Destination Ethiopia: The Treasure of Hamar Heritage
Posted on January 20th, 2016
Hamar are a tribe living in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia, East Africa. In this hidden corner of the world there are around 15 distinct tribes – and most of them continue their traditions from way back when. This is quite a feat in this fast changing world and on a continent so affected by colonists, missionaries, influential national and international ‘powers’ from above. May Hamar continue to treasure what’s important to them, and be treasured.
Project Insight: Very proudly made in Uganda
Posted on January 12th, 2016
21 Reasons to Travel & Experience The World
Posted on January 11th, 2016
The Kaleidoscope of Travel. How can world travel be so important in life? Experiences through travel can revitalise our senses and fundamentally transform us for the better, if you let them.
10 Reasons to choose a travel sabbatical in Africa
Posted on November 9th, 2015
Sabbaticals or career breaks are an absolutely fabulous idea. They’re a big opportunity and we would love to inspire more people to make them happen, whether it’s a quest for adventure, personal development, philanthropy or simply time-out from the norm.
Climbing Mt. Muhabura the ‘Guide Mountain’…
Posted on September 28th, 2015
On a clear day from the village of Nombe, through the haze, you can see the now extinct volcano that is known to locals as ‘Muhabura’. Loosely translated as ‘Guide Mountain’, it’s ubiquitous presence has long been a navigational aid to travellers from Uganda, Rwanda, and the Congo. Part of the Virunga Massif, it’s summit sits across the national borders of Rwanda and Uganda, while it’s cousins in the collection include peaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Neighbouring the imposing peak of Muhabura are Mt Gahinga (3,474m) and Mt Sabinyo (3,669m), the ‘old mans teeth’ derived from the jagged peaks that form the extinct volcano’s summit. Each ascent has a reputation for a full and strenuous day’s hiking, as I was about to find out. Read More