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Mozambique, my penultimate stop………..

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With plenty of fuel, and no major hiccups at the border (getting past Mozambique borders officials is not always without financial hazard – officials are poor and will take whatever opportunity to supplement their meagre salaries) I was on my way. I stopped overnight at Chimoio and realised my rear-right brake-pads had worn down to the metal - probably as a result…

And so we head south……….

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Ngorogoro and Serengeti are large on my list of things to see before headin home. The great migration! Graeme had warned me off the costs of the Park fees (once again in US$), but the way I figured it, I’m come this far and in a couple of years, a few hundred dollars wouldn’t mean much. Ngorogoro first.  Nothing quite…

Arusha, Northern Tanzania.

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I am going to jump to present day, so family and friends can see what I am up to. Still missing a blog on 3 weeks in Harare back in August with my cousins – nope you won’t escape: we’ll cover your lives with the cat that can’t see, a three legged cat, a dog that has all four legs but can…

Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba – on a houseboat back in August!

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So stranded in the shutin (bush) not far from Kariba, with a broken prop-shaft and messed up gearbox wiring loom, I have informed people. Colwyn (my cousin) had phoned her friends, already in Kariba. They had arrived early with their boat to do some fishing. George and Shane arranged for AMC (Amalgamated Motor Company) to fetch me, but without GPS, they…

Time in Dubai, my sister’s 40th, Happy Diwali………..and Eid Mubarak

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The flight over from Nairobi (often referred to as Nairobbery) to Dubai was un-eventful. It was however, great to be in the land of civilization. I was no longer an ‘mzungu’ (white man) and subject to demands for money, or water – or subject to questions about whether I wanted an over priced taxi, or did I care to buy…

Given up…………………?

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I realize many of you may be wondering what happened to the blog? The last blog was some time ago, back in July! Now, some time in October I am in Tanzania – the northern part – a place called Arusha.
Much has happened and I’ve gone forward – many of you won’t like that. So, at some stage I will go back…

Order of blogs………

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Today, 2nd August, I added 3 new blogs so you should go down until Botswana Part 2 and work back up.
As an interim update, I am in Harare with my couzens, checking how life is here. I have dropped the Range Rover of at the dealer as the propshaft chewed the gearbox wiring loom!
Harare is nothing like I…

Western Zimbabwe – Binga, Matusadona and Kariba……………….

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Having left Terry at the airport, I need to backtrack past Hwange before being able to take the road north. I won’t make it to my destination tonight and decide I will try for Binga, which is about half – way up Lake Kariba. The road is tight, bumpy and hilly: signs along the route urge you to engage low…

Post Hwange……………………………………………

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We arrive at Vic Falls, where Terry hops out at the Spar: she is in need of a nail brush! We find some cheap lodging and set off to the Falls for some snaps and a light shower. We laze about here for a few hours before heading back and later that evening we tour Vic Falls highlights, ending up…

Botswana Part Two…………………

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At ‘Back to the Bridge’ lodge, the locals have begun their drinking marathon. Terry, from Gweta is there with Gerald, his mate. This is his drinking hole when in Maun, it seems. He is inquisitive about the elephants on the salt pans, but seems dismissive. I wouldn’t know it just then, but he actually didn’t believe me. We carry on…