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  • SafariSafaris are perhaps the most overrated tourist activity you'll find in Africa, over-romanticized through film and television. Scores of tourists packed onto open-top jeeps, oohing and aahing at every little bird and insect, giddy like schoolgirls, as the Posted by vagabondvoyager in From A to Z: Alberta to Zimbabwe | Dec 28, 2012
  • AMAZING critters... and Immigration and Passport ControlAfter an early start to the day (6:30) we drove and hour to the Botswana border. Passport Control out of Zimbabwe. . Go 20 feet . Passport Control and immigration visa into Botswana. An hour Posted by bertaka in Observations From Afar...Very Afar! | Aug 31, 2017
  • Southern Circle: Day 1816 July 2017 Of course I woke up around 1.00am after such an early night but at least I was feeling better. Breakfast was at 6.30am and I really enjoyed some toast and jam. We were on the road just after Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jul 16, 2017
  • Southern Circle: Day 1715 July 2017 I was awake around 1.00am and started vomiting. Not easy when you have to unzip the tent opening and walk across the walkway to the bathroom with a torch. I was up and down several times when I Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jul 15, 2017
  • Southern Circle: Day 1614 July 2017 I didn’t close the flaps on my tent last night, just had the mesh zipped up so I could hear all the night sounds. I didn’t sleep very well because the moon was very bright. When Pony came Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jul 15, 2017
  • Southern Circle: Day 1513 July 2017 Before breakfast we had to load up the truck with our bigger bags that are staying on the truck for the next couple of days. Breakfast was at 7.15am and we were on the way to the airport Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jul 14, 2017
  • Southern Circle: Day 1412 July 2017 A later start today. Breakfast was at the truck at 7.30am and Clever cooked scrambled eggs. I was grateful to escape my dark little room. I heard the generator working but the lights flickered on and off and Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jul 13, 2017
  • Southern Circle: Day 1311 July 2017 Breakfast was at the lodge at 6.30am and we departed at 7.00am. We made a stop at the last town before the Namibian border, so Clever could get fresh supplies at the supermarket and so we could spend Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jul 12, 2017
  • A Spring in Our Step & a Song in Our HeartThe next few entries in our blog will be about our G Adventure overland trip. This one, the first of three or four entries, sees us travel by air from Arusha, Tanzania through Kigali and Johannesburg to Livingstone where Posted by donnajimtravels in Adventures by donnajimtravels | Mar 30, 2013
  • Africa and police.....very clever.Day 15 was border crossing day from Namibia to Botswana. We crossed the border at a little place called Mahembo, but not without incident!!! On arrival on the Botswana side and after presenting passports and car documents we were informed Posted by Pelican travels in Africa on a Song and a Beer | Mar 18, 2013
  • An introduction to ElephantsDay 16 was a day that was supposed to be fairly relaxed. We eased into the day by spending time on the internet sorting out work related stuff. The camp where we were staying had free internet J. We then Posted by Pelican travels in Africa on a Song and a Beer | Mar 19, 2013
  • Relaxing from Elephant PhobiaDay 17 was a day spent game viewing and relaxing. Not too much driving, a bit of sleeping and a bit of beer drinking. The area, although beautiful is quite overgrown and the sign posting is virtually non-existent. We spent Posted by Pelican travels in Africa on a Song and a Beer | Mar 20, 2013
  • Elephants for AfricaDay 18 we packed up and left Moremi for Savuti in the South of Chobe Reserve. The roads are a challenge and a lot of it needs to be done in 4×4. On the road we came across a Python Posted by Pelican travels in Africa on a Song and a Beer | Mar 21, 2013
  • Elephant phobia in SavutiDay 19 was another day filled with game watching and relaxing. Apart from the normal elephants etc, we came across a lioness crossing the road. Another interesting sight was a Tawny Eagle eating what appeared to be a Black Mamba Posted by Pelican travels in Africa on a Song and a Beer | Mar 22, 2013
  • Elephant sandsThis morning ,before a late breakfast we went off on a bush walk. We drove to a water hole and caught sight of some eland before they ran off. We then set off on foot and our guide showed us Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 30, 2015
  • Chobe national parkToday 4 Australians joined us for our return trip to Jo'burg via Botswana. A short drive to the border for more formalities and a short ferry crossing. The ferry takes 1 lorry at a time so heaven knows when all Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jul 3, 2015
  • GwetaAn early morning drive from Chobe to Elephant Falls where we stayed earlier for breakfast and we were joined by 1 old elephant at the waterhole before another hour's drive to Gweta,a small village on the edge of the salt Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jul 4, 2015
  • Delta flightThis morning we went for a walk around the village with a guide who showed us a new library that puts us to shame. Senior members of the village were doing computer skills and people were coming into borrow books. Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jul 5, 2015
  • Into the deltaWe left the camp at dawn,jumped into a 4x4 for a cold and drafty ride along the highway for an hour before turning off into the bush for another hour bumping and bouncing along sandy tracks and crossing streams on Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jul 6, 2015
  • Back to civilisationWe survived the night in the tents but the lion noises in the night were a little bit concerning but our guide said he'd only seen one once and that was during a 4 hour bush walk. Before breakfast we Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jul 7, 2015
  • At last....RhinosAn early start as we had a long day's drive ahead heading towards South Africa and the end of the tour. We skirted along the edge of the kalahari desert,the countryside the sandy arid bush we have been used to. Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jul 8, 2015
  • BotswanaA very early start so dawn broke as we neared the border and we could see that the landscape was flat scrubby bush with red earth. We did see some giraffes and kudus on our way. The border crossing was Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 29, 2015
  • Botswana Day 2: Kudu Tell Us Where the Lions Are?Wake up at Tau Pan was 5:30a and a breakfast of muffins and fruit was served at the main building at 6a. View of waterhole from camp. Camp manager, Vasco (same name as our guide). [img= Posted by deniseandmike in Escape from Reality | May 29, 2017
  • Botswana Day 1: Small Planes and Small CreaturesWe landed safely in Johannesburg about 5a local time and had roughly six hours to kill before our next flight to Maun, Botswana. But there were things to do. First up, of course, was getting thru Immigration, picking up our Posted by deniseandmike in Escape from Reality | May 29, 2017
  • Botswana My wife and I visited Botswana as part of our "Desert & Delta" safari in August 2015. Apart from Namibia's many deserts we also spent some time in Botswana, mainly in the Okavango Delta Posted by king_golo in My travels | Feb 23, 2017
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