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After challenging Zambia’s Zambezi River by Canoe, my Drifters ‘Southern Circle’ overland tour drove through Lusaka, along the “Great East Road”, until we reached our camp in the South Luangwa National Park where we had a game drive safari planned. South Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park was founded as a game reserve in 1938, Read More

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I visited Zambia back in August 2007 on a Drifters “Southern Circle” overland tour. We drove from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe through Southern Zambia and the Lower Zambezi valley to Kafue, where we camped for the night. Our mission was a three day canoe trip down the Zambezi River which ended up as a fun but difficult failure., Read More

Chobe National Park

Going on a safari game drive in Chobe National Park was definitely the highlight of my short visit to Botswana. I visited Chobe Park as part of a Drifters overland tour back in August 2007. From South Africa, we drove to Nata, in NW Botswana, where we camped for the night. Watching the arid untouched, Read More

Victoria Falls

I visited Victoria Falls back in 2007 but will never forget how awesome the activities were. I paid for an adventure package with Shearwater Adventures that allowed me to bungee jump, whitewater raft, and go on a helicopter tour over Victroia Falls for a relatively good price. In addition to the adrenaline activities, I also, Read More

I only recently learned that two cities on mainland Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, continue to belong to Spain, though Morocco claims the lands belong to Morocco and are thus occupied territories. I always thought it would be cool to visit one of them, just for the heck of it, so during my month in, Read More

Read about when we first arrived in Addis Ababa HERE. We arrived back in Addis on a flight from Lalibela and managed to negotiate a yellow taxi to the Piazza area for 150 birr (US$ 7.50). The taxi drivers were once again asking for 400 birr (US$ 20), but after we walked away one, Read More

Click HERE to read this post from the beginning. We already had Chris and Kate’s entrance tickets to see the Churches, so we decided to splurge on a tour guide. We had read that prices ranged from 150 – 350 birr, but the licensed guides we talked to were all asking 600 birr. Clearly,, Read More

Sara and I flew to Lalibela from Gondar as the trip by bus usually involves two days of bus travel with an overnight stop somewhere along the way. Lalibela is a small town of 15,000 people, nearly 2,800 meters above sea level, and it is the center of pilgrimage for much of the country due to, Read More

Click HERE to read this post from the beginning. On our third day of the trek, we woke up around 7am in Chenek camp but did not finish breakfast and pack our bags until nearly 9am. I was amazed when I realized our scouts had sat out in the freezing cold all night with, Read More