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Travel Blogs Across Africa and India

Reed Dance in Eswatini

Reed Dance or Umhlanga in Eswatini

The annual Swazi Reed Dance of Umhlanga is a spectacular event; it’s amazing to see how many maidens there are dancing and singing in unison.

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visit a traditional healer in Eswatini

Visit a Sangoma in Eswatini

The sangoma greeted us in a serious manner. He took some snuff, snorted it, coughed and then shook a small purse, it rattled ominously.

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Packing for holiday

Packing made easy for your holiday

To make life a bit easier here are some top packing tips from the Sense Earth team to remove the stress from the start of your holiday.

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Lioness in Mana Pools

The lioness nearly had my bacon in Mana Pools

Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, is an extraordinary place. Here you can see all manner of wildlife interactions – even some unexpected lioness ones.

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A close up of African elephant in Botswana

Camping with elephant and hyena in Botswana

There is something magical about camping in Botswana, it has a peaceful feeling combined with the excitement of seeing wildlife close up.

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The starry sky at night Makgadikgadi Pan, Botswana

A night on Makgadikgadi Pan, Botswana

A night out on the salt pans, is an out of this world experience. This is what it is like out on Makgadikgadi Pan in Botswana.

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Warthog in Eswatini

Top 10 items to take on safari

We are often asked what items you should take for on safari. There are the obvious but there are other things that you might not think of.

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Pelicans floating in Walvis Bay Namibia

Exclusive catamaran excursion in Walvis Bay

Take an exclusive catamaran excursion in Walvis Bay to watch cavorting seals, marvel at graceful dolphins and dine on oysters.

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Mbita Opening Ceremony student expedition

UK’s Abbey Gate College volunteer in Eswatini

14 pupils from UK’s Abbey Gate college donates E51000 and assist in the construction of a new kitchen at Mbita primary school in Eswatini.

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School students building a breeze block wall

Building an Old Age Home – Team Ndlovu

In a week, an isolated square of building foundations in a remote Emaswati community became a small 2-bedroom bungalow ready for inhabiting.

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Volunteering in Africa, the Pre-School Opening Ceremony

Pre-School Opening Ceremony

The Pre-School opening ceremony was something I’ll never forget, with the CEO of Swaziland Tourism present we knew we’d done something amazing

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hissing cockroach

Cunning Cockroaches

With over 4,600 different cockroach species worldwide, thankfully only 30 are associated with human habitats and 4 common household pests.

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suggested reading


Ladies Detection Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
When the Lion Feeds by Wilbur Smith
Book about African Wildlife
House of Stone by Christina Lamb
Sense Africa Five Ways by Jenny Bowen


Kim by Budyard Kipling
A Passage to India Book
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
India after Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
India's Unending Journey by Mark Tully

recommended travel guides

The Wildlife of Southern Africa by Vincent Carruthers - Travel Blogs

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