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Today is my fifth day in Malawi. I am currently sat on the veranda of room number three at the Mvuu Safari Lodge, watching the sun rise over hippos swimming around the river tributary below my feet. This is just one of many unique experiences…
Relaxing with winter sun under palms at Amani Tiwi Beach Resort, Kenya

Why Kenya Is A Great Choice For A Winter Sun Holiday

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Kenya is hard to beat when it comes to a winter sun holiday. Grab a cup of tea and let me tell you all about it. When you think about winter sun holiday destinations in Africa, you probably think about South Africa and Tanzania. Well, Cape…
Rhino Safari Camp, Zimbabwe

Rhino Safari Camp - Matusadona National Park

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Every so often I have a travel experience that sticks in my head. It's an experience and a set of memories that makes me grin spontaneously on a random day, and makes a great meal time story. Ever get that? Rhino Safari Camp, situated on…
Umbozha - A Lake Kariba houseboat - Zimbabwe

Umbozha - My Lake Kariba Houseboat

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Kariba is a town that has been deprived of tourism for a long time. For such a beautiful part of Zimbabwe, access has been a problem in the past. But since Air Zimbabwe reconnected Kariba with Harare - flying three times a week - the area has…
Lake Kariba dam, Zimbabwe

The Story Of Lake Kariba Dam & Nyaminyami

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As I stared out over the Lake Kariba dam, I discovered Zimbabwe had something in common with my old home, Scotland. A serpent-like, mythical creature. We flew in a tiny plane from Harare to Kariba, and as we came into land, the sheer…
The view of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from a helicopter

The Flight Of Angels - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls is located in the very North West of Zimbabwe. For many visitors coming to Zimbabwe, it is the one stop they make on a tour that usually consists of South Africa, Zambia and other African countries. That, for me, is a big…