Car Troubles, Zambia


Fixing the coil spring, Lusaka, Zambia — November 11, 1998


Eureka (Pioneer) Campsite, Lusaka, Zambia — November 11, 1998

“This picture of me and Aren on Leo is in Lusaka at the Pioneer campsite. We had just changed the second coil spring, having just come from Kafue National Park on our way to Victoria Falls & Caprivi Strip, Namibia.” — Todd Monge on the dodgy subject of changing coil springs


Brokedown Breakfast, somewhere in Zambia — November 1998

The hood flew up when we were driving and blocked the view; here is the aftermath.


Changing Leo’s coil spring, Eureka Campsite, Lusaka, Zambia — November 11, 1998


Countries visited - Africa 1998 - 1999

Africa route map

Our scehdule

I am not sure how it all got started. It wasn’t a magical spark of lightning that began the cataclysm, nor was it the supreme words of a higher being sending us on our way. Somehow, though, the powers of the universe contrived enabling our journey through the Heart of Africa.

It began quite innocently as an alleged trip to Bulgaria and Romania. This idea was eventually vetoed and placed “on hold” for future girlfriends. Zap—a long awaited spark was kindled—The Middle East: Yemen, in particular. And the visas were applied for, the air tickets purchased; and on a fine March 4th day we were on our way aboard a gleaming Air France 747 en route to Cairo, Egypt, via a five day layover in France.

We never did make it to Yemen, nor the Middle East for that matter; we headed South, instead, into the Heart of Africa, and what follows is the story of events as they unfold.

Egypt Ethiopia Eritrea Botswana Tanzania Madagascar Namibia Zambia Kenya Zimbabwe South Africa Uganda Malawi Mozambique