Journaling The Journey

Freetown 3 Money Saving Tips & Best Tour

Best Freetown tour, Sierra Leone, Conakry ferry

Freetown is the capital of Sierra Leone and is located just north of Liberia in West Africa.  It can be a difficult place to get to.  Many of the guides online are just incorrect and do not tell you all of the information.  We provide time and money saving tips, guide information as well as […]

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Benin: 5 Magic Reasons to Visit

Benin Ganvie Cotonou Voodoo

Benin is a tiny West African country that truly surprised us.  After the gruffness of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, finding such a warm and welcoming place was a delight! This is a country steeped in rich history and a vibrant culture.  It beckons travelers with its captivating blend of ancient traditions, natural wonders, and unexplored […]

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Joyful Pongo Songo Chimp Island – 3 Days

Pongo Songo, Chimp Island, rescue chimps, Douala, Papaye-France

As avid nature enthusiasts and animal lovers, Rob and I were super excited about our journey to Douala, Cameroon with the express purpose of visiting the renowned Pongo Songo Chimpanzee Island. Located on the Sanaga River, a tributary of the Congo River.  This island sanctuary serves as a haven for orphaned and injured chimpanzees, offering […]

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Little-Known Burundi: 3 Day Guide

Burundi Bujumbura Gishora Drum Sanctuary

Burundi is a small, landlocked country in the heart of Africa. It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. This is a place with diverse landscapes; including mountains, lakes, and forests.  The map of this country looks like a […]

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Nosy Be: 5 Extraordinary Days in Madagascar

Nosy Be Madagascar Anjamarango Beach Resort

Nosy Be is a small island off the coast of Madagascar, known for its expansive sandy beaches, great snorkeling, ylang ylang plantations and lush rain-forests. It’s a popular tourist destination for its remote, laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, and an abundance of activities.  This includes trekking to visit the lemurs and other exotic wildlife living in […]

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Malawi- 6 Magical & Safe Places

Malawi Cape MacLear Liwonde, Majete

Malawi is a landlocked country in Southeast Africa, known for its stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and friendly people. It is often referred to as the “warm heart of Africa” due to its welcoming people and beautiful landscapes. We enjoyed everything here! From the incredible big 5 preserves of Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Sanctuary […]

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Mozambique – 3 Unforgettable Beaches

Inhambane Tofo Beach Bazaruto Vilankulos Beach

Mozambique is home to some of the most incredible and unforgettable beaches in the world!  These beaches are on the scale of the Maldives, but without the high price tag. Imagine crystal clear turquoise water set on swathes of sandy white beach without a soul around.  These are the incredible Mozambique beaches that we fell […]

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Eritrea – 5 Reasons To Visit and Expose the Abuses

Eritrea Horn of Arfica North Korea

Most of you have probably never heard of Eritrea?  Well, it is a small country in the Horn of Africa that has been called the “North Korea of Africa” due to its repressive government and isolation from the outside world.  The country was ruled by the Kingdom of Italy from 1882 – 1941.  Due to […]

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Djibouti Visa and Flight Nightmare – 5 Lessons Learned

Djibouti Lake Asaal Horn of Arfica

Traveling around the Horn of Africa is risky business.  However, flight cancellations by Air Djibouti from Somaliland made the situation almost criminal due to visa timing.  And don’t get me started on what stress Ethiopian Air put us through.  We could have ended up in real trouble. Read on to find out what happened, how […]

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