Africa Travel Stories

The iconic male lion in the Serengeti of Tanzania
Welcome to the Africa Travel Stories. Within these pages, you can read selected stories and musings about our waterfall-themed (and other) adventures in Africa. Hopefully, you'll find these storiess entertaining and educational. Perhaps you might get a good laugh at our expense, or you might find some nuggets that you can apply to your own travels.

Thumb through the travel storiess below. They are arranged chronologically with the most recent escapade at the top. Enjoy :)

The buzzing Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech (13-May 2015 to 23-May 2015)
Sensory Overload
: ...Indeed, it took us 2 hours to get from the small waterfall then all the way up to the big waterfall before returning to the cafe near the car park. And indeed, we made good time. Now, Mohammed joked that he needed to have a sleep. Anyways, I was now suffering from a little headache and a minor bout of nausea. I supposed that probably had something to do with having a little dehydration from only bringing one bottle for this last express excursion. Meanwhile, my calves were cramping (sure sign of dehydration) and me knees were stiff. My achilles were also sore. Yet in the end, I still thought it was all worth it...... [read more]

The iconic Sphinx and Great Pyramid (26-June 2008 to 2-July 2008)
The Silver Tongue
: ..."Did we see Islamic Cairo," asked Julie. "Yes," said Mohammed. "The churches we saw, the synagogue, the crypt of Jesus, we saw all of that." Julie somehow didn't buy his explanation. But after we surrendered the tip and went back to our hotel room, Julie looked into our guidebook and learned that we might have been scammed all along... [read more]

Maasai Lion Jump (18-June 2008 to 24-June 2008)
A Hard Act To Follow
: The next two hours or so of driving was torture for me. I didn't pay too much attention to the fact that the unsealed shortcut Siraj took through the Aberdare Mountains was a bit muddy and slippery from the drizzling rain. That was because my nausea returned and I knew that I was going to throw up again the next place he was going to stop the vehicle... [read more]

Murchison Falls and rainbow (13-June 2008 to 17-June 2008)
Back To Waterfalling In Uganda
: We were supposed to sleep early so we could wake up early tomorrow and leave for Sipi Falls on the slopes of Mt Elgon near the Kenya border out east. Unfortunately, Julie started to feel fever and chills. It made her night sleepless, and the fear that she might be stricken with malaria also kept me awake all night... [read more]

Simba analala salama (6-June 2008 to 12-June 2008)
The Africa Of Legend
: About a half hour after our game drive towards the Western Corridor started, we saw a safari vehicle parked off a spur road heading north leading away from the Western Corridor. "Looks like there is something over there," said Salim. And soon thereafter, we pulled up to the other safari vehicle and saw a male and female lion in the fairly tall grass. This was the first male lion we've seen on this trip. So after snapping photos enthusiastically, we just sat there and watched the lions - seeing what they're doing next; hopefully getting in better more photographable positions. What ensued was perhaps a bit more than we bargained for... [read more]

Our disabled Zambian safari vehicle (28-May 2008 to 4-June 2008)
Africa Is Not For Sissies
: Sometimes a safari yields unexpected surprises. In the case of our Zambian Waterfall Safari, we had to endure a vehicle breakdown in the middle of nowhere without cell phone coverage, without radio, and hours away by foot to the nearest village. Yet in these times of "crisis" (at least as far as a paying customer on safari is concerned), you get to see the true color of people. And we were fortunate to have seen what I consider to be the real Africa... [read more]

Victoria Falls (24-May 2008 to 26-May 2008)
The Zim Zam Shuffle
: As we hastily made our way across the misty Livingstone Memorial Bridge trying to ignore the peddlers who wouldn't leave us alone, Julie alerted me to a rather unusual scene in front of us. Two giant baboons were frantically running across the bridge towards us and it seemed like we were in the way... [read more]

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