South-Africa (1) from Beitbridge to eSwatini (Swasiland)

bon fire Zvakanaka Campsite, Louis Trichard/Makhado, South Africa

On December 30 we cross the border of Zimbabwe and South Africa at Beitbridge,an easy border crossing. We shop in Messina/Musina, a rather small border town, but with supermarket and auto parts store. That’s a relief after the poverty of Zimbabwe and the austerity of the East African countries. We have an extensive lunch at … Read more

The Baobab

baobab in Tanzania

Across Africa, we encounter my favorite tree, the baobab. In the first months of our trip the baobab was mainly a dry tree “with the roots up”. Once we saw a flowering baobab in Namibia, which I wrote about then. In Tanzania, in late November, early December, we see the baobabs are greener and are … Read more

Sad Zimbabwe

here is Harare, Zimbabwe

With a short interval for Christmas, we travel through a sad Zimbabwe from 19 to 31 December. Not that we have experienced an intense sadness, but in everything we experienced it sounded, especially in one statement. Right before we were to fly to Tanzania for Christmas we wish the parking attendant at the store a … Read more