Tag Archive: overland travel

Jun 13 2015

Northwards … Etosha here we come!

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I eased into consciousness, snuggled warmly under the duvet. The events of the previous day all but forgotten. Today, we could start on our holiday. Now, we would never recommend anyone to visit Namibia for 1 week. It is just too short to see very much, the distances are far and the driving can be …

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Feb 07 2015

Our bestseller awaits you!

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      How exciting! During the first week of publication our ebook – For the love of Africa, an overland adventure – was the number 1 Best Seller in African Travel on Amazon UK. We are bouncing, you can no doubt imagine. In addition, some of our followers and readers have been dropping us …

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Jan 27 2015

It’s here, the book is here!

It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy …

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Mar 21 2014

On my own … part 2

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Up early the following morning, I faced a long day of driving to reach Hermanus. Before setting off from Bun Clody in Hanover, I gave a guided tour of the vehicle to my wonderful hosts and my new friend Mfundiso – all of whom were interested and fascinated by our home on wheels. I do …

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Mar 19 2014

On my own … part 1

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After many months of dithering about what to do with the vehicle, it seemed that returning the vehicle to the UK was the best alternative. As Viking Explorer had already returned to corporate life, the task was left to me to arrange. I was quite surprised at the reaction of family when I announced that …

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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 18 2013

Those darn anti-malarials

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It is such a tough decision: First, whether to take anti-malarials while travelling, or not.  Second, which ones to take.  For a short trip to Africa – or any malaria area – the answer is straight forward: definitely take them.  For a longer trip, especially for a year or more, the answer is less straight …

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Nov 17 2013

Health round-up

One concern on the road is always keeping healthy and avoiding any major illnesses.  We have been extremely fortunate on our travels, with few major incidents, and I thought it was worth sharing our experiences. On the whole, we were a lot healthier than we ever were in the UK – the constant niggle of …

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