By Josephine Wawira (Written: 2016) Africa is literally moving upwards, with buildings being erected every passing day. Interesting to note, some of these skyscrapers (multi-story buildings whose architectural height is at least 100m) are part of individual countries’ rigorous infrastructural development plans, meant to boost the continent’s economic expansion in one way or another. Others... Continue Reading →
By Josephine Wawira The world has over the years developed in all its aspects; from technology, culture, governance, architecture, even in one of the most social facets, music. One generation after another, music has evolved from the ancient times to what we are experiencing in today’s genres. We all have different tastes, but one thing... Continue Reading →
By Josephine Wawira Ranked position 13 of the World’s Best countries in 2018 and the best in 2014, New Zealand is a must visit country at least once in your lifetime. One of the most astounding outbound travel destinations globally, New Zealand boasts some of the most epic touristic sites including the Milford Track; known... Continue Reading →
By Josephine Wawira Web video marketing is no longer an eccentric concept especially in the travel and tourism industry. It is a vital tool that has made it possible for travelers to virtually visit a destination before traveling to it physically, learning of its essence, and creating a pre-experience that greatly influences their travel decisions.... Continue Reading →
Nairobi, 29th March 2018 - Jumia Food, Africa’s leading online food delivery platform has announced the launch of a new App that will revolutionize online food delivery in Kenya. This improved version will better user experience, allowing customers to slide across menu categories with improved designs. “We are committed to delivering the best digital services... Continue Reading →
As Ricky and I prepare for our Botswana trip, I’ve been posting travel quotes daily on my twitter feed. Travel quotes hold a special meaning for me, not least because they provide inspiration.
When Ricky proposed to me in June 2016, part of his proposal involved handmade wooden signs on which he had etched quotes about travel and journeys. His message was clear to me: life is an exciting adventure, it’s not about the destination, but about the trail you take and with whom you share the journey! At the top of the mountain, when I found him on one knee, there was a final sign that read: “Annie, will you continue this journey in life with me?”
Of course I said yes, and now travel is a central and essential part of our life together. For that very reason I find comfort in travel quotes. I believe in…
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This is part of a series of posts leading up to our big Botswana road trip, which will begin from Johannesburg on 24 March 2018, just shy of three weeks from now. For information on what we’re doing, see the first post here.
Botswana has often been considered one of the most stable countries in Africa, with one of the longest running multi-party democracies on the continent. In 2016 it celebrated 50 years since gaining independence from Britain. It is the largest producer of diamonds in the world and is considered a ‘middle income’ nation.
San bushman in rural Botswana (photo © Flickr/fvfavo)
The country’s population of around 2 million people is sparsely spread across its vast area of 582,000 square kilometres (224,000 square miles). For comparison purposes, Texas is roughly 270,000 square miles and its population is nearly 28 million. So yes, there is a lot of wide open…
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Recently, one of my followers asked me about exploring game parks around South Africa, as a woman. I’m very independent (just ask my husband) and have gone to Pilanesberg, Kruger and Golden Gate National Parks – to name a few – on my own in the past few years. I’ve also organised trips for girlfriends visiting from America and the UK (that’s how I celebrated the week leading up to my wedding in November!). In other words, I’m all about independent travel – but I also emphasise safety and awareness in travel. Here are a few of my pointers on traveling in South Africa as a woman.
1. Know the law
In South Africa you are likely to run into police checkpoints/roadblocks when on a road trip. I have had this happen multiple times, and while I hate to say it, there have been moments where a police officer…
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