Guest Blog · Hiking

Interview | Conquering Mt. Meru, Tanzania

In June 2021, I interviewed Ebulani on her momentous journey up Mount Kenya. What took me by surprise was that she made her 4,985m ascent to the famous Lenana Point only a year after becoming a hiker. That post was the highest read of 2021 and the fourth highest in all my years of blogging.… Continue reading Interview | Conquering Mt. Meru, Tanzania

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Guest Blog | Holiday Hiking In South Africa

Written By Guest Blogger Ticha Pfupajena The past two years have been very tough for most people – pandemics, lockdowns and basically worlds turned upside down. However, it hasn’t been all bad as one of the good things to come out of this craziness is that our family has used it as an opportunity to… Continue reading Guest Blog | Holiday Hiking In South Africa

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Kgale Hill: Let’s Clean Up Our Act!

Located on the southern outskirts of Gaborone on the A1 to Lobatse, Kgale Hill, loosely translated as “The Place That Dried Up” is a national treasure. A visit to Gaborone isn’t complete without a hike up Kgale Hill which has a summit elevation of 1,287 metres (4,222 ft) above sea level. For those who are… Continue reading Kgale Hill: Let’s Clean Up Our Act!

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Ebulani’s Epic Journey Up Mount Kenya

Ebulani from Nairobi, Kenya has only been hiking since July 2020 but has already been to such amazing places – Elephant Hill, Rurimeria, Mt Kipipiri, Gatango Forest, Sleeping Warrior and Ugali Hills, to name a few. I met her on Instagram and was quickly drawn to her adventurous spirit, incredible hiking trails, amazing photography and… Continue reading Ebulani’s Epic Journey Up Mount Kenya

Family and Fitness · Hiking

Will Our Kids Ever Hike With Us Again?!

After several intense weeks of work, we finally had some time off and wanted to do something fun and active as a family. In pandemic times, a hike seemed the most attractive option but after our crazy six-hour hike in search of Botswana’s highest peak, we were nervous about venturing out on new terrain, especially… Continue reading Will Our Kids Ever Hike With Us Again?!

40 By 40 · Hiking

A Walk On The Wild Side

With all the changes that came with the pandemic, I wasn’t too enthusiastic or in the mood to celebrate my 40th Birthday in October 2020. So when my husband suggested a trip to the Okavango Delta – one of the world’s most exotic destinations, I was over the moon. The Okavango Delta is a huge… Continue reading A Walk On The Wild Side

40 By 40 · Hiking

Our Adventure In Goo-Moremi Gorge

I’m on a mission to hike in four different places in Botswana as part of my #40By40 Challenge. My first two hikes were in the south-east of the country – the first was a lovely hike in the Mmamotshwane Gorge with its majestic rocky walls and the second, an epic 6-hour hike in the hills… Continue reading Our Adventure In Goo-Moremi Gorge

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In Search Of Botswana’s Highest Peak

Although Botswana has the potential to be a great hiking destination, there are very few recognised hiking paths or marked trails. That’s not to say there are no hiking places – you just need to have an adventurous streak and to be prepared to blaze your own trail! The Botswana Tourism Organisation highlights that the… Continue reading In Search Of Botswana’s Highest Peak

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Hiking With The Kids In Mogonye

How often do we dream of visiting far-off places and overlook what’s on our very doorstep? This was one of the reasons I chose ‘Go Hiking in 4 New Places in Botswana’ as part of my #40By40 Challenge. The few hikes I’ve done in the past have opened my eyes to the natural beauty of… Continue reading Hiking With The Kids In Mogonye

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Six Must-Haves for a Day Hike

After my 40 km Gaborone-Otse hike last year, I was eager for a similar adventure. So when I saw a 30 km hike in the form of a ‘race walk’ advertised by the Y-Care Charitable Trust, I was quick to sign up. Bright and early on the 26th of January, my husband and I made… Continue reading Six Must-Haves for a Day Hike