Having lurked around several of the overland in forums, we are in the final phase of organising our 6 month S & E African overland trip.
We hope to set off at the end of April 2017.
As nothing has been prebooked, we have no specific destination in mind. The idea is to travel, see, experience and be. Take the road less travelled, but our only condition is to be back for the kids final term that starts in October.
Optimistically... we want to cover the eastern corridor of ZIMBABWE including Gonarezhou NP, Save valley conservancy, Chimanimani, Honda Valley, Rhodes NP and Mana Pools.
ZAMBIA - Lower Zambezi NP, Lusaka, Kafue NP, North to Ndola, Bengweulu Wetlands, south Langwathby NP, cross into MALAWI near Chipata.
Lilongwe and then slowly drive up the shore of Lake Malawi possible stopping at Kaningina Forest and Nyika NP end route to TANZANIA.
First to Ruaha NP then we hope to drive the Mbeya to Mtwara corridor to the Indian ocean . Up to the Selous NP and on to Dar. R&R for a few nights in Zanzibar. Head to Tanga in the north, , Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Conservancy, and head around Lake victoria to UGANDA
(We will not be travelling to Kenya)
Kampala, entebbe, Jinga, Mt Elgon NP, Aroubd lake Kyoga to Murchison Falls NP, down the shore of Lake Albert to Fort PortAl, and Queen Elizabeth NP. we hope to go see the Gorrilla''s here. Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Next to RWANDA to Kigali, - no fixed plans.
We plan to avoid Burundi, but will decide closer to the time
Back in Tanzania and drive along Lake Tanganika passing Muhale Mtn NP and Katavi NP into Zambia.
Again driving the North West regions lakes and waterfalls.
The possibility exists to entry southern Angola and Namibia and return home via Cape Town. However this is dependant on available time. Alternatively a more direct route may be necessary.
We may or may not get through all the countries and are happy to chop and change our route.
We can only plan to travel a MAX of 400 km per day on the days we do travel, as speed is a problem for us. ( The mog only get up to 80km/h)
We intend to camp 80% of the time however are open to stay at luxury camps occasionally.
If anyone has any suggestion of "of the beaten track, must see places" in the above countries, please let us know. Or any other suggestions....
Hope to see you on the road.
Anyone heading in the same direction at the same time. .... get in touch.Nihal.email@example.com