Trans Africa Flying Safari 2013

User: Prepare2go
Dates: 13 Jan 2013 - 8 Mar 2013
Duration: 1 month, 3 weeks
URL: http://www.prepare2go.com/

Prepare2go's Trans Africa Flying Safari 2013.

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Friday 8 Mar 2013 13:44

Clear - Complete!

Some numbers: Two months, Twenty-Seven countries, Fourteen thousand nautical miles, Countless memories!

Posted: March 8, 2013, 1:44 p.m.

Friday 8 Mar 2013 13:22

Finals Perpignan, the end of the adventure. Wow!

Posted: March 8, 2013, 1:22 p.m.

Friday 8 Mar 2013 12:41

Snow on the hills, back to Winter!

Posted: March 8, 2013, 12:41 p.m.

Friday 8 Mar 2013 12:18

Coasting in to Europe, Two months after leaving!

Posted: March 8, 2013, 12:18 p.m.

Friday 8 Mar 2013 11:16

Mallorca in the winter sunshine

Posted: March 8, 2013, 11:16 a.m.

Friday 8 Mar 2013 10:12

Coasting out from Algiers, our last view of Africa...

Posted: March 8, 2013, 10:12 a.m.

Thursday 7 Mar 2013 12:14

Short finals to Algiers International, our last African landing!

Posted: March 7, 2013, 12:14 p.m.

Thursday 7 Mar 2013 10:34

Oil and Gas, Algeria's financial powerhouse

Posted: March 7, 2013, 10:34 a.m.

Thursday 7 Mar 2013 8:31

Early morning sun over the Sahara

Posted: March 7, 2013, 8:31 a.m.

Wednesday 6 Mar 2013 11:06

In Salah, hot and windy.

Posted: March 6, 2013, 11:06 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Mar 2013 13:17

Tamanrasset!

Posted: March 5, 2013, 1:17 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Mar 2013 11:27

Human traffickers - carrying people across from Niger into Algeria (and then Europe?).

Posted: March 5, 2013, 11:27 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Mar 2013 9:29

Arlit Uranium mine - the world's largest, and Niger's 'only' source of income.

Posted: March 5, 2013, 9:29 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Mar 2013 8:25

Prehistoric tomb, approximately 6000 years old (easier to see from the air than on the ground).

Posted: March 5, 2013, 8:25 a.m.

Monday 4 Mar 2013 12:23

Agadez Mosque, fourth holiest place in Islam.

David, Kelvin and Philip apply for the post of Imam (unsuccessfully).

Posted: March 4, 2013, 12:23 p.m.

Monday 4 Mar 2013 10:20

Agadez Camel market (and everything else with 2, 4 or no legs!).

Posted: March 4, 2013, 10:20 a.m.

Sunday 3 Mar 2013 12:45

Agadez!

Posted: March 3, 2013, 12:45 p.m.

Saturday 2 Mar 2013 16:29

Refuelling, the old fashioned way...

Posted: March 2, 2013, 4:29 p.m.

Saturday 2 Mar 2013 16:09

Tricky Bitch with one of the 10+ B747s behind - used exclusvely for HAJJ pilgrimages.

Posted: March 2, 2013, 4:09 p.m.

Saturday 2 Mar 2013 8:16

Bringing an AK47 to the party - armed escort in Port Harcourt.

Posted: March 2, 2013, 8:16 a.m.

Friday 1 Mar 2013 18:34

In the world's capital of fakes, where better to stay than a fake Marriott!

Posted: March 1, 2013, 6:34 p.m.

Friday 1 Mar 2013 17:16

Landing at Port Harcourt, with a Boeing 757 at the other end, on the runway, waiting to takeoff - lights on! Glad to say he waited until we were clear.

Welcome to the wonderful craziness of Nigeria!

Posted: March 1, 2013, 5:16 p.m.

Friday 1 Mar 2013 16:09

Visiting Howard's rig, 'Magellen' - not sure what they made of the impromptu flying display!

Posted: March 1, 2013, 4:09 p.m.

Friday 1 Mar 2013 12:38

Do we really have to leave? Really?

Posted: March 1, 2013, 12:38 p.m.

Thursday 28 Feb 2013 16:20

Africa's Eden, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah...

Posted: Feb. 28, 2013, 4:20 p.m.

Thursday 28 Feb 2013 8:11

Breakfast? This way please...

A last taste of absolute luxury before hitting the most expeditionary part of our entire African journey.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2013, 8:11 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Feb 2013 12:47

Gate Guardian at Principe airport - seen better days (although all the avionics still complete).

