Tanzania: Kilimanjaro, safaris and paradise in Zanzibar
Tanzania was the grand finale of my 5 week long summer in East Africa. I can honestly say this is a country that has it 'all' in terms of varied landscapes, cultures and adventure activities. I took a seven hour bus ride from Nairobi in Kenya, across rolling and arid savanna to Arusha. Tanzania is not without turbulent beginnings when it gained independence in the 1960s. The first leader, Julius Nyerere managed to form the country by merging the land of Tanganyika and the Isl
Kenya : So much more than just a safari destination!
When people mention the country name 'Kenya', admittedly most think of 'safaris', but when I visited in 2011, I soon discovered Kenya had so much more to it than that. I had been to Africa only a couple of times before, but I had always wanted to sample Kenya. It is still the jewel in the crown as far as many travellers are concerned. I booked a 16 day overland trip into East Africa, taking in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. My starting point was the capital Nairobi, a city of over