Storm on the Zambezi!

Storm on the Zambezi!

Mike Unwin, August 4, 2015 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
Mike Unwin and his wife were flattened by the first storm of the rainy season in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. It was early November 2000. My wife and I were the last guests of the season at a well-known safari lodge in...
Targeted By A Paper Wasp

Targeted By A Paper Wasp

Alan Murphy, July 12, 2015 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
A sting from a paper wasp is painful. But a sting from a paper wasp on the head, now that is really painful! I had the day planned so carefully. My wife was...
Baboon Lunch Pack

Baboon Lunch Pack

Baboons are intelligent creatures and they love the safari lunch packs provided by many hotels in the bush. One time I was waiting in the car as my husband went to pay at the park entrance.
Stuck in the Sahara

Stuck in the Sahara

Anthony Ham, February 12, 2015 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
When the car won’t start and you’re on the little-travelled Saharan trails of southeastern Libya, you know you have a problem.
Searching for the Grand Bateau

Searching for the Grand Bateau

James Bainbridge, February 1, 2015 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
Travelling to Timbuktu on fishing boats scuppered numerous travel plans, but ultimately gave an insight into African life.
You Know You Are In For A Long Journey When…

You Know You Are In For A Long Journey When…

Mary Fitzpatrick, September 6, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
You know you are in for a long journey when…
Africa With No Money And No ID

Africa With No Money And No ID

Alan Murphy, August 23, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
A travel disaster that starts with a scam, follows with a chase, and ends with the hunt for emergency papers. Walvis Bay on the Namibian Coast, very close to the adventure town of Swakopmund, is a sleepy little place. Sleepy, but riddled with scammers!
A Night With the Crocs on the Banks of the Rovuma

A Night With the Crocs on the Banks of the Rovuma

Travel in Africa means always expecting the unexpected. I’ll leave it up to the reader to decide whether this is a travel disaster or simply another African adventure…..
Off-Road in Chobe National Park

Off-Road in Chobe National Park

Mike Unwin, July 26, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
Mike Unwin’s first self-drive venture into an African game park ground to an embarrassing halt. Easter 1989 found me in Botswana’s Chobe National Park with two companions. We were travelling in a battered old Mazda 323, which I had just bought in the capital, Gaborone.
Causing a Power Cut in a 150-Room Hotel in Nigeria

Causing a Power Cut in a 150-Room Hotel in Nigeria

The electricity supply in Nigeria is perilously overloaded and especially hazardous, so it should be common sense to be very wary of touching any electrical socket or appliance.