Scary African Drivers with Laura the Explorer

April 10th, 2013|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Transport, Uganda|

Check out my interview, about the highs and lows of driving in Africa!

Jambo Inn – Dar Es Salaam

June 24th, 2012|Categories: Africa, Backpacker, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , |

Jambo Inn is located just a few minutes from the ferry terminal in Dar Es Salam, and provides cheap and basic rooms. Its got a friendly hostel feel, which after

Jambo Guesthouse – Zanzibar

June 23rd, 2012|Categories: Africa, Backpacker, City, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jambo is a small guesthouse in Stone town, Zanzibar. Its basic rooms with shared bathrooms are simple and clean. Once you know the way it’s a simple 5 minute walk

The Rock Restaurant – Zanzibar

June 21st, 2012|Categories: Africa, Beach, Drink, Food, Nature, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , , , |

Okay so its not really in a backpacker budget price range, but this amazing little restaurant is worth splashing abit of extra cash for. Parking in a small island village

Kilimanjaro – Climbing to the roof of Africa (#7)

June 19th, 2012|Categories: Adrenaline/Action, Africa, Backpacker, Bucket List, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I found most of the week’s climbing Kilimanjaro really enjoyable and not too taxing, although breathing got hard at times and the hours of walking seemed to go up each

Kilimanjaro – A rough Guide to the Machame Route

June 18th, 2012|Categories: Adrenaline/Action, Africa, Backpacker, Bucket List, Cold, Nature, Tanzania|Tags: , , , |

Overall the Machame route is manageable and an enjoyable level if you are reasonably fit for the entire trek except for  the night summit climb which is extremely hard going and fairly

What to pack for Kilimanjaro

June 12th, 2012|Categories: Adrenaline/Action, Africa, Bucket List, Cold, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

So should you pack for your epic Kilimanjaro Climb? Here's a list of the essentials for your Kilimanjaro kitlist: Clothing Thermo t-shirt Thermal long johns and top Thin micro fleece... Thick

5 useful Swahili Phrases

June 10th, 2012|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Uganda|Tags: , , , , , , |

Even though the basic phrases in any language are normally picked up pretty quickly once you’re in the country, I hate arriving knowing nothing. Is it just me or does