Features

All features are in chronological order.

How it all started: It all started one bright sunny morning on the way to work when Sue called to say "have you ever thought about doing something completely different"? By the time she returned home that evening I had it all planned. [Read Full Feature]

They're off: After sorting out the many last minute details Neil, Sue and Bumble made their final departure from London in the dead of Wednesday night, 10/11 May, bound for Morocco and their first rendez-vous there on Tuesday 16 May. [Read Full Feature]

Departure: Neil eventually collected Bumble at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening. The team at Gumtree had been working hard against the clock and a miss behaving hydraulic set-up. All was now clear..... [Read Full Feature]

Breaking Point: Warmth and sunshine - bliss. Out everything came, we had to loose half of it if we were to be able to move inside. Bumble performed admirably on the way down France..... [Read Full Feature]

Repairs: If I had been driving a Toyota or Nissan in France, I would have been alone!' observes Patrice, as I enjoy the camaraderie and hospitality of fellow Land Rover owners whilst sipping Pastis under the stars in a foreign land.[Read Full Feature]

The Road to Gibraltar: Ready for the off - not quite, we didn't actually leave until 9 am the next day, Saturday 24th June. Deciding to take in Granada and its sites on route saw us gasping in our hottest temperatures so far, 32 deg. C. [Read Full Feature]

The Road to Meknes: Sitting back, everyone fed and watered attention was turned to the border crossing procedure. [Read Full Feature]

Meknes Cheshire Home: At the Meknes Cheshire Home they had been very proactive, circulating our story to 7 local newspapers - everyone had been waiting with baited breath to see if we were actually going to make it. [Read Full Feature]

The Road to Marrakesh: Friday 30th June was spent in Meknes trying to repair the air-conditioning. Before the day was over a little sightseeing in Meknes. [Read Full Feature]

Koutoubia Cheshire Home, Marrakesh: Thursday 6th July. I had spoken to Lazizia 7 days earlier to plan our visit. It was with some surprise that she new nothing about what we were doing. Mike explained what he had organised and we formulated an itinerary. [Read Full Feature]

The Road Back to Meknes: After cooling down at the Centre Cheshire Koutoubia for Thursday afternoon it was time to find a campsite...... [Read Full Feature]

Volubilis and House-sitting in Meknes: Hello from the female contingent of the team. After Neil's none too favourable descriptions of my map reading skills and general sense of direction - or lack of - I thought I should put a girlie stamp on the proceedings and tell it as it really is!............... [Read Full Feature]

Last seen in Fes: (The day we lost Chaka)We arrived in Fes at around 9.00am and made our way to the Church which is very near to the Ville Nouvelle................ [Read Full Feature]

Dar El Hana Cheshire Home, Tangier: Our next port of call was the Cheshire Home in Tangier and after leaving Fes we made for the cooler coastal climate of Rabat and then on up the coast to Asilah................ [Read Full Feature]

International Rescue: We drove to Gibraltar late evening and after spending the previous 3 weeks with either Delhi Belly or food poisoning coupled with a general lack of appetite after losing Chaka, we looked and felt a little worse for wear. ................ [Read Full feature] (We have just received news that Chaka was alive, fit and well, just waiting to be collected from Fes!)

Gibraltar Revisited: Our somewhat extended travels in Morocco, 6 weeks in all, gave us a good test run for Bumble and various things came to light both mechanically and structurally that needed to be rectified before the next leg of our trip................ [Read Full Feature]

Llar 'Joan Trias', Cheshire Home In Barcelona: We had an appointment at the Cheshire Home at 10.00am and we set off to find the street. After a couple of wrong turns................ [Read Full Feature]

Andora & beyond: After leaving Llar 'Joan Trias', we headed back to the Marina for some lunch, but with our pennies dwindling away fast, we counted our money and could just about run to a ham boccadillo - sad isn't it................ [Read Full Feature]

Preparation for Stage 2: St Justin, Marciac, Gers - France. Two weeks after arriving at Bruce and Jenny's, we are still here. Well, 3 actually, OK, I admit it 4, oh, I just can't lie, it's 5 weeks (by the time we actually left it was 8 weeks! - Neil). Where the weeks have gone............. [Read Full Feature]

Brindisi or Bust!
Location: The Real Beach, Samos, Greece.
GPS Co-ords: 37d, 42.321' N, 26D, 39.701'E
Distance so far: 14,500 km,
Dates: Monday 23rd October to Sunday 5th November
Highlights: 2,300 km drive from Southwest France to SouthEast Greece. The night we lost each other twice............... [Read Full Feature]

