5 countries, 7,000+ km & 24 days later

I’m back from my trip throughout southern Africa. I don’t think words can do the experience justice, but I’m going to try over the next few posts. I don’t think I had too many expectations going into the trip, as I’m a pretty go with the flow type of person, but everyday was simply amazing. Things didn’t go perfectly, but I couldn’t have asked for a better journey.

I don’t think my time living here in Cape Town would be the same without this trip. I got to see some very remote settings, beautiful landscapes and met the most wonderful people (locals and fellow travelers). I already had the travel bug, but this solidified it for me; as long as I can help it, travel will be one of my top priorities.


This is the route that we took. It was a combination of driving, flying, overnight train, overnight bus and even 2 ferry boats thrown in there. It was definitely a lot of time on the road, but not too tiring and the landscapes everywhere that we went were gorgeous, so I couldn’t complain.

Over the next few posts, I’ll try to highlight each destination. I honestly don’t have a favorite because each stop was great in its own way. But for now, I’ll leave you with a picture that I really like from Livingstone, Zambia at Victoria Falls.