Africa


Last updated: 02/20/17Jeffreys Bay is famous for its waves. Which is why in 2015, a World Surfing Championship was held there. In the finals of the tournament, professional surfer Mick Fanning was suddenly attacked by a Great White Shark who attempted to drag him under water. Fanning fought back by punching the shark! Since then, Mick Fanning has now become famous for being the man who punched a shark. Now I am not suggesting you go...

Read More

Last updated: 02/20/17Whenever I ask people what they did in South Africa, the typical answer is they went on a safari, shark cage diving, and visited Table Mountain in Cape Town. I’ve heard of other places as well, but the one place I rarely hear people talk about is The Cradle of Humankind. I stumbled upon this place while researching online on what to do in South Africa. It turns out that the Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO world...

Read More

Last updated: 02/20/17Zanzibar never even hit my radar in all my travel planning. I’m not sure why because it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. A month into our 54-day African overlanding trip, we took a break for four days of relaxation in Zanzibar. Zanzibar is an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, a part of the country but separate. You even go through passport control once you get off the ferry or...

Read More
That Time I Got Typhoid in Africa

That Time I Got Typhoid in Africa


Posted By on Jan 17, 2017

Last updated: 02/20/17I woke on our last night on Zanzibar to the sound of retching and found my travel buddy sweaty and miserable on the bathroom floor. With the certainty you get from hours of gaining your medical degree off of Google, she announced she’d got too much sun and not enough water the previous afternoon. My superior degree from WebMD had me putting forth a diagnosis of food poisoning; and in the morning, our more...

Read More

Last updated: 02/20/17Travelling to South Africa, Namibia and Zambia hasn’t been as cheap as I would have hoped, but after spending a month backpacking Africa on our own, we did pretty well all things considered. Here is my complete spending breakdown for three weeks in South Africa and one week combined between Namibia, Zambia, and a brief bus through Botswana: Zambia • Multi entry visa – $80 USD • 2 Nights in Jollyboys...

Read More

Last updated: 02/20/17Victoria Falls is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the world. I was definitely excited to see it, and thought it would be one of the highlights of my trip to the Southern African region. Upon arriving in Livingstone, Zambia, I checked into Jollyboys Backpackers, and immediately got a taxi to take Karen and myself to Victoria Falls. After paying for entrance fee, I was overcome with excitement, as we walked...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest