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Trip: Backpacking Africa

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The Rest of Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [323]

Ive been a slacker for a couple weeks, so heres an overview of my last couple weeks in Africa.  I went cage diving with Great White Sharks in Cape Town, went along the Garden Route east, and went into the Drakensburg mountains in Lesotho.  After that ... Read more >

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Gallery: Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Cape Town, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Great White Shark Diving, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 20 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Namibia

NAMIBIA | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [758] | Comments [3]

What an awesome country.  Other than the unpleasantness of being liberated of my wallet in Windhoek, really cool place.  Used to be a German colony, german architecture, german beer, and bratwurst.  I went to Swakopmund in western Namibia.  Right on the ... Read more >

Tags: fish river canyon, namibia, soussusvlei, south africa, swakopmund


Gallery: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

NAMIBIA | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Meandering through Zimbabwe and Botswana

ZIMBABWE | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [396] | Comments [1]

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile but it's hard to fit in writing blogs when I'm busy quad biking in the desert.  Zimbabwes a mess right now.  Very little public transport opportunities, most businesses are shut down.  I took the train(my only option) ... Read more >

Tags: botswana, zimbabwe


Gallery: Soussusvlei, Namibia

NAMIBIA | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Quad biking, Namib Desert

NAMIBIA | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Victoria Falls Microlight

ZAMBIA | Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia

ZIMBABWE | Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Lion Walk, Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Views [487] | Comments [1]

Started Vic Falls on the Zambian side.  Plenty of activities, but I couldn't afford them all.  I did the microlight over the falls.  It was a fifteen minute ride but worth it.  The pilot did two loops over the falls, down through the rising mists, and ... Read more >

Tags: bulawayo, livingstone, victoria falls, zambia, zimbabwe


Gallery: S. Luanga NP, Zambia

ZAMBIA | Friday, 22 May 2009 | Photo Gallery


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South Luanga NP, Zambia

ZAMBIA | Friday, 22 May 2009 | Views [799] | Comments [2]

I finally did a game drive.  I stayed at Flatdogs camp in S. Luanga NP in Zambia.  The campsite is actually in the bush, so wild animals wander around the camp, in between the tents and around the restaraunt/bar.  Every night, the hippos who hang out ... Read more >

Tags: game drive, mfuwe, s. luanga np, zambia


Gallery: Kigoma to Mbeya Tanz

TANZANIA | Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | Photo Gallery


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East Africa to Malawi overland blitz

TANZANIA | Friday, 15 May 2009 | Views [625] | Comments [3]

Starting from Bujumbura, Burundi on 6 May, I arrived to Lilongwe, Malawi on 13 May.  The first leg of my trip was an overcrowded minibus for about 6 hours on dirt roads through the wilderness from Buj to Kigoma, Tanzania.  The next part was a train from ... Read more >

Tags: train and bus adventure


Gallery: Goma, DRC

CONGO (KINSHASA) | Monday, 4 May 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Goma, DRC

CONGO (KINSHASA) | Sunday, 3 May 2009 | Views [1384]

I didn't know what to expect when I got to Goma.  It's in North-Kivu province which has seen the most heavy fighting in the DRC during the civil war.  And the civil war has only been "over" since Feb.  My main thing in Goma I wanted to do was ... Read more >

Tags: drc, goma, lake kivu., mt. nyiragongo, un


Gallery: Bujumbura, Burundi

BURUNDI | Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Bujumbura, Burundi

BURUNDI | Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | Views [597] | Comments [1]

Bujumbura is the capital of Burundi and on the shores of Lake Tanganika.  It was just like any other African capital with the crazy traffic and people everywhere.  But the people here were really friendly, and almost no white people.  I met this french ... Read more >

Tags: bujumbura, burundi, lake tanganika


Gallery: Kampala, Uganda

UGANDA | Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Kabale, Uganda

UGANDA | Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Fort Portal, Uganda

UGANDA | Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Kigali, Rwanda

RWANDA | Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | Views [588] | Comments [3]

Kigali is the capital of Rwanda.  The main draw for me to come here was the Genocide Memorial.  In 1994 there was a Genocide in Rwanda that killed over 800,000 people in the course of three months.  Right now they are mourning the Genocide because it's ... Read more >

Tags: genocide memorial, kigali, rwanda


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