Zanzibar Dreams

    By Ashlee Peterson | September 2, 2019

    One of the best known tropical islands in the world, Zanzibar is an island with many faces. Steeped in history, surrounded by sparkling turquoise blue waters and snow white beaches fringed with palm trees dripping with harvests. The interior is a fertile land, best known for spices and fresh ripe fruits. But there is also a lot of life on the island. It’s National Park, Jozani, is home to a thriving population of red colobus … Read More »

    The Magic of Mikumi - Days 9 & 10

    By Ashlee Peterson | August 27, 2019

    Driving from Malawi into the heart of Tanzania is a journey. Crossing the border one first must now cross the escarpment of the Southern Highlands, before making your way north on the great Northern Highway (a rather grand name for a single lane pot-holed tar road) The drive is well worth it as you head up into THE land of the safari. Tanzania is home to some of the most spectacular and renowned wildlife parks … Read More »

    Lake Malawi’s Maji Zuwa Project

    By Ashlee Peterson | August 19, 2019

    After our two days of “Scottish Highland like” experience in the upper reaches of Nyika Plateau, it was with a sense of saddness that we traversed the bumpy road back ‘down to earth’. Mixed in with that sadness was the excitement or returning to the warmer climates and beachside vibe of the Lake. Our next destination, Maji Zuwa, is located on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, and is one that can only be described … Read More »

    Original Nomad - Nyika Plateau, Malawi

    By Fern Perry | June 17, 2019

    Travelling up the northern shores of Lake Malawi keeps one on relatively main roads, well travelled by those traversing the country. Yet as soon as you leave these well-developed routes one finds themselves in the midst of all that rural Africa has to offer. Children start running along the side of your vehicle, waving and singing, finding petrol stations and working ATM machines becomes a challenge and the road conditions change dramatically. Tar is a … Read More »

    Original Nomad - Adventures on Lake Malawi

    By Fern Perry | June 15, 2019

    Travelling from Lilongwe to Lake Malawi takes one through a multitude of small Malawian villages, where people congregate along the roadside, selling charcoal, peanuts and a variety of fresh produce. Bricks are made by hand and water is carried upon the heads of ladies dressed in vibrant colours and vivid patterns. The roads are mostly tarred but come with the classic ‘African massage’ experience as one navigates potholes.  The classic Malawian sight, of over-loaded bicycles … Read More »

    The Original Nomad Hits The Road

    By Fern Perry | June 12, 2019

    The day to day world of Nomad is one of multiple layers of cogs and wheels, all turning at different speeds and with different levels of importance, controlled by a dedicated team with a world of experience. Each one is a necessity, and one that must be monitored and controlled. What started as a young enterprise in 1997 has become a much greater entity, made up of these constantly rotating cogs. Each department is overseen … Read More »

    Travelling to East Africa? An Overview of when to go where!

    By Handrick | October 2, 2017

    No matter when you travel with Nomad , you can be guaranteed that there will be countless new places and faces to discover. You will be amazed and blown away by the beauty of the landscapes, the generosity of the people and the unpredictability of the wild animals. But, as you put your travel calendar together for 2017/2018, you may like a little guidance regarding when to go where and the best time to do … Read More »

    Travelling to Africa? An Overview of when to go where!

    By Handrick | July 3, 2017

    No matter when you travel with Nomad to Southern or East Africa, you can be guaranteed that there will be countless new places and faces to discover. You will be amazed and blown away by the beauty of the landscapes, the generosity of the people and the unpredictability of the wild animals. But, as you put your travel calendar together for 2017/2018, you may like a little guidance regarding when to go where and the … Read More »

    Botswana to Introduce Tourism Development Levy "TDL"

    By 18600845351 | May 9, 2017

      The Ministry of Environment Natural Resources’ Conservation and Tourism through the Botswana Tourism Organisation has announced the introduction of an obligatory Tourism Development Levy (TDL), payable at all ports of entry including airports and border posts, starting 1st June 2017. The objective of the Levy is to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development in order to support the growth of the industry and broaden the tourism base, resultantly improving the lives of the people … Read More »

    10 Foods to Enjoy in Streets of South Africa

    By a | January 25, 2017

    10 Foods to Enjoy in Streets of South Africa The Republic of South Africa as the name suggests is a southern African country located at the tip of the African Peninsula. It also has a coastline that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean starting from Cape Point and 2,789 kilometers towards the Indian Ocean. Being the melting pot of cultures South Africa has an extensively varied cuisine and is nicknamed as the ‘Rainbow Cuisine’, due to … Read More »