Stolen

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Today we left Kande Beach with a slightly lighter truck after numerous items went missing on the campsite. Maybe we had all become complacent and weren’t taking enough care of things, but on a campsite patrolled by security guards you don’t expect things to go missing. I went to bed … Read More

The locals

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My only complaint about overlanding through Africa is the amount of gated campsites we used. I understand that this makes the experience safer but you do sometimes feel cut off from the real Africa. Inside the gates are sanitised backpackers encampments where the only locals you meet are staff and … Read More

Cichlids aplenty

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Written on Wednesday 9 October Amongst the sites below the surface of Lake Malawi were a car, tree, row boat a canoe – not the usual fare you set eyes on during a dive. There were also plenty of fish as Lake Malawi is home to 850 to 1,000 species … Read More

Tired

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Written on Wednesday 9 October This morning I am knackered. I’ve been staring this blank post for almost an hour trying to muster the energy to write! Last night’s pig and fancy dress was a lot of fun. The outfits were outrageously hideous and entertaining. The pig was delicious. It … Read More

Lakeside perfection

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Written on Tuesday 8 October The water, no more than 100 metres in front of me, is gently lapping at the shore of the lake. Dotted around me Oasis travellers are chilling in hammocks trying to get a few more hours sleep after the sun woke us at dawn (its … Read More

Malawi, arrived

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Woo hoo the passport was located and we have successfully crossed the border into Malawi. We are hauled up for the night at a campsite called Chitimba Camp in Chitimba which is on the banks of Lake Malawi. We arrived just in time to walk down to the beautiful lakeside … Read More

Driving

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Written on Sunday 6 October We are near the end of almost three long days of driving and it is starting to take its tool. But tonight we will be in Malawi. Two nights of bush camping means no running water for two days and hence no showers. Weirdly an … Read More

Stone town and bush camp

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Written on Friday 4 October Thought I should show willing and write something. It’s been a very long day. We were up at 4.50am this morning to get to the ferry back from Stonetown at 7am. The ferry was interesting, it was a bit bouncy but not what I would … Read More

Stonetown

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Leaving paradise we headed for Stonetown, the capital of Zanzibar, for a spice tour and a look around the remnants of the slave market. Our guide, Daniel, was great but spoke very quickly and baffled me with too much information. Stonetown is full of Arabic styled architecture, unsurprising as Zanzibar … Read More

Paradise

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Written on Wednesday 2 October In front of me some of the Oasis travellers relax on hammocks gazing at the white sand beach as the sun gradually sets causing the sea to twinkle and sparkle like a thousand diamonds. The topic of conversation centres around which beach front restaurant will … Read More

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