Countdown to Kilimanjaro – One Month to Go!

Where the time goes, I really do not know, but I realised today (with shock, horror and excitement) that we have just one month to go until we head on down to Tanzania and attempt the mighty mountain of Kilimanjaro! The past six weeks seem to have flown by in a blur, and while we…

An African Tail – Trekking Kilimanjaro for the Love of Dogs

In exactly nine weeks time, Ingo and I will be making our way to Tanzania to begin our epic journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. A trip in the making (or in the mind at least!) for many, many years, our hike to ‘The Roof of Africa’ is something we have been dreaming about…

Taking the Whiskey Route to the Roof of Africa

With just 82 days (that’s 1,968 hours or 118,080 minutes for those who are interested!) until we set off on our mission to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, our days our spent training, reading up on Tanzania and the great mountain itself, and wondering what on earth we have let ourselves in for! A journey of self-discovery…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – A Dream Comes True

While I have always been relatively active and sporty, my fitness levels cannot compare to those of my Austrian born, mountain goat of a husband, who can scale a 2,500-metre mountain without breaking a sweat! Yet I have always had a dream, a ‘bucket list’ contender if you like, and that is to climb the…

Rovos – The Ultimate in Luxury Rail Travel

If you dream of travelling across Africa in a luxury vehicle of the bygone era then Rovos Rail will make all your dreams come true. Boasting a whole fleet of splendid locomotives, guests sleepers, exquisite dining cars and lounge cars, Rovos Rail offer a collection of different routes ranging from a three-day trip between Cape…