Along the way

These are some of our favourite memories from along the way…


April 2012, Malawi

- We complete our Open Water Diving course in the fresh waters of Lake Malawi

- Adventure night dive, hunting with the friendly Dolphin fish

- Our sad sad goodbye to our home in Mayoka Village, Nkhata Bay. We’ll miss you.


March 2012, Malawi

- Remote Ruarwe where River meets Lake

- Settling in at Mayoka Village with our Mayoka family

- We fall even more in love with our pal, Alby


February 2012, Malawi

- The Ilala ferry takes us to the Lake Malawi island of Chizumulu

- The invention of “Snorkel Fishing”

- Mayoka Boat trips – Fish eagles feeding & Cliff Jumping

- Benji & Eimer get married!! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!!


January 2012, Malawi

- Nick flies home for his best mates wedding

- Zuzu plays barman to locals & travellers at Mayoka Village


December 2011, Zambia & Malawi

- Heating up at Kapishya hot springs

- The grand house of Shiwa N’Gandu

- Lake Tanganyika at Mpulungu

- Crossing into Country #6 – Marvellous MALAWI!

- Our first Lake Malawi beach at Chitimba

- Looking out onto Lake Malawi at Livingstonia

- Christmas Eve and New Years at Mayoka village


November 2011, Zambia

- Discovery of an Asian supermarket in Lusaka

- Rained on in Kafue National Park

- Nicks lavish 30th Birthday Party – with 6 different types of cheeses!

- Heaps of hyenas at Liuwa Plains National Park

- Cheeky chimps of Chimfunshi and our INCREDIBLE walk with them

- Going batty at the 8 million bat migration at Kasanka National Park


October 2011, Zambia

- Feeling like a movie star at the prestigious 5-star Royal Livingstone  Hotel

- Loving our full of personality, ever-friendly flap neck chameleon: Sid

- Chopping it all off for the best haircut of Zulfs’ life

- Feeling beachy on Bovu Island

- Lunch with our Rasta friends and jamming in the ghetto: more power, Rastafarite.

- Zambezi Kayak Festival on the roaring rapids

- Kwacha man and a punk rocker attend their first Halloween party


September 2011, Zimbabwe & Zambia

- Isolation at Matusadona and Chizarira National Park

- Yoga-ing at a drier Vic Falls

- Surviving white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi River

Crossing into Livingstone and starting Country#5

- Daring to dive into Devils Pool, 108m high above Victoria Falls

- Dancing in chitenges & eating from massive drums of Nshima at a Village wedding in Magalela


August 2011, Zimbabwe

- Trekking the incredible Chimanimani mountains

- Breakfast at Mtarazi Falls, the Highest Falls in Zimbabwe

- Lunch on Mt Nyangani, the Highest mountain in Zimbabwe:

- Dancing at the Chimanimani Arts Festival

- Nicks sister: Chrysula begins her 3 week Zimbabwean adventure

- Doing the Hokey Pokey with 60 Zim kids

- Hyena sniffs Sulas head on her first night camping

- Chasing wild dog in the magnificent Mana Pools National Park

- Sundowners on a sunset cruise on Lake Kariba


July 2011, Zimbabwe

- Going back in time to the Great Zimbabwe ruins

Bass Fishing on Lake Mutirikwe

Zulfs 29th Zimbabwean Birthday with a hippo

- Porcupines, Jacksons Mongoose & Mountain Nyalas at Gonarezhou National Park


June 2011, Botswana

Helicopter over the very impressive Victoria Falls

Moving crocs at the croc farm

- Winning the Kasane Touch footy comp

- Nick catching an 8kg tiger fish!

