Our road trip to Malawi
We made it to Malawi!

We made it to Malawi!

Malawi! Today is colder than we expected and certainly colder than we hoped for, but we made it! Ten days ago, we left Hartbeespoort in South Africa and 3356 km later we’re now in Lilongwe, Malawi. It was a beautiful road trip through Botswana and Zambia with ups and...

Sugarcane fields and the African mafia

Sugarcane fields and the African mafia

Yesterday morning (Friday) we managed to survive the hectic traffic in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city. Every roundabout was chaos and no one seemed to know what indicators are, so we were relieved when we drove between farmlands again. Zambia offers stunning landscapes...

Burocracy and dry Falls

Burocracy and dry Falls

Tuesday morning we unfortunately had to leave Kasane quite early, to cross over to Zambia at one of the most infamous border posts. On our way to the ferry (because the bridge is still almost finished) to leave Botswana, it all went smoothly and at 07:00 we stood on...

A big neighbour and special birds

A big neighbour and special birds

Sunday afternoon we checked into Eselbe Camp, just outside Nata in Botswana. This property on the Nata River belonged to Rupert’s mother for years and since she passed away twenty years ago, he dreamed to turn it into a small-scale campsite with a few chalets. Last...

African Casa joins Tourism Friendly

Today we traveled a little further north into Botswana from Gaborone to Francistown, which was a long, hot and boring road, except for the occasional donkey cart or cattle blocking the road. We’re staying at Woodlands just out of town and are enjoying the peace and...

Finally in Gaborone

Finally in Gaborone

It didn’t go smoothly, but we are ready for our second night in Botswana! Howard and Dilo left with quite a delay from Hartbeespoort Thursday morning and finally at the border with Botswana there seemed to be all kinds of issues with Howard’s papers. We talked and...

There we go!

It’s really happening! Tomorrow morning we’re leaving South Africa after six incredible years to go build a new future in Malawi; the Warm Heart of Africa. We still don’t know exactly where we’ll be staying or what we’ll be doing and especially our mothers are getting...