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Namibia 2

Namibia 2

Rob and I were on own for the first time in many years, after living with Robs parents who so kindly put us up to help save for this trip of a lifetime. We were both feeling excited and nervous to see how we would cope, just the two of us. We decided it would be the...
Zambia 2

Zambia 2

We stayed at the Water front lodge for another 3 nights, in that time the boys managed to fit the parts to the cars, tinker and fix ongoing problems (our oil leak.. Which is still there a week or so later!). On the Saturday evening we had heard there was a wedding at...
Zambia 2

Zambia 2

We stayed at the Water front lodge for another 3 nights, in that time the boys managed to fit the parts to the cars, tinker and fix ongoing problems (our oil leak.. Which is still there a week or so later!). On the Saturday evening we had heard there was a wedding at...

Zambia 1

Arriving to the Zambian border control we were again pleasantly surprised to see things were fairly organised still – all customs, immigration and insurance were in the same building with signs! We had been told that the visa was in dollars only, but I had...
Namibia visit 1

Namibia visit 1

I call this blog visit 1 because we are only passing through the top of Namibia to get across to Zambia to meet Charles and Mandy’s family on 18th April. We are driving across the Caprivi strip to cross the border, however, it has worked out well this way as it...
Namibia

Namibia

After driving into Namibia from Angola we headed south to our first campsite in the town of Ondangwa. We drove past a Shoprite and other clothing stores that took our fancy. After travelling on the road for almost 6months, our clothes are starting to look incredibly...
Angola 2

Angola 2

We left Andrew and Kristinas house and needed to head south as quickly as we can. We needed to be in Zambia, Livingstone by the 17th of April to meet my mom and Roger and it was the 6th of April already. So we left early that morning and hoped the car would be ok. Rob...
Angola 3

Angola 3

Leaving Lobito we stopped off for supplies and headed down South alongside the coast. It was a long day of driving, having come off the tar and onto fairly bumpy piste. Charles is not good on these roads because every 30 seconds he has his head out of the window...
DRC

DRC

Well the start of DRC left us feeling rather frustrated and fed up! Unlike the rest of the travellers who have known to cross the DRC (now about 3), they have all taken a route between Brazzaville and Dolise. Having spoken to locals in the week we spent at Dolise they...
Congo Brazzaville

Congo Brazzaville

We arrived at the Cameroon border and were pleased to see it was laid out in order with signs to direct you where to go. This was incredible, most borders are a guessing game with most lacking in organisation and order. But this was a real treat. We walked in, got our...
Congo

Congo

Arriving at the border post Mandy said to us that on her iOverlander app it had been marked as a notoriously tricky border with bribes being asked at every opportunity. To get our passports stamped we had to wait a while, whilst us girls were waiting the boys went to...
Nigeria to Cameroon

Nigeria to Cameroon

The Afi Mountain Drill Ranch was our next point of call. This was somewhere I was truly looking forward to seeing as we had been told it was a must! We left Calabar to make our way North to the mountains. The road was filled with pot holes which made the drive slow...
Cameroon

Cameroon

Leaving Nigeria and moving onto Cameroon was an interesting morning.. Arriving at the first immigration check point Charles, Mwandy and Rob were informed that our visas had expired previously and we were illegally in the country. The officer told us to carry on...
Namibië, bekend terrein

Namibië, bekend terrein

Bij de grenspost van Namibië krijgen we een Ebola check en een stempel in ons paspoort en carnet. Dan nog roadtax betalen en we kunnen Namibië binnenrijden. Bekend terrein, Zuidelijk Afrika. Een totaal andere wereld dan de afgelopen maanden. Het voelt fijn. Helemaal...
Bom dia Angola!

Bom dia Angola!

De Angolese grens is direct nadat we de DRC hebben verlaten. Het ziet er professioneel uit; strakke gebouwen met airco en wachtruimten. Maar ook hier gaat het allemaal langzaam. We hebben maar 5 dagen visum gekregen om door Angola te reizen, maar het lijkt erop dat we...