Posted: Feb. 27, 2013, 12:47 p.m.

Wednesday 27 Feb 2013 12:44

Temporary import document using 'Tricky Bitch' as the aircraft official identification! :-)

Posted: Feb. 27, 2013, 12:44 p.m.

Wednesday 27 Feb 2013 9:41

...and a bit of TLC for Tricky Bitch

Posted: Feb. 27, 2013, 9:41 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Feb 2013 8:39

Five barrels of the good stuff!

Posted: Feb. 27, 2013, 8:39 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Feb 2013 15:37

The beach at Pointe Denis, a great spot to do nothing for a few hours...

Posted: Feb. 26, 2013, 3:37 p.m.

Tuesday 26 Feb 2013 10:36

Crossing to Pointe Denis for the day.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2013, 10:36 a.m.

Monday 25 Feb 2013 16:32

Sunset looking out from our Libreville hotel. Day off tomorrow, heading to an island for lunch!

Posted: Feb. 25, 2013, 4:32 p.m.

Monday 25 Feb 2013 12:33

Crossing the Equator again, back to the north. Kenya (our Equator crossing point southbound) seems a very, very long time ago.

Posted: Feb. 25, 2013, 12:33 p.m.

Monday 25 Feb 2013 11:29

Elephants on the beach in southern Gabon. This is the only place in the world where they go 'surfing'!

Posted: Feb. 25, 2013, 11:29 a.m.

Sunday 24 Feb 2013 19:24

Leaving the planes in the weeds, off to supper.

Posted: Feb. 24, 2013, 7:24 p.m.

Sunday 24 Feb 2013 18:07

Sunset activity: Low flying a Congolese beach in formation with a second float plane. Magic!

Posted: Feb. 24, 2013, 6:07 p.m.

Sunday 24 Feb 2013 17:51

David, Kelvin and Philip watching Sam depart in an ultralight floatplane. Will he come back...?!

Posted: Feb. 24, 2013, 5:51 p.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 15:24

A dusty Kingair that's been here six years so far.

We were here in 2011, and again now in 2013.

2015, insh'allah!

Perhaps the plane will be gone by then, watch this space...

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 3:24 p.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 15:20

Tricky Bitch having a vent pipe reattached, got to keep this pilot cooooooooooooooooooooooool.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 3:20 p.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 14:14

Africa's tree, the baobab.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 2:14 p.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 12:08

Arriving in Zambia!

Okay, the village, not the country...

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 12:08 p.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 12:05

Marmotte for supper anyone? Freshly caught by this small boy - poor beastie.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 12:05 p.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 12:04

A truly African lightpost!

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 12:04 p.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 9:55

David checking the airstrip, last used over FORTY years ago! It's going to need a little work, even to get the Maule in...!

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 9:55 a.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 9:52

40 years ago this church clock stopped ticking, the village has been deserted ever since. The locals are only now begin to take an interest again...

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 9:52 a.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 8:49

Bingu Waterfalls in full flow, awesome

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 8:49 a.m.

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 8:45

DangerPhilip...

Posted: Feb. 23, 2013, 8:45 a.m.

Friday 22 Feb 2013 17:37

The view out over the Atlantic, waiting for a cold beer and a fish to come!

Posted: Feb. 22, 2013, 5:37 p.m.

Friday 22 Feb 2013 12:29

Flying low up the Angolan coastline to Sumbe

Posted: Feb. 22, 2013, 12:29 p.m.

Friday 22 Feb 2013 9:25

Low flypast the Tundaleva, into the clouds...

Posted: Feb. 22, 2013, 9:25 a.m.

Friday 22 Feb 2013 8:07

Seen in Lubango, the world's perfect car (for a couple). Now, how do I import these to Europe?????

Posted: Feb. 22, 2013, 8:07 a.m.

Thursday 21 Feb 2013 15:23

Kids at the Mirador - guess how Kelvin showed them what he wanted them to do!

Posted: Feb. 21, 2013, 3:23 p.m.

Thursday 21 Feb 2013 15:21

Road to Leba, Top Gear's never driven a road like this one!

Posted: Feb. 21, 2013, 3:21 p.m.

Thursday 21 Feb 2013 14:19

Lubango from above

Posted: Feb. 21, 2013, 2:19 p.m.

Thursday 21 Feb 2013 14:19

View to airport from Christo Rey

Posted: Feb. 21, 2013, 2:19 p.m.

