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Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Uganda does safaris better than Rwanda and primate trekking better than Tanzania or Kenya, but can’t claim to be the top dog for either.
Despite being Africa’s highest mountain at 5,896 metres, and one of the most magnificent sights that the continent has to offer with its three main volcanic peaks – Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an achievable dream for most.
In fact, some call Kilimanjaro “Everyman’s Everest,” since it is the most achievable of the Seven Summits, the highest hills on each of the world’s continents.
The final leg of my wonder-infused 9 day safari through Tarangire, Lake Natron, the Serengeti and Ngornogoro Crater started with a long drive across the Serengeti’s empty plains. From tree-less flatlands, the ground gently began to slope upwards as we made our way towards the remnants of an imposing volcanic cone.
One of the best ways to see animals and nature in the wild is on a safari. No zoos, no interaction and most certainly lots of space for us travellers to see some of the word’s most impressive animals in the wild...
Africa is huge, like seriously, it’s a vast continent that’s so varied and filled with a melting pot of cultures, identities, beautiful nature and history. It’s a content that has so much diversity that is sometimes forgotten when we hear ‘Africa’ mentioned as a place to go to. It really is hard to bottle down the essence of Africa into a singular destination, even though we see this happen time and time again on television, radio and print...