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A Good Nose Pick Goes A Long Way

Zambia Part 2: A Good Nose Pick Goes A Long Way Once crossing the border from south western Tanzania, we hoped Zambia might reward us with some tar, however quite the opposite happened. Torrential rains had turned the already beaten up dirt road into chutes of gushing...

Tanzania Part 2: Bring On The Dirt

Tanzania Part 2: Bring on the dirt We were very excited about this next leg in Tanzania, firstly because we both had never been there before and secondly the fact that we planned on seeing Lake Tanganyika. The border crossing was easy as we unexpectedly had become...

Uganda You Beaut

  Blog 13 Uganda You Beaut From the moment we entered Uganda (although at separate times) we were both immediately delighted by how friendly the people of Uganda are. Warm smiles and a desire to help was great to witness in the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Uganda did also...

Kenya to Uganda

Kenya to Uganda Crossing the border into Kenya was a surprise breeze considering all we had heard about getting a foreign vehicle in, especially a Southern African registered one. As soon as we had left the gate the notorious quality of the Kenyan roads hit us was a...

Tanzania

Tanzania Leaving Malawi, we were now excited for leg 5 our expedition one step closer to our initial goal of reaching Kenya. The border crossing went surprisingly easy despite the stories we had been told leading up to it and we were through in just over an hour....

Lady Nyasa

Lady Nyasa Where to even begin with Malawi, “the warm heart of Africa” is certainly an accurate description for this country. Arriving in Lilongwe we were now in Tuk Tuk country, with hundreds of little blue and red Tuk Tuk’s buzzing around. We saluted all with a few...

Lusaka to Lilongwe

Lusaka to Lilongwe Finally escaping the spell Lake Kariba had us under, we now made our way to Lusaka 200km away. Rather hilly drive we finally arrived at a friend of ours whom we had met at the Greenpop Festival a couple weeks earlier. Penny, this legend woman,...

Greenpop Acton festival 2017

Greenpop Action Festival, Zambia 2017 After being full warned about the road conditions we would encounter on the way to the festival, we began to realize people’s concerns about getting the beast through there. As we came off the tar road we entered a relatively...

Crossing the Chobe Into Zambia

Crossing the Chobe Into Zambia Botswana treated us well but it was now time to start the third leg of the expedition into Zambia which required us to get on the barge that transports people and vehicles across the Chobe River to the Zambian border. Driving into...

Kasane Bound

Kasane Bound Festival fever struck us hard the day we were meant to leave Race for Rhino’s. After such a fabulous time at this epic event we knew we had to leave but something was holding us back. We wanted to sit by the water filled pan and soak up the beautiful view...

The Race for Rhino’s

Race for Rhino’s 2017 Day 12 28/06/17 We couldn’t have asked for a more epic entrance to the Race for Rhino’s. As we cruised up across the salt pans that reflected a beautiful pink-red colour we entered the main area of the event when suddenly an awakening sound...

Cruising to Race for Rhino’s

Cruising to the Race for Rhino’s Day 9 (25/06/17) After a late pack on the Sunday we managed to head off at about 12:30pm, making our way up to Molepolole then to Serowe via David Livingston’s old trade route. Livingstone is one of the most famous missionaries in...

Upington to Gaborone, Botswana

Upington to Botswana Day 4 (15/06/17) After leaving the warm room we were so generously given, we made our way to Upington about 170km away. After asking several people if we could stay, they all had similar responses; that they all have vicious dogs and we would have...

Off We Go!

Off we go! Day1 (12/06/17) On the morning of the 12th June at 10am we finally set off on our expedition! Despite the miserable rainy conditions, we left Cape Town in high in spirits and stoked we were finally on the road! To avoid any potential hassles leaving the...

Prelude

Wow! What an epic, intense, stressful and extremely educational last four months it has been for the both of us! Since deciding to embark on this wild expedition in February 2017 we have been knuckles down trying to organize and pull this whole expedition together....