Bridget Williamson

  • 10 Of The Greatest African Waterfalls You Never Heard Of

    African waterfalls By Bridget Williamson, 3:59 pm

    Victoria Falls gets all the attention when it comes to waterfalls in Africa, and deservedly so. It’s not the highest or the widest waterfall in the world, but it’s the biggest — about twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and more than twice as wide. Africa has other fabulous waterfalls that many people don’t know about. They’re on the periphery of the beaten path in regions previously overlooked or ignored. Some are hard to reach. They’re among the most underappreciated aspects of Africa’s natural heritage.

  • 10 Ways To Have Adrenaline Adventures In Zambia

    adrenaline adventures in Zambia By Bridget Williamson, 7:06 am

    You can fly over Victoria Falls in a plane, helicopter, or microlight. Whichever way you go, it’s considered “the flight of angels.” If jumping off bridges, getting close to wildlife, and extreme river rafting are your preferred vacation activities, then Zambia is for you. Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and the countryside of Zambia provide lots of options for adrenaline junkies. Here are 10 adrenaline adventures in Zambia to get your heart rate pulsing.

  • 15 Beautiful Beaches In Mozambique To Bliss Out On

    beaches in mozambique By Bridget Williamson, 7:00 am

    Beautiful beaches with sparkling blue waters and golden sand are a dime a dozen in Mozambique. You really are spoilt for choice, with dozens to choose from up and down the Mozambican coastline, and on its pristine islands. And since Mozambique is not a mass-tourism destination yet, you’ll rarely see another person, and you can become a beach bum without spending a lot of money. Here are 15 of our favorite beaches in Mozambique.

  • 10 Street Scenes That Capture The Flavor Of Fordsburg, Johannesburg

    fordsburg By Bridget Williamson, 7:00 pm

    Fordsburg is a vibrant blend of spice, colour, and aroma, and a constant hub of activity. Populated mostly by Indian and Pakistani people, it is the place to go for decently priced fabrics, beautiful clothing, delicious food and absolutely any spice that you may want. Situated quite close to central Joburg, Fordsburg is the shopping hub of the city, and one with much character. Here are 10 scenes from Fordsburg that capture the flavors of the neighborhood.

  • Where The Wild Things Are: A Visitor’s Guide To Kruger National Park

    kruger national park By Bridget Williamson, 7:00 pm

    A visit to South Africa isn’t complete without a few days in the country’s largest protected area and favourite game reserve, Kruger National Park. With such a vast expanse of nature and wild habitat to explore, it’s difficult to know where to begin, especially if you have only a few days. This simple guide will give you an idea of the rest camps best suited for seeing the Big Five, avoiding the crowds, and testing your bird navigation skills.

  • #InLoveWithAfrica: The Raw Splendor Of The Okavango Delta

    Botswana independence By Bridget Williamson, 6:00 pm

    AFKTravel recently launched a series called ‪#‎InLoveWithAfrica‬, which comprises a series of “love letters” to various African destinations, written by travel writers who are passionate about the continent. In this installment, Bridget Williamson dives deep into Botswana’s Okavango Delta. “The Okavango Delta will suck you in to its raw splendour, colossalness, truly wild wildlife, and adrenaline-pumping unpredictability.”

  • Island-Hopping And Canal-Cruising In The Okavango Delta

    okavango-delta-islands By Bridget Williamson, 8:30 pm

    The Okavango Delta could be called “the Venice of Africa,” due to its thousands of narrow canals opening up to large open water masses. Whizzing through the canals is a breathtaking and thrilling experience. The absolute pure beauty and raw wildlife surrounding you is something that will forever stick in your memory.

  • Beautiful Baby Animals In Botswana!

    lion cubs By Bridget Williamson, 10:08 am

    The months from November to March are usually the quietest when it comes to seeing animals on safari in Botswana and other southern African countries. Wildlife is generally more scarce during these months and harder to spot — since there is more water available, animals don’t congregate around single water sources, and the heat causes them to move less and hide in the lush bushes.

  • Photo Essay: The Elephants Of Savuti, Botswana

    By Bridget Williamson, 5:00 am

    With the lush marshlands, extensive savannahs and open grasslands, Savuti in the Okavango Delta in Botswana is swarming with wildlife. Go on a game drive at any time of day, even in the mid-day heat, and you are likely to see at least a few animals – and most definitely a few elephants.