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.Continue reading “12 Cool Facts About Gorillas”

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 end of the day, sometimes it all comes down to luck. And unfortunately, luck was not on our side for our safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Continue 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 your legs, crawling all over your body and biting you. You will not survive if your pants are not tucked into your socks!!! Even still we would pass quickly by these ants and somehow three seconds later I would find one biting my shoulder! You need long socks. Don’t forget them.Continue 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.Continue reading “Guide to Murchison Falls National Park | Budget Safari”

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 safe boda or uber when it is dark out and I have been advised from my landlord, friends and other locals not to do so. If you don’t have a choice this isn’t to say that something bad is absolutely going to happen to you.. I’m just saying to be smart and be safe and use your best judgement! x Continue 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. After arriving here, I learnt that there are many trails you can chose from ranging in difficulties and length.. but that information on these trails is hard to find!Continue 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 as a tourist, but also be respectful that many are very reserved

3. Food can be very cheap but don’t assume the quality of the food by what the restaurant looks like on the outside, some of my favourite restaurants in Kuala Lumpur were hidden away Continue 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 running to gates, to freezing on the planes, back to hot when you’re deplaning and going through customs. Continue 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
Continue reading “East Africa 3 Month Packing List”