Overland Backpacking Trip From Cairo to East Africa

I have been quiet for a long time and for a good reason. Been busy with my next project and finally can say its online and now is time to get moving.

My posts will be mostly updated on my new website, dedicated to Africa. Feel free to stop by on Safaris and Adventures to Africa or shortly Safari Junkie.

Along with new site, i have new travel plans. In October i start travelling Africa from Cairo to Tanzania. Will visit Sudan, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Dr Congo and Tanzania.

Most of my daily updates will be either via Instagram or Facebook. If you wish to follow me there here are the links:

https://instagram.com/safarijunkie/

https://www.facebook.com/safarijunkie

Wish me luck and see you in October!

backpacking overland solo female from Cairo to Tanzania

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Fetching Water

Appreciate the luxury of tap water! Every day women and children in Africa walk an average of 6km  (4 miles) to collect water.

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children africa water

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

I did it! Eversince  I saw Ewan Mcgregor visiting Gorillas in Rwanda in Long Way Down, Volcanoes National Park has been on my bucket list. This year i  finally fullfilled my dreams, wasnt cheap i admit, but was totally worth it!!

Gorilla Etiquette:

Tracking guide will tell you more about how to behave when you’re in the presence of gorillas but here are some things to keep in mind:

Dont point index finger into gorillas, they have bad experience with poachers and they might think you want to shoot them

Be quiet

Dont make eye contact with gorillas – can be seen to be aggressive

If gorilla approaches you just act submissive and crouch down, but never run away!

Besides its not allowed to take food, drink with you  – you will leave your backpack and unnecessary equipment, clothes  in a safe place about  hundred meters before you approach gorilla area.

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Gorillas in Rwanda

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Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

This post will be more interesting for African Art lovers who are based in Kigali, Rwanda. Some awsome paintings from my Rwandan friend i met during my trip to Rwanda`!

Rwandan Art by Augustin Hakizimana

Solo Art Exhibition in Kigali by Augustin Hakizimana

Looks like i am going to start this blog with invitation:-) Have been very busy lately, having free workshops in Agasozi Art Center in Musanze, working on my latest paintings along with preparing my upcoming solo exhibition in Kigali. Therefore I haven’t been able to update and start this blog as it was planned but I promise to update my blog soon with all the art material I  have created so far.

So if you happen to be in Kigali on Mrch 15th  2013 in Heaven Restaurant  at 6 PM, you are more than welcome to stop by, have a drink, mingle around and look at my paintings.

Paintings  exhibited on Beauty of our culture exhibition have been created in beautiful Musanze.

coming home

collecting firewood

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To All My Followers ♥

First of all thank you to all there in WordPress universe that have chosen to follow my blog and trip to East Africa!! ♥♥♥

Due to typhoid fever i had to return home  sooner than planned initially. There are many photos to sort out but right now i have to get better first. Hope you will still enjoy the upcoming pics! 🙂

Still, had an unforgettable time in Africa and also getting sick is part of African experience….

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Hospital

Rwandan Kids

These kids have so much nicer childhood that western kids only dream of!

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Sweet Kids