Istanbul at a snail's pace!
Location: Ciroz Camping, Istanbul, Turkey
Distance so far: 16,256 km
GPS Co-ords: 37d, 42.321' N, 26D, 39.701'E
Dates: Monday 6th to Monday 13th November
Highlights: A 30 km drive 1163 feet above the sea along a track cut into a cliff face and the day we gate crashed the Istanbul Motorshow in search of a Land Rover garage................ [Read Full Feature]

The sights and sounds of Istanbul!
Location: Ciroz Camping, Yesilkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Distance so far: 16,256 km
GPS Co-ords: 37d, 42.321' N, 26D, 39.701'E
Dates: Tuesday 14th November to Saturday 18th November
Highlights: Chaka woos Istanbul, Neil has a cut-throat shave that literally sets him alight, Rottweilers, Rottweilers everywhere, plane spotters paradise!................ [Read Full Feature]

Bursa to Ankara.
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Distance so far: 17,122
GPS Co-ords: Lat 39deg 53.687, Long 32deg 51.132
Dates: Saturday 18th November - Thursday 23rd November
Highlights: Bursa, Turkey's premier Ski resort and our first sight of snow, camping outside the Syrian and Jordanian Embassy's for our ludicrously expensive visa's, Bumble refuses to move................ [Read Full Feature]

Pammukale to Cappodocia.
Location: Cappodocia, Turkey
Distance so far: 17,982
GPS Co-ords: Lat 38deg 20.827, Long 34deg 31.759
Dates: Friday 24th November - Monday 27th November
Highlights: camping at the foot of the amazing thermal springs of Pammukale, the Blue Lagoon of Oludeniz, I always thought Father Christmas came from Greenland not Turkey, the tree-houses and very wet eternal flames of Olimpos................. [Read Full Feature]

Cappodocia.
Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Distance so far: 18,198
GPS Co-ords: N38d38'.706, E34d48'.361
Dates: Tuesday 28th Nov to Sunday 3rd December
Highlights: The fantastical, enchanting world of Cappadocia!.................. [Read Full Feature]

All roads lead to Istanbul!
Location: a tent!, Ciroz Camping, Istanbul, Turkey
Distance so far: 19,978
GPS Co-ords: 37d, 42.321' N, 26D, 39.701'E
Dates: Sunday 3rd - Wednesday 13th December.
Highlights: On schedule for the first time in our trip then pop goes the gearbox. A nail biting 1000 km drive along the length of Turkey through freezing fog......... [Read full Feature]

A robber strikes!
Location: a tent! Ciroz Camping, Istanbul, Turkey
Distance so far: We've been travelling on trains and by foot.
GPS Co-ords: 37d, 42.321' N, 26D, 39.701'E
Dates: Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th December.
Highlights: One of Ali Baba's thieves strikes during the night but he's met his match.......... [Read Full Feature]

We'll take the high road...
Location: Aleppo, Syria
Distance so far: 23,307
Dates: Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th December.
Highlights: Snow, snow and more snow, oh yes and driving to the top of Mount Nemrut........... [Read Full Feature]

Getting Stoned!
Location: Mirage Hotel Carpark, Amman, Jordan
Distance so far: 23,207
Dates: Sunday 17th - Tuesday 19th December.
GPS Co-ords: 31d, 57.640' N, 35D, 54.902'E
Highlights: Being stoned, Mount Simeon, Palmyra, Damascus and Bosra.... [Read Full Feature]

Greetings Jordan!
Location: Mirage Hotel Carpark, Amman, Jordan
Distance so far: 23,207
Dates: Wednesday 20th to Thursday 21st December 2000.
GPS Co-ords: 31d, 57.640' N, 35D, 54.902'E
Highlights: Arriving in Jordan. Chaka's s**t scared!. Seeing my parents..... [Read Full Feature]

Getting Stoned Again!
Location: National Touristic Camping, Aqaba, Jordan
Distance so far: 24,906 km
Dates: Friday 22nd December 2000- Saturday 6th January 2001.
GPS Co-ords: 31d, 57.640' N, 35D, 54.902'E
Highlights: Everything Jordan has to offer packed into two weeks - Amman, Jerash, Mt Nebo, Azraq, Ma'an, Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Karak, the Dead Sea and back to Amman. Oh and Christmas mixed in with New Year.
..... [Read Full Feature]

