One thing unites the countries on our travels over the last three weeks or so: drought.
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania are clearly suffering a huge water crisis that is impacting every aspect of daily life. We can drive hundreds of miles and cross scores of river courses but see very little water. We noticed only one flowing river in the entire Karoo, a vast region in South Africa.
Now, in Tanzania, we see robed herdsmen in the south of the country moving cattle between muddy waterholes in a desperate search for fresh water. And when a bus breaks down between stops, it’s serious.
Perfect weather for nodding chameleons.
Meanwhile we hear that Capetonians are restricted to watering their gardens on alternate days between the hours of 6pm and 9am. Shame, hey.