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Africa 2010

by Nomad Sun May 16th, 2010 at 11:39:39 AM EST

Travelling days: 81
Estimated kilometres: ~8000
Travellers: 2
Total countries to visit: 6 - 7
Inoculations: Several
Availability on ET: Scarce

Place of departure: Johannesburg, South Africa
Preliminary Itinerary:
23/06: Kruger Park, South Africa
28/06: Xai Xai, Mozambique
01/07: Inhambane, Mozambique
21/07: Mulanje, Mozambique
27/07: Lilongwe, Malawi
04/08: Lusaka, Zambia
10/08: Livingstone, Zambia
15/08: Maun, Botswana
24/08: Windhoek, Namibia
01/09: Lüderitz, Namibia
13/09: Cape Town, South Africa

Planned achievements: None

Desired achievements:

  1.  To snorkel
  2.  Learn how to board surf
  3.  A Delta Flight safari
  4.  See Wild Dog in the wild
  5.  Cross southern Africa
  6.  Hear the roar of lions once more

Expected highlights:

Lake Malawi

Mozambique's Coastline

Okavango Delta


Countdown to departure: 20 days

If you can watch this, about the lost kingdom of zimbabwe, do so

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 11:48:11 AM EST
But good on the BBC to provide some extra attention on a thoroughly under-investigated subject.

When I was still at Wits, I've first been baffled by the cultural richness of the kingdoms we know a little bit about (the Venda kingdom, the Tsonga culture) and then baffled by the paucity of the knowledge of African kingdoms we have practically no ideas.

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Mon May 17th, 2010 at 04:38:07 AM EST
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What did you decide on cameras?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 11:57:46 AM EST
Will have to happen this week.
by Nomad (Bjinse) on Mon May 17th, 2010 at 04:40:24 AM EST
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See Coast to Coast in this diary for a somewhat similar itinerary.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 12:18:34 PM EST
Weird how I actually missed that diary; thanks for the reminder!

Taking the route by microlight would definitely be upping the stakes. Still, one of the reasons for this journey is that we'd like to meet lots of people underway - slimmer chances on that when traveling by microlight!

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Mon May 17th, 2010 at 04:51:27 AM EST
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Well, also those two guys are expert microlight raiders, which would eliminate most of the rest of us...

Their film is very lively, though, because they did want to meet people everywhere they landed. Sometimes they're out there with the elephants, but mostly they're with people.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon May 17th, 2010 at 05:55:13 AM EST
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Wow, I'm envious.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 05:37:31 PM EST
oooo nice. How are you getting around?

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Mon May 17th, 2010 at 03:15:55 AM EST
Purchasing a vehicle in Johannesburg, selling it again at return.

I looked into public transport, but it soon became too much of a hassle.

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Mon May 17th, 2010 at 05:06:24 AM EST
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It will be amazing!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon May 17th, 2010 at 03:47:10 AM EST

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