Africa

Total Seclusion in the Tranquility of Zanzibar

Imagine dining under the Africa night sky with stars twinkling above, and with lanterns glowing all around you. The ocean breeze gently wafts and blows away every stress and worry in your life. Your problems seem a million miles away as you experience this ever-present, perfect moment. This is a moment my son and I […]

Perfect Swimming Choices – All Day And Night In Zanzibar

Imagine cooling off in your own private pool before bedtime. Swimming under the stars in cool water was a just luxury for Explorason.   The warm Zanzibar night breeze wafted gently up from the Indian Ocean. Earlier at Pongwe Beach Hotel we have also enjoyed a swim in the infinity seaside pool which was perfect for our […]

Family Fun on Spice Island Zanzibar Tanzania

Zanzibar was once known as Spice Island, where it was considered a major trading post for Spices from Africa going by sea to the Middle East and Asia. Not only were the spices traded here, but many were also grown here on the island too. Thus, Zanzibar became a famous port in the Indian Ocean. […]

Relaxing in Zanzibar Tanzania at Bahari View Lodge

As our plane descends over Zanzibar Island, my son is just SO excited! He loves the East Coast of Africa, and it has been 18 months since we first discovered it for ourselves. Now, after just finishing our time in Jordan, we will have time to slow down a little. It had taken nearly 24 […]

The Busy Travellers Perfect Safari

Do you have a ‘bucket list’ of places you want to travel to, and things you want to see and do in this wide and wonderful world? If you are a busy person; live the business or executive life; only have a day stop over on your flight; have sporting or team commitments; or health […]

Salubrious Swanky Safari

Most travellers dreams of going on safari in Africa, with their head poking out of a Land-rover, or sitting in a retro truck as it bumps over the orange dust giving their backs and buttocks an African massage. But like most travellers, we found ourselves seeking a little luxury as well.  We had roughed it […]

Stressed – Come And Relax In Paradise

Imagine waking up in paradise on an African island to the sounds of pretty birds singing their morning song; with coconut palms gently saying in the breeze, and the gentle lap of the ocean inlet before you.  All around you is pristine white; from the floor following up the walls to the roof.  And as […]

How Muslims live on an African Island

Hidden away off the north coast of Africa on the tiny island of Lamu is the small village of Kipungani. This sleepy completely Muslim settlement was once the thriving capital of Lamu Island – back when the Arabs used to trade from the north, and the Indians came from the east. In fact it is Kenya’s oldest […]

Stepping Back In Time

It is a beautiful day as our speed boat heads toward the tiny capital of Lamu Island, known as Lamu.  We have booked one week on Lamu Island, and are staying about 25 minutes boat ride away at Kizingoni Beach (you can read about that here). It is located directly across the mainland of Kenya […]

Lounging In The Lap Of Luxury On Lamu Island

Have you ever had a crazy morning?  A morning where all your plans are challenged?  Well we did. We had a rather crazy morning.  Mainly because the rain came pouring down, and we were due to leave Turtle Bay Club for the Malindi Airport. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but it […]

Super Sensational Simba Safari

Simba Safari Camp is not what we expected – it was MUCH BETTER!  This was not just an African Safari Camp, and it excelled our expectations on every level. Simba Safari Camp states they are budget on their website, so we instantly thought this meant a secondary standard, but everything was just superb! So let us […]