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Africa Day 2017

Africa Day 2017

The African Union declared 25 May 1963 as Africa Day after the establishment of the organization of African Unity (OAU) and includes countries in Africa that have fought and freed themselves from European colonisers. Thus every year after, Africa Day is celebrated to mark the freedom and independence of these countries with its headquarters situated in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia. Celebrations across the continent and globe have grown in recent years with the popularity of concerts, gala dinners and festivals to…

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Accommodation within National Parks in Africa

Accommodation within National Parks in Africa

1.    Maliba Lodge Maliba Lodge is the first and only 5-star lodge situated in the heart of the Tsehlanyane national park which is located in Lesotho, or better known as the ‘Mountain Kingdom’. Hiking in the National Park is an absolute must as this allows guests to experience the wild life, which includes eland, vultures and jackals, and the breath taking views of the Maluti Mountains. Dinosaur footprint tours is another exciting activity offered at Maliba Lodge as Lesotho is…

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Lesotho Ultra Trail Press release 2016

Lesotho Ultra Trail Press release 2016

Lesotho trail run gathers huge international field On Saturday the 26th November 2016, Lesotho Ultra Trail is expecting its largest field on the start line as it enters its fourth year, in addition to athletes from 11 different countries across the globe.  “The race has always been a sell-out, but this year we have operated an efficient substitution procedure which means that those who have been forced to withdraw have been quickly replaced,” said Andrew Booth, Race Director. Equally exciting are the…

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Christmas in Lesotho: 6 Beautiful Adventures to Discover

Christmas in Lesotho: 6 Beautiful Adventures to Discover

Christmas in Lesotho: 6 Beautiful Adventures to Discover Call it ‘small but mighty’ and you won’t be wrong. Welcome to Lesotho, Southern Africa’s “jewel of inestimable value”. This is a stunning country in many ramifications, and if you’re looking to doing something different this season, Lesotho is the way to go. For an unforgettable Christmas in Lesotho, here are 6 beautiful adventures to discover as we countdown to Christmas (Egwuonwu; 2015). 1.   Sehlabathebe National Park The Sehlabathebe National Park is…

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More Than Just A Trophy

More Than Just A Trophy

More Than Just A Trophy  The Maliba Community Development Trust partnered with local youth leaders and hosted a soccer Tournament between the Ts’ehlanyane , Pela Tsoeu and Kota communities, three local communities who benefit from the work of the Maliba Trust.  

Farmers Defy The Odds In Lesotho

Farmers Defy The Odds In Lesotho

Farmers Defy The Odds In Lesotho   After the support they were receiving from WFP ended in November 2013, the farmers of Ha-Mohapi village defied the odds and worked to produce a flourishing fruit tree plantation. The proud farmers are today the envy of passers-by who stop to see how the trees have transformed a once barren area (World Food programme; 2015).  

5 Simple Tricks To Make You A Better Runner

5 Simple Tricks To Make You A Better Runner

5 Simple Tricks To Make You A Better Runner     Running is a mental sport. At times, negative thoughts can get in the way of a potentially great day on the trails and make it a mediocre one. You think, “I’m never going to get faster,” “I’m a horrible runner” or “I’m way too tired for this,” and suddenly every second placing one foot in front of the other becomes excruciating (Huffington Post; 2015).

14 Most Beautiful Borders in the World

14 Most Beautiful Borders in the World

  14 Most Beautiful Borders in the World As a geography major I love anything to do with maps and borders, so I wanted to compile a list of some of the most beautiful borders in the world. Borders are all man-made but many have dramatic landscapes and distinct culture, making borders special places. And some really stand out as majestic places to travel to and cross for there sheer awe-inspiring beauty. These are not in particular order of ranking (ShawnVoyage, 2015)….

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