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  • The Marr family reunited in Malawi

    Mothers Day Gift

    Posted by Claire Gillman on March 30, 2014

    Today, I had the best Mothering Sunday present ever. Our sons, Alex and George, both arrived at Lilongwe airport, Malawi today. They are on university holidays and have come to join us to share part of the journey and the adventure. It is great to have them with us.


  • Brilliant location

    Community Project in Malawi

    Posted by Claire Gillman on March 27, 2014

    We have been staying with a remarkable family at Makuzi Beach Lodge. Lara and Brett Pollard and their sons Kyle and Ryan, are continuing the legacy of Lara’s mother, Jane Jackson whose vision it was to build the centre in this beautiful bay and to build a local school. Sadly, Jane died in a paragliding Read more…


  • Trainees at the Masaka Resource Centre

    Visiting those working with the Blind in Rwanda

    Posted by Claire Gillman on March 16, 2014

      Through our contact, Bernard Bagweneza who is the country coordinator for MyRight, an umbrella organisation for people with disabilities in Rwanda, we were introduced to two great representatives of organisations helping blind people and who are working with Vision 2020. Firstly, we met Donatilla Kanimba who is the Executive Director of the Rwandan Union Read more…


  • Silverback

    Trekking to the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

    Posted by Claire Gillman on March 11, 2014

      At about 8am, Jones, the Ugandan Wildlife ranger gave us the briefing, and then we set off (us and a Dutch couple and their 22-year-old daughter). We descended about 1,000 metres down vertiginous slopes that we’re treacherous under foot. After crossing a small river (getting very wet feet), we started up the other side Read more…


  • View from the bar over the White Nile

    White Water Rafting in Uganda

    Posted by Claire Gillman on March 3, 2014

    White Water Rafting in Uganda Having started our trip in Alexandria where the Nile meets the Med, it seemed poetic to find ourselves in Uganda at Lake Victoria – the source of the Nile. And what better way to celebrate having driven the length of this mighty river than to go White Water Rafting. We’re Read more…

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  • Putting the Cruiser through her paces

    Turkana and Kenya

    Posted by Claire Gillman on

    Turkana and Kenya After a rather special time at the Soma camp in Arba Minch, we set off for Omerate to cross the border into Kenya via the Turkana route. We’d been advised to make sure we teamed up with other overlanders before attempting this route as it is disputed territory and also extremely remote Read more…

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