Off the Beaten Track

What to do when out of Africa… you road trip… as much as you can. April happened to be a good chance to get up to Scotland for a two week...

Starting Point: Mpulungu, Zambia End Point: Bujumbura, Burundi Approximately 750kms over 25 days

Tanganyika Paddle Expedition Dispatch Some of you may be aware that I set out a five weeks ago to try and kayak the length of the longest freshwater lake in the...

When all seems so well thought out, and you're hit with the unexpected before the journey has even begun... This is how we finally got to the starting point of our...

Getting from Nairobi to the start of our month long Tanganyika Paddle. Back country Tanzania - here we come!

PLEASE NOTE – I have just returned from this expedition. Blog posts will be out from Monday 27th September. Please do subscribe to the blog if you wish to receive information...

9 months brought together in 6 minutes – enjoy the ride! Here, have some stats… Individual countries broken down here:  Kenya  Tanzania  Malawi  Zambia  Zimbabwe  Botswana  Namibia  South Africa DISTANCE DRIVEN:...

A Vioolsdrift Border (blue) to B Cederberg (red) B Cederberg (red) to C Cape Town (green) C Cape Town (green) to D Cape Agulhas (yellow) D Cape Agulhas (yellow) to E Knysna (purple) E Knysna (purple) to F Plettenberg Bay (teal) F Plettenberg Bay (teal) to G Grahamstown (blue)  G Grahamstown (blue) to H Hogsback (red) H Hogsback (red) to I Bulungula (green) I Bulungula (green) to J Port Edward (yellow) J Port...

A Trans Kalahari Border (blue) to B Windhoek (red) B Windhoek (red) to C Swakopmund (green) C Swakopmund (green) to D Sesriem (yellow) D Sesriem (yellow) to E Sossusvlei (purple) D Sesriem (yellow) to F along Route D707 (teal) F along Route D707 (teal) to G Luderitz (blue)  G Luderitz (blue) to H Ais-Ais (red) H Ais-Ais (red) – I Noordoewer Border control Border (green)

A Ramokawebana/Plumtree Border (blue) to B Francistown (red) B Francistown (red) to C Turnoff for Kubu Island (grey) C Turnoff for Kubu Island (grey) to Kubu Island (green)  Kubu Island (green) to A Turnoff to Maun (grey) A Turnoff to Maun (grey) to B Nxai Pan (yellow) B Nxai Pan (yellow) to C Baines Baobabs (purple)  C...

A Kariba Border (blue) to B Harare (green) – 370km of good tar and takes approximately 5 hours. Make sure you stop at Lions Den butchery between Karoi and Chinhoyi – best biltong in Zimbabwe! B Harare (green) to C Nyanga (yellow) –...

Sadly, tourism in Zimbabwe (anywhere outside Victoria Falls) is long gone. The campsites and places of interest, once humming with people gawking at the sites and locals selling curios, are all...

A Chipata/Mchinji Border (blue) to B Chipata – 20kms, half an hour with the border, easy driving and good tar B/D Chipata (red) to C South Luangwa (green) – 160kms, 2.5 hours, this road used to be...

CHIPATA TO STAY AND EAT: On the way from Zambia to South Luangwa National Park I stayed at Mama Rulas camp. It’s perfectly positioned for an early morning launch into the...

Facebook has all the photos for this part of the trip – click here to have a look. Chipata, Zambia 9th – 10th December 2013 Having left Lilongwe that morning, I had crossed the border...

CHITIMBA TO STAY AND EAT: Chitimba Camp is one of the only real camps for a stop on the road between the middle and north of Lake Malawi. It’s positioned slightly back from...

A Songwe Border to B Chitimba Camp – 135kms, this is perfect tar but driving is limited at 80kms per hour and often slower due to the number of people and animals...

Facebook has all the photos for this part of the trip – click here to have a look. Nkhata Bay, Malawi 2nd – 4th December 2013 After agreeing to transport one oversized mama Malaiwan...

Facebook has all the photos for this part of the trip – click here to have a look. Livingstonia, Malawi 30th November – 2nd December 2013 Livingstonia is a town set high up...