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South Africa

Northwestern South Africa is sparsely populated. Long straight roads pass though spectacular scenery, dry plains surrounded by mountain ranges! Arriving in Cape Town is equally impressive, with the...

Namibia

With a population of 2.5 million, Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, however, it is three times bigger than the UK. Riding in Namibia has two extremes, the longest...

Botswana

Botswana, beautiful Botswana, amazing wildlife, I will never forget you… My morning was going well, an easy 40 minute ride from Livingstone, 10 minutes getting through the Zambian border...

Zambia

The easiest border crossing to date, 40 minutes out of Malawi into Zambia. A short ride into the town of Chipata, where I experienced traffic lights and orderly traffic. I stayed at Mama Roula Camp...

Malawi

As soon as I crossed the border there was a perfect new tarmac road, virtually no vehicles, but many people walking between villages. I had been riding all day so stopped in the town of Karonga, and...

Tanzania

Riding out of Rwanda was like being in England, perfect roads and well kept verges. The border crossing was easy, under an hour to leave Rwanda and enter Tanzania. The comparison to England ended at...

Rwanda

I took the remote western border from Uganda into Rwanda, high up in the mountains. For the first time in a while I was riding in heavy rain. The border crossing took about an hour, I was soaking wet...

Uganda

I crossed the border from Kenya and rode 50 miles to the city of Igana. People were staring at me much more, I speculated that Kenya had far more ‘Mzungus’ visiting that Uganda. I found a place to...

Bilharzia (tropical disease)

I arrived in Kampala feeling very unwell. My muscles were aching, I had back ache and felt unwell and rundown, with little energy. It was midday when I checked into a hostel and went straight to bed...