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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 →

Victoria Falls

Another day, another country! This time we are in for a day trip to Zimbabwe and the Victoria Falls. The land of Robert Mugabe welcomes visitors, but imposes some hefty sums of money on travellers to enter the country and… Continue Reading →

Chobe!

We have heard so manual good things about Chobe National Park, and now we are here to see whether till hold up to those stories. Today, we are booked on the half day Game Drive with our lodge into the… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Halfway there

This is our fourteenth day in Namibia, and we are thus halfway our vacation. Today is our day off, and the only full day we have here at the Kwando River. We spent it by waking up late, having a… Continue Reading →

Between borders

The Caprivi Strip is a weird thing, and has a very strange and colonial history. Right now, it is a small strip of land of what used to be Botswana, which is now Namibia and which borders on Angola. This… Continue Reading →

Leaving Etosha

There is not much to tell about today, we drove 440km on tarred roads and have seen the scenery change from arid and dry to green and probably fertile. Also, we found that driving on the B8 (Trans Caprivi Highway)… Continue Reading →

All the way to the other side of the park

With our spare tire on the car, and the flat one in the back, we set off this morning to drive the now familiar 90km road to Outjo and Jan of Outjo Highway Services to get it fixed. Jan even… Continue Reading →

A full day in Etosha

We have a total of three nights around Etosha National Park, of which we just had the first. That means that we only have today as a full day to explore the park and to get back out of the… Continue Reading →

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