Monthly Archives: November 2023

The final Frontier

The final frontier…. Angola continued to delight, the green hills of the interior enscarpment gave way to the strange sight of a flooded desert as we made our way south to the border. Unusual rains are creating a desert bloom of green. Today is a big milestone, I crossed the …

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Namib not yet Namiba

Namib not yet Namibia ….. We continue to enjoy Angola more on the adventurous side in the last few days. We have left behind the forests and the green countryside of the north and made our way to the Namib desert, which confusingly is mostly in Angola not Namibia along …

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From the moon to the beach

From the moon to the beach…. Still loving Angola. We head south from Luanda after our diversion west to the great waterfall of kalundula and first stop is the moon, well not really, there is an area of soil erosion called “the viewpoint of the moon” in Portuguese, so we …

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Angola delights

Angola delights ….. I have been in Angola now for a few days and first impressions are great…. In Luanda Tony leaves for home and Duncan joins me as copilot for the last part of this trip to Namibia. A changing of the guard but Duncan and I have travelled …

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Three borders three days

Three borders, three days…. Borders in Africa are unlike those in Europe, usually the procedure is something like this: Local police check you into the border in a big log book. You find another office, Immigration then process passports into computer checking each page, then they send you to another …

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The wrong road

The wrong road ……. Today we continued to enjoy The Congo in the capital Brazzaville, we stay in a nice place, The Hippocampe, were we get washing done and mostly dry before the evening rain starts. We have dinner by the mighty Congo river with Kinshasa on the other bank …

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Gorillas

Gorillas ….. We make such good time in the Congo that we decide to visit tributary of the mighty Congo river for a boat trip along the river to a Gorilla reserve. Here the staff are slowly and successfully rewilding Gorillas that have been born in capativity into the wild …

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The Sultans mud

Cameroon, relaxing a bit….. After the difficult border crossing we reached the little town of Banyo and breathed a sigh of relief, a little too soon. Our first surprise was the fact that there were no functioning fuel stations in the town or nearby. However we have learned to ask …

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The road to Banyo

Accepting help….. Tony Borrill and I have had another epic day on “the road to Banyo” this road is currently the only north to south route open from Nigeria to Cameroon and hence the only road available outside conflict areas to get down west Africa, I say that because if …

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