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Een huis in Afrika

Een huis in Afrika

“Gezocht: iemand die tijdens onze vakantie op de camping wil passen.” Dat was in het kort de advertentie waar ons oog op viel toen we nog in Uganda waren. De oproep was geplaatst op de website Horizons Unlimited door Duncan en Elli. Ze zochten iemand die een paar...
Getting back in the Groove with the Gorillas

Getting back in the Groove with the Gorillas

  It’s amazing how easy it is to become complacent when you travel for long periods of time, particularly when you get ‘out of your groove’. Having stayed with family in Kampala we found ourselves slipping back into European ways; a restaurant for lunch followed...
Lively Minds

Lively Minds

Our border crossing day was one of those uneventful ones with only minor incidents too easily forgotten such as Emma locking the keys in the car… And subsequently finding out how easy it is to get back inside with the help of the local ‘mechanic’ (with dodgy...
In search of Livingstone

In search of Livingstone

From north to south, from east to west, clockwise or a ‘figure of eight’, there are a hundred and one ways to travel through Africa. Despite all these different ways, many overlanders take similar routes. Routes along the highlights of the different countries, with...
A post from Archers

A post from Archers

After a night of tossing and turning , with the next couple of days riding plaguing my mind , I was up and off on my way to Archers Post ,  the starting point of what has been dubbed ” hell road ” by the overland community , the 500 km between Isiolo and...
Much a done in a day

Much a done in a day

I set off early , worried about the condition of the roads after the rainy days . Not knowing how long it would take me to get to the gate to exit the park was the main driver for up and out early . As I packed all my very wet gear my mind wondered to the road...
Off to visit the Queen

Off to visit the Queen

Todays ride up to Queen Elizabeth park was meant to be a short one with only 230 kilometres to get to my over night stop . I thought I would get in around lunch time and then spend the afternoon planning the places and activities I wanted to explore in this part of...
Leaving hotel Rwanda

Leaving hotel Rwanda

So Monday morning arrived and with the morning came the decision , do I stay or do I go ? So I thought I would pack the scooter and see how that went and then make a call . The crossing to Uganda was not far and my first stop being Lake Bunyonyi was only about a 125...

Kigali Nights

On my return to the city , I have really been lucky , Riaan of VansAfrica put me in contact with Philip , who has  been so kind and gracious and put me up in his home. Philip a South African now living and working in Rwanda has been such a fantastic host that it has...
Namibia

Namibia

When we entered Namibia I was finally able to see if my loving and conscientious caring of “Jules the Malaria Patient” had paid off in Uganda by becoming ill. Some would argue that my affliction was even more dangerous and life-threatening than malaria, but this blog...
Relaxing in Jozi

Relaxing in Jozi

Our time in Johannesburg – known as Jo’burg or nowadays even Jozi – has been an interesting mix of relaxing and active. Most importantly for us, though, was to rest and recover and catch-up on our sleep. It is interesting to be in Jozi after travelling through Africa....