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Belated congratulations

Belated congratulations

welshmogsy: Thanks Mike – you personal journey was also inspirational to us! You have managed to get to the parts of Australia that we wish we could have seen! I guess We will have to go back one day. Thanks! Originally posted on Changes in latitude, changes in...
The Race Home for Christmas

The Race Home for Christmas

Day: 255 KLMS: 40,539 With the Africa leg of our journey completed, it was now a race against time to fulfil our promise of being home by Christmas. We had decided that the best route home would be to catch a boat from Israel to Italy, using Grimaldi, a reliable...
The Crossing

The Crossing

Day: 232 KLMS: 35,820 Lake Nasser, the largest man-made lake in the world, some 550 km long and 35 km across at its widest point, it forms the watery divide between Sudan and Egypt and is the setting for our next adventure. We were up early with our fixer Mazar and...
Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Day: 242 KLMS: 37,597 Egypt was the first country we’d been rather sceptical about visiting. With the ousting of Morsi only a few months previously and violent protests still occurring across Egypt the instability and unpredictability of the situation had made us...
Sudan

Sudan

Day: 229 KLMS: 35,820 Crossing from Ethiopia into Sudan is like stepping out of a packed, noisy bar into a quiet, empty side-street. As you cross the border line, the throng of people seem to just disappear and the noise is simply turned off. Sudan is a big open land,...
The marmite of Africa: Ethiopia

The marmite of Africa: Ethiopia

Day: 221 KLMS: 34,097 Never has a country divided people’s opinions so strongly, as Ethiopia does. It really is the marmite of Africa, you either love it or hate it. For us, we are definitely marmite lovers and all our preconceptions about what Ethiopia would be like,...
Kenya

Kenya

Day: 210 KLMS: 31,113 As time frames and money begin to run out, Kenya for us was really going to be little more than a pitstop in Nairobi to get the visas we needed for heading north into Ethiopia and Sudan. Despite the less than ideal situation in Northern Africa,...
The land of a thousand hills

The land of a thousand hills

Day: 193 KLMS: 29,601 In the last week we have experienced the most intense emotions from the opposite ends of the scale. From the heart-wrenching stories of the Rwandan genocide to the exhilaration of coming face to face with the mountain gorillas of Uganda, It’s...
Joining the great migration in the Serengeti

Joining the great migration in the Serengeti

Day: 190 KLMS: 28,995 The Serengeti is a place i’ve dreamed of going, ever since I first saw David Attenborough’s documentaries when I was a little girl. To say I was excited about going is an understatement! We’d heard about the extortionate fees and bad roads, but...
Jambo! We made it to Tanzania

Jambo! We made it to Tanzania

Day: 183 KLMS: 27,935 Once more we were astounded by the change, as we crossed the imaginary line into Tanzania. Gone are the gentle sounds of the donkeys, the cow bells and the squeaking from un-oiled bicycles, everything on this side of the border seems to have an...
Early rains bring more adventures

Early rains bring more adventures

Day: 179 KLMS:  26,435 After Balaka, it was time to head north up the lake where we found a complete paradise at Mkuzi beach about half way up. Not only was the setting one of the best yet, we were also excited to be meeting up with fellow overlanders Chris &...
Distributing mosquito nets in Malawi

Distributing mosquito nets in Malawi

Day: 171 KLMS: 25,655 Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who has donated to Against Malaria Foundation, and sorry it has taken so long to post! We ended up raising over $1,200 which funded over 400 nets! It was a great feeling to join the distribution team in...
Malawi – The Warm Heart of Africa

Malawi – The Warm Heart of Africa

Day: 165 KLMS: 25,155 Despite being one of the poorest African countries, Malawi is known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’ and also ‘Africa for beginners’ due to the laid back and peaceful people. However, our first 24hours in Malawi, was not quite the ‘Warm heart’ we...
Zambia

Zambia

Day: 159 KLMS: 24,346 We clunked into Zambia for the second time, crossing through at Chirundu, the most hectic border yet. Trucks were backed up to 4km down the road and we had to aggressively drive our way through the complete chaos until we could get to the front...
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Day: 154 KLMS : 23,712 It’s fair to say that Zimbabwe has proved to be the first completely unexpected surprise on this trip. After all the bad press over the years describing the unbelievable levels of corruption, violence and poverty we really didn’t know what to...
Wild encounters in Moremi and Chobe

Wild encounters in Moremi and Chobe

Day: 143 KLMS: 22,105 We made it! Recovering in Kasane after the most intense, exhilarating, exciting, exhausting 5 days of the trip so far. Spectacular scenery and more wildlife than i ever imagined, combined with the hardest 4WDing we’ve ever experienced and very...