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5 Reasons Popenguine Senegal is a Hidden Gem

Petite-Cote, Best Beaches Senegal, Popenguine Nature Reserve

Popenguine, the perfect beach town on the Petite-Cote of Senegal has become one of our favorite places in the world.  Read on to find out why! Selecting the perfect beach on the Petite-Côte of Senegal can be tricky, as it’s essentially one long stretch of sand. This “Small Coast,” stretching from Dakar’s outskirts to the […]

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Cape Verde: 5 Reasons Santiago is Amazing

Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde, Cidade Velha, Praia

Nestled amidst the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Santiago, the largest and most populated island of Cape Verde, beckons travelers with its captivating blend of volcanic landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and infectious rhythms. From its bustling and historic capital city, Praia, to its serene beaches in Tarrafal, to the historic and charming Cidade Velha […]

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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

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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