Egypt here we come!
Location: National Touristic Camping, Aqaba, Jordan
Distance so far: 25,506 km
Dates: Sunday 7th - Thursday 11th January 2001
GPS Co-ords: 31d, 57.640' N, 35D, 54.902'E
Highlights: Wadi Rum waypoints, various overlanders we've met and the cost of getting into Egypt..... [Read Full Feature]

International Rescue II
Location: Salome Camp, Giza, Egypt.
Distance so far: 26,059 km
Dates: Thursday 11th to Saturday 20th January 2001
GPS Co-ords: 29d58.18N, 31d10.41'E
Highlights: Private guests of the Captain on the ferry to Nuweiba, the dreaded costs of entering Egypt, happy, hippy Dahab, climbing Mount Sinai and the 4000 Steps of Repentance, rescuing the Egyptian military, Cairo and the Pyramids if Giza...... [Read Full Feature]

Stop Press, Our first Accident!
Location: Rezeiky Camp, Luxor, Egypt.
Distance so far: 28,421km
Dates: Sunday 21st to Monday 29th January 2001
GPS Co-ords: 25d42.69'N, 32d38.91'E
Highlights: Ice Cold in Alex, The Western Desert, Siwa, the Oasis route, being cut up by a 6 year old in charge of a donkey and cart, The magical White Desert, Dr Sox, being chaperoned around Kharga and Luxor....... [Read Full Feature]

'You wanna felucca?'
Location: Aswan Government Campsite.
Distance so far: 28,629 km
Dates: Sunday 28th to Wednesday 31st January 2001
GPS Co-ords: 24d04.60' N, 32d53.61'E.
Highlights: Our first tourist convoy, the worst ablution blocks in 9 months on the road, meeting up with other overlanders, 'you wanna felucca?'....... [Read Full Feature]

The Teddy Bear's picnic
Location: Halaib Military Border Police
Distance so far: 29,267 km
Dates: Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd February 2001
GPS Co-ords: 22d24.05' N, 36d25.22'E.
Highlights: 350km drive through the desert........ [Read Full Feature]

The Teddy Bear's Interrogation!
Location: Halaib Military Border Police
Distance so far: 29,267 km
Dates: Friday 2nd to Monday 5th February 2001
GPS Co-ords: 22d24.05' N, 36d25.22'E.
Highlights: Sleep deprivation, starvation, psychedelic purple and yellow rooms, incessant questioning......... [Read Full Feature]

Getting out of Egypt and into Sudan.
Location: A barge floating down Lake Nasser
Distance so far: 29,948 km
Dates: Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th February 2001
GPS Co-ords: 21d48.06'N, 31d20.95'E.
Highlights: Aswan ferry costs, Abu Simbel, not quite out of Egypt, floating on lake Nasser, costs to enter Sudan and Chaka's an illegal Alien......... [Read Full Feature]

Wacky Racers!
Location: Blue Nile Sailing Club, Khartoum, Sudan
Distance so far: 31,141 km
Dates: Sunday 11th to Sunday 18th February 2001
GPS Co-ords: 15d36.675'N, 32d32.070'E
Highlights: Wacky Racers - Wadi Halfa to Dongola, crossing the Nubian Desert to Karima and the Pyramids of Jebel Barkal, crossing the Bayuda Desert to Atbara, the 50 Pyramids of Meroe and on to Khartoum.......... [Read Full Feature]

Khartoum Cheshire Home, Sudan.
Location: Khartoum Cheshire Home
Distance so far: 31,299 km
Dates: Monday 19th February 2001
GPS Co-ords: 15d34.075'N, 32d33.852'E.......... [Read Full Feature]

Alcohol free Khartoum, or not!
Location: Blue Nile Sailing Club
Distance so far: 31,301
Dates: Tuesday 20th to Monday 26th February 2001
GPS Co-ords: 15d36'42s N, 32d32'16s E.
Highlights: Blue Nile Sailing Club, Khartoum, Ethiopian Visa's, renewing our travel permission - problem? no problem!, meeting other overlanders and Neil's birthday.......... [Read Full Feature]

The Highland Fling!
Location: Central Square, Gondar, Ethiopia
Distance so far: 32,039 km
Dates: 27th February to 3rd March 2001
GPS Co-ords: 12d36'43"N, 37d28'12"E
Highlights: Khartoum to the Ethiopian border, crossing into Ethiopia, Gallabat to Gondar.......... [Read Full Feature]

Martha and the Gondellas!
Location: Blue Nile Falls
Distance so far: 32,288 km
Dates: 3rd to 6th March 2001
GPS Co-ords: 11d29'11"N, 37d35'41"S
Highlights: 'You, You, You' in Gonder, Bahar Dar and the Monasteries of Lake Tana, the Blue Nile Falls........... [Read Full Feature]

