Monthly Archives: May 2024

Malawi Farewell

Poppy and I have really enjoyed our time in Malawi, although the lost bag delayed us a few days, we used them well to get in some great Safari days in the National Parks, but now we have the offending bag we have to “crack on” to make up the …

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Malawi Plan B

Lee leaves for Scotland on the same plane that Poppy arrives on, which means they don’t quite meet, even though they are both in the airport at the same time. Poppy arrives, but in a rookie mistake, she has checked in her bag at London, and bag does not arrive, …

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Malawi Part 1

Malawi is the end of the road for Lee, Avril and Duncan after three weeks with me on my Africa tour, but it is delightful, more authentic than the tourist orientation of the big natural parks of Botswana, we share the road mostly with people walking and on bicycles with …

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Zambia

Zambia…. We say a reluctant goodbye to our lovely campsite at Mana pools on the banks of the Zambezi River and head up to Zambia. Our objective is South Luangwa National Park but to get there we have a few challenges. Firstly the border at Chirundu proves to be an …

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Zimbabwe, Fading Glory

We spend a few days in Zimbabwe finding the country in general to be in a bit of a mess, the local currency is essentially without value, all transactions are now done in US dollars, in the town of Bulawayo we stay at a “classic” overlanders place called Burkes Paradise, …

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Mokoro

Mokoro, a new word, amazing experience… While at the Khwai Hippo pool campsite I suggested we took up the option to do a bit of canoeing, my main hobby, while on safari. This is a little different from my normal sea kayak, more like a venitian pole barge crossed with …

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Adventure Tourists…

Our tour of Botswana is a lovely combination of different types of adventure and tourism, we take in the tourist sights of Chobe river cruises and the mighty Victoria falls on organised tours, a great start to the time with Lee, Avril and Duncan, then we head off into the …

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