About the Author

Africa Experts Product Manager – Although British born and now Toronto based, Kirsty grew up in South Africa and is completely passionate about all things Africa. She finds it hard to choose a favourite destination, but lists Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Botswana as some of the most special places she has visited, and feels it’s not just about where you go and what you see, but who you get to experience it with. Kirsty is always up for an adventure and will try anything once. As such, she has para-glided in South Africa, zip lined in Mauritius, dived the Red Sea, hot air ballooned in Egypt, and even swam in the Okavango Delta. Next on Kirsty’s bucket list is to climb Kilimanjaro!

Cape Town Harbour in the Evening, South Africa

Top 5 Restaurants in South Africa

A highlight of any South Africa vacation is sampling some delicious, traditional African food. South Africa was arguably home to the first fusion cuisine, blending colonial French, Dutch, English, and Malaysian influences. Here, you’ll find vibrant cuisine that’s sure to excite the palate. South Africa’s restaurants are gaining accolades and making waves on the world’s […]

Leopard in Pom-Pom Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Why Botswana is So Exceptional

Botswana is a beautiful country, full of unfenced game reserves, friendly people, and incredible natural beauty. It’s an unforgettable country where you can see the Big Five all in one place, including the largest population of elephants in Africa. Paddle along the Okavango Delta in a “mokoro” (dug-out wooden canoe), and sleep as close to […]

Game Viewing in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe - photo credit Dana Allen

Zimbabwe’s Best National Parks and Historical Sites

Some of Africa’s most spectacular natural landscapes, wildlife, and breathtaking vistas, can be found in Zimbabwe. It’s infamous Victoria Falls are a great place to start, but there’s so much more to this beautiful country. On your next African safari, make sure you leave time to see some of Zimbabwe’s spectacular national parks and unique historical […]