Benin village, across the road from the mosque a new Catholic Church is being built. Mary’s enclave completed, filled. Almost the only obvious money spend as we drove the full length on the country – and back again, was on churches. Poverty, wells for water, no electricity except in the main centres, but new and established churches everywhere …

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The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

Here I bring you narratives, stories, video and photographs from my travels around the globe, including accounts of gorilla trekking in Uganda, tree planting in Zambia and turtle rescue in Kenya, accommodation and restaurant reviews, as well as details of the conservation efforts that I support.

A self proclaimed earth advocate and beauty seeker, I invite you to join me and share in my love of sustainable travel – and the rich offerings of our beautiful world.

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