Step into Zanzibar

Step into zanzibar

Originally Published in Afropolitan Mag, 2022
When it comes to dipping our toes back in the travel pool, Tanzania’s island of Zanzibar with its snorkelling, spices and rich Swahili culture is a delicious place to dive into.

Experience a Transformation | South Africa

transformational travel south africa

Originally published in Juice Magazine, Oct 2019.
The Transformational Travel Council believes in travelling to intentionally stretch, learn and grow into new ways of being and engaging with the world. 

Malaria-free Game Reserves for Families | South Africa

Malaria-free game reserves south africa

Originally published in Juice Magazine, Aug 2019.
Wondering what to do with young kids on a bush holiday and not keen on the hassles of malaria medication? Lauren Manuel suggests child-friendly stays at malaria-free game reserves throughout South Africa. 

Eco-Travel in Zanzibar

Ecotravel in Zanzibar

Originally published in Juice Mag, Sep 2019.
Lauren finds eco-stays and long-term sustainable projects that are changing the way travellers enjoy Zanzibar’s Marine life and beaches.

Have baby, will travel | Seychelles

seychelles family travel

Originally published in Childmag, Oct 2017.
Seasoned traveller Lauren and her husband jumped at the opportunity to explore the Seychelles with their one-year-old son, and pass their love of island life from one generation to the next.

Climate Castaway | Tanzania

Chumbe Island Zanzibar

Originally published in Getaway Magazine, Feb 2020.
Lauren visits an island that’s teaching the world to go green.

Something borrowed, something blue

Shweshwe South Africa

Originally published in Juice Magazine, April 2017.
“We need to take Africa to the world and show them what we can do using isishweshwe. We can’t go with Europe and leave Africa behind, ” Pumla.

In the footsteps of a Linyanti Lion | Botswana

safari Botswana

Originally published in Sawubona Magazine, 2020. Here in the heart of Botswana’s Linyanti region, Lauren looks beyond these majestic creatures and discovers who truly holds the true magic of this remote wilderness.

Top 10 Eco-Stays in Southern Africa

eco stays southern africa

Originally published in Sawubona Magazine, April 2017.
From the shores of Lake Malawi to the deserts of Namibia and beyond, Lauren McShane explores some of southern Africa’s finest eco-minded destinations.