Preparation is key to traveling through Africa relatively smoothly.. And so, the paperwork process has begun..
I need to apply for an Ethiopian visa, which is a 3 month visa. However the embassy requires you to have a valid passport up until 6 months post expiration of the visa. As my South African passport is expiring on the cusp of 6 months, this means I will need a new passport as well. Surprisingly, applying for a new passport through South African Home Affairs is not as painful as one would think and turn around time for a new passport is 2 weeks. (I believe this is dependent on which home affairs you go through)
This will be sorted out in arrival in Khartoum.
Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia do not require a visa when traveling on a SA passport. This makes life a lot easier.
Next process…driver licence.