In October, 1998, I flew to Nairobi, Kenya, with a friend. We landed in a somber city a few days after the U.S. Embassy was bombed.
Over the next six months we traveled through eastern Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and down the west coast of South Africa to Capetown, hitch-hiking most of the way and sleeping in a tent.
In Capetown, we hired a car and followed the coastal routes all the way to Sodwana Bay, near the border with Mozambique. The ocean was a constant, as were beaches, surf breaks and an powerful insight at the extremes separating poverty and wealth.
Heading inland, we visited Swaziland, Kruger National Park and finally Johannesburg.
The countries we visited were diverse in so many ways. From language and culture to climate and geography, the experience was challenging and rewarding.
Check out some safari photos.