Africa country journal

Entries and journals from overlanding adventure touring Africa

UPSHIFT ONLINE 41 – 2019 Photography edition


UPSHIFT ONLINE 41st edition is pure bike candy for the eyes. It is a collection of some of the most beautiful photographs from the stories they hosted in 2019. We are very honoured that they included us in this special edition.

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Quiver tree Namibia

Images from an Africa journey

Images from each East Africa country we visited on our way from South Africa to Europe. Where else than in Africa can you kiss a Giraffe? Africa is an incredibly diverse continent with a lifetime worth of travel. These few images are from each country our journey took us through […]

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Namibia – Caprivi. 2010/12/10

In the corner of Zimabwe, Zambia and Namibia this small piece of heaven is part of the Okavango, Zambesi  Kwando and Chobe rivers . The smell and fresh air after a heavy thunderstorm is the kind of memory that embeds into the brain forever.

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Egypt- In search of the old Egyptians part 3. 2012/10/25

With a 200% deposit on a Carnet de passage just for Egypt we knew the slow wheels of bureaucracy in Egypt will test our patience. The day we landed in South Africa while Elsebie went to book into hospital for her knee, I went to the Egyptian embassy in Pretoria. […]

Read More search of the old Egyptians. Part 2. 2012/04/25

After our stint in Ethiopia having to beg, kick and kill for petrol, we thought petrol would be an easier commodity to come by in Egypt. Well as it turns out, the Arab spring protest had a huge influence on the supply countrywide. Petrol in Egypt normally cost around R3-00 […]

Read More search of the old Egyptians. Part 1 2012/04/25

Penning our experience with Egypt took me some time. It’s got more to do with the aberrant manner of Egypt. Take caution not to become cynical about Egyptians and try and see the real Egypt and people. But let me tell you the story and you can decide for yourself. […]

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There’s a special heaven for Sudanese 10/04/2012

Yes, yes I know, they are in conflict with South Sudan for oil, and from what the media dish up that must make most of the people of Sudan evil heartless bastards. It cannot be further the truth. It took us some time to wrap our minds around the dynamics […]

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Sweet Sudan … 25/03/2012

Sudan is a wonderful surprise; you hear ‘Welcome to Sudan’ and ‘Do you like Sudan’ everywhere. The food is a blend of Turkish, Western and local dishes. And, for the pastries … we try it all! Sinful pastries of Sudan!

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