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Namibia & Botswana: the aftermath

Our 25 days in Namibia and Botswana yielded a lot of good memories, some anxious moments and lots of laughs, amongst other things. Below is a non-final list of things we got from being on holiday this year: A lot… Continue Reading →

Flying back home

Today is the last leg of our journey home, the one where we get on a plane to Johannesburg and finally to Amsterdam. It also marks the last day in Namibia, and the last day of our trip to southern… Continue Reading →

As the WiFi has proven to be spotty at best, the photos to the last few blog posts will be uploaded later this week from where the connection is better. 😉 [update] Photos are added to all posts. 🙂 [/update]

Driving to Namibia

With a full tank of diesel and 4 working tyres, we start the 530km long first leg towards Windhoek. It will take us from Maun (Botswana) to a lodge just outside of Buitepos (Namibia) and back from the lush green… Continue Reading →

Back to Maun

We are not woken up by the heavy breathing of an elephant this morning, but by the rather stark “hello” from our guide. This also meant that walking on the pathways was safe again, which is also nice. We chose… Continue Reading →

Our full day in the delta

Today is our full day in the safari camp, which means we get fed and entertained at predetermined times. Our wake up call is at 06:30, and we have breakfast at 07:00. After this we embark on our morning activity,… Continue Reading →

Flying into the Okavango Delta

Staying in Maun is just the stepping stone for us, the first step towards staying at a private camp right next to the National Park. We have booked a couple of nights at Moremi Crossing, and today is the day… Continue Reading →

To the Okavango Delta

Wow, what a night was that. Cold, a little damp, completely silent and we were literally star struck by the vast twinkling expanse over our sleeping bag. The moon showed up late in the night, which gave us enough time… Continue Reading →

Sleeping in a pan

The Lodge has not been very helpful in providing information about the upcoming ‘activity’, but we were told that it would all change when the guide would fill in the gaps. So we waited for the scheduled time of this… Continue Reading →

Sleeping between baobabs

Our destination for today is a lodge nestled amongst Baobab trees, and it is located on a convenient spot to visit the adjacent salt pans like Nxai Pan and Ntwetwe Pan. The journey today is about 400 km long and… Continue Reading →

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