Archive for the ‘Overlanding’ Category
My Africa Overlanding Trip Highlights: Days 26-37
Day 26: Transfer to Zanzibar with a local ferry (Sea Star II) and first day spent on the island. Did the “spice tour” today, a great way to learn about all the local spices, plants and fruits grown in the area. Tonight we are staying at Karibu Inn, a hotel ...
Across a Wild Frontier: Richtersveld National Park
It’s a desolate and forbidding landscape to some, but for others the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld National Park is the epitome of beauty, stark and moonlike though it is. I adore arid places. Deserts really rock in my book. They are so interesting and filled with the most fascinating plants and animals which ...
My Africa Overlanding Trip Highlights: Days 13-25
Day 13: Long drive to Naiberi River Campsite in Eldoret, a place where we’d already stayed at on Day 2. Had a relaxing swim as we arrived, and enjoyed some of the most exquisite food at the camp’s local restaurant. Tomorrow wake up call at 4:30 AM as we head ...
My Africa Overlanding Trip Highlights: Days 1-12
Jambo rafiki! Habari gani (how are you)? Hope you had a fabulous Christmas… I know I’ve been extremely quiet lately (and I truly apologize for this), but the internet connection in Africa can be “very” challenging. Fortunately, I am now in an area where the internet is pretty good (cross ...
Just Landed in Nairobi
Jambo rafiki! I have just landed in Nairobi, and it feels so GREAT to be back to Africa. It’s been about 10 years since the last time I came to Kenya, but it almost seems as if it was yesterday. The city centre is still very much congested (got stuck ...
Most Important Items to Bring on your African Overlanding Experience
Jambo rafiki! Today’s Day – 1 until I depart for Africa on my amazing overlanding experience, yipie! Here’s a video on some of the most important items to pack for such a trip. Enjoy!
Top 10 Things to Bear in Mind When Planning your Overlanding Trip to Africa
Since I’m counting down the days till my amazing overlanding trip, I thought I’d share with you my top 10 list of things to bear in mind when planning such a journey. Airplane Ticket This might sound obvious, but if you’d like to find advantageous rates I recommend you book ...
My Overlanding Trip Throughout Eastern and Southern Africa
I’m about to embark on a safari of a lifetime! Yes, you heard me right…a journey throughout Eastern and Southern Africa! Imagine this: 58 days, 8 countries, and several thousands of kilometers worth of dusty roads (close to 13,500 km if my calculations are correct), bumpy rides + extraordinary scenery ...