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The last 2 days of riding have been some of the toughest and yet most enjoyable of the Tour. The days have been 147Km and 155Km on loose gravel roads and dirt roads through beautiful and stunning landscapes.
We covered the 830Km from Maun, Botswana to Windhoek, Namibia in a challenging 5 days. The distances have been intimidating but I have enjoyed the riding.
Another rest day, this time in Maun, Botswana. The general feeling within the group is that with only 21 days and 2600Km till Capetown, we're nearly there.
I visited Victoria Falls today. The trip started with the usual obligatory negotiation with a taxi driver who wanted to charge us double the going rate. Sigh
This section was a short but brutal reminder of how tough the Tour d'Afrique has been. 450Km from Lusaka to Livingstone in 3 days.
Throughout our trip the TDA have relied on the knowledge of a number of local guides. Sadly, in Ilongwe we said goodbye to Eddie who was our guide through Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.
With just over a month to go before reaching Capetown, I've noticed the conversations around camp have changed as people start to focus on what comes next.
I am now in Ilongwe, the capital city of Malawi.
Due to a last minute route change we have 2 rest days to enjoy a campsite with hot showers and a swimming pool. Awesome.