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January 2016

The journey home. Thursday 14 January, day 281, week 36. Ithumela Camp.


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”. – Marcel Proust.


• Botswana.

• Ithumela Camp in Palapye.

• Distance covered 649km, taking 7hr 30min.

Another early start. We were really not sure how far we would get this day. Both Nata Lodge and Woodlands near Francistown seemed a little close. Gaborone seemed too far.

The journey home. Saturday 9 January, day 266. Tan Swiss Camp.


“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled”. – Mohammed.


Over the next 8 days we covered 4784km, those that know these roads will confirm that this formidable leg involves plenty of hard work and concentration.


Home where the music’s playing,

Home where my dogs lie waiting,

Silently for me…….


Zanzibar, Union Beach Bungalows, Nungwi (northwestern Zanzibar). Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 January 2016. Week 35, days 262 - 264.



"We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time." -- T.S. Eliot