Tag Archive: East Africa

Dec 15 2013

Final budget summary – Africa

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After much work, we finally have put together a budget summary from our amazing adventure.  We hope that you find it helpful in planning your own African adventure. As a reminder, our adventure was broken into 2 stages: Stage I: Europe and North Africa, October 2012 – February 2013 Europe was expensive to travel through, …

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Nov 05 2013

Border crossings completed

We have been working hard at adding useful information. All border crossings that we took have now been added to the blog.  Please have a look at the “Border Crossings” tab for all the information. Hope that is helpful!

Oct 25 2013

Information updates: GPS waypoint files and visas

We are working hard to add useful information to the blog – the sort of information that we would have loved to have when preparing for our adventure! Thanks to Viking Explorer, we have now added:   Visa information: Please refer to our “Obtaining Visas” page for information about all the visas collected so far. …

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Oct 02 2013

The journey south

Well, at some point, we knew we would have to point Brodie south and return to South Africa.  We have no interested in tackling Egypt or Syria.  We didn’t see very much of South Africa earlier in the year, and so we have saved this as the final country on our adventure. But first, we …

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Sep 22 2013

Being spoilt in Kigali

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What I love about travelling is the people you meet – through someone who knows someone who is related to someone else.  This was such a case: the mother of a friend of my cousins’ lives in Kigali and had welcomed us! We arrived dusty and tired in Kigali – and desperate for the luxury …

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Sep 15 2013

Budget Update – Uganda

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From reports of other travellers, Uganda was said to be a more inexpensive country to travel in.  Our start in the country was slightly pricy as we had to pay for 2 visas at $50 each (the only country in this part of the world that African GirlChild needed to pay for a visa for) …

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Sep 15 2013

In and around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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After exploring the gorge in Mgahinga National Park, we could let the excitement mount for our visit to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and our gorilla tracking activity. There are quite a few gorilla groups, and the group you are visiting determines which park gate you start from.  We were tracking Nshongi group, and so we …

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Sep 15 2013

Uganda, national parks and foreigners


This post is intended for those independent travellers – like ourselves – who are interested in visiting the national parks in Uganda.  It is a magnificent country, and we fully intended to visit quite a few of the national parks. Our research into Uganda quickly revealed an interesting pricing structure for visits to the national …

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