Category Archives: AFRICA

21 Best places for whale watching in the world for your next ethical adventure

Madagascar is one of the best places for whale watching in the world

The sun was shining as the 20 foot boat floated in the Indian Ocean somewhere outside the small island of Sainte-Marie in eastern Madagascar. The 5-6 tourists on the boat were mesmerized. So was I. Surrounding the boat, were 3 massive humpback whales. Just hanging out. While 5 shiny dolphins where jumping playfully around them. […]

One week in Morocco itinerary: A taste of northern Morocco

A beautiful rainbow on our Morocco 1 week itinerary. Spring is best time to travel to Morocco when the fields are golden.

Northern Morocco is not where most people set foot on their first trip to the country, yet it’s tremendously beautiful! There is so much culture and the Berber villages are spotted all over the astounding Atlas and Rif mountains. The deep blue Mediterranean Sea dominates the coastline while you can visit the fascinating Blue city […]

How to explore Al Hoceima National Park in northern Morocco

Hiking Al Hoceima National Park Morocco

A mild scent of pine trees mixed with the salty aroma from the sea, the sound of countless bird species trilling in their own languages takes you along a craggy coastline. Covering an area of approximately 180 square kilometers on Morocco’s Mediterranean coast, Al Hoceima National Park is an extremely underrated destination that covers both […]

12 Morocco off the beaten path destinations you have to explore!

Tazekka National Park

Morocco is often being related to busy bazaars, eager vendors, and romanticized camel rides through the desert. Most travelers don’t venture far beyond Marrakech, Fez, and Casablanca. Except for the desert, that is. Oh! And another place that has become extremely popular with the years is the blue city of Chefchaouen. But if you look […]

25 off the beaten path travel destinations – underrated countries you should travel to now!

Ethiopia - off the beaten track travel

While many countries in the world are experiencing overtourism, there are countries that are actually in need of more travelers. The countries that receive a lot of tourism do for a reason, and I’m absolutely not saying you shouldn’t visit your bucket list destinations. Even popular countries like Peru can be explored off the beaten […]

5 things to do in Chefchaouen as a responsible traveler

Chefchaouen is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Morocco, and it is easy to notice the increasing amount of tourism the charming blue city is undertaking. Overtourism is a dangerous issue that slowly takes over the popular cities and landmarks in the world. It is still possible to visit this blue pearl, though travelers should […]

Akany Avoko Faravohitra gives new hope for Malagasy girls

Views of Antananarivo not far from the children's home

Akany Avoko Faravohitra is a non-profit organization in Antananarivo. They home around 50 girls of all ages from all around Madagascar. Some of the girls are victims of physical or psychological abuse. Others are underaged girls in conflict with the law that are awaiting trial. These girls are sent directly to the home by the […]

Akchour waterfall – Morocco’s hidden gem

The pool by the Grand cascade

Akchour waterfall is definitely one of Morocco’s truly hidden gems. The trek goes along the river with numerous small cascades through the vigorous green fairytale forest. Surrounded by the majestic Rif Mountains, you walk passed rocks and tree stumps wrapped in green moss, changing into thick, unrestrained jungle covering the surroundings. All you can hear […]

11 Best wildlife encounters in Madagascar

Sustainable travel - lemur in Madagascar

Madagascar is known as a nature destination. And not without reason. However, most people mostly connect the island to lemurs, while the country has so much more to offer. In this post, I will show you the 11 best wildlife encounters in Madagascar, and where you can go for the experience. According to WWF (World […]

Where to see sea turtles nest in Madagascar

The white sandbar connecting the two islands of Nosy Iranja

Madagascar is home to five different species of sea turtles. They are all endangered as they are hunted either for their meat or their shell. Especially Green turtles and Hawksbill turtles are showing a marked decline in nesting. According to Sea Turtle Conservancy, there are only about 20-23 000 nesting females left of this species […]