Mt. Kilimanjaro Gear List

marmot long hauler duffel bag – large zpacks arc blast 55L pack [Too big but such a comfortable pack] zpacks 0F wide long bag with draft tube thermarest xtherm long [If you sleep cold bring your own sleeping pad!] gossamer gear 1/8″ pad [Good for inside the tent when sleeping on inclines] foam sit pad … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Gear List

Durban Days: Saying Goodbye to The Year of Two Summers

Wednesday, December 26 – Tuesday, January 1 Start: Home Elphick at Kruger National Park Stop: Home Kavnik in Durban (Westville) It’s an early start as we turn South for the long drive to Durban. It’s me, Cherub and her parents Shelagh and Nat in their car. We’re loaded to the roof with the tiniest slot … More Durban Days: Saying Goodbye to The Year of Two Summers

Kruger Christmas

Friday, December 21 – Tuesday, December 25 Start: Johannesburg, South Afrrica Stop: Home Elphick on the Crocodile River of Kruger National Park After flying back to Johannesburg and spending a few days with Cherub’s Aunty Meg, I meet up with Cherub, Dayle and Dylan at the OR Tambo Airport. We share the cost of a … More Kruger Christmas

Zambia: Game Drives, River Cruises and Floating on the Edge of Victoria Falls

December 16 – December 19Tongabezi LodgeZambezi RiverDevil’s PoolLivingstone, Zambia My two private game drives are with Chris and I get to sit up high, perched above the cab of the Tongabezi truck. I can slide back and forth on the bench to get good views from both sides of the truck. Occasionally the road is … More Zambia: Game Drives, River Cruises and Floating on the Edge of Victoria Falls

Welcome to Tongabezi

Saturday, December 15 Start: Cape Town Stop: Tongabezi near Livingstone, Zambia I’m up way too early at 4am for my 5am Uber to the airport. I land in Johannesburg or Joburg by about 9am. Luckily my luggage will be put through to the next flight so I don’t have to retrieve it. I make my … More Welcome to Tongabezi

Kalk Bay, Cape Point, Cape Of Good Hope and Robben Island

Tuesday, December 4 Kalk Bay A visit to Cape Town is not complete without the cultural experience of riding the metro. My first challenge is that the ticket office only takes Rand, of which I have none. So I trek back to Cherub’s house and luckily her sister Dayle and Dylan are still there. They … More Kalk Bay, Cape Point, Cape Of Good Hope and Robben Island