Zambia. Africa at its wildest and best. 1 - Preparation
Andrew works with various gear resellers in Johannesburg to equip the stock Isuzu KB 4×4 pickup that he and Kate will be driving to Zambia. He shares experiences with items like camp chairs, cooking gas, GoPro cameras and more. The episode concluses with a visit to the Getaway Show, South Africa’s biggest outdoor trade show, where he has his Leatherman services and buys a hat. This introduces the idea that driving a stock vehicle, with just the basic list of accessories for the trip, might just be enough to have a truly awesome experience. Zambia and Malawi will be the acid test.
In 2015 I took a trip in a stock Isuzu D-Max into Zambia, travelling with my daughter Kate. The trip was a huge success, and proved that to have an amazing time in the wilderness, one doesn't need every bit of kit that the sales persons may suggest are essential. Keeping it light and simple worked, and the experience, magical.