At least I Didn't Have to Worry about Sunburn

At least I Didn't Have to Worry about Sunburn

Tim Bewer, July 5, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
Like most independent travelers to Africa's less-developed nations, I've had more than my share of hassles and headaches with crooked police, government workers, and other scammers – but I've never had an all-out travel disaster.
Cheeky, Brazen Baboons

Cheeky, Brazen Baboons

Alan Murphy, June 28, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
We stare horrified at a baboon in our kitchen – it stares horrified back, as it slowly rips open a bag of bread and begins munching thoughtfully.
A Fool-Hardy Way of Crossing the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

A Fool-Hardy Way of Crossing the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

With no time for game-viewing, breakdowns and the threat of animal attack, hitchhiking through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater was far from a conventional safari.
We all look the same

We all look the same

When travelling in Africa I tend to wear baggy clothes covering most of my body. Most African countries are at least partly Muslim and the cover is also a good idea against bugs and sunstroke.
A Missing Campsite

A Missing Campsite

Anthony Ham, May 17, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
A GPS is the essential resource for self-drive safaris in many parts of Africa, but there inevitably moments when it lets you down when you least expect it.
Breakdown in the Drakensberg

Breakdown in the Drakensberg

On my first trip to South Africa’s Drakensberg range, my wife and I were planning to tackle the awesome Sentinel Hiking Trail. The 10km trail starts at about 2,500km and climbs to the top of the Drakensberg plateau, with a chain ladder en route and views of Lesotho.
Distributing Free Cash in a Tanzanian Market

Distributing Free Cash in a Tanzanian Market

Getting mugged is one of any traveller’s greatest fears, and in Africa it does happen if you don’t keep up your guard – unless you unwittingly give your money away instead.
Stranded in the Mountains

Stranded in the Mountains

Spending two days hitchhiking in Morocco’s High Atlas was an exercise in frustration, but also revealed the kindness of Berber villagers.
On the Wrong Flight

On the Wrong Flight

Flying to remote parks in small aircrafts with loads of camera equipment is one of the challenges I face on a regular basis as a travel photographer. Off course I can’t adhere to the luggage restrictions.
A Fuel Emergency

A Fuel Emergency

Anthony Ham, April 5, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
Heading out into the Kalahari with ample fuel reserves is basic common sense, but what happens when things don’t work quite as they should?