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TRIP 3 – still in harare…

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04/8/214 I finally go the collect the bike! The process is quite fast actually. First to the office to pay the invoice. Than to the warehouse to collect the bike. Off course the battery is fat. Thanks Hid I have…

TRIP 3 – Harare

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03/07/2014 Harare The day starts early, wake up at 7:30, breakfast , a chat with the owner of Villa Franca residence, reading beside the pool and now at the open commercial center to hang around and sip a coffee waiting for…

Worth it at Victoria Falls

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We couldn’t get this close to Victoria Falls without making the most of it could we? From our near border campsite last night we took the road first to Zimbabwe, the side from which the views of Victoria Falls are…

TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

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06/05/2014 The day start with the 18 Km (or 25km ??) to get to Gache Gache Lodge. thanks God I didn’t attempt to get there yesterday night because the road to arrive is nasty as expected but also there are…

TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

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30/04/2014 Today wake up at 6:00… I spent the night preparing the bags and… I still have too many things… When I finished to charge the motorbike, I suddenly realized that that I would not fit in!! In fact this…

TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

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30/04/2014 Today wake up at 6:00… I spent the night preparing the bags and… I still have too many things… When I finished to charge the motorbike, I suddenly realized that that I would not fit in!! In fact this…

TRIP 2 – Preparation

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TRIP 2 – Preparation Well well well… I am dying to start the second trip of my motorbike overland travel. First things first, I have not decided yet the route to take and I am rethinking the overall route planning.…

TRIP 2 – Preparation

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TRIP 2 – Preparation Well well well… I am dying to start the second trip of my motorbike overland travel. First things first, I have not decided yet the route to take and I am rethinking the overall route planning.…

Mana Pools -> Harare -> Masvingo

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Mana Pools is in northeast Zimbabwe. From there we travelled south, cutting slightly east of the country’s vertical meridian. We spent one night between Mana Pools and Harare at a place called Chinhoyi Caves, where you can follow some rough…

Mana Pools

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Oct. 12-Oct. 15, 2013 Mana Pools, as mentioned previously, is a game reserve with no fences. We spent four days there. It was pretty enjoyable despite the 40-degree heat, apart from my ongoing concern that I would at some point…

Along Lake Kariba

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October 7-12, 2013 Our next major stop was Mana Pools, another of Zimbabwe’s national parks. The most common descriptors applied to Mana are ‘wild’ and ‘the real bush’, which means that campsites are not fenced and common sense is not…

26th September, Livingstone.

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A sunny hello from Zambia once again! (We’re actually now in Namibia almost a month later… sorry for the delay…) This post picks up from Lusaka, crosses into Zimbabwe at Chirundu, saunters around Mana Pools National Park before conquering the…

Victoria Falls

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Oct. 5-Oct 8 The Zambezi River meanders from Western Zambia to the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambique. Where it approaches the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, a series of islets forks it into a multitude of smaller channels, each of which…

Hwange National Park

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Sept. 28-Oct.5 Photos and italics pending a decent internet connection. Hwange National Park, when entered through the Sinamatella Gate, is perhaps five hours north of Bulawayo. Most of the trip was along the A8, one of Zimbabwe’s major roads. It…

The Elephant of Surprise

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(grammatical note: It is considered poor form in the veld, to pronounce the ‘s’ when referring to any plural of game. For example a herd of elephant not elephants. The reason for this practice has been lost but it is…

Into Botswana

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Sept. 22-28 Our last two days at Kruger coincided with the beginning of South African school holidays. Our campsite, which had been dominated by early retirees, was speedily taken over by small children pedalling bikes between the trees and imitating…

Hurrah! Eh?

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Top 12 Manica Post (Mutare) Headlines To kick this chapter of with some light relief from the worlds most sensationalist newspaper (outside the UK) Police flee as Rapist turns into Baboon Prostitutes Demand payment in diesel Bank teller arrested for…

Zimbabwe

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Day: 154 KLMS : 23,712 It’s fair to say that Zimbabwe has proved to be the first completely unexpected surprise on this trip. After all the bad press over the years describing the unbelievable levels of corruption, violence and poverty…

ZIMBABWE

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ZIMBABWE We komen Zimbabwe weer binnen via de Kariba-grensovergang zonder veel problemen. We moeten alleen weer road-taks??? Betalen zonder dat de reden daarvan duidelijk is. Het Karibameer is prachtig en lijkt ons een prima overnachtingsplek. Onderweg naar de supermarkt komen…

Entering Zimbabwe

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Wild camping in the North (Photo: RWH) Across Mozambique, we had shifted back into a feral state. Almost every night had been spent hidden in the dense woodland or on deserted beaches. Both our cookers had simultaneously expired meaning wood…

BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE EN TERUG

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PLANS CHANGE You may sometimes want something, but you never know what the future will bring. In this case: a broken dial … The plan was Chobe Riverfront Nat. Park. In Kasane we camp at the Safari Lodge, where the most beautiful camping…

Zimbo

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Hwange N.P. Just before entering the park, we stumbled upon a herd of Sable and a great big herd of Buffalo that ran right across the road in front of our car. We started off on a great note, and…

Vic Falls

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he ever beautiful VIC FALLS. We went at the end of the dry season so unfortunately the falls were at there lowest point!!!!!  …

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…

More Border Balderdash

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Monday 3rd to Tuesday 4th September 2012. Tete, Zobue. Getting past the border post took a little longer on the Mozambique side. We had to fill in an entry form as well as a visa application form. It was all…

Solitude in the Mountains

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Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd September 2012. Chimanimani National Park, Mutare. We got an early start so we could spend as much time as possible in the mountains. The first leg of our walk took us straight up, between msasa…