Cape Town | South Africa

There was no direct route Swakopmund to Cape Town so we took the mini bus of death back to Windhoek and boarded the Inter Cape bus – a 22 or so hour bus ride to Cape Town – the cleanest and comfiest overnight ride I’ve ever taken. While it was a long way to travel,…

Botswana & Namibia

In Maun we stayed at a backpackers that really was a piece of paradise. Right on the river front, single beds and no bunks, a fine mesh covering the window so there was always fresh air, and magical outdoor showers with vines growing over the walls – we were just like Adam and Eve. There…

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe – short and sweet. We took and over night train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo and then a taxi to Rob, Jane and Emily’s house. Family friends of Sam’s Aunt and Uncle, Rob and Jane took us into their beautiful home like we were their own children. Hugely generous, they fed and entertained us…

Zambia & Victoria Falls

Our departure date from Zanzibar was ultimately determined by the train we had to catch from Dae es Salaam, Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia, the three night, four day Tazara Train that leaves twice a week. If we missed it, our whole route to Cape Town would be thrown out of whack. We made it…

Tanzania & Zanzibar

The long awaited African leg of our trip was finally here. Kate, Michael and I flew Mumbai to Nairobi, Kenya and waited for Sam to arrive on his flight from Canada. Kate and Sam had never met. It was going to be an awkward seven weeks of they didn’t get along. The Dream Team: Michael,…