Travel: A Drive to the Village of Chamarel

The best way to find your way around was to drive around, or get a bus and venture out to get a full experience. Ventured to Chamarel a village located in Riviere Noire District after finding out the national drink in Mauritius is Rum made from sugarcane which they grow in abundance and use partly…

Travel: A Walk in Pamplemousses

If you enjoy the great outdoors and walking I would recommend the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses located in the north west of Mauritius. You have the option of a hiring a guide for a small fee to walk you through all the different exotic plant types and the unassuming plants that turn…

A Crisp Mid Summer’s Day at Bonanza

Summertime always has a lot of social gatherings and events to go to. The Wine Shop had an event a few weeks ago at Bonanza, an introduction of all the new wines and gin that they will be stocking. Most of the exhibitors were from Cape Town. We had a lot of interesting chats about…

Conservation: Cheers to the Elephants

I was invited to a charity event in August to raise funds for wildlife education and conservation through the Game Rangers International inconjunction with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. One of the most memorable moments of the night was having the pleasure of listening to the English soprano Laura Wright belt some tunes.So, I finally…

Zambia: The Problem with Misconceptions

With so many myths about Africa in existence, it is often hard to get a realistic view of a continent that is as complex as it is beautiful in its own right. There are many that have a tendency of reducing the planet’s second-largest continent of 54 countries to a single country. Misconceptions, perceptions and generalisations…

Tea at the Corner Café

A contemporary restaurant in the city of Lusaka located on Great East road, stands the place that everyone is talking about. It is superbly situated between two shopping malls Arcades and Manda hill. Of course, a wee birthday celebration is always a good excuse to go for a little nibble and a cuppa tea at…

A day at Chaminuka

The weekend is always the perfect opportunity to take a drive all the way to Chaminuka. It has one of the largest private Zambian art collections which is estimated to be a 1000-piece collection, placed throughout the lodge and collected over the years by its founder and owner Andrew Sardonis. As you enter the grounds…

Picnic at Monkey Pools

Have been looking for a good picnic spot for a while now and when my cousin mentioned Monkey Pools I had no idea what to expect. Started thinking from the name maybe monkeys in a pool being notorious and swinging from branch to branch, would they throw something at me, would I be disturbing the…

COME DINE WITH ME: THE HASSAR GRILL

Decided to go for Sunday lunch and Hassar Grill which is essentially a steak restaurant located at Eastpark Mall in Lusaka, looked like a cool place to eat. It was not fully packed initially but started to get busy and buzzing by the hour. As you wait to get seated you see that there is…

TRAVEL: THE CITY OF LIVINGSTONE

Livingstone is a tourist town in Zambia about a 5 hour drive from the capital city Lusaka or 40 minutes by plane. This is where the majestic Victoria Falls the smoke that thunders is found. We arrived on hot day checked into Avani Victoria Falls Resort where the views are stunning and our welcome party…