Rooms by the hour!
Location: Bel Air Hotel, Addis Ababa
Distance so far: 32,767 km
Dates: 7th to 12th March 2001
GPS Co-ords: 9d01'52"N, 38d46'29"E
Highlights: The road to Addis Ababa, first sight of the Rift Valley, the Bel Air Hotel and two days around Addis with a hangover............ [Read Full Feature]

Cheshire Home, Menagesha.
Location: Cheshire Home, Menagesha, Ethiopia
Distance so far: 32,910 km
Dates: 13th to 19th March 2001
GPS Co-ords: 9d04'43"N, 38d35'21"E............ [Read Full Feature]

New Overlanders Camping near Addis Ababa.
Location: Cheshire Home, Menagesha, Nr Addis Ababa.
GPS: 9d04'43"N, 38d55'21"E
Distance: 30 km west of Addis on good tarmac road.
Highlights: Help the Cheshire Foundation, Ethiopia by staying at their home near Addis Ababa............. [Read Full Feature]

Mucho-Bitcho!
Location: Lake Langano
Distance: 33,159km
Dates: 19th to 21st March 2001
GPS: 7d 32'56''N, 38d 41'03''E
Highlights: Pablo and Anna - an introduction to our new companions, Lake Langano the only official campsite in Ethiopia.............. [Read Full Feature]

Arrested again!
Location: Arba Minch Police Station
Distance so far: 33,434 km
Dates: 21st to 22nd March 2001
GPS: 6d01'41"N, 37d34'00"E
Highlights: Getting arrested again, Sue's told to 'F-off' and threatened with a truncheon, our first puncture whilst under arrest............... [Read Full Feature]

A Night in the bush with the Turmi Tribe!
Location: In the Bushes, North of Turmi
Distance: 34,048km
Dates: 22nd to 25th March 2001
GPS: 05d 14' 16''N, 36d 32' 49''E
Highlights: Thunder and lightening in Konso, market day in Jinka, but no Mursi Tribe, our first Lugga crossing, a night in the bushes with the Turmi Tribe................ [Read Full Feature]

The Great Escape!
Location: A remote corner of Kenya
Distance: 34,305km
Dates: 26th to 28th March 2001
GPS: 03d 51' 48''N, 36d 20' 17E
Highlights: Market day with the Turmi Tribe, breaking out of Ethiopia, a run for the Kenya border under cover of darkness, the Unimog is the first to get stuck and the end for the Mitsubishi................. [Read Full Feature]

Mission Impossible!
Location: Sibiloi National Park Gate.
Distance: 34,390km
Dates: 28th to 31st March 2001
GPS: 03d 39.417'N, 36d 18.900'E
Highlights: Your task gentlemen, should you wish to accept it.....Recovering a flooded Mitsubishi, mud, mud glorious mud, Neil collapses in agony and the end in sight. ....this Mitsubishi will self destruct in 10 seconds................... [Read Full Feature]

Held to ransom!
Location: Allia Bay, KWS Headquarters, Sibiloi National Park
Distance: 34,427 km
Dates: 31st March 2001
GPS: 3d 42' 06"N, 36d 15' 03''E
Highlights: Extortion at the park gate, signing a confession under duress, quest for water and rescuing the KWS water tanker.................... [Read Full Feature]

Across the Equator!
Location: Upper Hill Campsite, Nairobi
Distance: 35,177km
GPS: 01d 18' 01S, 36d 48' 42''E
Highlights: April fools day, Fish & Chips at Lake Turkana, Chaka bales out, our first snake sighting, cruising into our first petrol station since Ethiopia with 3 litres of Diesel to spare, Maralal, crossing the equator and the Metropolis of Nairobi..................... [Read Full Feature]

KWS - Kenya Wildlife Service:
Location: National Park Services Campsite Nairobi
GPS: 01d 21' 20S, 36d 45' 41''E
Distance: 35,385km
Dates: 5th to 12th April 2001
Highlights: Catching up with 'Mr Ben', a visit to KWS Head Quarters in Nairobi, meeting Paul Imison, a full service on Bumble, camping in Brookes garden, the costs of getting into Kenya and our first wedding anniversary...................... [Read Full Feature]

African Inspiration meets Enable Africa:
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Distance: 36,013 km
Dates: 13th to 16th April 2001
GPS: Backpackers Kampala 00d18'28"N, 32d33'02"E.
Highlights: the road to Uganda, Kampala and meeting Tim and Clare De Wit of African Inspiration....................... [Read Full Feature]

