How to Survive Wild Camping in the African Bush

I mean literally survive! If you have read my blog posts about Zambia, you will know that I had some very hairy moments whilst wild camping. I came pretty close to not surviving the experience several times. Therefore, I may not necessarily be qualified for passing on any words of wisdom but you know what… Read More

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Last Day in Zambia

It was our last full day in Zambia and we bid farewell to our campsite. We were journeying back to our original campsite (no, not the one where I got chased by a hippo! You can read about that lovely experience here) which we stayed at on our first night in Zambia. It was a… Read More

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Helping Out at an Orphanage

We spent a few days visiting an orphanage in a local village. It was about a 30 minute drive to get there and we had to travel through a vast expanse of bush on a little dirt track. The village was the first sign of human life that we had seen for a while, other… Read More

Monday, 6 August 2012

Followed by Lions Through the Bush

The first part of our adventure was over and now we were safely on dry land, it was time for some land activities. One of these was a bush walk. We had a walk with an armed ranger just in case we bumped into any trouble. Once again, I am forced to despair at my… Read More

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Last Day on the River & Our New Camp

It was our third and final day canoeing the Zambezi river. As usual, we made an early start. The hours spent canoeing were shorter this time and it only took us half a day to arrive at our new campsite which we were to stay at for 4 nights. On the way to the new… Read More

Friday, 3 August 2012

A Perfect Day on the Zambezi River

When I returned from my much-needed trip to pee on hippo island, I noticed the rest of the group rising and unzipping their tents. I was exhausted from so little sleep and still coming to terms with the fact that I had been chased by a hippo in the night. Even so, I could barely… Read More

Thursday, 2 August 2012

The Time I Was Chased by a Hippo Whilst Wild Camping

The crackling of our camp fire sounded in my ears as I sat shrouded in darkness. I moved my feet in small circles, feeling my shoes brush against the soft sand which made up the sand bank. I gazed into the orange and red flames which lapped viciously at the night air. Beyond them was… Read More

Day 1 on the Zambezi River: Close Calls with Hippos

I blinked open my weary eyes, rubbing sleep out of the corners and barely suppressing a yawn. It was early. Before 7am. Beyond the bottle green canvas of the tent I heard rustling and murmuring as the rest of the group rose and prepared for the day ahead of them. Beside me Emily was rummaging… Read More

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

My First Taste of Africa: Landing in Zambia

Africa. I've always had a fascination with this content. For as long as I can remember, I would sit eagerly in front of the TV screen, flicking between the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and National Geographic for anything Africa-related. The continent just seemed to scream my name. The wildlife, the vast untouched wilderness, the unique… Read More

Tuesday, 31 July 2012