Travels in Africa


In October and November 2022, I travelled 6,500 kms through Botswana and Namibia in 35 days. We started in Livingstone on 22nd October, travelled through Chobe Riverside, Chobe Savuti, Moremi and the Kgaligadi in Botswana and South Africa, then went to Sossusvlei and to Conception Bay in the Namib desert in Namibia and finally via Fish River Canyon and Namaqua National Park to Cape Town, which we reached on 25th November. My companion throughout the trip was Annie Cumming. Annie is a Canadian who lives in Turkey. She travelled with Tibby and me and seventeen others in 1979 in an overland truck from London to Kathmandu. We have visited each other over the years and in 2019 had a forty-year reunion of the trip with four others and partners, in South Africa. This photo, taken on the 1979 trip, shows that we were prettier then. We were joined on this…

In April 2022, I travelled 5,000 kms through Malawi in 24 days. I started my trip in Livingstone in Zambia, drove two days to Malawi, did a big loop through the country, and then returned the vehicle to Livingstone.

In September and October 2021, I travelled 7,000 kms through Tanzania and Zambia in 40 days. I started my trip in Arusha in Tanzania, headed down the eastern side of Tanzania as far as Nyerere National Park and then travelled west across the width of the country to Lake Tanganyika.

In September 2019 I drove from Livingstone in Zambia, circumnavigated the Kariba Dam, went through Hwange National Park into Botswana, had two days in the Tuli Block, one day in Khutse National Park and then drove to Cape Town.

In April and May 2019, I drove from Cape Town to Rundu in Namibia, where I joined a group led by Live the Journey for a two-week road trip in Angola.

In September and October 2017 my wife, Tibby, and I did a forty-four-day 6,500 km trip from Cape Town, through Namibia and back to Cape Town.

Tibby and I travelled up the Wild Coast of South Africa for ten days from 11th October 2010. The Wild Coast stretches for about 600kms from just north of East London to just south of Port Edward on the east coast next to the Indian Ocean.