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Unlike Liberia, Sierra Leone was the country in West Africa that I knew the least about. I knew the capital was Freetown, English is the national language and the country was...

Liberia is a country with an incredible and tumultuous history. The small coastal, predominantly Christian and English speaking West African nation was formed in the 1840’s by over 18,000 freed American...

After two weeks in Ghana I’ve crossed into French speaking Cote d’Iviore Aka the Ivory Coast and my 35th African country. I crossed into the IC at a remote border crossing between...

I’ve arrived in tropical West Africa where I’ll spend most of the next four months traveling north to Senegal and then south to Togo, Gabon and Sao Tome. Apart from a...

After the Luxor Museum we hopped on a couple of donkey carts and went for a ride.  We headed into the nearby suburbs and explored back alleys and side streets meeting...

The Lake Nasser Ferry pulled into the quickly expanding town of Abu Simbel. Fifteen years ago there was nothing here but a car park and a bus stop, now there’s a...

After descending from the highlands of Ethiopia the temperature increased and we traveled through 200km of undulating farmland until reaching the Sudanese border. I was happily once again to be off...

After a night in a cheap hotel we headed north on a rainy, misty morning and began a spectacular climb through the mountains. Precipitous cliffs, fertile valleys, lush mountains and small...

  Ethiopia is a comparatively large country by African standards and with a diverse range of habitats and cultures it’s easy to spend six to eight weeks here as there’s so...

Uganda Parts 1-3 last year Last year I spent three weeks criss crossing Uganda and visiting several national parks. Even though it’s a small country I still have several places to...