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Botswana: New Parts, New Friends

Botswana: New Parts, New Friends

For a desert country, it seems strange that half of Botswana’s landscape is dominated by water features. Almost all of Botswana is part of the Kalahari desert, yet it’s most famed features are rivers, a river delta, and lake beds. As we drove through the border post...

Autofahren in Afrika

Ob Teer, Schotter oder Wellblech – Autofahren in Afrika ist ein Abenteuer. Über 25.000 Kilometer sind wir bereits auf den Straßen des südlichen und östlichen Afrikas gefahren. Hier findet ihr unsere Tipps von Allrad bis Wartung, von Botswana bis Uganda. Wenn wir...
Namibia: Adventures and Animals

Namibia: Adventures and Animals

We welcomed this plan of traveling with Paul & Julie into the Marienflus Valley, because the area is extremely remote and two vehicles is better in the event of an emergency. Together, we looked at a map to figure out where to get fuel, and food. We had stocked up...
Where the Desert Meets the Sea

Where the Desert Meets the Sea

We had been in Namibia over two weeks by the time we got to Windhoek, the capital city. Our plan was to set up a base camp and get some “town chores” done. Sometimes, especially in somewhere so sparsely populated as Namibia, you can only get some services...

Southern African trip reports.

In response to some requests I have collated the URLs of various earlier Southern African trip reports I have posted on the 4×4 Community Forum. I hope this is not considered immodest but I hope this easy access will help others in their research. This forum is...

Auf Safari in Botswana

Safaris in Botswana – das ist vor allem Wildnis pur: Die Campingplätze in den zahlreichen Nationalparks sind nicht umzäunt. Von der Kalahariwüste über die großen Makgadikgadi Salzpfannen bis hin zum Okavangodelta erlebt man Tierbegegnungen der ganz besonderen...
Shipping

Shipping

The final hurdle for us was what to do with the landrover when we had finished.. We had toyed with selling it in South Africa however despite this being possible, due to the import laws we would have been unable to sell it for 2 years after it was officially imported....
The Fun Starts “Just Now”

The Fun Starts “Just Now”

We often forget about the variety of differences between home and the rest of the world. Part of the fun of traveling is seeing just what life looks like for other people, in other parts of the world. Sometimes, the differences are hard to spot due to a common...
South Africa 5

South Africa 5

We were on the home straight, the car was booked in to be shipped (I will write about that once it has happened), Charles had booked his flight for 15th Jan and I was counting down the days (often with dread) till I was home!  We were finally heading to a Cape...