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Border Crossing: Malawi to Tanzania (Songwe)

Crossing the border to Tanzania by road from Malawi was was no problem at all. A visa on arrival, and some paperwork for the car… There is only one overland border crossing from between Malawi and Tanzania at the Songwe river – at Kasumulu on the Malawian side, and 115km south of Mbeya on the Tanzanian side....

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Border crossing: Zambia to Malawi (Mwani/Mchinji)

Crossing the border to Malawi by road from Zambia was was no problem at all. A rather expensive visa, but only some paperwork for the car… on the whole, much less hassle than entering Zambia… Which border crossing to choose? There are, apparently, four overland border crossings from between Zambia and Malawi. The easiest...

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Kazungula border crossing: Botswana to Zambia

The Kazungula border from Botswana to Zambia is a bit of a hassle compared to other borders in Southern Africa. Two hours in the baking heat, a few hoops and US$300 later, we finally entered Zambia… Kazungula ferry border crossing Botswana and Zambia share the world’s shortest border crossing (depending on who you ask)...

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Border Crossing: South Africa to Lesotho (and back)

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing from South Africa to Lesotho and back again was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and no paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 13 overland border crossings between South Africa and Lesotho. Which one to choose will depend on where you’re going...

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Guinea – Heading to Conakry (Accident!)

50 km after entering the border, we had setoff really early to see if we could make it to Conakry by the end of the day, again distances mean nothing when roads are in a terrible condition. After a few hours we really hadn’t made much progress so I decided...