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The German, a nun and a Prickly Pig

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The sensation of wheels spinning in the mud can be pretty cool, especially if the vehicle is moving and preferably sideways. The same sensation when the vehicle is stationary is not so cool but no big problem. But, when we…

Troy vs. The Amazon

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Successfully surviving the ‘world’s most dangerous road’ we were now in the mood for a big city and La Paz wasn’t cutting it this time. We needed propane, grocery supplies and a good night on the town. This was becoming…

Bolivia Beckons

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The morning sun was finally beginning to reach the valley floor far below, the sky was cloudless and the day promising to be as warm as can be at nearly 3000 m above sea level. The Sacred Valley of the…

Machu Mission

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The journey to the ancient Inca citadel that is Machu Picchu is very easy if your wallet knows no restraint. The real challenge is to get to Machu Picchu without having your wallet or credit card raped. We spoke to…

The Gringo Trail to Cuzco

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The Peruvian capital, Lima is a heaving mass of buses, trucks, cars, people, beasts of burden drawing carts and confusing & very chaotic roads. We have driven through nearly every national capital on our way down through the Americas and…

Panting in Peru

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Landscapes should not change as dramatically as they have from Macarã, our Ecuadorian border town crossing, to the Peruvian coastal town of Huanchaco.  Perched in the lower southern highlands of Ecuador, Macarã is neck deep in lush native South American…

Restorations and Explorations in Colombia

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The first person to stop was a motorcycle Policiá, finally one when you need one. He parked on the verge opposite us and strode over with purpose. After the obligatory ‘do you speak English? No, do you speak Española’ conversation…

Darien who?

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International airports can be an integral necessity when travelling from one country to the next, especially when large bodies of water or land separate you from your destination. Our need to use an international airport was a little different and…

Costly Costa Rica

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Q: What do you call 4 kiwis crossing a Central American border in a Californian registered overlanding truck?
A: Choice Bro!
We were approaching our 13th country, Costa Rica, and made the usual preparations, Rola and Okki, our kiwi hitch…

Never ending Nicaragua

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We woke to a beautiful sunset over the rolling green hills after our first camping night in Nicaragua. Our friendly French neighbors  which we had met at the border, also camped with us and we shared a morning chat about our…

Honduras in 5 hours and 10 minutes

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An early start was in order on this particular day and an early start we got. Our resident rooster woke us at 0100 then again around 0300’ish and if we had had the energy rooster wasn’t going to make the…

Guatever…Don’t believe the hype!

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If foreign a destination is renowned for Civil war, Political unrest, corruption at all levels and tainted with violence and threats to safety, ostensibly  western opinion will tend to be bias in the negative. One such nation is called Guatemala.

Guatemalan history is one…

Unexpected Mainland Mexico

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Baha seemed like an easy version of ‘going to Mexico’ with its RV culture and Americanised ways, it wasn’t until we were on the crossing to the mainland that we started thinking of all the warnings and negativity surrounding travelling…

Mexico – The land of certain death

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We are finally prepared (as prepared as we were ever going to be) to cross the border from the USA into Mexico and Tijuana is the border crossing of choice. Our days during the lead were long & stressful as…

Looking Back…3 Months in Africa

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Kilometres Driven: 10,159
Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania & Malawi
Days on the road: 75
Days Camping: 70
Days of Rain: 2
National Parks Visited: 10
Favourite National Parks: Lake Nakuru, Kenya and Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Favourite Animal: Anna – Giraffes Russ –…

Driving Tanzania

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With time and days passing us by so fast, we drive back in into Tanzania with our sights set on 3 National Parks which make up the last stops on the East African leg of Global Inc Safari. Park number…

Hot on the tourist trail in Tanzania!

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Over the last 3 weeks we have been on Tanzania’s tourist trail, steering away from being off the beaten track and our carefree, random routes. This was more of a ‘have to see’ than a point to the map and…

Malawi Gold

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After our “Wild West” adventures and to many days off-road and full of dust, we Hi 5 the glorious feeling once we hit the tar and start rolling smoothly into Mbeya, the crossroad for southern Tanzania and the jump of…

‘The Wild West’

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West Kenya to West Tanzania
Time had arrived for days off; it feels like the weekend! We stopped in Kericho Town, the agricultural hub of West Kenya’s local tea plantations. Anna is ready to stock up. The country side is…

Mt Kenya:1 Global Inc Safari:1

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Mount Kenya (NP)
Lenana Peak – ASL 4985m (15000 ft)
OK, we were sitting on this white sand, palm tree lined tropical beach watching an Indian Ocean swell thunder into the reef some hundred metres distant pondering our next move.…

Track Global Inc Safari’s Current Location with SPOT

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Click the link below to track Global Inc Safari’s current location with SPOT: 
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While Overlanding we will be using SPOT - a Satellite GPS Messenger that provides a vital line of communication with family, friends and emergency services. Using 100% satellite technology, SPOT…

Makindu Preparatory School Visit

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The last 2 days have been long, clocking up about 400kms/per day of driving and averaging about 50kms/hrs. After leaving the South Coast and our beach break, we are heading back up north, aiming for Mt Kenya, ready for the…

Camping at the beach

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As we near 30 days on the road, we decide to finish off the month with a hiatus from the road and dust, a week on the beach!
We leave Southern Kenya with memories of our latest safari and bee-line…