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Break A Lake - Butch's Zambia Part 6 - Lake Tanganyika

Break A Lake - Butch's Zambia Part 6 -...

Butch’s meander “down memory lane” was complete. He’d explored, found, re-examined and reminisced about his childhood. He’d told all his stories, and his heart was full....

Road Tripping Down Memory Lane - Butch's Zambia Part 5

Road Tripping Down Memory Lane - Butch's...

I believe that childhood memories are sweet for most adults. Unsullied, pure and gentle, we recall our “small” years. Days are long, weekends endless, and a year takes a lifetime....

When The S**** Hits The Fan That's Not Amore!

When The S**** Hits The Fan That's Not Amore!

When that unambiguous missile hits, no one is left unscathed. It’s uncanny how annoying minor inconveniences are, yet we refuse to recognise that first little glitch in our perfectly...

Caught On The Spot -Savouring South Luangwa National Park –  Butch’s Zambia Part 4

Caught On The Spot -Savouring South...

The Honey Badger’s top speed is 90kmph on a good road with no traffic. On busy African rural roads and highways, we go at a steady 65kmph if we’re lucky. What would normally be a...

Falling For Livingstone - Butch’s Zambia Part 3

Falling For Livingstone - Butch’s...

Before I know it, it’s Thursday; weeks are slipping past me so quickly I have to double-check to ensure I’m on the same day as the calendar. We are currently traveling most days which...

The Hippopotamus And Other Titillating Tales - Zambia Part 2

The Hippopotamus And Other Titillating...

Our favourite destination would always be to visit a National Park. The dry season is the preferred time in Zambia. During the rainy season, Summer, many roads are impassable, the rivers are swollen,...

Revisiting Butch's Childhood - Zambia Part 1

Revisiting Butch's Childhood - Zambia Part 1

Butch was born on the 12th of December, 1949, in a small country hospital in Chingola, Zambia. Jan, his handsome dad, was a mine captain, and his gentle jazz pianist mom was a devoted wife, loving...

Art Arusha Arusha Art Arusha Au Revoir

Art Arusha Arusha Art Arusha Au Revoir

Saturday, the 21st of October, 2023. The Springboks will be running onto the field in three and a half hours to beat the English in the semi-final of the RWC, and my nerves are shot. Butch has been...

Lake Natron Naturally Maasai And An Active Volcano - Ol Doinyo Lengai

Lake Natron Naturally Maasai And An...

Butch has just been handed a 3kg Nile Perch. It is ginormous. Lake Tanganyika is breathtaking, and there are even waves on it. Small waves pound the beach a mere three meters from where I sit. The...

Serengeti - A Serendipitous Safari

Serengeti - A Serendipitous Safari

Dear Sarine, Today, Ouvrou, I will kill two birds with one stone. As promised, here is the long overdue letter followed by a browse through my thousands of photographs before sorting, deleting and...

Dear Diary - ABC In 1-2-3 - Galong-Galong Oh Do Come Along

Dear Diary - ABC In 1-2-3 - Galong-Galong...

Journaling, travelling, and recording my steps are in my blood. Writing my thoughts down is a whisper only I can hear, and in listening, to retrace my journies. My scribblings are not always to...

Celebrating One Year Of Travel  - 22nd September 2022 -22nd September 2023 - A Retrospective

Celebrating One Year Of Travel - 22nd...

A year ago to the day, we set off from Worcester, in the Western Cape, on our African Adventure. Our route took us all along the west coast, the Richtersveld, Kgalagadi, Namibia, Botswana,...

Driving Diesel, Dust, Donkeys - Daring Enduimet Wildlife Management Area

Driving Diesel, Dust, Donkeys - Daring...

Enduimet Wildlife Management Area is a picturesque area stretching west of Kilimanjaro and a well-kept secret—a hidden gem bordering Amboseli National Park (Kenya) and Kilimanjaro National Park...

Arusha and Life With A Honey Badger

Arusha and Life With A Honey Badger

There are three of us on this trip (besides old “somebody”); believe me, Miss Honey Badger can throw her weight around and cause havoc . She appears all gentle and chilled but has a will...

Forests, Father Flamingo And Arusha National Park

Forests, Father Flamingo And Arusha...

Hullo! After ten days of intermittent to zero Wi-Fi connectivity we have a new MTN modem. We have just parked off in Livingstone, Zambia, at the Waterfront Campsite, where we have re-connected....

Keeping Promises And Another Spin Around The Sun Done - Tanga And Moshi

Keeping Promises And Another Spin Around...

You must agree with this statement, “You’ve not experienced South Africa if you’ve only stuck to the N1 from Bloemfontein to Leeu Gamka?” Indeed. You have only touched...

Cutting Corners  - Bagamoyo

Cutting Corners - Bagamoyo

We had our baby back, and we were on the road again. Whoop-whoop. Our mission was to go north from Dar es Salaam to Bagamoyo and slowly dance up to Tanga to keep a promise. The Honey Badger was in...

Island Style - Zipping Through Zany Zanzibar - It Is Hakuna Matata

Island Style - Zipping Through Zany...

It’s all about wanderlust and island dust. When we mention an island, our immediate reaction is, “Oh, how romantic”. I wonder why we’re all so intrigued by small land masses...

Dar es Salaam - Peace In The Home

Dar es Salaam - Peace In The Home

Some of us yearn to see the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, or Table Mountain. I have always wanted to see the Kigamboni Bridge. Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar began building...

Kilwa – Fishing For Compliments

Kilwa – Fishing For Compliments

Kilwa in Swahili means ‘Place of Fish’ or can mean markets too –the collective name given to three different areas on the Tanzanian coast: Kilwa Kisiwani, Kilwa Kivinje and Kilwa...

Tantalising Tanzania

Tantalising Tanzania

If you had to ask me, “What is the most frustrating part of your journey?” Without hesitation, I’d say “ waiting.” Waiting for a diagnosis, parts or a time slot....

Mysteriously Mystifying Malawi

Mysteriously Mystifying Malawi

In all fairness, I must advise you, dear reader, that my experience of Malawi is subjective and prompted by our mood and Butch's bout of malaria. Imagine you have a reservation at Passionné in...

Our Final Fling In Mezmerising Mozambique

Our Final Fling In Mezmerising Mozambique

After our week of running around being tourists on Ilha de Mozambique, we were exhausted and needed to chillax on a quiet beach, just the two of us, before setting off on the long road to Malawi...

No Man(It)’s An Island – Ilha De Mozambique - It Was Love At First Sight

No Man(It)’s An Island – Ilha De...

As good as his word Pai Diesel was waiting for us at the boom and entrance gate as he’d agreed. We understood that heavy vehicles like the Honey Badger would not be permitted to cross the 4 km...