This June, we went to Zimbabwe with our friends from Johannesburg with two Land Rovers. Ralf owns a TD5 and we rented a Puma from Southafrica 4×4. We have rented a Land Rover from Carel several times, so we thought we were well prepared for an epic trip ahead, but reviewing what we experienced on our way from Chizarira National Park to Lake Kariba: we learned something new: a breakdown in the bush must not be a bad thing for your holiday!

The trip form Chizarira National Park to Lake Kariba is about 430 KM long. The first 290 KM are exactly the reason why you do such trips on a 4×4. The Roads are a mixture of gravel,  sand and stone – no tar at all. We we prepared for a long day driving, considering the fact that you can be lucky going between 30-40 KM per hour on such roads. We knew we’ll go back on tar and comfy…