The Realities Of Helping Out In A Malawian Hospital

Chitimbe Hospital is lucky for many reasons; it is on a fairly main road that snakes around the coast of Lake Malawi so there is lots of passing traffic, it has good transport links to towns and cities, the village it sits in has a newly built water pump and there is a large orphanage and school where care and education is bestowed upon as many local children that can be spared from work as possible. Read more…



Best Ways To See The Masai Mara (Not In A Jeep)


Of course the number one thing on everyone’s bucket list when visiting the Masai Mara is to go on a game drive/safari, and whilst I would definitely recommend fitting as many of them in as possible, there are many other ways to explore this fascinating eco-system and the people that live amongst it. Read more…


The Problem With Red Pants

Stood on the edge of the Kalahari desert in Namibia, I waited with a couple of other tourists for the San Bushmen; a nomadic tribe famous for their cave paintings that are also credited as the oldest inhabitants of southern Africa.  It was explained to me that the tribe I was meeting kept to their traditional values and skills despite the modern world closing in around them. Read more…

Meeting the Maasai

I was expected, it would seem, as I pulled up in the dirt covered 4×4.  The foot deep ruts that plagued our makeshift route had tested the suspension to the extreme.  It had been a long and hard day’s travel over to the north of the Maasai Mara National Park.  Read more..

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