Tagged: supporting local communities

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Coffee tour in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro

After our amazing week in Zanzibar, we decided to head to one of Tanzania’s most famous destinations: Mt Kilimanjaro. Not being avid hikers, we instead decided to go on a coffee tour in the foothills of Africa’s largest mountain. There are a number of companies that arrange these tours in Moshi – we chose the Kiliman Cultural...

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Maggie in Africa donates US$1000 to Project Luangwa in Zambia

HELP US SUPPORT PROJECT LUANGWA! Noel, Marilu and Maggie are pleased to announce that we’ve donated US$1,000 (approx ZMK10 million) to an amazing local charity, Project Luangwa. Project Luangwa is a charity (registered in Zambia, the US and UK) based in Mfuwe, Zambia, formed by safari operators of South Luangwa National Park as...

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Amazing community campsites in the Okavango Delta

Thinking about a trip to the Okavango Delta? Check out these four reasonably priced, community campsites just outside Moremi Game Reserve. Moving on from Tsodilo Hills, Maggie and the team decided to visit an old favourite and one of Botswana’s most popular destinations: the Okavango Delta. The Delta, which became...

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Tsodilo Hills: The Mountain of the Gods

After visiting the Caprivi strip in Namibia, and crossing the border into Botswana via the Okavango panhandle, Maggie and the team headed for one of Botswana’s less-visited but most awe-inspiring destinations: Tsodilo Hills. Tsodilo Hills – Mountain of the Gods In the dusty northwestern corner of Botswana, west of the...

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Spitzkoppe: the Matterhorn of Namibia

After exploring the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, we didn’t think Namibia could get more beautiful. But we hadn’t visited Spitzkoppe yet! About 150km (1.5 hours) northwest of Swakopmund lies Spitzkoppe (meaning ‘pointed dome’ in German, but also generously referred to as the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’). The bald granite peaks are not nearly...

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Overlanding Lesotho: a week in the Mountain Kingdom

After leaving the Drakensberg mountains, we headed for the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. One of Africa’s most mountainous countries, Lesotho does not fail to disappoint the overland traveller. We found the country to be an absolute joy to overland – with some of the highest mountain passes in Africa, including the aptly named ‘God...

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Four amazing, community-run places to visit in Swaziland

Our followers know that responsible tourism is essential to our travelling and overlanding philosophy. And the primary way that we travel responsibly is by making sure that our activities benefit local communities as directly as possible, and that we patronise community-run initiatives. During our recent visit to Swaziland, we were pleasantly surprised...

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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,...