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KILI MEMORIES

Learning about the tragic death of South African rally driver, Gugu Zulu, on Mt Kilimanjaro this week brought back some vivid memories of this majestic yet unpredictable mountain in Tanzania. My first glimpse of Kili was in 2007 when we were on an overland trip to Khartoum, Sudan. Arriving in Moshi well after dark and pitching our tent at Honey Badger camp, where we had some interesting experiences, I had no idea what was waiting for me in the morning when I wake up.  When unzipping the tent the totally unexpected view of Kilimanjaro took me totally by surprise!     Being born and bred in Africa I have always dreamt about seeing Kili.  All my life I had this picture of the mountain in my head and imagined what it would be like to see it for the first time, but never ever did I expect this.  And there… Read more >

ZANZIBAR

‘n Spur of the moment besluit die Sondag om die Maandag ‘n vinnige draai by die reisagent te gaan maak om kaartjies te gaan koop en  dan Dinsdag op die vliegtuig te wees vat ons Zanzibar toe.  Omdat die ander helfte van my in transit moes bly op OR Tambo moes ons die lang roete via Nairobi neem na Zanzibar.  Die eiland was al  baie lank in my travel bucket gewees en nou was dit ons  kans. Gewoonlik is die besige Afrika lughawe ‘n miernes van mense wat kom en gaan en drentel en wag maar vanoggend is Jomo Kenyatta aan die stil kant en ek wonder of dit die gevolg van ebola is aangesien dit ‘n aansluitingspunt is vir vlugte vanuit Wes-Afrika.  Maar voort na Zanzibar.  Hier op Jomo Kenyatta moet jy amper alles uittrek om deur sekuriteit te kan gaan – skoene, geld, horlosie, belt, oorbelle, enigiets wat… Read more >

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