A guest post by Sarah Fox Growing up in South Africa, Uganda was one country I had always been eager to explore and getting the chance to do was a dream come true. Read more
Rensina van den Heuvel Shares her Experience of Atar in Mauritania
This article is about the North African country. Not to be confused with Mauritius. GOOGLE MAP.
Today the wind has died down to a breeze and we have blue sky and sunshine. It’s nice to go into the market with another couple of travellers who are from South Africa. Ann is Australian born and Peter is Dutch. Read more
Julie from Venus Adventures for women reflects on Tea
Recently I was visiting some nomadic Bedouin friends in the Sinai, Egypt. As we sat cross-legged round the fire sipping sweet tea from small tea glasses, the teapot simmering away on the hot coals, I thought about how often tea had been an important focal point in so many countries I had visited.
Guest post by South African villa company, Cape Portfolios
Traveling alone is a wonderful way to get to see what you wanna see, when you wanna see it and on your own timetable. Below are five cities that a highly recommended for single ladies traveling alone because they offer a good environment for meeting new people in a relatively safe, friendly atmosphere.
Sed0na – Paris – Rio De Janeiro – Lahaina, Maui – Cape Town Read more
Mary “Mumbi” Kariuki has been guiding on the trails of Mt. Kenya, Kilimanjaro, and other East African mountains for 8 years – and she’s not over the hill yet. In 2001 Mary officially became the first, and only, rated female guide serving these mountains. Before she was a guide, Mary worked her way through the ranks as all African guides should have, as a porter.
Have just been searching You Tube for Women travel pieces – and discovered this YouTube Channel – Women Travel for for Peace,
Women Travel for Peace brought five intrepid women to Senegal to work with local farming women. Together we built a well for the women’s farming plot. As a result of our contribution, the local women now have water year-round to farm their crops, and they are able to work a shorter workday. When you work 365 days a year under the African sun, a shorter workday makes a vast difference.
Julie Paterson takes women where they have not been before…. She has steadily added new destinations to the Venus Adventures adventure trips for women, but her particular passion is northern Africa. She has added Mali as a new destination to the Calendar after her exploration there. Over New Year join Julie on a challenging African adventure to Timbuktu infamous Festival au Desert, the highlight of our journey. This trip is definitely for the more adventurous – African travel is not always convenient and not always as planned – but very real, very different and very rewarding.
Trek guiding has long been seen to be the preserve of men, but Mary Kariuki or Mumbi – her African Kikuyu name has risen to the top and is rated as the best female guide for trekking Mt. Kenya or trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro. Her vast experience in tour leading as well as her sense of humour, and her great team of staff make Stand Out Adventures a great choice for trekking in Eastern Africa.