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RG's Hannah in Africa: Botswana and Namibia

RG's Hannah is putting us all to shame by spending months on end in the beautiful Africa. The next step of her journey? Botswana and Namibia!

'I got to spend just on 2 weeks in Botswana and Nambia. 

We travelled to the Okavango Delta in Botswana and spent two days camping on the edge of it. Again, the weather was great. My biggest regret was not doing a small plane flight over the Delta to see its sheer size and the animal herds from above - so if you get a chance, make sure you do! Not much...

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RG's Hannah in Africa: Her African 'Gap Year'

Back in July, RG's Hannah flew the nest (aka, our Australian office) to go on an ? long 'gap year' in Africa. To find out about the INCREDIBLE adventures she's had so far, check out the below!
 
Hey there guys and welcome! 
 
Hannah here from the Real Gap in Australia. Having packed up my life back home for a bit, I am currently travelling around Africa. I am exploring the South before relocating to Kenya. I have travelled from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Cape Town, South Africa in 21 days and...
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How to BOSS A Gap Year (From a 17 Year Old Australian)

Looking to go on a gap year, but don't know where to start? Take note future gap yearers, we have one Real Gapper who's half way through her incredible journey with us - check out her story (and her incredible itinerary) below!

Name: Nat Mahoney

Age: 17

RTW Itinerary:

Giant Panda Conservation, China

Martial Arts Academy, China

Live with Lion Cubs, South Africa

Kruger to Coast, South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

Zambia Building and Wildlife Experience

Zimbabwe Lion Rehabilitation, Zimbabwe

Tanzania...

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How To Spot a British Backpack Wanker Abroad, and Avoid Turning Into One

Brits have a nasty habit of upping the anti and going all ‘God Save The Queen’ on the world when they’re abroad – we’ve all seen it (and shuddered at it). Some of us do it by accident (‘erm excuse me, where’s the nearest rubbish pub?’) and some of us are just darn right obnoxious (‘BUT WHY don’t they speak any English? Gahhhh’).

Things get even worse when a backpack gets thrown into the mix… so avoid being a typical British backpack wanker by following these simple instructions:

‘Fish and...

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#experienceit - See South Africa!

‘Tourists see the world, travellers experience it’ is an anology we live close by here at Real Gap. One of the best ways to travel is to really scratch away at a place, to go off exploring and to go off the beaten track. Staying close to the tourist trail is a fantastic way to kick back and relax (usually around a pool, right?) but if you want to do something which will change your life, pick and country and actually #seeit.
 
A country we have a massive load of love for is South Africa,...
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Travel tips from Team RG! #experienceit

 
We’ve been searching high and low within Team RG to find our best travel highlights from our own adventures. Inspiration central!
 
Laura: Do something a bit daring whilst you’re away – abseiling down Table Mountain has to be one of my travel highlights, but it was so scary!
 
Helena: Don’t stick to the tourist routes – get lost somewhere amazing!
 
Danielle: Make the most of everything, and definitely expect the unexpected!
 
Sophie: Try everything once. I ate seafood for the first time in...
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#experienceit - our Top 5 Adventure Kicks

Looking to do something completely out of your comfort zone this year? (Yep, us too!). Life can get a little dry without a bit of adventure, and travelling is all about packing those incredible experiences under your belt and ‘really’ seeing the world!

Adventure, we smelt you a mile off! Check out these wicked adventures that we think YOU should try this year…

Climb the Great Wall of China: Marked as one of the seven New Wonders of the world, the Great Wall of a China is a massive must for any...

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Kids in Ghana

When RG's Head of Marketing Will headed to Ghana to visit our projects, he had a fantastic time! It's official: the kid's in Ghana are the nicest, ever!

After tough negotiating with BA staff to get an upgrade on my seat (extra leg room only before you get ahead of yourself) I found my seat only to be confronted by a Ghanaian lady holding a tiny child! Penance for being difficult I here you say - very possibly, very possibly.

However, 6.5 hours later I now have a new best friend in Accra and a...

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My Experience: South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

Here at Real Gap we love seeing your travel dreams come true, and last year Real Gapper Joel won a competition on Facebook that'd send him to South Africa to our Big 5 project! Check out how he got on with this daily diary...

Day 1 - Hiya everyone! On day 1 we arrived in Port Elizabeth, where I met two girls who had been on same flight as me - and we were dropped off at the lodge (we saw Zebra and Springbok on the way in!). Unfortunately some other travellers were leaving as their time was up...
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It's Trek Time: Hints and Tips for Climbing Massive Mountains!

Thinking about doing something incredible this year? Here at RG we love getting our teeth stuck into a new challenge and three of us have completed the Kilimanjaro climb. RG's Sophie is now planning on hitting Everest Base Camp too! So, when @LeighannJordan asked us for some advice for her trek up to Everest BC, we thought we'd put together some hints and tips!

- Get yourself the best day pack that the world has ever seen! Inside, consider packing good waterproofs (not showerproof - but...

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