Thursday 21 Feb 2013 14:16

David choosing a very, very dangerous place to go for a pee

Posted: Feb. 21, 2013, 2:16 p.m.

Thursday 21 Feb 2013 14:13

Cristo Rey, Lubango's answer to Rio...

Posted: Feb. 21, 2013, 2:13 p.m.

Thursday 21 Feb 2013 11:25

Kelvin getting intimate with a local. They wanted to dress him in white shirt and chinos, I have no idea why :-), but then security came along...!

Posted: Feb. 21, 2013, 11:25 a.m.

Wednesday 20 Feb 2013 18:11

Sunset from the hotel

Posted: Feb. 20, 2013, 6:11 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Feb 2013 17:35

Cheese and Wine party, Angolan style!

Posted: Feb. 20, 2013, 5:35 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Feb 2013 16:24

Tundaleva, Lubango. Sheer cliffs dropping over 4000ft!

Posted: Feb. 20, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Feb 2013 16:03

A very, very hairy caterpillar

Posted: Feb. 20, 2013, 4:03 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Feb 2013 12:50

Tricky Bitch! Philip gets expressive!

Posted: Feb. 19, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Feb 2013 12:41

Mokuti airstrip, gateway to Etosha!

Posted: Feb. 19, 2013, 12:41 p.m.

Monday 18 Feb 2013 16:22

Nice idea, but little chance of success!

Posted: Feb. 18, 2013, 4:22 p.m.

Thursday 7 Feb 2013 14:06

End of the southbound, slightly more exciting than planned and a bit of a scratch on the wing.

Ten days rest, then we head north!

Posted: Feb. 7, 2013, 2:06 p.m.

Thursday 7 Feb 2013 7:22

Philip taking the new Yamaha Tenere for a spin, mmmmmmmmmmmm, very nice. Thank you to Alec Salley, and see you again soon!

www.salleysyamaha.co.za

Posted: Feb. 7, 2013, 7:22 a.m.

Thursday 7 Feb 2013 6:10

The view from my room, always good to wake up to an elephant!

Posted: Feb. 7, 2013, 6:10 a.m.

Wednesday 6 Feb 2013 9:24

Comments in CC's book from Trans-Africa 2011!

Back again in 2015, insh'allah

Posted: Feb. 6, 2013, 9:24 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Feb 2013 15:19

Tailwheel off for a proper African repair!

Posted: Feb. 5, 2013, 3:19 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Feb 2013 5:05

The Indian ocean, seen from Mozambique's Vilankulu!

Posted: Feb. 5, 2013, 5:05 a.m.

Monday 4 Feb 2013 13:25

Oops, though no serious damage luckily!

Posted: Feb. 4, 2013, 1:25 p.m.

Monday 4 Feb 2013 5:33

Low-flying the Malagasy coastline, sorry, couldn't resist!

Posted: Feb. 4, 2013, 5:33 a.m.

Monday 4 Feb 2013 3:33

Departing Mahajanga, heading south then out west to Mozambique.

Posted: Feb. 4, 2013, 3:33 a.m.

Sunday 3 Feb 2013 5:29

A couple of Malagasy fishing boats in the lagoon

Posted: Feb. 3, 2013, 5:29 a.m.

Saturday 2 Feb 2013 12:23

A couple of AN2 Antonov for sale, going cheap... :-)

Posted: Feb. 2, 2013, 12:23 p.m.

Saturday 2 Feb 2013 10:18

N889Z 'the banana' tied down for some serious storms!

Posted: Feb. 2, 2013, 10:18 a.m.

Friday 1 Feb 2013 6:09

Dawn breaks on Mayotte's south east corner

Posted: Feb. 1, 2013, 6:09 a.m.

Thursday 31 Jan 2013 13:41

First lemur!

Posted: Jan. 31, 2013, 1:41 p.m.

Thursday 31 Jan 2013 11:56

Halfway across

Posted: Jan. 31, 2013, 11:56 a.m.

Thursday 31 Jan 2013 11:39

Taking the ferry from Petite to Grande Terre

Posted: Jan. 31, 2013, 11:39 a.m.

Wednesday 30 Jan 2013 8:06

Picture says it all. Wow!

Posted: Jan. 30, 2013, 8:06 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Jan 2013 13:48

View from hotel room - aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Posted: Jan. 29, 2013, 1:48 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Jan 2013 6:22

Giraffe from the air! (I was too slow to get the elephants - and it's best not to circle and annoy them)

Posted: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:22 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Jan 2013 5:06

Don't forget the thorns, to stop hyena eating the tyres

Posted: Jan. 29, 2013, 5:06 a.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 14:17

The view from my tent, with the migration in the distance - tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra, quite incredible.

