Archives for April 2018

From being scared of roadblocks to not wanting to leave

When I leave Zimbabwe tomorrow, I’ll be leaving a piece of my soul here. I had been warned of unnecessarily…

#Good Guy: Tony’s Coffee Shop, Bvumba Zimbabwe

Prepare for death by chocolate! Tony has been killing people with his baking and chocolatier skills for over thirty years,…

Highlights from the road: Day 1 to 8

It’s been a tame-ish ride through Botswana and Zimbabwe on this first week of Mission Africa. A lot of things…

#Good Guys: Never, the Guide

He knew absolutely everything about the Great Zim Ruins; he has two university degrees; and he took all of the…

#Good Guys: Farmhouse Lodge, Matopos, Zimbabwe

I arrived at the Farmhouse Lodge nearly by accident. My original lodging spot for the evening didn’t seem to exist…

A change is as good as a detour

Botswana wasn’t first on the map. Zimbabwe was. But rumors of food confiscation at the SA/Zim border meant a change…

What’s the General Plan?

The map is just a guide of what I’m trying to achieve; to travel to every African country in the…

Botswana’s Must Sees

The Okavango Delta is currently my favourite place on this planet (written before my departure into Africa). I’m keen to…

Burundi’s Must Sees

They’ve not made it easy for me to visit here. In fact, getting a visa requires the arguably illegal act…

DRC’s Must Sees

DRC is another place with inflexible visa requirements and a tough-stand approach to us visitors. Quite a bit of instability…

Kenya’s Must Sees

I have never been to Kenya (unless you count the three hours I spent between gates at the airport in…

Malawi’s Must See

I. Can. Not. Wait. For. Malawi. I have never been and have heard just the most incredible things. Bring on…

Mozambique’s Must Sees

I love Moz and have seen quite a bit of her. This time I’m probably just going to be passing…

Namibia’s Must See

I must admit that Namibia is the most hyped country that I’m least excited to see. Sure, Brangelina think it’s…

Rwanda’s Must Sees

I hear fantastic things about Rwanda in general and Kigali in particular. Approximate timing: mid to late August 2018. This…

Tanzania’s Must Sees

I’m really looking forward to going back to Tanzania, seeing new old friends there and more of the diverse country…

Uganda’s Must Sees

Eish, Uganda. So much potential. I’m deeply curious about what I’ll find here and how they’ll find me. What should…

Zambia’s Must Sees

There is so much to see in Zambia. It even made the New York Times’ Top 52 Places to See…

Zimbabwe’s Must Sees

Zim is a great places to start so long as I don’t have to enter her through Musina. I’ve done…