Friday 27/10/17 10am: After a brilliant adrenalin-filled week in Livingstone with some lovely new friends, I'm back on the move. I've had an awesome time in Zambia but my liver's grateful that I'm leaving! I'm on an intercape coach for the next 20-ish hours crossing the border from Zambia to Namibia. The ground outside already … Continue reading Livingstone leaving Livingstone
Friday 20/0/17: After the ridiculously long train journey, I decide to stay at a backpackers in Lusaka for a night before continuing on to Livingstone tomorrow. I meet a couple of guys in the bar and one of them, Michael (24, American, in Africa for a two year stint in the Peace Corp in Botswana … Continue reading The blessed bus
The Tazara train. I'm going to take the train from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, south west to Kapiri Mposhi, in Zambia. It's 1,980km and is supposed to take 48 hours but can occasionally take anywhere up to 4 days! It's going to be a proper adventure! Tuesday 17/10/17 - 09:00: I arrive at the … Continue reading The Tazara train
14/10/17 - 16/10/17: Zanzibar We leave the big truck and switch to mini vans when we get off the ferry. Our first stop in Zanzibar is Stonetown. I've heard great things about this place so I'm excited to have a look around. Our hotel (I'm relieved to say goodbye to putting up and taking down … Continue reading Zanzibaaaar
Thursday 12/10/17: We're on the road for the next couple of days to reach Dar es Salaam and oh my gosh, is it hot! My fellow overlanders tell me that the temperature is in the 30s but I'm sure it's more like 40! I never thought that I'd yearn for a bit of drizzle! We're … Continue reading Dar es Salaam
Wednesday 11/10/17: On the road back to Arusha, we see a group of early-teenage boys in black robes with lines of painted white geometric lines striping their faces like zebra. Our driver, Tuma, explains that the boys’ robes and paint means that they have recently been circumcised and must be separated from their villages until … Continue reading The Maasai people
Tuesday 10/10/17: “Wildebeest do not know they are wildebeest for there are no mirrors in the Serengeti plains”. Billy Connelly’s daft punchline about a wildebeest not worrying while watching another wildebeest being eaten by a lion has bounced around my head all day. It's surprising how different the Serengeti is to the Maasai Marra. It's … Continue reading Who the hell only takes their smart-phone camera to Africa?!