Country Nr 52 – Lesotho – hiking around Maletsunyane Falls in a mountainous, water-rich country

Country 52/196: Lesotho Destinations: Maseru, Makhalanyane, Lion's Head Mountain, Mount Qiloane, Maletsunyane Falls (Semonkong), Mohale Dam They call it 'the kingdom in the sky', we call it 'a love child between the American canyons and the European Alps'. However you choose to call it, one thing is a fact: Lesotho is a beautiful, green, mountainous country. It is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 meters in elevation and it is a kingdom, therefore the official nickname makes total sense. As we have been told by locals, Lesotho is known for its large supplies of...

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Country Nr 51 – Eswatini – amazing hiking trails and a colorful ceremony at Mantenga cultural village

Country 51/196: Eswatini Destinations: Mbabane, Makholokholo, Mantenga cultural village and natural reserve, Sibebe Rock The Kingdom of Eswatini is a small landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is known for its stunning mountain and flatland scenery, amazing hiking trails, abundant wildlife, vibrant culture, and colorful ceremonies. It's best to visit this intriguing kingdom in August/September or December/January when the nation's most important events are held (Umhlanga and Incwala). What to do and what to see in Eswatini? In Eswatini you can enjoy a wide variety of landscapes, including mountains, savannas, and pristine rain forests. We decided to visit what is...

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Country Nr 50 – Mozambique – a walk through the modern Maputo and a visit to Inhaca Island

Country 50/196: Mozambique Destinations: Maputo, Inhaca Island Before visiting Mozambique and its capital city, we've read a blog post saying that Maputo is one of the least beautiful cities they have ever been to. Our expectations, after reading the article, were obviously pretty low. But what do you know! As soon as we got there we were very pleasantly surprised. Maputo turned out to be a modern city full of lovely sites and welcoming people. The food is great and the vibe is chill. What more could one ask for? Inhaca Island was a bit less impressive, but mostly due...

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Country Nr 49 – Malawi – sustainable Cape Maclear, beautiful beaches, and a relaxing vibe

Country 49/196: Malawi Destinations: Cape Maclear and Lilongwe Malawi is a rather small country but it has a lot to offer. We will always remember it as one of the most sustainability-oriented countries in Africa, maybe just because we have had the pleasure of meeting lots of great people, who really care about the environment and their communities. :) What to do and what to see in Malawi? Malawi is home to many beautiful sites among which Lake Malawi is considered the most popular one. Lilongwe to Cape Maclear  We flew in at Lilongwe Airport. First, we had to find...

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Country Nr 48 – Tanzania – world’s best safaris and beautiful tropical beaches – the perfect honeymoon destination

Country 48/196: Tanzania Destinations: Nungwi and Zanzibar City (both on Zanzibar Island) We have already visited Tanzania in 2017 and we fell head over heels in love with this amazing country. Tanzania offers countless adventures, including some of the best safaris in the world, as well as some of the most gorgeous tropical beaches. It is the absolute perfect honeymoon destination. ♥ What to do and what to see in Tanzania? This time around we have decided to visit Zanzibar, the picture-perfect tropical island, which is known for some of the most romantic places and sights in the world. However,...

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Country Nr 47 – Comoros – Grande Comore, a beautiful island covered with litter

Country 47/196: Comoros Destinations: Grande Comore Island We visited the island of Grande Comore - the largest of the three islands. Grand Comore has a lot to offer. Its nature is truly amazing. Turquoise sea, picture-perfect beaches, a spectacular volcano, which covers 60% of the island, and many wonderful forests. However, the island is currently facing a big environmental crisis, which is impossible to ignore. Read more about the issues on the bottom of the post. The best way to get around the capital is by taxi-buses (shared taxis). To travel around the island it's best to use buses, but...

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Country Nr 46 – Madagascar – the beauty and the environmental issues of the baobab trees

Country 46/196: Madagascar Destinations: Morondava, Kirindy forest, Antananarivo Madagascar is the land of the magnificent baobab trees, of lemurs, of fossas, of exceptional biodiversity, of friendly people, of bricks and rice, and the land of many amazing natural sights. ♥ What to do and what to see on Madagascar? We wanted to visit Madagascar during the cool dry season, however, since we were already 'in the neighborhood' we had no choice but to do it during the hot wet season. It turned out that the rain wasn't an issue during our visit, but the heavy rains before we came to...

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Country Nr 45 – Mauritius – swimming with wild dolphins and admiring Terres des sept couleurs

Country 45/196: Mauritius Destinations: La Gaulette, Le Morne, Black River, Chamarel, Terre de sept couleurs, Blue Bay Mauritius is a relatively small tropical island on the eastern coast of Africa. It might not have as many spectacular beaches as Seychelles, but it does offer turquoise waters, tropical forests, colorful earth, countless adventures, and tons of fun! :) What to do and what to see on Mauritius? We're always trying to visit the most iconic and unique places in each country, so this time around we decided to visit the southwestern and the southeastern part of the island, even though we've...

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Country Nr 44 – Seychelles – cycling around La Digue, planting trees on Praslin, and searching for the most beautiful beach in Seychelles

Country 44/196: Seychelles Destinations: Mahe Island, La Digue Island, Praslin Island Turquoise waters, tropical rainforests, delicious fruit, romantic bike rides, spectacular rocks, white sand, sunshine, and a whole lot of perfect beaches. Seychelles are paradise. ♥ What to do and what to see on Seychelles? We've spent a week on Seychelles. We had enough time to explore the main islands and to visit the top attractions, however, we could have easily stayed forever. :) Mahe Island We flew to Victoria, the country's capital city, which is situated on Mahe Island - the main and biggest island. We stayed on Mahe...

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