- Our sad farewell to Kasane


May 2011, Botswana

- 3 week tour of Botswana with Zulfs mum begins

- Our first EVER lovely leopard sighting in Chobe National Park

- Cruising on the chobe river

- Full moon rising over Lekhubu Island

25,000 zebras migrating along the Boteti River of the Mkagadigadi

- The isolation of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and its mysterious black mane lions

- Nick hunting for Wildebeest for hungry waiting lions

Dancing with the Bushmen of Ghanzi

- A traditional Mokoro trip on the peaceful Okavango Delta


February – April 2011, Sydney Australia

- Detour back home for a wedding, family, friends and food


January 2011, Botswana

- Picnic through the Kasane Cutlines

- The wild and wonderful Chobe National Park

- Wiped out by the wet, watching wild dogs at Savuti National Park

- The muddy mud roads of Moremi Game reserve and a boat trip on the Okavango

- Exploring Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans

- Feeling the spray of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls


December 2010, Namibia & Botswana

- Walking the trails of the Waterberg Plateau

- Learning about the crazy cats of the Cheetah Conservation Fund

- Standing on the worlds largest Meteorite on earth; Hoba Meteorite

- Going bush with the Bushmen of Namibia

African braiding through Zulfs Hair

- Finding family at Ngepi

- Sunset cruise on the Kavango River

- Dragon river rafting in a river home to crocs

Christmas in Kasane with Phil & Jen

- Nick landing his first mean looking Tiger fish in the Chobe river


November 2010, Namibia

- Hunting for hares and jackals at Esperance Game farm

Quadbiking and Sandboarding the Swakop/Walvis Bay dunes

- Seal action at Cape cross seal colony

- Nick celebrates an African birthday turning 29

- Rock paintings at Brandberg and Rock engravings at Twyelfontein

- Living a Himba life at a Himba Village

- Feeling the spray of the Epupa Falls

- Overnighting in the wild at Etosha National Park


October 2010, South Africa & Namibia

- Climbing to the plateau of Cape Towns famous Table Mountain

Franschhoek Motor Museum; home of beautiful cars new and old

Rocking the daisies; 3 day, 2 night music festival

- Successfully and (suprisingly) easily crossing the border from SA to Namibia!

- Canoeing down the scenic orange river

- The wonders of the Fish River Canyon

- Getting friendly with the wild horses of Aus

- A sandy walk through the Kolmannskuppe Ghost Town

- Climbing the never ending red sand dunes of Sossusvlei


September 2010, South Africa

- World of Birds (Part III), the biggest Bird park in Africa

- Standing at the southern most part of Africa, between the Atlantic and Indian oceans; Cape Agulhus

Shark cage diving with the great whites

- Learning the secrets of Abalone farming

- Indulging in a Stellanbosch wine tour


August 2010, South Africa

- Poking penguins at Boulders Beach

- Cruising to the peak of Cape Point (the 2nd most southern point of Africa)

- Visited Robben Island and Nelson Mandelas prison cell

Sand duning at Atlantis

- Exploring the marine diversity at Two Oceans Aquarium

- Trekking to the peak of Lions head for the rising of a full moon


July 2010, South Africa

- Playing with lion cubs at Seaview Lion Park, PE

- Watching the Billabong Pro Tour at Jeffreys Bay, Supertubes – Day onetwo3 & Finals

- Learning to surf at J-Bay

Bungy Jumping on the Garden Route at Bloukrant

- Allowing raptor birds to eat off our arms at Eagle Encounters

- Riding Ostriches at Oudtshoorn

- Caving at Cango Caves

Zulf turned 28


June 2010, South Africa

Bought a Bakkie, Toyota Hilux from Port Shepstone

FIFA World Cup 2010

– Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay

– 1 Day self drive Safari at Pilanesberg National Park

- 1 Day self drive Safari at Kruger National Park


May 2010, South Africa

- Moses Mahbida Stadium tour & skycar

- Super 14s Rugby Games – Sharks VS Stormers and Western Force VS Sharks

- Meeting the Western Force team and Chris O’Young (St Patricks, Sydney)

- Valley of 1000 Hills in KwaZulu-Natal

- South African Brewery Tour

- Watched the 89km comrades marathon run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban


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