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 2:17 p.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 13:42

Our Mess tent

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 1:42 p.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 13:41

Anyone seen Livingstone?

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 1:41 p.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 13:38

Our Serengeti camp

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 1:38 p.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 13:02

Hm, think I'l fly around that...

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 1:02 p.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 9:26

A baboon, scratching his...!

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 9:26 a.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 7:58

On top of the Masai rock. When hit, it makes a noise like the Rank Film gong - and was used to warn the villages of attack.

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 7:58 a.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 6:49

Very close encounters of the elephantine kind

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 6:49 a.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 5:45

Steady there boys, I'm not dead yet. Vultures being patient, very patient...

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 5:45 a.m.

Monday 28 Jan 2013 5:30

Simply stunning landscape, neither photos nor words can really capture the enormity of the Serengeti

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 5:30 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 13:16

Bat-eared Fox, very cute

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 1:16 p.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 12:40

Zebra at a watering hole

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 12:40 p.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 12:36

This lioness couldn't move for having eaten too much. The vultures in the background are finishing of what is left.

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 12:36 p.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 12:00

Cheetah mum teaching her two cubs how to hunt (Thompson gazelle).

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, noon

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 11:56

Cheetah

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 11:56 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 10:17

On the ground, bush strip in the Serengeti

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 10:17 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 9:22

A Maule in her natural environment!

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 9:22 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 8:54

Ngorongoro crater, and the rim airstrip - bushplanes only!

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 8:54 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 8:48

Approaching Ngorongoro

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 8:48 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 8:42

Field patterns in northern Tanzania

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 8:42 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 6:14

Kilimanjaro!

The highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world (19,341ft amsl).

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 6:14 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 6:12

Flying over the Mara, en route Tanzania

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 6:12 a.m.

Sunday 27 Jan 2013 6:06

Masai living, a family boma on the Mara

Posted: Jan. 27, 2013, 6:06 a.m.

Saturday 26 Jan 2013 5:27

The heart of African Aviation (well, particularly the bar!).

A short pause before we head for the Serengeti tomorrow.

Posted: Jan. 26, 2013, 5:27 a.m.

Friday 25 Jan 2013 10:22

Fresh oil, richly deserved

Posted: Jan. 25, 2013, 10:22 a.m.

Friday 25 Jan 2013 9:39

Repairs in the shop!

Posted: Jan. 25, 2013, 9:39 a.m.

Friday 25 Jan 2013 9:34

Safely at the parking after an exciting arrival (which closed the airport completely for about 10 minutes!).

Posted: Jan. 25, 2013, 9:34 a.m.

Friday 25 Jan 2013 9:13

After 15 years in a box... !

Posted: Jan. 25, 2013, 9:13 a.m.

Friday 25 Jan 2013 8:23

And another, this'll be the Rift Valley...

Posted: Jan. 25, 2013, 8:23 a.m.

Friday 25 Jan 2013 8:07

Volcano!

Posted: Jan. 25, 2013, 8:07 a.m.

Friday 25 Jan 2013 6:41

And a slightly larger mammal, with obelix! ;-)

Posted: Jan. 25, 2013, 6:41 a.m.

Friday 25 Jan 2013 5:23

Rescued baby Duiker, very cute

Posted: Jan. 25, 2013, 5:23 a.m.

Thursday 24 Jan 2013 13:57

With slope

Posted: Jan. 24, 2013, 1:57 p.m.

Thursday 24 Jan 2013 13:54

School airstrip, very handy when you also have a strip at your house!

Posted: Jan. 24, 2013, 1:54 p.m.

Thursday 24 Jan 2013 9:42

Wow,just Wow!

Posted: Jan. 24, 2013, 9:42 a.m.

Thursday 24 Jan 2013 9:20

Harvesting at almost 7000ft

Posted: Jan. 24, 2013, 9:20 a.m.

Thursday 24 Jan 2013 8:34

Farmers start young in Kenya

Posted: Jan. 24, 2013, 8:34 a.m.

Thursday 24 Jan 2013 8:20

Preparing 27 tonnes of grain for transport. Though not in the Piper!

Posted: Jan. 24, 2013, 8:20 a.m.

Thursday 24 Jan 2013 3:22

Kenyan dawn, now back to bed...

