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Namwi Island Resort

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We left Nambwa after spending a wonderful 3 days there and headed towards Katimo Mulilo, we were looking forward to visiting a place called Hippo Lodge, we had been going there for many years and were really looking forward to…

Nambwa Community Camp

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Nwamba Community campsite @R160 per night (2 nights) We headed out and stopped at the local supermarket and bought a few softdrinks and then headed for the Garage to fill up the water tanks. The place was pumping with stacks…

Muhangu Lodge

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Mahangu Lodge @ R180 per night (3 nights) We arrived to a lovely campsite on the river incidentally campsite number 3 and watched the elephants over the river in the afternoons.  It was wonderful to watch the Coucals playing in…

Khorab Safari Lodge

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Khorab Safari Lodge and campsite near Otavi @ R210 per night has only 2 campsites each with their own ablution and lapa with table and chairs and a braai.  It is an okay campsite close to the main road so…

Ngepi Camp

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Ngepi Camp @R190 per night (2 nights) After phoning ahead after been turned away from Mahangu and Ngepi saying they could help us but only on a bush campsite for the night and a riverfront site the next day we…

2014 Overland Expo

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What Overland Expo is an international event that educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world by motorcycle and vehicle. Held annually in Flagstaff, AZ, it is one of the world’s largest events for do-it-yourself travelers, and includes…

Falling Boulder Nearly Crushes Car on Highway

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This should leave no doubt who’s boss: Momma Nature, that’s who. Initially captivated by the stunning waterfall cascading from high above the McDonald’s sign, we were lulled into a false and quite temporary, “isn’t the rainstorm pretty?” sense of security.  That’s…

2013 Mountain Rendezvous

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What This is our sort of traveler’s rally: laid back and unpretentious.  Now in its third year and growing rapidly, the Mountain Rendezvous stands to be one the biggest campouts you’ll ever attend, full of folks you’re bound to call…

Sarasungu River Lodge

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Sarasungu River Lodge Rundu @R130 per night (3 nights) We decided to stay at Sarasungu for 3 night’s right from the start.  The campsite is really lovely and there are large shaded grass campsites.  Although we choose a campsite not…

Duwisib Castle

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Posted from Hardap, Namibia. We are heading for Duwisib Castle 2 nights – 180 per night.  We arrive early afternoon and pay our fees and start setting up camp.  The campsites are really nice each with table and chairs and…

Windhoek

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Windhoek – The Vineyard B+B and campsite – R250 per night (2night) As we were entering Windhoek I phoned the Vineyard to see if they had available space.  Colin said yes and that he was in town and we were…

Solataire

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Solitaire Country Lodge campsite @ R200 per night 2 nights. We enjoy the drive to Solitaire and arrive there at around 3 o’clock. The camp is quite close to the road it may be noisy but we think we will…

India: Heading back up north!

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Heading from Karnataka we raced into Maharashtra.  You could see a shifting from the loongi to the all white dhoti.  The men looked like extras out of old post-Independence movies wearing white kurtas, white dhotis, and white Nehru hats.  We…

Ethiopia: It’s time to get out of Africa!

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It was a big relief to finish the “Road to hell” in one piece. It was mentally and physically challenging, stressful, and just pure survival. Nick was super relieved especially travelling with a wife for obvious reasons of abduction, looting…

Uganda: A lush, green paradise!

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The border crossing into Uganda was simple with the usual road tax charged in these African countries.  We decided to ride to Jinja which is where Nile or White Nile supposedly starts…I won’t get into that because it seems people…

Tanzania: Tanzania…this is what we’ve been missing!

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Crossing the border into Tanzania was an ordinary affair…usual money changers, customs clearance agents, and insurance agents heckling for your attention and your business…except for one thing.  A customs official who actually knew more about the carnet de passage than…

Tompsons Falls Kenya

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We left on an equally bad road towards Thompsons Falls as we were going to see the flamingoes at the lakes, only to find out that it was ridiculously priced to get into the parks, $80 per person $30 camping…

On route to Maralal

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We packed up and bid farewell to Lake Boringa. Someone we had met along our travels mentioned that Maralal was a nice place to visit so we headed out towards Maralal. The roads were rough and the scenery although pretty…

Zimbabwe: Finally the real Africa!

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We decided to see the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side since we were more interested in getting a frontal view.  From Zambia, you are getting a view right on top.  We got a bit late crossing into Zimbabwe, but…