So, you read about all these wonderful places in Africa and you want to go but you don’t know where to start? You are not an experienced camper and you don’t own a 4WD. Don’t despair; there are many beautiful places that you can reach in your 2 wheel drive sedan vehicle and there are plenty of campsites or lodges with excellent facilities. Continue reading How to start travelling Africa
I find that most overland travellers are rather negative about the vet fences found in Namibia and Botswana. Especially if their matured steak which they bought at their favourite butcher back in South Africa is confiscated or if they are told to cook it should they want to take it past a veterinary control point.
I simply cannot travel without a good paper map! I like the feel of a paper map and I also need it to orientate myself to ‘the bigger picture’. A GPS is an amazing device that can indicate your position to within 5m or navigate you to your destination. However, a GPS may give you tunnel vision as you usually look at a small screen zoomed in to see detailed information. Also, the GPS can let you down when it loses satellite signal or when its power fails. Continue reading Don’t travel without a good paper map