The Ultimate Southern Africa Bucket List

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Bucket List Southern Africa

It’s hard to nail down a Southern Africa bucket list. Between Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia there are so many must do things. Visitors can choose from wildlife safaris in the bush to diving with whale sharks in Mozambique. There is just so much to do and see in the massive area. It can feel a bit daunting when you first start coming up with your Southern Africa bucket list.  This isn’t some generic list of places someone’s pulled off of Google with creative commons images. We’ve been there, done it, and checked it off our … Read More

20 Things to Prepare for Travel in Africa

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Africa Travel Tips

There really isn’t anything quite like traveling around Africa. From the completely (sometimes shocking) cultures, to the vast wildlife, to the mesmerizing landscapes Africa travel is sure to captivate your heart. I’m already crying tears of sadness for the day I have to leave this wonderful continent, but getting used to traveling Africa sure hasn’t been a walk in the park. Here are 20 things to prepare you for Africa travel! Traveling Africa? Be prepared for people everywhere Instead of millions of cars on the road in Africa, you’ll find people. Unless we are on a rural African road there … Read More

Why is Traveling Africa So Expensive?

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The cost to travel Africa

I came to Africa excited for the culture, the wildlife, and the landscapes. Now, I’m just trying not go broke. Don’t get me wrong I’m still excited about traveling the continent, but Africa is far from a cheap holiday destination. For a continent filled with developing nations, one would think the cost of traveling Africa would be relatively cheap. My god that couldn’t be further from the truth. Self-driving Africa has single handily been our most expensive endeavor yet and that is including our trip around Western Europe and Australia. However, it’s always been a dream of mine so I … Read More

Amazing Photos of Southern Africa from Above

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Africa Photos

Six months ago we landed in Southern Africa with a plan to travel the continent far and wide. Now we have traveled through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia capturing some of the best photos of Africa by air. Africa is a continent jam-packed with staggering natural beauty, so we never missed a chance to in the sky. Here is what six months in Southern Africa (with a layover in the Seychelles), looks like from above.  Photos of Africa from the Sky Free State, South Africa We spent three months in South Africa and one of our first … Read More

What to Pack for Overlanding Africa

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What to pack when you overland Africa

It’s official, after spending two months in Cape Town we have purchased a Toyota Landcruiser and we’re currently driving across Africa! Don’t ask us about all of the logistics, a lot of it we are making up as we go along. It’s just what we do – don’t judge. We dabbled with the idea of taking public transport from Cape Town. Which, would make for some pretty incredible stories. However, we are traveling with a lot of expensive gear and would prefer to have the freedom of our own car especially in the most remote parts of Africa. We spent months planning … Read More

Why Not Head to Africa for the Perfect Honeymoon Escape?

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The Perfect African Honeymoon

First things first – Cameron and I are not married, nor are we engaged. However, given that we are a traveling couple in our mid-twenties we get asked quite a bit about honeymoon destinations. The question “where would you recommend for our honeymoon?” pops up in our inbox often and we love shedding light on the subject. Many North Americans turn to the Caribbean or Europe given the close proximity to North America. For similar reasons, Australians may turn to Southeast Asia for the perfect getaway. These continents are fantastic! We love sipping cappuccinos in Italy, dancing through the streets … Read More

Being Undesirable and the Real Reason We Bought a Car in Africa

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Buying a car in South Africa

So the big announcement is out! We are officially driving across Africa in “Charlie,” our newest addition to The World Pursuit family. The 1989 Land Cruiser is awesome! He is a workhorse, a 4×4 Tonka trunk equipped with a bush bar, roof rack, and pull out drawers. Like others, you may be wondering what he cost so let’s just get how much the cost out of the way. Charlie cost us a whopping 60,000 ZAR or about $4300 USD.  Never mind the cost, though. What was more of the issue were two Americans trying to buy a car in South Africa. I … Read More

I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to travel the world. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More

Ultimate Safari Clothes Guide: What To Wear On Safari In Africa

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What to wear on Safari

Safari clothes are a serious affair in Africa. Yes, it is a bit “old fashioned,” but some fashions never die. Unlike, certain parts of the world you won’t be laughed at for showing up in all khaki. In fact, there is even a South African brand called Khaki Fever that specializes in all khaki garments.  We’ve been in Africa going on eight months now and have been on more than a few safaris. Since entering Africa we’ve been on safari in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania. In fact we’ve been to all of the best places to go on safari in Southern Africa. Okay, we … Read More

A Year of Traveling the World: 19 Countries in Five Minutes

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one-year-travel-video

We just crossed our first year of travel off the list. We traveled to 19 countries, took 37 buses, 17 flights, 11 trains, 8 ferries, 6 rental cars, saw 78 cities, and slept in 98 beds. So, to celebrate, we took a selection of our favorite clips from our around the world. Safe travels everyone! This is really just scratching the surface of our travels after 365 days of bouncing around the world. Countries visited in order: Latvia Lithuania Poland Cyprus Turkey Italy Morocco Slovenia Serbia Macedonia Albania Montenegro Croatia Greece The Seychelles South Africa Swaziland Mozambique Lesotho Stay tuned! … Read More