Overlanding Africa: The Pros and Cons

Overlanding Africa: The Pros and Cons

For those of you who did not know, I participated in a 3 week overland trip (commonly referred to as “overlanding  Africa”) from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to Johannesburg South Africa, with the company, Africa Travel Co, or ATC for short (website link here).  Overland trips are extremely popular in Africa, due to the extreme rural areas, large distance between national parks/areas of interest and a somewhat undeveloped tourist infrastructure.  Combined with the mainly outdoor/adventure activities and beautiful scenery for camping, they are a good option.  Some other popular companies…

Zanzibar Part 2 and Lake Malawi

Zanzibar Part 2 and Lake Malawi

Zanzibar and Lake Malawi Paje After having a lovely time at Stone Town, as mentioned in my last post, I headed over to the East part of the island, known for its peaceful beaches in contrast with the northern towns of Kendwa and Nungwi. Paje is known foremost as a kite surfer’s paradise, due to the very strong winds that are always present.  Dozens of kites dotted the coast dipping in and out with the wind current.  While I’m usually down to try just about any adventure activity at least…