Posted: Jan. 24, 2013, 3:22 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 13:46

View from the terrace, beer in hand...

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 1:46 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 12:54

One for the Maule fans!

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 12:54 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 12:53

Landed at the private farm strip in Kenya. Flat rolling fields of wheat and maize - only it's all happening at over 6000ft!

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 12:53 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 12:34

Beautiful

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 12:34 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 12:32

Short finals, at 6600ft!

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 12:32 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 12:20

Crossing the Equator!

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 12:20 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 11:19

Rock outcrop on Uganda border

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 11:19 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 9:11

Kenya!

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 9:11 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 8:12

Dirt strip just inside Kenya.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 8:12 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 7:50

Over the highlands, approaching Loki.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 7:50 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 5:31

Heathrow trolley a long way from home!

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:31 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013 4:28

Dawn over Juba.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2013, 4:28 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013 13:12

Children taking communion

Posted: Jan. 22, 2013, 1:12 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013 13:07

Juba's cathedral - the new South Sudan is Christian - as opposed to it's Muslim North neighbour.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2013, 1:07 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013 12:57

Small mosque in Juba

Posted: Jan. 22, 2013, 12:57 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013 12:45

Tiny corner-shop mosque, maximum occupancy 10!

Posted: Jan. 22, 2013, 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013 12:30

Car insurance for South Sudan. The picture used is clearly from Wales or Cumbria, and taken sometime in the 1980s!

Posted: Jan. 22, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013 12:23

General Assembly

Posted: Jan. 22, 2013, 12:23 p.m.

Monday 21 Jan 2013 14:03

+44C Just what we need!

Posted: Jan. 21, 2013, 2:03 p.m.

Monday 21 Jan 2013 10:07

+40C, so our present spread is 56C (from -16C over the alps). Only other place which might be hotter is the Sahara on our return north in March...

Posted: Jan. 21, 2013, 10:07 a.m.

Monday 21 Jan 2013 7:10

Defence line North Sudan and new South

Posted: Jan. 21, 2013, 7:10 a.m.

Monday 21 Jan 2013 7:41

IL76 departing Khartoum at dawn

Posted: Jan. 21, 2013, 4:41 a.m.

Sunday 20 Jan 2013 21:56

Supper with friends

Posted: Jan. 20, 2013, 6:56 p.m.

Sunday 20 Jan 2013 13:29

Khartoum apron, lots and lots of old Russian stuff (mostly still flying, surprisingly!).

Posted: Jan. 20, 2013, 10:29 a.m.

Sunday 20 Jan 2013 13:23

Not everything goes smoothly...

Posted: Jan. 20, 2013, 10:23 a.m.

Sunday 20 Jan 2013 13:13

Precious avgas

Posted: Jan. 20, 2013, 10:13 a.m.

Saturday 19 Jan 2013 18:43

Maule and Antonov at Khartoum airport

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013, 3:43 p.m.

Saturday 19 Jan 2013 18:38

Arrived Khartoum

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013, 3:38 p.m.

Saturday 19 Jan 2013 16:40

Sunset over Nile

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013, 1:40 p.m.

Saturday 19 Jan 2013 16:39

Merowe pyramids

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013, 1:39 p.m.

Saturday 19 Jan 2013 12:07

On the ground in Africa, and immediately into 40C...

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013, 10:07 a.m.

Saturday 19 Jan 2013 11:59

Nobody home in Navigation Office.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013, 9:59 a.m.

Saturday 19 Jan 2013 10:11

Crossing the Nile

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013, 8:11 a.m.

Friday 18 Jan 2013 20:14

Aswan by night

Posted: Jan. 18, 2013, 6:14 p.m.

Friday 18 Jan 2013 17:48

Sunset refuelling

Posted: Jan. 18, 2013, 3:48 p.m.

Friday 18 Jan 2013 12:00

Arrived Africa

Posted: Jan. 18, 2013, 10 a.m.

Friday 18 Jan 2013 6:56

Dawn departure, first leg into Africa and the real beginning.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2013, 4:56 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013 16:23

Arrival in Heraklion, start point...

Posted: Jan. 16, 2013, 2:23 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013 10:39

Malta, pre-departure

Posted: Jan. 16, 2013, 9:39 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 17:41

Valletta by night

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013, 4:41 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 16:01

Arrived Malta

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013, 3:01 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 16:00

Finals Malta - directly over the beautiful old town

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013, 3 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 13:58

Beautiful at 11000ft.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013, 12:58 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 12:23

Corsican cliffs

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013, 11:23 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 10:44

Suits on, ready to head over the sea to Malta

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013, 9:44 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 8:53

A well stocked kitchen! Thank you Suzie and Jonny!

