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5 Books to read before your African Safari

5 Books to read before your African Safari

Planning an African Safari? Vishnu Rajamanickam | An unparalleled time awaits you in the land of the Big Five! In fact, so overwhelming is the African safari experience that those who’ve already been there have immortalized their accounts within the pages of books and journals. Here’s a chance to connect yourself with the world’s most […]

A Safari in Layman’s Terms

A Safari in Layman’s Terms

Marloes Elbertsen | Before I give you a description of the ins and outs of what is a safari, you need to know a little about me. When I was a young kid, my parents believed that children needed to learn how to take care of other living species. Both my brother and I got […]

The Real Uganda (Pt.2) – Story of a Volunteering Organisation

The Real Uganda (Pt.2) – Story of a Volunteering Organisation

*This is a 2 part article. Read the first part here. Vishnu Rajamanickam | What strikes volunteers who move to Uganda is how different life in Uganda is, as compared to living in Europe or North America. “If you have lived long enough in Europe, you will notice that life there is very individualistic,” says […]

The Real Uganda (Pt.1)- Story of a Volunteering Organisation

The Real Uganda (Pt.1)- Story of a Volunteering Organisation

Vishnu Rajamanickam | Uganda, the country tucked in the depths of East Africa holds a variety of flora and fauna, alongside a flourishing community with social values so unique that it might sound alien to the far more technologically advanced Western civilization. But, people in Uganda move on with their daily routine, oblivious to neo-consumeristic […]

Tribalism: The different Cultures of Kenya

Tribalism: The different Cultures of Kenya

Marloes Elbertsen | Kenya has 42 different official tribes. Imagine your country with 42 different religions and cultures. Everything has to do with it. No decision is made without having tribalism on the back of your head. Not the small ones like “Where do I buy my vegetables?” and not the bigger ones like “Who […]

Why choose a Walking Safari?

Why choose a Walking Safari?

Range Rovers. Foot. Hot air balloons. Vishnu Rajamanickam | Just a few of the many ways through which you could explore the African terrain on a safari. But then, despite being faced with a barrage of options at their disposal, people seem to favour relishing the African safari on foot. The name walking safari itself […]

Why share a tour with strangers?

Why share a tour with strangers?

Marloes Elbertsen | Let’s say you’re travelling to Lake Manyara in Tanzania for 5 days and you spend about $ 1,500.00. What you’re looking for are new adventures, new experiences, some rest from the day-to-day life and a bit of time to recharge. Nobody is booking such kind of a trip just to gain new […]

5 Conservation Initiatives Gaining Popularity

5 Conservation Initiatives Gaining Popularity

Vishnu Rajamanickam | Not many years ago, the people of the Maasai tribe never batted an eyelid before drawing a spear through the nearest game animal in sight. “We did it for fun,” they say, “and also because if we wouldn’t kill them first, they would.” This doesn’t come as a surprise because man and […]

Visiting a Gorilla

Visiting a Gorilla

Marloes Elbertsen | Koko is a 40-year-old female, who spent most of her life together with Micheal and is known as a true novelist. She speaks about 2,000 words in English and knows over 1,000 signs in sign language. Based on the fact that most adults have about 20,000 – 35,000 words in their dictionary, […]

Endless plains… the Serengeti

Endless plains… the Serengeti

Vishnu Rajamanickam | The word Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language, which means “endless plains” – making it an accurate explanation in itself of the beautiful and picturesque terrain that beholds the wanderer’s eye. The national park is a sprawling expanse of faded green grass pockmarked with trees across its stretch. The Serengeti National […]