Africa

In this latest article, I will be reviewing my stay in Akagera Game Lodge located inside Akagera National Park in Rwanda. Why do you want to stay in Akagera National Park? There’s one very good reason, actually. If you want to do a nightime Akagera National Park Safari, then you need to stay inside…
Plan on doing an Akagera National Park safari and try your luck seeing the big five game? You’re in luck because Akagera National park is home to all of them! In June 2019, I got a chance to do a safari in Akagera National Park. I’ve done a safari before at Kruger National Park…
If you plan on visiting Rwanda, then you definitely want to do a Kigali city tour at some point of your trip. The two best ways to do this is to either join a tour through your accommodation (hostels tend to offer a better deal on this than hotels) or by renting a car…
I think visiting genocide memorials is an important thing that everyone should do. Our world is not all sunshine and rainbows and humans are capable of the worst atrocities ever imagined. I’ve visited Auschwitz in Poland and saw the sickening site of a room full of hair taken from the victims of the holocaust….
Doing the Rwanda-Burundi border crossing is one of my primary goals when travelling to this region of Africa. Why would you want to go to Burundi? According to the World Happiness Report of 2018, Burundi is the unhappiest country in the world. Burundi is also included in the list of 25 most corrupt countries…
When I first went to Uganda and ate Ugandan food in the restaurant of the hotel I was staying in, I was definitely confused. The Africans working there told me that the pasta, rice, pumpkins or cassava is free but the sauce cost money. I looked at the food trays and was thinking to…
Gorilla trekking is the latest trend in travel these days. People want to go to Uganda, Rwanda, or Democratic Republic of Congo to see these amazing yet endangered mountain gorillas. But why should you go gorilla trekking in Uganda as oppose to Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo? The simple answer is because it’s…
Before you go Gorilla tracking in Uganda, you want to make sure you train adequately before going. When we went gorilla tracking in Uganda, we had a rude, snarky, and unfit American woman hold up the entire group. I have nothing against people who need more time to do some hikes. I personally needed…
In this latest article, you’ll learn what the tipping etiquette in Rwanda is like. I’m writing this because I was truly confused when I first entered the country. Some people seemed legitimately upset when they didn’t get a tip. However, there was also people that didn’t seem to care at all! So how does…
My adventures on Ethiopian Airlines business class is part of an Aeroplan mini-RTW booking I did for 2019. This flight is the segment where Karen and myself will fly from Bangkok to Addis Ababa to Rwanda. Before I start this “review” with flying on these carriers, I just want to say that no experience…