October 2009 Archives

Gliding in a Mokoro Through the Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a 15,000 sq km maze of lakes, channels, marsh and islands that is home to lions, elephants, hyenas, wild dog, buffalo, crocodiles, red lechwe and the impressive hippo. >> more

The Long Road to the Kalahari Elephants in Savuti, Botswana

After 45 minutes of chopping trees, moving logs, breaking an axe, falling in the water, losing the shovel and my flipflops in the river, we made it across and saw hundreds of elephants from lone bulls to large breading herds cooling themselves off at watering holes. >> more
Taking off to some unidentified place in the heart of Africa – somewhere with no electricity, no running water and at least one week’s journey from anything resembling a city has been a long time dream of mine.

My name is John Bradley and in May 2009, I left my job in Chicago, sold my car, moved everything else I owned into my grandma’s basement and flew to Africa. I plan to take roughly one year to overland on a budget from Cape Town to Cairo. I do not have an itinerary; I have no idea where I will be five days from now. My path is guided by the attempt to balance the urge to see and experience as much as I can with the desire to travel slowly and close to the ground.

This is where I will post my stories, photos, and videos as I move along on my journey. Feel free to post comments or send me an email with any thoughts or suggestions.

Current location: Coffee Bay, South Africa

Distance traveled: 42,790 km

Days on the road: 366

(last updated 5/16/10)

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