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Hi, I’m Bootcamp Barbie! I love to travel, learn about new cultures, experience iconic attractions and get absorbed in local lifestyles and languages. Over the past few years I have dragged members of my family to 18 countries and visited nearly 50 amazing locations across Europe, Africa, Egypt and the Pacific.

This blog is about the African adventure I went on with my husband Karl and our 19 year old son, Sam. It was an adventure where I packed as many experiences as possible into everyday to make the most of every minute. I hope you enjoy my content and that it helps you to get more from your travels too.


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Our African Adventure

29 June 2019, my husband Karl, youngest son Sam and I set off on our wildest adventure yet – a month travelling around Africa, Egypt, …

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Day 6 – Kigali to Bwindi

Breakfast the next morning was surprisingly delightful in the al fresco dining area of the hotel. The staff were beautifully polite and attentive and, after …

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Day 5 – the Zambezi to Rwanda

The next morning, we woke early to experience our last Zimbabwean sunrise of the trip and again, it didn’t disappoint. We were leaving later that …

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Day 4 – Chobe National Park

We were up early next morning in time for another spectacular sunrise before our day trip to Chobe National Park. We could have taken a …

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Day 2 – Victoria Falls

We woke early next morning quite refreshed. The jet lag travelling to Johannesburg seemed to be quite minimal and we were up in time for …

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