Posts by Rylei


A Visit to A Malawian Witch Doctor

A Visit to A Malawian Witch Doctor


Posted By Rylei on Dec 21, 2016

Updated on: 11/30/18Visiting a witch doctor was never on my list when I set off for Africa. I am a highly skeptical person in general and distrustful of all religions, conventional or otherwise. Yet time and again I find myself giving into whimsy and trying my hand at tarot cards or fortune tellers. So far, I've gotten the same future prediction for both: married with three kids, two boys and a girl. Not a bad outlook, if only a bit...

Read More

Updated on: 05/30/18Geographically, Zimbabwe and Zambia share a border that runs through Victoria Falls. Theoretically, every adventure activity (or even any activity in general) that you can do in Zambia you can do in Zimbabwe. Generally speaking, it tends to be quite a bit cheaper to do the activities on the Zimbabwean side due to their less economically stable currency. However, there is one notable exception: the Devils Pool at...

Read More

Updated on: 05/30/18I didn't go to Africa to see the animals. This fact seems to surprise a lot of people who think the only things worth seeing on the continent are the Big 5, but the fact was I was there to meet the people, explore different cultures, and do some adrenaline sports. The animals were a draw, but only a small one. That being said, I didn't expect my first experience to be quite so, well… boring. On a Safari to See...

Read More

Updated on: 01/7/19I'd never given much thought to ostriches before South Africa, but apparently they're a big deal down here. Not only are they eaten (surprisingly delicious) and their hides turned into expensive leather, you can also ride an ostrich at one of the many ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn if you're feeling risky enough. Learning About the Ostrich Boom Oudtshoorn is about about a five hour drive from Cape Town. It's the...

Read More
How I Spent A Week in Cape Town

How I Spent A Week in Cape Town


Posted By Rylei on Jul 4, 2016

Updated on: 05/30/18My first foray into Africa was the typical tourist way: I landed in Cape Town. A year before a Nigerian native had implored me to go to Africa: the real Africa, which apparently doesn't include South Africa because it is a tourist trap. I heard this sentiment reiterated time and time again, but nonetheless, I loved Cape Town. I landed in the beginning of summer when the temperature were scorching. I arrived five...

Read More