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Feels like home (Episode 27)

Who said Zambia was all about the Vic’ falls, the elephants or the leopards? Well it’s a lot more than that: its people are incredibly welcoming. They opened their arms and doors for us. We felt like we were home.
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...

At school with the orphans (Episode 25)

It was too late this night to go any further. We entered a school yard and asked where we could pitch up the tent. The teacher showed us around and invited us to speak to the kids about our trip the next morning. And at the end of the day, it’s the kids who...

A danger can hide another (Episode 24)

Going on a journey through Africa is a complete change of lifestyle. You have to leave all comfort behind, and accept to take some risks. Some areas are more dangerous than others. The Lower Zambezi was one of them. And at the end of the day, when all is for the best,...
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,...
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...