12 Cool Facts About Gorillas

1. Mountain gorillas only live in East Africa in two areas – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, and the Virunga Mountains which spreads between Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

Guide to Queen Elizabeth National Park | Mid-Range Safari

Tour Operator: African Adventure Travellers Ltd. Safari Length: 3 days Safari Highlights: 2 game drives, boat cruise (we opted out of the last game drive) Overall Rating: 5/10 Price: $540 USD Choosing the right safari company can be intimidating. There are hundreds to chose from and sometimes reviews are difficult to trust. At the endContinue reading “Guide to Queen Elizabeth National Park | Mid-Range Safari”

10 Essential Gorilla Trekking Tips

This is what you need to know as you prepare for your gorilla trek in East Africa. Enjoy! 1. Wear long socks – this was probably the best advice I got before I went gorilla trekking. The ants in the forest are notorious and within seconds of standing near them they will somehow be up yourContinue reading “10 Essential Gorilla Trekking Tips”

Guide to Murchison Falls National Park | Budget Safari

Tour Operator: Red Chili Hideaway Safari Length: 3 days Safari Highlights: 2 game drives, boat cruise & hike Overall Rating: 8.5/10 Price: $320 USD **Safari was inclusive of everything excluding food.

How to get around Kampala

Welcome to Kampala, a traffic filled chaotic city! I’ll give you the low-dow on how to get around the easiest, cheapest and of course, safest way possible. Safety warning, especially for solo female travellers like me: It is NOT advisable to be out in Kampala at night by yourself. I have not taken a safeContinue reading “How to get around Kampala”

Solo Hiking: Trail 6 & 10 in The Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

This route was suggested to me by another traveller I met in Indonesia so I didn’t really know what to expect. I honestly didn’t know much about the Cameron Highlands before coming here. All I knew was that there was a lot of green, strawberries and tea. And that you could hike. That’s it. AfterContinue reading “Solo Hiking: Trail 6 & 10 in The Cameron Highlands, Malaysia”

10 Tips for Backpacking Malaysia

1. Although Malaysia is a modern country, it is much more conservative than neighbouring southeast Asian countries, so make sure you dress and act respectfully 2. From what I experienced people here were extremely friendly and chatty on the subway and bus stations so don’t be surprised if someone wants to chat with you asContinue reading “10 Tips for Backpacking Malaysia”

10 Must Haves in Your Carry-On Bag

1. A Scarf A scarf is my favourite travel accessory. You can use it as a pillow or as a blanket if it gets a little chilly (which it normally does). It’s also a good idea to wear layers when travelling because you’ll experience all temperatures – from stinkin’ hot waiting in lines and runningContinue reading “10 Must Haves in Your Carry-On Bag”

East Africa 3 Month Packing List

Clothing: Dresses x2 Shorts x2 Tanks x3 T shirts x5 Work pants x4 Cardigan x2 Trekking Pants x1 Leggings x1 Half leggings x2 Elephant Pants x1 Long skirt x1 Socks x14 Underwear x14 Swimsuits x1 Sleepwear Sports Bra x3 Reg Bra x2 Hoodie  Zip up sweater Rain jacket Sarong Hat