Select Page
Where the Wild Things Are — The Last Safari

Where the Wild Things Are — The Last Safari

After the not-so-terrible Moyale Road, we knew we were counting down our final days in Africa. A stopover in Nairobi meant a requisite return visit to the David Sheldrick Foundation. Since the foundation opens the doors at night for a private viewing only for foster...
Turning for home

Turning for home

Sudan would end up being the northern most country we would visit on our African odyssey. With time and declining bank balances, restrictive Egyptian import laws, and the Syrian conflict staring back at us, we made the difficult decision to turn the PPE around and...
The Whirling Dervishes, Khartoum, Sudan

The Whirling Dervishes, Khartoum, Sudan

Any tour of Sudan should have going to Omdurman on a Friday night on its to-do list, where every week hundreds gather at Hamed al-Nil Tomb to witness the dervishes. We arrived at 5pm, when the crowds were scarce. In front of the mosque was a huge cleared area,...
To the Red Sea!

To the Red Sea!

Crossing over to North Sudan Driving down from Gondar in Ethiopia to the Sudanese border takes you from a very cool elevation of 2,100m down to just 600m. Upon arriving at the border town of Metema, we were completely dumbfounded by the intensity of the Sudanese...
The Historical Route, Ethiopia

The Historical Route, Ethiopia

Given the Internet struggles, here is a belated post on our tour through historical Ethiopia — Lalibela, Tigrai, Axum, and Gondar. 1st Stop: Lalibela High in the Lasta mountains sits the ancient holy town of Lalibela. To get there is no easy task. The road from...
South Omo, Ethiopia

South Omo, Ethiopia

Ethiopia Part 1: South Omo Nothing we’ve seen in Africa quite comes close to South Omo. Here, you don’t find a trace of “modern Africa,” and passing through the Ethiopian mountains was like entering a time warp. Even up to 50 years ago, the...
In the big city of Nairobi, Kenya

In the big city of Nairobi, Kenya

Bumper to bumper traffic welcomed us into the Nairobi, East Africa’s hub. And we were quintessential country kids who finally arrived at “the big city,” marveling at the 24-hr stores, cosmopolitan fare, and skyscrapers 10 stories high. One of our first days here, we...
Putt.. Putt… Putting North

Putt.. Putt… Putting North

Heading North from Dar, the PPE made light work of the well travelled and nicely tarred Dar-Arusha road. Although we had planned on staying further up the Swahili coast at Pangani, we settled on Lushoto, in the Usambara Mountains and were met with sparklingly cool...
A month in Dar.. and counting..

A month in Dar.. and counting..

We made a hurried return back to Dar just in time for Christmas.. and lo and behold.. we’re still here. What was meant to be a week in town catching up with friends turned into six. Nevertheless – Christine and I are planning our escape for the end of this week.. and...
Victoria Falls, and a Soldier Down

Victoria Falls, and a Soldier Down

After a mad dash escaping the rains and a border crossing later, we found ourselves in Livingstone, home of the Zambian side of the mighty Victoria Falls. The Falls were initially underwhelming, a result of our visit coinciding with only the beginning of the rainy...
The Caprivi Strip, Namibia

The Caprivi Strip, Namibia

A little dated but… Our first night in the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, we stayed right on the banks of the Okavango River in Rundu. Though the view of the river and Angola on the other side was beautiful, we decided to escape the bug-infested campsite the next day. We...
Epupa Falls

Epupa Falls

A Tale of Two Radiators After 2 weeks, 2 cities, and 2 national parks, we finally got our holy grail in Tsumeb: a new radiator. At one point I thought the radiator just wasn’t meant to be. The one we initially ordered only fit Prados with petrol engines. A different...

Connect with other Overlanders!

Join our Facebook Groups

2016-02-29_18-12-05

2016-02-29_18-08-10

FBGroup

Overlanding Information?

See the OverlandingAssociation.org

Overlanding Association