Karibu Tanzania!
Karibu Tanzania!

Karibu Tanzania!

Welcome to Tanzania! We could really feel it even though the immigration officer was a bit on the edge. We rolled into Tanzania and were smitten by the beauty of our surroundings. Lush green tea plantations to the side of…

Malawi for Beginners
Malawi for Beginners

Malawi for Beginners

The border crossing into Malawi was the easiest any one of us had ever had, except the non-border crossings in Europe. Check, stamp, ok. Same for the carnets de passage (our vehicle papers). No fixers anywhere, as there was nothing…

Stippvisite in Lusaka
Stippvisite in Lusaka

Stippvisite in Lusaka

Weil die deutsche Botschaft gerade um die Ecke der sudanesischen lag (wo wir erfolglos versuchten, uns ein datiertes Visum ausstellen zu lassen… aber nett waren sie…), schauten wir mal vorbei. Den deutschen Botschafter Bernd Finke und seine Frau hatten wir…

Zambian sand

The straight way from Livingstone to Lusaka is nearly 500km. So we decided to make it a two-day trip including a visit of Lake Kariba. Rainer had read about a “Houseboat” campsite, and we were very keen to find out…

Across the Zambezi
Across the Zambezi

Across the Zambezi

The border ferry from Botswana to Zambia runs across the wide Zambezi river. Passing what felt like 2kms worth of waiting trucks before we reached the customs office, we expected a large, maybe even two-storey ferry. What we found was…