Cannibal Lechter eat your heart out!
Location: Mpanga Forest, Uganda
Distance: 36,983km
Dates: 17th- 20th April 2001
GPS: Mpanga Forest Eco Tourism Site 00d12'23''N, 32d18'06''E
Highlights: Meeting Keith Anderson Uganda's last white farmer, the first Golf Course in Africa built in 1914, the Tea Estates of Kijura, a close shave with cannibals and an evening with a local family........................ [Read Full Feature]

Wet and wild!  
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Distance: 37,985 km's
Dates: 20th- 25th April 2001
GPS:.Westlands, Nairobi 01d14'08''S, 35d01'48''E
Highlights: Crossing the equator, Mpanga Forest, Bujugali Falls, Kisumo, Kericho and the Masai Mara......................... [Read Full Feature]

90% technique, 10% vehicle!
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Distance: 38,289 km's
Dates: 26th April - 1st May 2001
Highlights: meeting Robin and Jacqui Mason, Land Rover Club of Kenya off-road day, more repairs on Bumble, actors for the night! my second visit to KWS Head Office......................... [Read Full Feature].

Kariobangi Cheshire Home
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Distance: 38,289 km's
Dates: 30th April
GPS: 1d15.450'S, 36d52.818'E
Highlights: Visiting the Cheshire Home for elderly people.......................... [Read Full Feature].

Foot in Mouth disease reaches Mombasa.
Location: Peponi Camp-site, Tanga, Tanzania
Distance: 39,100 km's
Dates: 2nd - 14th May 2001
GPS:. 05d17'12''S, 39d03'59''E
Highlights: 10 days relaxing on Tiwi beach, Mombasa - or so we thought, meeting Mike's parents, bathing in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean in the pouring rain, 'how to win friends and influence them' by Neil, and a visit to Diani House........................... [Read Full Feature].

Round and Round the Mountain.
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Date:15th May - 26th May 2001
GPS:03d23'20''S, 36d42'11''E
Km's:39,908km's
Highlights: Crossing into Tanzania, camping in style at Peponi Campsite, Arusha - centre for the Rwandan War Crime Trials, baby mice in Bumble, Chaka collects a battle scar............................ [Read Full Feature].

Live Volcano!
Location: Upper Hill Campsite, Nairobi, Kenya 
Date: 27th May - 30th May 2001
GPS: 01d18'01''S,36d48'43''E
Distance: 40,477km's
Highlights: The beautiful landscape of the Engaruka Basin, live Volcanos, our first bribe and meeting up with old friends ............................. [Read Full Feature].

The Rhino Charge!
Location: National Park Services Campsite, Nairobi.
Date: 31st May - 4th June 2001
GPS: 01d21'20''S,36d45'41''E
Distance: 42,238 km's
Highlights: The Rhino Charge, meeting the Gumtree Gang again (they built Bumble), LROCK has its own mini event, a brief visit to Lewa Downs and a stressful drive back to Nairobi in the dark. ............................. [Read Full Feature].

The final Answer from KWS!
Location: Upper Hill Campsite, Nairobi, Kenya 
Date: 29th May - 4th May 2001
GPS: 01d18'01''S,36d48'43''E
Distance: 41,238km's
Highlights: KWS Head Office, Nairobi - the letter to end all letters! ............................. [Read Full Feature].

Flower Power!
Location: Mlali Cheshire Home, Tanzania 
Date: 5th June - 13th June 2001
GPS: 06d18'29''S,36d45'21''E
Distance: 42,163km's
Highlights: Compaq sponsorship, back to Arusha, bushcamping in amongst the sunflowers, strapped for cash in Dodoma, Dar Es Salaam, camping at the Lutheran Bible School, crossing into Malawi. ............................. [Read Full Feature].

Mlali Cheshire Home, Tanzania.
Mlali Cheshire Home, Tanzania
Location: Mlali Cheshire Home, Tanzania
Date: 9th June - 10th June 2001
GPS: 06d18'29''S,36d45'21''E
Distance: 42,163km's ............................. [Read Full Feature].

Licenced to Dive!
Location: Kiboko campsite, Lilongwe, Malawi 
Date: 14th June - 27th June 2001
GPS: 13d59'56''S,33d45'34''E
Distance: 44,593km's
Highlights: Chitimba campsite, Livinstonia, Manchewe Falls, The Big Blue Nkhata Bay, Neil is 'Licensed to Dive', a big dog fight where Neil also gets bitten. ............................ [Read Full Feature].

