Mali uncovered – Best experiences to do in Mali

Mali uncovered - Best experiences to do in Mali - Dogon Masks

From exploring ancient cities to vibrant markets bursting with color, these were the most unique and hidden experiences I had during my visit to Mali. Let’s face it, planning a trip to Mali isn’t straightforward. There’s a scarcity of online information, and the security situation keeps changing. To make the most of your visit, you’ll […]

Everything you need to know before to travel to Mali

Djenne mosque from restaurant viewpoint

Untouched, volatile, yet incredibly rewarding, traveling to Mali promises a raw and adventurous experience. I traveled to Mali in the summer of 2022 as part of a road trip from Burkina Faso to Mali. It was my first experience traveling to a truly volatile country, and I was extremely cautious about understanding the risks and […]

Which are the most bizarre travel experiences in Burkina Faso

Which are the most bizarre travel experiences in Burkina Faso

From sitting next to wild crocodiles, to ceremonies celebrating the death, these are some of the most bizarre and weird experiences you can see in Burkina Faso. There have been only a few places that have surprised me as much as Burkina Faso. From its untouched landscapes to its mystical and colorful cultural heritage and […]

Best things to do in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Best things to do in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Often overlooked due to its remote location, Ouagadougou is one of West Africa’s most dynamic and exciting capitals. Ouagadougou was my introduction to West Africa. It was the first West African capital I visited and my gateway for a road trip between Burkina Faso and Mali (I know! Not the easiest countries to travel). I […]

Niger Unveiled: Best things to do in Niamey

Best things to do in Niamey

Being one of the less traveled capitals in the world, Niamey surprises with bustling markets, scenic river cruises, captivating cultural sites, and West African beats. When I booked my flight tickets to Niamey in Niger, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Niger has one of the worst reputations when it comes to safety, and I […]

Hidden Gems of Africa – How to Plan a Trip to Niger

Hidden Gems of Africa – How to Plan a Trip to Niger

Known as one of the most challenging countries to travel to, cautious planning and staying up-to-date are key when planning a trip to Niger. From all the countries I’ve traveled to so far, Niger is undoubtedly one of the most logistically challenging. There is essentially no available information about the region, and apart from a […]

How to travel from Guinea to Sierra Leone by ferry

Tiwai Island in Sierra Leone

Travelling from Guinea to Sierra Leone by ferry has never been easier with the ferry connecting Conakry and Freetown. Here’s everything you need to know about it. Some weeks ago, I finished a road trip to West Africa. Although the entire experience was one of the best I have had, there were sections of the […]