Hear the name Malawi and you immediately think of the shimmering lake. But the country’s national parks are also well worth a visit. By Harriet Nimmo
Beitbridge and Pafuri are the obvious ways to reach Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park. But travelling via Maputo there are a number of pleasant overnight spots to make short measure of the long road. Words and pictures by Romi Boom
“An epic adventure, covering 4 380km in ten days through some of the roughest terrain in the African wilderness has really re-enforced my respect for nature… and Toyota Land Cruiser,” says Jeremy Clacherty from Pinetown in Kwazulu-Natal after he and five of his friends literally got into deep water in the Okavango Delta.
From their experience it is clear that overlanders should be extremely cautious when traversing roads that could be affected by seasonal water and must do proper homework before they take on this challenge. They got horribly stuck in the swamps and it almost became a life threatening situation when they had to abandon one of the two vehicles in the party. Continue reading An epic adventure in the Okavango