Tag Archives: 117 days in Southern Africa

Thank you, Africa! 

It feels a million miles away that I left for Namibia or starting the trip around Southern Africa back in Cape Town – well that’s roughly 7500km away. I can’t believe that my time on this beautiful continent has come … Continue reading

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Malawi – hanging by the Lake

Once again I was a little worried about crossing the border and entering Malawi because I heard that the officers there are apparently the most corrupt ones in all of Africa. I did get my visa in Germany beforehand which … Continue reading

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Zambia – Big 5: check!

After an early morning start in Vic Falls and just crossing over the bridge I spend about 1.5 hrs at the border to get into Zambia although the border post was not busy at all – besides all the baboons … Continue reading

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Botswana and a little Zimbabwe

I had become quite the expert on filling out the entry and departure forms for Namibia but the border crossing into Botswana was yet the most awkward one. It seemed not very official since people were just walking back and forth … Continue reading

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Amazingly Beautiful Namibia! 

While touring Namibia I heard a little voice in my head saying “I hate Overlanders” or “tourists just come for landscapes and animals, not for the people” – you know who put that voice into my head, right?! 😉 So far … Continue reading

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Doing the Touristy Stuff

First of all: I made it back into Namibia! I was very worried about that since the visa regulations are somewhat strange and the more I checked different resources the more confusing it got. I found different embassy or travellers’ pages … Continue reading

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Back in Cape Town

On Friday, 15th July the second part of my sabbatical started and I had to leave my new home country behind for a while. Early morning I was picked up from the guesthouse to go to the airport and I … Continue reading

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Never Forget, Never Regret

Besides letting you know how intense saying goodbye to everyone was I also want to take the time to reflect my experience as an interim adviser in Mayana. First of all I have to give MCP my deepest respect for … Continue reading

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Saying my Goodbyes

The last week in Mayana was a tough one. Although I was happy for the change brought to my daily routine by Nzodi being there and MCP arriving and therefor experiencing some deflection but I was still highly aware of … Continue reading

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I have a Dream

What has been bothering me from the beginning in Mayana is how people treat their pets and animals. While people in western countries spoil their pets rotten and treat them like one of the family here sometimes an animal is … Continue reading

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