Aug 16, 2013

Across Africa (64 pics)

By on Friday, August 16, 2013

One guy has spent a year and a half travelling across Africa. He travelled passing through the countries of South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Egypt. Here are the pictures he made in 2012-2013.

Cape Town, South Africa, the starting line for my African Adventure.
Watching Zambia win the Africa Cup in a local bar in Malawi.
Waterfalls and forests of northern Malawi.
Lions in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.
Tribal people of northern Tanzania.
The Serengeti, took a 5 day safari.
The rare black rhino, Ngorongoro Crater.
Hanging with the headman on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.

White people be crazy. Back in South Africa for AfrikaBurn (South African Burning Man)

The big burn.
Beautiful beaches of Port St Johns, South Africa.

Swimming with dolphins, sharks and whales.
Modern Africa, the new central business district of Gaborone, Botswana.
Not so modern Botswana.
Me and the heavy metal cowboys.
Cycling 1,500km across Botswana on a onpeed bike.
Camping in the Kalahari.

Ancient rock art in the Tsodilo Hills.
A mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta.
A walking safari in the Okavango.
Spent two months with Stefan in his 74 VW, here we got VERY stuck and broke down.

Trying a different way into Chobe.
Aggressive elephants.
One of the best campsites I've ever had.
Curious kids at the orphange where I spent over a month, Choma, Zambia.
I also rode 900km through Zambia on my onpeed, here I'm reaching Lake Tanganyika in the north.
Slaughtering a goat for a Christmas celebration in the village.

Yep, this is rural Africa for sure.
A remote and unknown waterfall in Southern Tanzania.
I tried to paddle Lake Tanganyika, the worlds longest lake, in a traditional wooden boat alone. It went poorly.
Excited locals along the lake as they pull up fish and stare at the white guy.
Showing off.
Sometimes it's hard to believe this is modern times.
An old church near Kipili, Tanzania.

Two days on the MV Liemba, a 100 year old ex-German warship.
I spent a week with a Korean guy who teaches physics and Taekwondo in Tanzania.
Giving a presentation to his students.
Sitting on a croc in Burundi.
The most common soccer ball in Africa, kids here know how to improvise!
Dancing with the African mamas in a Rwandan church.
Sunset on the Rwanda/Congo border.
The green hills of Rwanda.
Market day.
Playing doctor in a rural health clinic. (I'm not a doctor)
Looking towards the active Nyiragongo Volcano in Goma, Congo.
The beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, southern Uganda.

Busy streets in Kampala.
Kids in the orphanage, Jinja, Uganda.
Moroto, Uganda, a very interesting and undeveloped place.

Hangin' with US soidlers.
A swimming hole in the mountains of Uganda.
Africa is full of huge insects...
The bus getting stuck in Ethiopia.
Ancient monasteries of Lake Tana, Ethiopia.

Stone churches of Lalibela.
Fruit stands in Addis Ababa.
Sitting with a troop of Gelada baboons in the Simien Mountains.
Looks like something out of Dr Seuss.
Making it to Cairo, Egypt and the pyramids.
Abu Simbel temples, by Ramesses II.
Sailing on the Nile.

And finally to the Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria, on the other end of the continent. I made it!
An ugly map of my route. (I had to fly over Sudan due to not getting a visa)


  1. Cut your hair you damned hippipe

  2. This looks like such a fantastic trip. Wish I could have done it with you. Congrats for living your life

  3. Dave you are limited in your head