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Namwi Island Resort

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We left Nambwa after spending a wonderful 3 days there and headed towards Katimo Mulilo, we were looking forward to visiting a place called Hippo Lodge, we had been going there for many years and were really looking forward to chilling in the bar on the mighty Zambezi.  We first stopped in at the Pick n Pay in Katimo to…

Nambwa Community Camp

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Nwamba Community campsite @R160 per night (2 nights)
We headed out and stopped at the local supermarket and bought a few softdrinks and then headed for the Garage to fill up the water tanks. The place was pumping with stacks of South African vehicles around buying a few supplies from the supermarket at the garage and filling up with fuel. …

Muhangu Lodge

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Mahangu Lodge @ R180 per night (3 nights)
We arrived to a lovely campsite on the river incidentally campsite number 3 and watched the elephants over the river in the afternoons.  It was wonderful to watch the Coucals playing in the reeds and the starlings going about making noise.  It was time for a long overdue oxtail so I got…

Khorab Safari Lodge

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Khorab Safari Lodge and campsite near Otavi @ R210 per night has only 2 campsites each with their own ablution and lapa with table and chairs and a braai.  It is an okay campsite close to the main road so extremely noisy and we woke many times during the night with trucks and vehicle all night.  We left after coffee…

Ngepi Camp

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Ngepi Camp @R190 per night (2 nights)
After phoning ahead after been turned away from Mahangu and Ngepi saying they could help us but only on a bush campsite for the night and a riverfront site the next day we decided to spend 2 nights there.  Upon arrival we checked in and were told that site 12 was ours for…

Sarasungu River Lodge

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Sarasungu River Lodge Rundu @R130 per night (3 nights)
We decided to stay at Sarasungu for 3 night’s right from the start.  The campsite is really lovely and there are large shaded grass campsites.  Although we choose a campsite not overlooking the river the river view was only a few steps away.  The birdlife was unbelievable and I was happy…

Duwisib Castle

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Posted from Hardap, Namibia.

We are heading for Duwisib Castle 2 nights – 180 per night.  We arrive early afternoon and pay our fees and start setting up camp.  The campsites are really nice each with table and chairs and braai and the bathrooms are clean and look as they are newly renovated.  Another 2 couple also arrive later.  We…

Windhoek

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Windhoek – The Vineyard B+B and campsite – R250 per night (2night)
As we were entering Windhoek I phoned the Vineyard to see if they had available space.  Colin said yes and that he was in town and we were welcome he would catch up with us later.  We headed towards Metro to get some wine and some fresh vegetables…

Solataire

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Solitaire Country Lodge campsite @ R200 per night 2 nights.
We enjoy the drive to Solitaire and arrive there at around 3 o’clock. The camp is quite close to the road it may be noisy but we think we will be okay.  We pop into the quaint bakery in this little town and according to a sign as you enter…

Aus and Garub Wild Horses

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Posted from Aus, Karas, Namibia.

As we get to the turnoff to the canyon Larry changes his mind as says he doesn’t really want to go to the canyon as what we have just seen alongside the road has been an experience enough. So we turn left and head for the Garub Horses near Luderitz.  Are we going to be…

Vioolsdrift to Ais-Ais hot springs

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Posted from Ais-Ais, Karas, Namibia.

We pay our road taxes at the border of R220 and have our passports stamped within no time we on our way to Ais-Ais.  It really feels so good to be back in this beautiful country.  One thing is for sure that in Namibia most the roads are dirt roads but they are extremely well…

Brand se Baai and Noup

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We reach the campsite at Brand se Baai and there is not a soul in site and the whole place is locked up so we set up camp hoping that someone will arrive in order to get keys for the bathrooms and for us to pay.  We settle in for a nice lamb chop braai and retire to watch another…

Off to Namibia again along the West Coast flower route

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It’s the last weekend before we planning on leaving, the date just seems to get earlier and earlier after all what is stopping us leaving right now we packed and ready so we decided on Monday that Wednesdays the day, we leaving and it is only the 24th July our original date was the 1st of August is now no…

New posts on website

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New post on Maralal in Kenya, Tompsons Falls in Kenya and Nile River Explorer in Uganda on the website please go and look at these posts.  Next post will be our experience trekking the Gorillas in the Bwinsdi National Park in Uganda.…

