Uganda

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

We woke at 5:30am on Sunday and dressed ready for our jungle adventure. We were tired and anxious to get to the Nkuringo gate on time for the 7:30am briefing. After an extremely quick breakfast (we took the rest with us to eat on the road) we set off for the 45-60 minute drive from… Continue reading Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Morocco

The Journey Home and Fly-Eye

We decided to begin the journey back to Marrakech on Friday so we could relax more on Saturday and not have to worry about getting to the airport. The drive wasn't that far, but the roads on the way had been unpredictable so we were playing it safe. We decided to leave straight after the… Continue reading The Journey Home and Fly-Eye

Morocco

Adventures in the Desert

From Zagora it was a long drive to the desert. M'hamid is often called 'the gateway to the desert', where people go to experience sand dunes and stars. The road was surprisingly good for most of the way, with only part of the way being a single-track road. Once again, the views were incredible. The… Continue reading Adventures in the Desert

Morocco

Continuing along the Draa

From Skoura, we headed back towards Ouarzazate and then South along the N9 again following the Draa river valley. This part of the journey really was my favourite I think, the landscape seemed to change around every corner (and there were a lot of corners!). The road took us through the major town of Agdz… Continue reading Continuing along the Draa

Morocco

Detour along the Dades

In hindsight, Pete and I wished that we had skipped our detour along the Dades to Skoura and gone straight to the desert at M'Hamid, but that's part of the adventure and I had read that the Dades Gorge and River was home to some of the most spectacular oases and sights. So we set… Continue reading Detour along the Dades

Morocco

Conquering the Atlas Mountains

Well... at least we tried to leave Marrakech... we had downloaded satnavs for our phones, but even they found navigating through the Medina difficult as they didn't seem to understand the concept of one-way streets. We seem trapped inside the walls of the city and so just drove as close to the wall as possible… Continue reading Conquering the Atlas Mountains