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Category: Africa

Eye To Eye with Mountain Gorillas in the Ugandan Rainforest

There are only two places in the world where mountain gorillas live in their natural habitat. The first are the Central African Virunga mountains between Rwanda and DR Congo. Number two is the rainforest of south Uganda. Mountain gorillas are critically endangered for a number of reasons. The biggest threat are poachers. They set up trap sets,…


Reflecting on Rwanda and How We Got Denied Entry To DR Congo

We were laying in the ocean on a greek island drinking probably more Gin Tonic than we should have, when Philip and me decided we should achieve something truly other-worldly amazing. We came to the conclusion that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on Tanzania would qualify for such ranks. A few months later we were sitting around…


The Road to Somalia

Let’s start with a short history lesson. Somalia, located on the horn of Africa at the Gulf of Aden, used to be British Somaliland in the north and Italian Somaliland in the south. The Republic of Somalia was formed in 1960 and it lasted only 9 years after the president was assassinated by his own…


Hyena Men of Harar

Harar is, without a doubt, one of the most colourful and engaging town I’ve been to. There are two parts. One is New Harar with some hotels, restaurants and generally speaking, I would consider it to be part of modern life. Then there is Old Harar. Life within the old city walls is so different, than what…


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

After a lovely week in New York City with my girlfriend I picked up my roommate Marco in Vienna and we were off to the Airport. It was my second red-eye flight in two nights. I was getting exhausted. But there was no way I’d be tired for that trip. Africa is my favourite continent…


Cape Town has it all

Cape Town is located far south on my favourite continent, Africa, and easily my favourite city in the world. It’s as simple as that. I have never been more overwhelmed by a city, with its incredible combination of exhilarating activities, beautiful scenery, friendly people, fresh seafood and history. After one night in Johannesburg I took a…