Lilongwe Cheshire Home
Location: Lilongwe Cheshire Home, Lilongwe, Malawi
Dates:29th June - 30th July 2001
Distance: 44,683km's
Highlights: Lilongwe Cheshire Home ............................ [Read Full Feature].

Groundhog Month!
Location: Chawama Cheshire Home, Zambia
Date: 27th June - 31th July 2001
GPS: 15d28'05''S,028d16'48''E
Distance: 46,103km's
Highlights: 'Ground-hog Day' in Lilongwe, the Wheelhouse at Senga Bay, the DHL PARCEL FINALLY ARRIVES!!, crossing into Zambia............................ [Read Full Feature].

Knobbies Doring!
Location: Victoria Falls Rest Camp and Caravan Park, Zimbabawe
Date: 31st July - 3rd August 2001
GPS: 17d55'36''S,25d50'19''E
Distance: 46,709km's
Highlights: Reflective tape, Diesel robbers frightened off by Chaka, Pereguines Nest Bush Camp, Victoria Falls, seriously in need of a toupee for our bald tyres, crossing into Zimbabawe............................. [Read Full Feature].

Divine Providence Home, Lusaka, Zambia.
Location: Divine Providence Home, Chawama, Lusaka, Zambia
GPS: 15d28'05''S, 028d16'48''E
Dates:31st July - 1st August 2001
Distance: 46,103km's
Highlights: Chawama Cheshire Home............................ [Read Full Feature]

Halfway House.
Location: Bulawayo Municipal Campsite, Zimbabwe
Date: 3rd August - 5th August 2001
GPS: 20d09'31''S, 28d35'39''E
Distance: 47,164km's
Highlights: Fellow traveler with tips on Namibia, living it up at the Halfway House, Bulawayo........................... [Read Full Feature]

Robbery and knife attack on Neil!
Location: Bulawayo Municipal Campsite, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Date: 3rd August - 5th August 2001
GPS: 20d09'31''S, 28d35'39''E
Distance: 47,164km's
Highlights: Bulawayo, the Eskimo Hut, at last new tires, the Robbery and knife attack!............................. [Read Full Feature].

Cooling fan fails in the Kalahari!
Location: Bulawayo Municipal Campsite, Location: Sedia Hotel, Maun
Date: 15th - 28th August 2001
GPS: 19d57'15''S, 23d28'43''E
Distance: 47,164km's
Highlights: Crossing into Botswana, Tati River Lodge, Debswana Diamond Mine, Orapa Game Reserve, Salt Pan of the Kalahari, the fan gives up the ghost, Sedia Hotel Camp-site in Maun............................. [Read Full Feature]

Stuck in deep stand!
Location: Sachsiesen camp-site near Etosha National Park.
GPS: 18d44'49''S, 17d15'40''E
Dates:29th August - 1st September 2001
Distance: 51,511km's
Highlights: Too much sand for the Tsdoilo Hills, crossing into Namibia, Grootfontein but no DHL office, Chaka knocks over our host, meeting Benno, Kirsten and Ilan in Tsumeb, Namutoni camp-site, Etosha National Park............................. [Read Full Feature]

The German Uphill Bobsleigh Team
Location: Opuwo, Namibia
GPS: 18d03'13''S, 13d49'58''E
Dates: 2nd September - 5th September 2001
Distance: 51,066km's
Highlights: Ruacana Falls, following the 'Garden of Eden' track along the Kunene river, a stones throw from Angola, to Epupa Falls, Ilan takes a dip with the crocodiles, our first glimpse of the Himba tribes people, Epupa Falls, Chaka meets his match.............................. [Read Full Feature]

Our September 11th
Location: Engo River, South of Hartmanns Valley
GPS: 17d48'07''S, 12d19'35''E
Dates: 6th September - 11th September 2001
Distance: 51,816km's
Highlights: Malaria hits in Opuwo, the spectacular Van Zyl's Pass, the remote and magical Marienfluss, the barren, arid Hartmann's Valley, breaking a spring in the most remote corner of southern Africa and the horrific attack on the World Trade Centre........................... [Read Full Feature]

Where old Land Rovers go to die - The Skeleton Coast
Location:  Khorixas
Dates: 11th September - 13th September 2001
Distance: 52,476 km's
Highlights: a grueling 650 km drive on a broken spring and being charged by a bull elephant. .......................... [Read Full Feature]