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great day

great day

Today is a great day for us, we are back in the nothern hemisphere. We have crossed the Equator in Kenya and we have reached our friends at Rainbow in Kampala/Uganda … … and we are travelling since 700 days. Incredible!! Welcome at Rainbow Equator in Kenya...
Botswana

Botswana

Charles and I were excited to be heading to Botswana, the two nights we had spent there coming from Zambia were amazing; lots of wild life, great people; so crossing the border we felt a slight feeling of trepidation! The border was fairly disorganised, much like...
Falling Short

Falling Short

After a day of relaxation with Chris and Jenny, Shea and I decided to make a short venture north to Murchison Falls. We also managed to convince ourselves that it wasn’t much extra effort to take a four hour detour first to the equator to capture that elusive equator...
Malawi 3

Malawi 3

Mzuzu immigration was an experience in itself, having been told multiple stories of waiting times, the overall thought was it wouldn’t take too long but we arrived to huge queues. There were at least 100 people all standing in a vague line along the corridor,...
Volcano Virgins

Volcano Virgins

Our plans to hike the Nyragongo Volcano in the DRC were preceded by a few nights at the Discover Rwanda hostel in Gisenyi, Rwanda. It was here while hunting for lunch that we stumbled upon the strangely misplaced Calafia Café. Describing itself as “California Style”...
4th grade pool party

4th grade pool party

This is Mike…We have been busy, the last week or so, running around, fixing my computer, school functions and getting ready for visitors. Now that the dust has settled I can finally get caught up on the blog. The weather has improved a lot making our time more...
Hostel Rwanda

Hostel Rwanda

After cruising the empty rural stretches of western Tanzania, crossing the border into Rwanda provided a stark contrast. People were everywhere! Pedestrians and bicycles were filling every conceivable gap on the side of the road. Known as the Land of 1000 Hills, Ross...
Transiting Tanzania

Transiting Tanzania

With the trio down to two after dropping April at the Mbeya Airport, it seemed prudent to work through our grief on the road. We planned to leave early the next morning driving up the west side of the country along the east coast of Lake Tanganyika. It was a short...
The Third Musketeer

The Third Musketeer

After a day or two of recovery I was back on my feet and we were off north to collect April from the airport in Lilongwe. In addition to the usual scattering of roadblocks, we were waved down by a friendly Police officer who we soon realized was attempting to hitch...
Mount Malaria

Mount Malaria

After a super few days at Cape Maclear we intended to rise early and hit the road for Mount Mulanje for a few days of mountain hiking. Ross had not been feeling well starting the night before and because he had been paranoid about malaria since we left Gaborone he...
Malawi 2

Malawi 2

We had a quick stopover in Mzuzu to stock up on food and cash, the best bit being you go to shoprite and these men come up to you selling you veg at half the price of the supermarket. They give you a list of what they have, you go in and get the other bits and by the...
Monkeying Around

Monkeying Around

After some great game viewing in South Luangwa the time came to leave Zambia. We found a great lunch spot on the way out, recommended to us by a Petrol attendant. Baobab Cuisine treated us to a distinctly local lunch of chicken, beans and pap with a side of rape. A...
Malawi 1

Malawi 1

Leaving the Zambian side of the border was incredibly easy, we were in and out in under 10 minutes.. The immigration and customs both knew what they were doing and pointed us to the Malawian customs. Again this was straight forward, and we managed a very jammy...
Smuggler’s* Brothel**

Smuggler’s* Brothel**

We forgot to mention in the last update that before Leaving Livingstone we were faced with a choice, a.) drive up the road to Lusaka for 8-10 hours or b.) find a scenic campground half-way down the road and watch the sun go down over Lake Kariba. Being the adventurous...
Cursing in the Big City

Cursing in the Big City

The first thing any local will mention if you bring up Lusaka is the traffic. Despite what they say, we managed to get across Lusaka during rush hour, from Cosmopolitan Mall to Big Chicken Roundabout, in a mere 30 minutes. Not too shabby. Big Chicken Roundabout, the...