As we arrived home after so many months of wandering, my blogging friend, Sunee from Sunee Sees the World, nominated me to participate in the 7 Links Game started by Tripbase, where bloggers make a list of 7 past posts, which might be favorites, or most commented, or most helpful. The timing seems fitting [...]
Crocodile sunning on the bank of the Chober River. I did not know their mouths were yellow inside.
Cheetah in Chobe National Park, Botswana. Unfortunately, between the shake of the vehicle and my excitement, I did not get any super shots of this cat. These two are the best. We were thrilled [...]
Wild African Dogs waiting to be fed at the Kalahari Predator Conservation Project facilities, near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana. Here the local cattle farmers have taken on the responsibility of caring for predators who wander off the huge reserve into farmlands, while they wait for the government to relocate the animals. [...]
We chose Zimbabwe because the transfer from the Chobe Safari Lodge was a lot cheaper. When we still had Grover, the since deceased Land Rover, several people told us we should not drive over to Victoria Falls, as the red tape for getting a vehicle across the border into either Zambia or Zimbabwe is a [...]
As we were packing up camp in Xakanaxa, making ourselves ready for the drive to our next planned stop at the Kwaii River Community Conservancy, a large truckload of workers poured into camp armed with shovels. Their task of the day was to dig a large hole in anticipation of a new septic tank for [...]
By John- a letter to his friends
We headed back to Maun after our Land Rover, a 2010 with only 23,000km on it, broke down. Fortunately it happened while we were just getting ready to leave camp to head to the next campsite +/-100km away. We had been at this site in Moremi Game [...]
Our tent in Audi Camp. They have a lock on the bottom to hold the zipper pulls together, but the zippers are installed on velcro strips that do not really stay together. As they say- This is Africa
I’m not sure what woke me. Some sound that differed from John’s snoring, or the thumps and [...]
One of our mid-morning visitors. We have been really close to lions several times in safari vehicles, but this was the first time on our own while we were walking around. We retreated to the safety of the Land Rover until they left.
“Lions!” The word sort of stuck in John’s throat, coming out a [...]
The San of the Kalahari lit their fire with the friction of sticks. On this fire, they made us a meal of nuts, squash, wildebeest, and beetles gathered and hunted from the desert.
As we’ve wandered through southern Africa the past few months, the magic of travel has given us some interesting juxtaposed experiences: Cattle [...]
We’ve been wandering about Botswana, and I am afraid I’ve not had much time to keep up with the blog. Partly because we have been moving around so much, and partly because we’ve had too much stuff in too small of a camper making daily life rubiks cube living. Shifting bags constantly to make room [...]
When we crossed the border into Botswana, once again the South African border post required that we fill out a sheet with all of our electronics listed. We’d run into this as we tried to venture into Lesotho a couple of weeks before, and we’d compiled our list to be ready for our second attempt [...]
Grrr. I am sitting here in dilemma. We spent the past three days chasing internet in Gaborone. We had a few things on our list as we arrived in a new country, not the least of which was getting our mobile internet squared away. I knew we would be more remote here in Botswana, as [...]