Isalo National Park, Madagascar

Today I would like to take you to one of the most spectacular places on this planet – the Isalo National Park in Madagascar. I went to the Red Island in September 2015 for two weeks with my friends, which was nowhere near enough to see everything we wanted to see as Madagascar is huge (so the famous Avenue of Baobabs still remains on my list of places to visit). While lemurs were obviously one of the highlights, Isalo simply blew my mind with its incredible landscape. We explored it on an 8-hour hike with a fantastic guide, and I certainly would love to go back! Continue reading “Isalo National Park, Madagascar”

Nyungwe Forest National Park – part three

It’s time to conclude the stories of wandering around Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest. We spent 4 days there, and I wrote about our adventures here and here. Read on to find out what we did on our last day! 🙂
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Nyungwe Forest National Park – part two

In the previous post about Nyungwe, I gave you an introduction about this park, so it’s time for the next installment of our adventures! As you may remember, we spent a few days hiking there, and since chimpanzee tracking is the main attraction, we had added it to our agenda as well, although we weren’t sure if it would definitely work out. So, did it? Read on to find out! 🙂 Continue reading “Nyungwe Forest National Park – part two”

Tea plantations of Mauritius

The tea plantation in Nyungwe Forest National Park I mentioned in my last post reminded me of holidays in Mauritius in December 2014. I lived in South Africa at the time so it was easy to get to this tiny island nation from Johannesburg, the flight takes 4 hours. Mauritius is mostly associated with luxury holidays but we saw its different face 🙂
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Nyungwe Forest National Park – part one

Rwanda has four national parks: Volcanoes in the north-west (where the mountain gorillas roam and where I’m planning to go in dry season), Akagera in the east (where my tent nearly caught fire), Nyungwe Forest in the south-west, and the recently established Gishwati-Mukura in the west (which is just one year old and so far not much is known about how to visit and what to do there). I went to Nyungwe back in November together with friends visiting from the UK. It’s mostly famous for chimpanzees but other attractions also include different species of monkeys and picturesque hiking trails 🙂

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