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penguinSo we cross the border from Namibia to South Africa and get bagged by the immigration official about the rugby. Initially I thought he was talking about the ashes and given we were touring with far too many poms, I was trying desperately to ignore the issue. But getting beaten by SA in rugby, that’s something I can handle :)

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namibia5Our first encounter in Namibia was driving through a park and seeing a hippo run for the cover of the water! Hippos are not normally out during the day and it looked like he had been caught naked! We’d not seen a hippo that close in daylight out of the water before, so it was both awesome and funny :)

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kim_mo1Mo what you say? Mohawk that is… and a mo-ustache. Kim has got himself a new look this trip – only because he doesn’t have to face any clients (or prospective employers) for the next 5 months!

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botswanaWednesday morning arrived and we were off with our new tour group to Botswana. We arrived at the ferry crossing fairly early and were soon arriving at our destination, Kasane.

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vic-fallsAs we rolled into Livingstone (5km from Victoria Falls), we were surprised to see how buzzing the town was at 6.30 at night. There were people everywhere and the place was buzzing!

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zambiaCrossing the Zambian border, once again we noticed straight away how different the houses were. It’s quite amazing how these countries are separated by an imaginary line but that line speaks volumes as to the differences in the way of life of the inhabitants.

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malawiAn early start (5am departure) and we were off for a 12 hour drive to Malawi. The scenery is gorgeous in this area of the country and we found ourselves drawn to watch the land go by.

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giraffeAfter Zanzibar and arriving back in Dar es Salaam, we were once again loving the camping life. There is something wholesome about having only a sheet of canvas between you and the night.

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zanzibarWe took a 2.5 hour ferry to Zanzibar for a nice 4 day break from the tents and the dust. As soon as we were off the boat and managed to get through immigration, we set off on a spice tour. Lunch was the first stop where we had yummy spicy curries. Next we head off to the ‘farm’ where they showed us the spice plants and local fruits.

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lionessesOur first taste of Tanzania was a drive to Lake Victoria. Along the way, we were surprised at how different a country that is right next door to Kenya could be. You literally cross the border and the houses are different, the people are different and even the roads are different! The houses are Masaai houses, we later found out.

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