Tagged: Beach

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Zanzibar: fish markets, forests and beaches

Maggie and the team were up for some chilled lounging on the beach after our trip to Ruaha National Park, and so left the road behind and headed to Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a an island off the coast of Tanzania, in the Indian Ocean, 50 km off the coast of the mainland. The...

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Exploring the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop, Namibia, in pictures

Heading north from Fish River Canyon is one of southern Namibia’s main tourist attractions: the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop. Kolmanskop: a mining town swallowed by desert A few km inland from the coastal town of Luderitz is the former diamond mining town, abandoned 50 years ago to be swallowed by the Namib desert. In the...

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From Kosi Bay to St Lucia: Driving the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

After leaving Swaziland, we drove Maggie south to explore KwaZulu Natal, the Elephant Coast and the iSamangaliso Wetland Park. iSimangaliso means ‘Place of Wonder’ in Zulu, and the Park, which is South Africa’s first natural UN World Heritage Site, easily lives up to its name. With about 280km (174 miles) of unspoilt, sparsely-populated coastline,...

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Angola – Luanda

Day 2 On the way to Luanda near Ambriz, we met an army guy who was patiently waiting at the roadside and his car was lodged in a ditch off the side of the road.  When we asked him what happened he told us that a large Chinese driven truck...

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Ghana – Axim Beach

Axim We read that there were a few spots on the Ghana coast that might be worth checking out, one of them being Axim where a few camping places existed as well as several hotels.  We read about one place called the Green Turtle lodge that by the sounds of...

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Sierra Leone – Beach Life

Beach Life One of the key points that Lonely planet was keen to mention about Sierra Leone were how beautiful and under developed the beaches of this country were. We hadn’t really experienced many beaches along this journey so far and it was about time to change that (Stupidly in...