15 Things We’ve Learned From Overlanding Africa

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africa overland

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 in our trusty Land Cruiser rolling through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda. We’ve gotten our 15 minutes of fame First things first, when you are overlanding Africa and get away from the tourist destinations of the Serengeti, Victoria Falls, or Zanzibar you’re going … Read More

Best Place To Go On Safari In Southern Africa

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best place to go on safari in Southern Africa

Deciding on the best place to go on safari can be a difficult decision. I remember when we first landed in Africa and we just simply went to what we thought was the closest national park to Johannesburg. That happened to be Kruger National Park, and self-driving it ended up being one of the greatest decisions we made in Africa. We saw a plethora of wildlife on a self-drive safari and we had no idea what we were doing. Now, we’ve been to every major park in Southern Africa and have countless stories of spotting African wildlife in their natural … Read More

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

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

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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. The border post felt like a miracle because there was zero information on this border post, anywhere! I’ll start from the beginning with hopes that no one will make the same mistake we did. Driving in Zambia Lusaka We spent a week holed up hiding from the rain in the … Read More

Tongabezi Review: One of the Best Lodges in the World

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Eco Lodge in Zambia

When we arrived at Tongabezi we knew that for a few days our troubles associated with overland travel would all be forgotten. It was needed after a very rough time at the Kazungula Ferry crossing. Overlanding with your own vehicle in Africa is not always easy, to say the least. The friendly Zambian staff greeted us with a refreshing aperitif and told us not to worry about anything and led us to our home for the next few days. Each room at Tongabezi has its own appointed valet. This personal valet watches over you and your room and makes sure you have … 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

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

The Great Kazungula Ferry Border Crossing

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Welcome to Africa

We may have spent seven months in Africa this year, but we just experienced one of those crazy African borders at the Kazungula ferry. We finished up our time in Botswana and making our way north through Zambia. For the next month we will be hopping between Zimbabwe and Zambia! We had an amazing time exploring the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, but there was one thing that had been looming over our head – the Botswana/Zambian border. The hectic Kazungula border crossing and ferry are notoriously soul sucking. We knew self-driving over the border would go one of two ways … Read More