Malawi

From what I had heard about Malawi, I was expecting a hugely impoverished nation which would be difficult to travel through and would deal a large cultural shock. On the contrary I found Malawi beautiful, the people friendlier than I had previously encountered, the campsites nicer and the poverty seemingly akin to what I had …

Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone was the next adventure capital after Swapokmund. I had jumped out of a plane and been on a seal and dolphin cruise in Swapokmund so I needed to keep the adventure high. I opted for a microlite flight over Victoria Falls, a trip to the falls, a sunset booze cruise, a wild elephant ride, …

Botswana and the Okavango Delta

From a map, the Okavango Delta looks like a large veiny hand; from an aeroplane, it looks like the blue and green of a globe; and from a dug-out canoe, it looks like paradise. The water which feeds into the delta comes from the Angola mountains in Northern Namibia. I took a 45 minute scenic …

Namibia

In a country which is 80% desert I didn’t expect Namibia to rock my socks off, but we are now into our fifth country on our African overland tour and Namibia has been my highlight. Namibia only gained independence from South Africa in the early 90’s so it is still forming its identity and tourism …