Posted: Jan. 15, 2013, 7:53 a.m.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 15:54

Approaching Cannes - it was much nicer on top!

Posted: Jan. 14, 2013, 2:54 p.m.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 14:21

Overhead Les Deux Alpes...

Posted: Jan. 14, 2013, 1:21 p.m.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 14:08

An OAT of -16C (in Fahrenheit, that's bloody cold!).

Posted: Jan. 14, 2013, 1:08 p.m.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 13:37

Gin-clear VMC on top

Posted: Jan. 14, 2013, 12:37 p.m.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 11:53

Philip enjoying the sunshine, dressed for the cold

Posted: Jan. 14, 2013, 10:53 a.m.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 11:52

We climbed through the cloud (at -6C) and popped out into this - can't ask better than that!

Posted: Jan. 14, 2013, 10:52 a.m.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 9:47

Never Say Never (Maule MX7) says goodbye to N889Z...

Posted: Jan. 14, 2013, 8:47 a.m.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 8:45

Maule central, Charleroi

Posted: Jan. 14, 2013, 7:45 a.m.

Sunday 13 Jan 2013 11:37

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Frozen ice on wings, we abandoned to try again tomorrow!

Posted: Jan. 13, 2013, 10:37 a.m.

Trans Africa Flying Safari 2013

User: Prepare2go
Dates: 13 Jan 2013 - 8 Mar 2013
Duration: 1 month, 3 weeks
URL: http://www.prepare2go.com/

Prepare2go's Trans Africa Flying Safari 2013.

More at www.prepare2go.com

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Congratulations! Epic trip.

Good luck with customs in Algiers - fingers crossed.

Indeed we have, supper tonight insh'allah!

On the final stages, now, and (touch wood), so far we have been on schedule every single step of the way since Belgium...!

Allmost to Agadez - trust you have phoned ahead to order the national dish for Dinner.

Even with the 757 trying to put you off your landing stroke at Port Harcourt, I'm glad to see you still we're spot on the localiser AND spot on the glide slope!
I hope you didn't employ that crazy security driver that we had on our 2011 tour to take you to your hotel - that was memorable indeed.

It all sounds such a lot of fun and the photos and comments bring back so many happy memories of our 2011 tour
Fly safe one and all
Martin

Sorry to have missed you at FASH, please send the Mokuti people our best regards, we were there last week Wednesday and Thursday, fly safe, Kees Meijer.

Go and see Stephen and Janet Richardson at Mellasat wines in Paarl. Tell them we sent you!
By the way the Toureg are waiting to .....wave at you!
X

Hi Philip,
Love the pics and the story. Have a wonderful time in/near Cape Town.
LOL Jebb and Colin xxx

Hey Sam & co. Looks so exciting, picturesque, exhilarating & so on. All you're missing is the 2 Irishmen in their Hughes 500! It looks amazing. Live for the moment & as a wise man once said if weather permits fly direct !

Been miostly there - Done mostly that!
But why did you miss out on Benghazi, Dongola and Kufra? They added so much to our trip!!
Martin

Well done boys. Wonderful memories for me.Still happy to be in Courchevel though right now!

Hi Philip & Co
It all looks fantastic, can't wait to see the pics on a bigger screen so we can see the wildebeest, Zebra etc. I'm still in envy mode. Off for a windy walk up exciting Grinshill soon. Not quite the Serengeti!
Love
Jebb and Colin
xxx

Hope you are all having an amazing experience,its great following the trip thanks for all the updates and photos.Brilliant and enjoy every moment.How lucky.

It's all getting terribly gin and tonics of late. Splendid effort indeed, what.

you seem to be doing very well - on time i guess. hope you have the mozambique clearances??

Absolutely brill pics. Keep them coming.
Wish we were with you!!!
Jebb says "Maybe"!!!

Blue skies and tailwinds! Good luck.
Steven

Bon appetite for the fish meal tonight! Don't drink too much of that Greek wine and thank your lucky stars you are not setting out for Kufra tomorrow - I hope. It's just 2 years almost to the day that Mubarak was toppled. Fly safe

Well done! Best wishes from Felthorpe. Dave Reid

Great to see you are underway. must feel at home in a Maule allthough i am not sure about flying at 11000 ft! hope you get the tailwinds we missed in Algeria.
william