9 Reasons Why The Boma is the Most Unforgettable Dining Experience You’ll Ever Have

Throughout the beginning of our trip through Africa many people were raving about The Boma Restaurant in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe so we decided it was worth checking out during our stay there. We were not disappointed and here is why you won’t be either.
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Rafting and Riverboarding the Mighty Zambezi: 19 Rapids, 3 Injuries, 2 Girls, 1 Mighty Adventure

The magazine fell open to page 81, as if it was calling to me, “And the Zambezi’s dozens of rapids, which roil with waves as high as 30 feet, are famed as the best commercially run white water in the world”. My attention was caught. The Zambezi River runs between Zimbabwe and Zambia, fed by the great Victoria Falls, was one of the stops I would be making on my trip through Africa. I kept reading. “…Boaters buck through house-size rapids and dodge hippos and crocs”. Okay, a little danger there, but what the heck! I turned and headed to the counter with “National Geographic Adventures of a Lifetime” tucked under my arm. In that moment I made the decision that I would raft the Zambezi. Little did I know that I would take it just one step further. Read more

Botswana: Chobe on Water

After an early morning game drive through Chobe National Park, with a heart-stopping lion encounter, spirits were high at our campsite. We enjoyed what was left of our breakfast after a raid by a group of mongooses and took the afternoon to relax. Or relax as much as you can when there is a spitting cobra in your bathroom. Read more

How to Ride an Ostrich

The day had finally arrived. We were only one week into an eight week trip but I had been thinking about this day for years. It was the day I would finally ride an ostrich.

It’s kind of an odd life aspiration to have, but ever since seeing a Stride Gum commercial featuring men riding ostriches (watch it here), I have felt an unusual urge to take a whirl on one of these large, flightless birds. Almost six years later the opportunity was finally in front of me. Read more

Zimbabwe Lion Encounter

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe we were offered an overwhelming number of activities to partake in. Even more overwhelming than the number of options we had to choose from was the cost of many of these adventures. Victoria Falls, although beautiful and well worth seeing, is a tourist trap, and an expensive one at that. Despite the cries of my bank account I decided to sign up for a few different activities to fill up my three day stop. First thing on the list was walking with lions at Lion Encounter. Read more

Antarctica…A Story Waiting to be Told

Antarctica. The final continent. A mass of uninhabitable ice to some, but to the curious, to the adventurous, Antarctica is so much more.

As a story teller from a young age, exploring the world has always appealed to me. The idea of heading places where few have gone and where many won’t go called to me. As soon as I was able, I packed my bags and headed off to New Zealand not returning until my camera was full and my blog spilling over with tales of trekking an active volcano, still smoking from its eruption two months prior, and jumping from an airplane at 16,000 feet over the turquoise waters of Bay of Islands. I just couldn’t get enough. Read more

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: An Encounter with Gorillas

Our shirts clung to our backs and sweat rolled down our necks as we continued our ascent into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The road was steep and dry and although it was early morning the Ugandan sun was hot as it beat down on us with not a cloud in the sky. We stopped often to sip water and catch our breath, put to shame by the rangers who hike the mountain daily. We trekked on slowly, steadily, not knowing if we would carry on for another hour, or another seven. Read more

Exploring Cape Town

Stepping out of the Cape Town airport into the humid thirty six degree heat was exactly the feeling I was looking for as I ran from Canada’s winter. A cab driver was waiting to whisk me off to the hostel I would be staying at, Ashanti Lodge, Gardens. The driver was very friendly and pointed out different landmarks on our way through the city, telling me the names of the different mountains, driving past the hospital where the first heart transplant was performed, and explaining how people lived in the poorer areas. Read more