Tag: African Travel

A Brief Look at the History and Culture of Tanzania

Among African nations Tanzania has an extremely strong history and cultural heritage. It is here that evidence of the earliest human development has been found, where one of the greatest campaigns of World War I was fought, where one of the great oriental dynasties created a sultanate, and where some of the more memorable tussles of the colonial period took… Read more →

Rwenzori Mountains of Central Africa

Rwenzori Gallery, my last trip there in 2006 The Mountains of the Moon One of the last secrets of accessible African venture travel is the famed Central African Mountains Of The Moon. The Rwenzori Range, straddling DRC and Uganda, is a rugged range of snowcapped peaks that, although not the highest in Africa, are without doubt the most rugged and… Read more →

The Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe

Buried somewhere in my memories of childhood is an image of that broken ridge deep in the hazy distance during fire season, as the family drove between Chipinga and Melsetter sometime in the early 1970s. Those were the days before the war, before convoys, landmines, ambushes and all the rest of it; when the Chimanimani National Park became inaccessible, and… Read more →

A classic journey: Peter MacQueen’s 1909 Summit Attempt Kilimanjaro

The following is an excerpt from American Hunter, explorer and adventurer Peter MacQueen’s account of his 1909 hunting expedition in East Africa AFTER a delightful week with the Germans and the colonists of Moschi we made ready for an ascent of Kilimanjaro. We consulted with Sultan Sulima, and he procured for us sixteen of his strongest young men to carry… Read more →