Hiking to the rock-hewn churches of Tigray, Ethiopia

Tigray Ethiopia – 3 day guide to the rock-hewn churches

The stunning rock-hewn churches of Tigray may be the best kept secret of Ethiopia. Not many travelers make it here, but those that do can expect to be blown away not only by evocative churches, but also by sweeping views, fantastic hiking, great birdwatching and wonderful people. This is my account of what to do…

Travel Wiser with Sofie in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Ethiopia itinerary – 2 weeks Danakil, Lalibela, Simien and more

One of the most beautiful, diverse and enigmatic destinations in Africa, Ethiopia has something for everyone. Looking for fantastic hiking and unique wildlife? Try hanging out with gelada monkeys in the Simien Mountains. History and spirituality? Lalibela’s churches and Gondar’s castles. Spectacular landscapes and adventure? The volcanic Danakil Depression. All of the above together? Climb…

Travel Wiser Dallol Danakil Depression Ethiopia

Danakil Depression Ethiopia – All you need to know

The Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia is like no other place on earth: extremely inhospitable, but also extraordinarily beautiful. Formed by volcanic activity and the movements of three tectonic plates, its unique landscapes lie 100-130 m below sea level and see some of the world’s highest temperatures. The main source of water, the Awash River,…

Travel Wiser Mozambique

Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger Park – 3 week road trip itinerary

You might not have heard of Mozambique as a holiday destination, but that is not because it’s not worth going! With a coastline of more than 2000 km, Mozambique has plenty of pristine beaches where you can unwind at wonderful eco lodges and dive with the big stuff. The interior is still very undeveloped, but…

Walking safari at sunset in the Kruger Park

Kruger National Park – 4 days self drive safari

The Kruger National Park is probably Africa’s most famous game reserve, a must visit for any wildlife lover. The largest national park in South Africa, it is home to more species of large mammal than any other. Besides the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard) you can see anything here from giraffe to…

Swaziland nature and wildlife Travel Wiser blog post

Swaziland nature and wildlife – 4 day itinerary

Tiny landlocked Swaziland is often overlooked in favor of its big neighbor, South Africa. But it offers similar opportunities for wildlife watching and some amazing and varied landscapes, all for low prices and so close together you can do it all in a day (if you would want to). Swaziland itinerary highlights: Rhinos, elephants and…