After a flight from Delhi to Mumbai, overnight in Mumbai, a flight to Addis Ababa and a 9 hour wait in the airport. A flight from Addis to Johannesburg, and lastly a flight from Jo’burg to Cape Town, I had arrived at the start of my African adventure…
So after a week in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, drinking delishish wines and eating mouth wateringly good steak, I was leaving and heading towards Namibia. A 22 hour Intercape bus ride up through beautiful landscapes would get me there. Hello Windhoek.
Namibia was one of the countries I was the most curious about, and it really is a pretty unique place. Driving through the Namib with nothing but vast open desert surrounding me, it was beautiful. Swakopmund, although oddly sitting under a near constant cloud a few degrees cooler than anywhere else, has enough things to do to keep anyone entertained and thrilled. I met a girl who was driving herself around S.A and Namibia, we just borrowed the lay down sandboard from the hostel we were staying in, and away we went. We weren’t very good though. But who cares right 🙂 See you later Namibia, I’m heading to Zambia.
I was only in Zambia for three days; just two night staying in Livingstone before making a beeline for Malawi. I got a really nice feeling from staying here, I met nice people and I liked the feel of the place. I’ll hopefully be coming back one day though, this time when the Falls are in full bloom.
Ahhh Malawi. I stayed two weeks in Malawi, because simply it is such a beautiful country. From the lake to the mountains and the journeys in between. Read a bit more about my time here by reading my blog post; Chance Encounters.
Tanzania and Zanzibar
I had a bit of a love hate relationship with Tanzania, mainly because of ‘My Disaster in Zanzibar’. But the pictures here don’t lie, Zanzibar is a beautiful island. On mainland Tanzania I stayed a night in Mbeya, a night in Dar Es Salam, and a night in Moshi to try and catch a glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro. Next stop…Kenya.
Well Kenya has been one of my favourite countries since I first visited a few years back. This time I got to do some exploring of some nearby areas to Nairobi. I’m going to tell you a bit more about that in an upcoming post. In the meantime though, thanks Kenya for all the awesome adventures I’ve had with you.
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So guys and gals, this is my Gallery to my time travelling around Africa; from Cape Town to Nairobi overland.
In just 5 weeks I travelled over 4ooo miles using 17 buses, 1 train, and countless taxi and local hop on hop off transportation’s in between. I visited 5 new countries, and 3 new capital cities. I’ve had some low points, like getting my purse stolen in Zanzibar! And I’ve had some incredibly high points, like overlooking the valleys and mountains in Malawi. Africa is a very special continent, it’s completely unique! The people, the landscapes, the wildlife, you simply won’t find anything like it anywhere else.
This is just part 1 for now, I will be back one day for Part 2; Nairobi to Cairo!
If anyone wants to talk to me about anything, if you had any questions or are planning on doing something similar yourself and would like any tips or advice, please feel free to contact me anytime.