Marrakech is beautifully chaotic with a rich history dating back over 1,000 years to the days when mighty sultans ruled over the walled city. Today it is home to an incredibly pulsating energy that invites you to wander aimlessly in search of stunning architecture, a cup of sweet mint tea and maybe a spicy Tagine.
The imposing Atlas Mountains of North Africa stretch thousands of kilometres creating an almost impenetrable barrier between the Atlantic and the mighty Sahara. Within this range lies Mount Toubkal that rises over all – and the reason for our visit.
Granitic in nature, laid-back in character and absolutely enticing at its core, this is Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles – a place of unparalleled beauty waiting to be explored.
Several hours flight due east of mainland Africa a rugged island, covered in towering green mountains and home to wild stretches of coastline, rises from the ocean floor. From afar it looks positively Jurassic, an Eden in every sense of the word. This is Mahé.
La Digue, the third island of the Seychelles, is the definition of ‘laid-back’. With a population of just 2,000 inhabitants, bicycles outnumbering cars by a 100 to one and the most mind-blowing beaches in the world, La Digue is positively diminutive and absolutely perfect.
Shaba National Reserve, lying deep in northern Kenya’s expanse, is a stunning wilderness home to dramatic gorges, open plains and extinct volcanoes.
Djibouti: a land of stark beauty with blinding salt flats, mysterious moonscapes, petrified forests and remote mountains hidden away, far off the beaten track, just waiting to be discovered.
The charming town of Lamu in Kenya is one of Africa’s oldest and most authentic places, and has so much to offer for the intrepid traveller.
The Namib Desert is one of the most hostile places on Earth – a barren wasteland continually scorched by the unforgiving sun. It is also the location of the Beyond the Ultimate’s Desert Ultra Marathon: a 250km race across a 55-million-year-old landscape.
The annual Lewa Safaricom Marathon is one of the most anticipated events in East Africa. Organised by Tusk Trust it takes place in one of the most dramatic settings on the continent: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of Africa’s most endangered wildlife.
Human-elephant conflict (HEC) is one of the most prominent conservation challenges in Africa at the moment and Laikipia County, in central Kenya, has some of the highest levels of HEC in east Africa.
Africa is still facing a poaching crisis. The giants of the wide-open savannas and the impenetrable rainforests continue to be killed at alarming rates to fuel an insatiable demand for ivory in the Far East.
While it constitutes an unspoiled savannah landscape dotted with forests regularly patrolled by resident chimps, it is the famed tree-climbing lions that pull the intrepid explorer. It is one of the few places in Africa where when your guide shouts “lion!”, you look up!
Elephants in Laikipia have come into the firing line on many occasions with over 20 killed in recent months and many more injured. Many do not make it, but sometimes there is a glimmer of hope.
Straddling the borders of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, lies Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP). It is but a tiny sliver forming part of the greater Virunga Conservation Area: one of Africa’s last remaining true wildernesses. While the name lures those in search of Africa’s great apes, we came to conquer an extinct volcano instead!
2,000kms. 20 days. 2 burst tires and 1 unforgettably cold morning! A journey from Africa’s equator to the dusty plains in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the dazzling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean… and a couple of extra stops in between!
Located in the earthy foothills of Mt. Elgon National Park on the boundary of Uganda and Kenya, Sipi Falls is a little known jewel in East Africa.
Marvelling at the cascading waterfalls in the jurassic home of melanistic leopards!
An intrepid hike up Mount Kenya is far from a walk in the park!
Lake Nakuru Park proves to be much more than just a birder’s paradise.
Finding a leopard amongst the elephants in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve.
For a tranquil getaway in a slice of paradise that is quieter than ever, Diani Beach in Kenya is the place to go!
Young bull elephants held hostage in Laikipia after destroying crops. It is estimated that local communities lose over a US$1 million in revenue from raiding elephant in Kenya each year.