Africa

Wild and mysterious, Africa has landscapes that can’t be found anywhere else. African landscapes vibrate with energy generated by savannahs, lush jungles, spectacular waterfalls, and the icing on the cake, the exceptional fauna. This very old continent gives us the feeling of going back to the roots of the Earth’s history! And for animal lovers, no dream is as strong as taking a 4×4 safari in the African savannah where the grass is adorned with golden reflections when the sunlight gets shiny…Discover the countries I have visited:
Lake Otjikoto, a lake that digs its own hole!

Lake Otjikoto, a lake that digs its own hole!

How did lake Otjikoto develop? Only 110 yards from the main road, Route B1, to Etosha National Park, there is an expanse of turquoise water well hidden from sight behind gigantic fig trees and euphorbia. Lake Otjikoto, located in Namibia’s Oshikoto region about 12...
Waterberg Plateau Park !

Waterberg Plateau Park !

What is Waterberg Plateau Park ? The Waterberg is a vast plateau of red rock 42 miles south-east of Otjiwarongo and about 186 miles northeast of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. The mountain owes its name to the springs surfacing on its lower slopes and its lush...
Objective Dune !

Objective Dune !

Molo Kunjani, That’s how we say it in Xhosa ! Before the last part of our journey, we turn to the Augrabies Falls National Park in the Northern Cape province, 494 miles North of Cape Town and 560 miles South of Johannesburg. The Park was established in 1966 and covers...
The Power of Flowers…

The Power of Flowers…

Sanibonani, Kunjani ? That’s how we say it in Swati ! Welcome to the West Coast National Park, located 75 miles North of Cape Town. It covers 106 square miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the R27 from the town of Yzerfontein in the South and up to the azure blue...
A piece of Cape !

A piece of Cape !

Anibonani, Ninjani ? That’s how we say it in Zulu! We continue our journey by discovering the smallest of South Africa’s 20 National Parks… the Bontebok National Park, covering an area of just 10.76 square miles. The park is part of the Cape Floristic...
The Cry of the Ostrich

The Cry of the Ostrich

Totsiens, Hoe gaan dit ? That’s how we say it in Afrikaans ! Between oceans, mountains, deserts, and flowers, prosperous cities and townships, the Republic of South Africa is a nation made up of the colors of the rainbow. The vineyards and beaches of the Cape, the...
From Hell to Heaven…

From Hell to Heaven…

Todo fish? (Are you ok?) Sta fish (Everything is fine) Although the official language of Cape Verde is Portuguese, it is only heard in government offices and on the radio or television. The actual spoken language is Creole or rather “Creoles,” since each...
All Roads lead to Rum…

All Roads lead to Rum…

Bom dia ! Mindelo is a must for all hikers attracted to the legendary beauty of the island of Santo Antão. This vast island, 300 square miles in size, is sparsely populated (just over 48 000 inhabitants) and the westernmost and largest of the Barlavento Islands of...
Spectacular end…

Spectacular end…

We leave the East to reach our final discovery (sniff, sniff): Ranomafana Park. This national park located in southeastern Madagascar was established in 1991 to conserve the unique biodiversity of the local ecosystem. It is one of the World Heritage Site rainforests....
All quiet on the Eastern Front

All quiet on the Eastern Front

Miarahaba anao aho, Here is one last little ride… and then departure… From Andringitra massif in the Adringitra National Park in the Haute Matsiatra region of Madagascar, we make a short detour to the East of the island to board the famous...
The Andringitra, in love with trekking

The Andringitra, in love with trekking

Manao ahoana ianao ? (How are you ?) Ready to continue discovering the Big Island? We continue our journey on the RN7 to Tana, the capital, by the RN7, passing some unusual vehicles. Isalo Park looks like the set for a western and also has an atmosphere right  out of...
Isalo, The Madagascar Colorado…

Isalo, The Madagascar Colorado…

Salàma, Leaving the barrier reef, Vezo pirogues and sandy beaches, we are back on the road (I like to move it move it / I like to move it move it / I like to move it move it / You like to move it – Madagascar), the famous N7 nicknamed the “Southern...
It looks like the South… Mora, Mora

It looks like the South… Mora, Mora

We leave a beautiful sunset over the Alley of Baobab. A “short hop” flight takes us from Morondava to Tuléar, Capital of the Atsimo-Andrefana region, some 582 miles Southwest of Antananarivo on the Mozambique Channel, and deep in “The South.”...
A Jurassic World: a stone forest and giant baobabs !

A Jurassic World: a stone forest and giant baobabs !

We are off to discover the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park in the Melaky Region, Western Madagascar. The park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. The road to reach Tsingy is particularly intimidating… a four-wheel-drive vehicle is a must-have...
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