African shoestrings – Mozambique Day One Hundred and One Bordertown

With a GDP of only US$104 per person Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. The Portuguese up and left in the mid 1970's after decades of plundering the country and a fifteen year war of independence. They took with them valuable skills and capital reserves leaving behind nothing but chaos. A … Continue reading African shoestrings – Mozambique Day One Hundred and One Bordertown

African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Nine Zambezi River

Later that morning with us bringing up the rear as usual we were paddling alongside an island to avoid a pod of hippos. Suddenly a flurry of activity brings four hippos scurrying out of the bush and into the water just metres in front of Peter and Greg. They disappeared into deep water and four … Continue reading African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Nine Zambezi River

African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Eight Zambezi River

We got to the Bronte at 5.00 am the next morning ready and waiting for our guide Peter and his offsider Greg who both turned up at 6.00 am with a driver Showee. We were heading for Chirundu some seven hours drive away via Breakfast at Chinhoyi and picking up the final two other members … Continue reading African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day Ninety-Eight Zambezi River