Category Archives: Africa 2016

African Adventure

The plan:

Fly to Cape Town.
Collect a Ford Ranger with a tent on the roof.

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Then visit:

  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Botswana
  • Swaziland
  • Lesotho

Including

  • The Fish River Canyon
  • Sossusvlei
  • The Skeleton Coast
  • Etosha National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Livingstone
  • Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Isandlwana
  • Sani Pass
  • Cape Agulhas

and back to Cape Town. At least, that’s the aim, subject to luck and fortune.

You’ll be able to see where I am thanks to my SPOT satellite tracker. Just click “Where I am right now” at the top of this page.

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Off-road Africa… from the air?

In preparation for travelling through southern Africa I picked up the 3DR Solo drone.

Very pleased that my “upgradeable, future-proof” drone will now most likely not receive any software updates, warranty support, or replacement parts, after the lead developers and CEO of 3DR all suddenly left the company, and 3DR is now focusing on corporate customers for site surveys. Regular consumers are out of luck. Just glad that I bought after the recent 50% price drop, even if that “special offer” turned out to be a “get rid of them before they’re worthless” fire sale.

Now just hoping that my Solo makes it as far as Africa without getting broken, so that I can try to do some aerial filming.

Here’s a quick clip of one of my training flights back in England.