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Swaziland

Swaziland

With relief we crossed the border from Mozambique into the Kingdom of Swaziland, with a friendly border guard and a 50 Rand ($5 CDN) road fee for Britzie. The drive immediately became saner, although everything is a matter of perspective. Looking back now Swaziland was not quite as modern as we thought that day. The […]

Mozambique

Mozambique

I apologize for any spelling, grammar or other errors in this post. I’m trying to upload it at a Wimpy’s in some obscure South African town and we have a music fest to try and get to before dark. What the heck is going on in this country? Insanity mixed with paradise – lost opportunities, […]

Kruger Park

Kruger Park

A week in Kruger Park, a week of great campgrounds, amazing wildlife and South African families kicking off their three-week school holiday. Honestly, we’ve entered a completely different world now in Mozambique and Kruger seems like it was weeks ago. One thing I’ll say about Africa, its diverse. Blink and everything changes. It just happened […]

Botswana

Botswana

Wild and gracious and, in our case wet Botswana. Our short visit here has left a wonderful impression. Much of where we wanted to go, like the Okavango Delta, is currently flooded and the roads closed so our trip was cut a bit short, but what a trip it was. We skirted the flooded areas […]

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today we visited Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. You cannot come to this part of Africa and not visit the Falls, or so says everyone I know who has been here. I’m not sure everyone is quite aware of the effort and cost one must go through for this visit. […]

The Caprivi Strip

The Caprivi Strip

Today we traveled most of the Caprivi Strip, a narrow patch of land that runs about 450 k between Namibia and Botswana. The strip is bordered to the north by Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe and to the south by Namibia and Botswana. This rainy season this is our only access into Botswana, the more western […]

Etosha Park

Etosha Park

Trying to put Etosha Park into words is going to be work. We’ve just spent three nights here, pressing on now toward Botswana. Etosha is all about the animals, animals without fences. There are fences in Etosha, around the camps and around the odd Picnic spot, but they are for the people, ┬ánot the animals. […]

The Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast

March 16, 2017 As I write I am sitting in darkness at a watering hole waiting for sunrise. We are camped all by ourselves on the outskirts of Etosha Park, close but not yet bound by park rules. As drives go, the Skeleton Coast must just blow the rest away. For over 300 k we […]

Swankopmund

Swankopmund

Five hundred dusty gravel kilometres from Soussevlei lies the unlikely German seaside city of Swankopmund. 50,000 people call this home, and many of them seem to have traveled the world before settling here. The Danish couple that sold us vegetables from their farm had tried to settle in Canada first, but found it too regulated. […]

Welcome to Namibia!

Welcome to Namibia!

March 14, 2017 The alarm on the cell rang at 4:30 AM. By 4:45 the camp had been dismantled and we were lined up at the gate. Last night the park attendant told us it was not possible to see the sunrise from the top of “big daddy”, the largest dune at Sossusvlei, the oldest […]

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