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Zambia Part III – South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park

Experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa. Continue reading

Zambia Part II – Lake Kariba and Kafue National Park

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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

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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

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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

TSODILO HILLS

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 II – Moremi Game Reserve and back to South Africa

 

Okavango Delta and Moremi

History

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

South Africa Part III – Richtersveld

 

Wednesday 25 February 2015 marked our 20th night since we’ve left Pretoria, as well as my sister Hilge’s birthday. At least we were able to phone her and sing Happy birthday, which might not be the case for other loved ones during the coming year. Continue reading

South Africa Part I – From Pretoria to Tietiesbaai

 

We have finally left! All of us were wondering whether it was ever going to happen. Our family actually started to bet on when and/or whether we would leave and how far we would go on Day One. My bet was on Sandton, a mere 60 km from Pretoria. Continue reading