Nile River Explorers – Uganda

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We really took our time and packed up and then headed out as well. The border was only about 150kms away and the roads were bad, the ruts in the roads meant you really had to have your wits about you in order not to lose it on these roads. We passed a group of about 5 overloaded trucks carrying…

Tompsons Falls Kenya

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We left on an equally bad road towards Thompsons Falls as we were going to see the flamingoes at the lakes, only to find out that it was ridiculously priced to get into the parks, $80 per person $30 camping per person and then another $xxx for the vehicle. What an absolute rip-off, so we decided we would rather see…

On route to Maralal

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We packed up and bid farewell to Lake Boringa. Someone we had met along our travels mentioned that Maralal was a nice place to visit so we headed out towards Maralal. The roads were rough and the scenery although pretty was not spectacular. The annual camel Derby is held in Maralal, and it was strange to ride along the dirt…

Kakamega Forest

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Posted from Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

We left and continued on our way towards Victoria Lake.  We arrived at Lake Victoria did some shopping at the Nakumatt and then started looking for a campsite. As for the lake no one would ever say there is a lake there as it is covered hycinth.   The first one was very dodgy and we…

Twigga Campsite – Mombasa

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Posted from Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

We left Red Elephant Lodge after breakfast and headed for Mombasa.  We arrived at noon and were happy to get there early as we could enjoy putting camp up in the light,  only to hit Saturday traffic and what a nightmare.  There were miles and miles of trucks.  A passing motorist said to Larry that…

Red Elephant Lodge – Voi

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Posted from Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

We left Nairobi and headed towards Mombasa what a nightmare of a road.  The trucks and cars drive absolutely hectic and you need to have your wits about you in order just to stay on the road.  It is about 600km from Nairobi to the coast and we knew from the onset that we would…

Jungle Junction – Nairobi

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Posted from Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
We set up camp at Jungle Junction and wondered where everyone was as there were just 4 wheel drives and motorcycle all over the place.  The only person sitting around was Burt, he was reading a book and came over to say hi.  The nice thing about JJ’s is this is the meeting place of…

On route to Kenya

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Posted from Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
We had a fare amount of Tanzanian Shillings left so just outside Arusha we filled up with Diesel and bought some goodies at a shop near the filling station.  The cashier was so thankful that we had choosen her little shop to spend the last of our shillings.  She was so helpful and walked around…

Coffee Bean Campsite – Kilimanjaro

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Posted from Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

We plugged into the Garmin that the next destination was Moshi and it took us down a 4wd road which at some places we thought we werent going to make it. At one particular spot I even said to Larry take the phone and put it in your pocket and jump out if you see…

Mambo View Point

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Posted from Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

We had a lovely drive through the rain forest on our way to Mambo Viewpoint campsite ($5 pppn).  We set up camp and enjoyed camping with Gabby and Marcelle for the 2 nig  hts they stayed.  We took a walk to the vewpoint, a little of a challenge for me with my dicky ankle but…

Dar es Salam to Bogomoyo then Irente Farm

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We continued to Bagamoyo and spend the night at Travellers Lodge ($12 pppn) we thought it extremely expensive for what they offer but it is the only options we had as we had left Dar reasonably late after we picked up our charger.
We left and headed toward the Umsambara Mountains where the Irente Farm is situated, we had read…

Dar es Salaam

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The road to Dar was bad although some sections of the road were newly tarred there were long stretches of detours and I was surprised not everything in the Trax broke. We arrived in Dar late afternoon and made our way to Kipepeo Beach and Village $8 pppn).  According to all our information this was the place to set up…

Kilwa

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Our first stop in Kilwa was at Kilwa Dreams and decided not to spend the night there as we felt the $15 per person per night was very expensive.  We headed for another camp site that Garmin had picked up called Seaview camp ($10 pppn), we arrived to a lovely bush campsite overlooking the bay in Kilwa.  The beach was…

In Tanzania on route to Mtwara

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From Masisa we headed towards Mtwara on the coast.  We were in absolute in awe with the beautiful scenery, riding next to the rice plantation and coconut plantations.  We stopped at one of houses they were selling coconuts and they were put into a basket made out of coconut leaves which we decided to keep as it is a very…