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Sights & Sounds of Ethiopia

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Before we left camp this morning Paul secured the water reservoir with cable ties but decided not to remove he broken turret on the promise of ‘good tar all the way to Addis’. The crossing into Ethiopia this morning took…

Our last day in Kenya

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Today was truly the first of a serious of marathon driving days as we head north apace. According to our map leaving Isiolo this morning we should have said goodbye to good tarmac and been travelling entirely on rough dirt…

An equatorial milestone

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Leaving JJs today held the prospect of a special excitement – the fourth key point in our circumnavigation was achieved: the second crossing of the equator. We stopped by the equator marker and took some photos before succumbing to buying…

More from JJs

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After our emotive visit to the Kibera on Thursday life in JJs returned to ‘normal’. Paul divided his time between his work for SAS, in particular working with web designers and setting up events for the coming months, and giving…

Plans of mice and men

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After arriving in Nairobi on Sunday we got ourselves organised for going out to get our visas, getting the papers together, etc, the next day. However we received some concerning information that caused us to change the order of our…

Slum life

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When were still in California way back in early 2011 we met up with the San Diego based Secret Car Club.  Club members Will and Carly Headaphol invited us to stay a few days and we got to know them…

The Hardest Part of Travelling

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The bit we will soon be facing http://thoughtcatalog.com/kellie-donnelly/2014/07/the-hardest-part-about-traveling-no-one-talks-about/  …

Nairobi – Jungle Junction

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We have been carrying US$ for the purpose of crossing African borders as often the visa fees need to be paid in dollars. However we have found a problem in that the cashiers have been refusing to accept some of…

A day in the Serengeti

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After a peaceful start to the morning we braved the melee of people coming in and out of the park gate and headed north towards the border with Kenya. We’ve been thinking about the financials of the Serengeti. Everyone who…

Wild camp in the Serengeti

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We woke in the Simba campsite to find ourselves covered in a blanket of cloud. Hard to believe we are in Africa – we’ve had to get our down jackets out against the cold! After breakfast we followed the crater…

After Paradise

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We left Paradise camp in time to reach the Ngorongoro Crater National Park in the Serengeti. Getting passes to enter the park is a little confusing! First you have to deposit a cash payment, in either US Dollars or Tanzanian…

Paradise Found

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After late leaving Singida we headed north towards the Ngorongoro Crater Park and the Serengeti. There were few campsites or places to stay marked along our route but we had information that there was a campsite called Paradise. It sounded…

The Long and Dusty Road – Tanzania

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As we entered Tanzania from Malawi to the south some immediate changes were obvious. Colder and raining the people were huddled up in jackets and many were carrying umbrellas until we rose and passed over 2,000 metres in height. As…

Zambia

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Leaving Livingstone on Friday (greetings to all our US friends as it was also the 4th of July) was the beginning of a bit of a road trip on tarmac. We headed north towards Lusaka, passing small villages bustling with…

Worth it at Victoria Falls

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We couldn’t get this close to Victoria Falls without making the most of it could we? From our near border campsite last night we took the road first to Zimbabwe, the side from which the views of Victoria Falls are…

Chobe

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Our day pass into Chobe certainly didn’t disappoint. Right from the start there was wildlife everywhere. First were the small herd of warthog, unusually close to the road and slow to run away. Miles and miles of evidence of elephants…

On the move

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After a week of fitting the new parts we’d brought back and catching up on laundry and some internet research for the next stage of our journey we were ready to hit the road again. Although we ended up spending…

The long haul back ‘home’ to Landy

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The journey from England to Botswana was long – four flights with stops in Dubai, Johannesburg and Gabarone before we would get to Maun. All was seeming to go reasonably to plan until we tried to book in for our…

back to Okavango

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Finally it was time to leave Moremi again, from where we headed back to Maun, had lunch, did some basic grocery shopping and checked out some of the stores where we need to get some extra supplies (new deep cycle…

R&R

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We’ve taken a bit of a break this last week. The Okavango River Camp proved the ideal spot. Once the Easter crowds had gone it turned out to be a very quiet and pleasant camp. The squirrels scurried around, not…

hello Botswana

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Our first impressions of Botswana are more long straight tree-lined roads, flat for as far as the eye can see. This time the roads come with some seriously deep potholes, more crazy goats, even more obstinate donkeys and some near…

last night in Namibia

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From leaving Kamanjab on Wednesday morning it was pretty much a straight tarmac roads all the way to Windhoek again. We almost ran over a 5 foot long snake sunning itself in the road as we left town but it…