Africa
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Words and images by Peter Baker Words and images by Peter Baker

Travel magazines offer a massive range of possible trip destinations: some quite local, but others, such as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique, which are considered regional; and yet more, further afield: Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia.

These countries are chock-a-block full of waypoints and end points, and are really good value, even after the miles and time have been built into the equation. However, on a recent trip that my wife and I did to Northern Kenya and back by two different routes, we noted a massive lack of South African travellers over just about the entire 15 000km trip.

In the past, we would be waving often to fellow 4x4 drivers fully kitted with all the katunda we South Africans require on safari; but, on this trip, we went literally weeks without seeing a local plate − the odd European vehicle going or coming, but not one group or convoy of good ol’ Suid Afrikaners.

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