Zambia Part II – Lake Kariba and Kafue National Park


After a bit of grocery shopping in Livingstone, we started our trip to Lake Kariba. We were recommended to go to Kariba Bush Club, but they were under renovation and said that Lakeview Lodge, a neighbour, would be able to accommodate us. Continue reading

Zambia Part I – Borderjumping again and Victoria Falls


The road to Zambia took us from Livingstone’s Camp in Namibia to Katima Mulilo, back to Botswana and then to the pontoon, where we crossed the Zambezi River into Zambia, at Kazungula. The Botswana part was a bit of a surprise to us both. Continue reading

Namibia Part VIII – Caprivi Strip


Ngepi is not very far from Drotsky’s (only 57 km), and the border crossing was completely painless. If anyone would ask me where to stay in the Caprivi, I would say Ngepi Lodge  ̶  without any hesitation. Continue reading

Botswana Part IV – Drotsky’s Cabins


Rising to 400 m above the bush-covered undulations of the western Kalahari, the Tsodilo Hills consist of four hills, roughly in a line, with names from San folklore: the Male Hill, the Female Hill, the Child Hill and a smaller unnamed kopje. Continue reading

Botswana Part III –Mapungubwe, Francistown, Nxai Pans, Baines Baobabs, Maun

Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park lies to the north of the Nata–Maun road at the northern fringe of the ancient Lake Makgadikgadi basin. It is contiguous with Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, to the south of this same road. Continue reading

South Africa Again – Kruger Park

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19 485 square kilometres (7 523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north-eastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. Continue reading

Botswana Part II – Moremi Game Reserve and back to South Africa


Okavango Delta and Moremi


In his Travels and Researches in South Africa, David Livingstone recounts what he was told by the local people near Lake Ngami in 1849 about the origin of a river there:

While ascending in this way the beautifully-wooded river, we came to a large stream flowing into it. Continue reading

Botswana Part I – Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Note: For the next few blogs, there won’t be any photos, as my laptop screen met with an unidentified flying object. Unidentified as in I couldn’t find the stone again to throw it back at Hugo. Continue reading

Namibia Part VII – Etosha


Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907 in Ordinance 88 by the Governor of German South West Africa, Dr. Friedrich von Lindequist. Continue reading

Namibia Part VI – Twyfelfontein and Damara Living Museum


We arrived at Twyfelfontein late in the afternoon looking for a place to stay. Near the engravings is a beautiful lodge, but there are tour buses everywhere and we knew even before we asked that they would be fully booked. So we went to the second nearest place we saw, Aba Huab Rest Camp. What a horrible place at terribly high prices! I donʼt say this lightly; Iʼm used to slumming it, but this takes the cake. Continue reading