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Original Touring Africa Diary – Zambia a la Ian

1. GETTING IN Three and a half hours and USD 280 lighter we managed to enter Zambia and headed off towards Livingstone. Our entry into Zambia was USD 65 more expensive than M & L’s as there was this little road user tax issue, which for some reason appears to be only applicable to rented [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Botswana a la Ian

Chapter 1 – Meet spot Meeting seasoned overlanders somewhere in Africa is a harrowing experience – you think you’ve reached an agreement, booked your flights, and arranged your rental car and accommodation – the meet spot changes! Even when you’re on the continent, fine tuning meet spot details is demanding – sometimes international roaming works, [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Namibia

As Edmund had suffered a few injuries on our way through the last countries, the first thing we had to do was to drive down to Windhoek and get him fixed up properly. Arriving in Windhoek felt like driving into a New Zealand town and not Africa at all. It was clean and organised, modern [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Yaounde to Windhoek

As Milan was still not 100% from the malaria, we took it easy out of Yaounde and stopped in the southern town of Ebolowa where we stayed at the lovely Hotel Port Jaune. The next day we crossed the border into Gabon and decided to stay at Hotel Ngue in Mitzic for the night. We [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Embassies and Borders

This is only a quick note to update everyone on what is going on. We will provide full diary and photo updates once we get to Namibia in a week or so. We’ve been here in Matadi for the last couple of days waiting for an Angolan transit visa, seems that the saga for overlanders [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Garoua to Yaoundé

We headed for a Toyota garage in Garoua which we knew stocked Yamaha parts and could possibly help with Anne and Reiniers falling apart bikes. Once we were on the street of the garage, we stopped for a quick chat to let the bikes go first since they knew the name of the garage. As [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Cameroon: the north

We entered Cameroun at the very north at a small border town called Kerawa, it was getting late so we hunted around for customs, only to find out that they couldn`t stamp the carnet. So we headed off towards Mora in the dark, after crossing a few overflowing rivers we found Mora and what seemed [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Nigeria

Nigeria, Nigeria where to start, well everyone has seen the news and read the papers, the horrors of this fearsome country full of thieves, kidnappers and other evildoers waiting for any white man to venture into the unknown so they can do him harm. Well how wrong the media is. Just because one part of [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Togo & Benin

It seems that the last entry for Ghana tempted fate. We were set to cross the border into Togo on the 9th but due to ‘the machine’ at the Nigerian embassy being broken somehow our visa pickup was delayed by a few hours and we left Accra later than expected on the 9th of July. [...]

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Original Touring Africa Diary – Ghana

As we arrived at the border formalities on the Ghanaian side Erik and I were a little shocked when we were asked to present the ladies, this was the first border crossing of the entire trip where they actually wanted to see the girls, all the other borders merely wanted to see their passport and [...]

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