Crossing borders

This is the day we go from Namibia into Botswana, and borders are always a source of ‘stuff’. They usually are busy, hectic, unfamiliar, unclear and if you add the factor Africa into the mix, they also are dirty, crowded and very strict.

The process is quite simple: go out of Namibia by filling in a form and getting your passport stamped, move through the border gate into no mans land, go to the next office on Botswana side and get even more stamps. Also get you car papers checked, pay for the car, go to the border gate, get more car papers checked and stamped, and you are in Botswana.

We arrived soon after in Chobe National Park, and the Chobe Safari Lodge, which by the way is far too large for us. This is mass tourism, and this is also what we don’t like. But, we’re going to play along here, and enjoy it nevertheless. We’ll be here for three nights, and both days will be action packed! 🙂