15 Things We’ve Learned From Overlanding Africa

overlanding Africa

It has been a long time since we sat naively in Europe contemplating the idea of an Africa overland trip. Now 12 African nations, 25,000 miles, and zero flat tires later it’s a time for reflection on just what I have learned from overlanding Africa. We’ll never forget the days we spent … Read More

These 10 Lodges are Supporting Ecotourism in Africa

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Ecotourism in Africa is big business. Each year safari operators, vendors, and lodges assess how they can continue to improve sustainability. It’s likely one of the few industries that value the environment. As the concern over global warming only increases it’s a relief to find an industry that strives to … Read More

23 Portraits of Happiness From Around Africa

people of africa

  “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”– Robert Frank – “Weren’t you scared driving around Africa?” “Did people try to hurt you?” “How did you communicate over in Africa?“ These are all questions we receive time and time again about our travels. However, … Read More

Let’s Talk About the Internet in Africa

Internet in Africa

I wondered about the internet in Africa before we left. It’s the least developed continent and I’ve never seen anyone raving about keeping up with their Netflix addiction in Zambia. When we landed in South Africa we were uncertain of how we would be able to manage digital work while traveling … Read More

Five Reasons You Should Visit Malawi while Overlanding Africa

Visit Malawi

Besides the fact that Malawi is one of the smallest countries in Africa, and directly on our overland route through Africa, Malawi was a country I knew little about. I’ve met people that had traveled to Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, and all the other “popular” African nations – but never … Read More

How Not to Overland Africa: The Day We Drove the Wrong Way

driving in zambia

By the time we reached the Malawi border I fell to my knees and almost kissed the ground. We’d had a rough couple of days driving in Zambia after discovering we had driven 1100 kilometers in the wrong direction. The result was a total re-route to our trip in Africa. … Read More