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Leaving the Delta

More hippos overnight, and another sunrise walk.  We didn’t spot many animals this morning, but there were a few hippos heading back to the water after grazing on grasses on…

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Okavango Delta Bush Camp

During the night we were awakened by a hippo grunting and munching very close to our tent.  It definitely discouraged getting up to go to the toilet-hole dug out behind…

Mokoro

Mokoro

The delta trip began with an hour-or-so-long jeep ride to the delta.  There was a bit of confusion and waiting around as other groups were returning to shore and polers…

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Maun

After a lunch break in Nata (halfway between Kasane and Maun) and several more hoof and mouth inspections, we arrived in Maun to the Sedia Hotel, where we’d camp one…

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Hoof and Mouth: Botswana Border Crossing

A bright and early start Our two firestarters Donny and Rowan had volunteered for the one permanent position on our overland trip through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. They…

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Livingstone Recovery

The market in downtown Livingstone is filled with woodcarvings of hippos, giraffe, warthogs, elephants, etc.  They are lovely…but many are huge…and heavy, or fragile!  How do people ever get them…

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Victoria Falls

Day 2.  Rather than waste more time trying to get a status update on the lost luggage on a Sunday, we head to Victoria Falls.  A 20,000 kwacha taxi ride…

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Welcome to Livingstone

We’re not sure if Donny is cursed or if I’ve just been lucky, but his bag’s gone missing AGAIN!  Thats 2 for 2.  After losing hope the bag was just…

Overland Route

Namibia Nomad

  We are leaving for a three week trek overland through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and back to Cape Town.  We ran around yesterday getting last minute supplies (sleeping bag and…

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Hoerikwaggo

The original inhabitants of the Cape – the Khoekhoen and San tribes – called Table Mountain Hoerikwaggo – “sea mountain,” and we had a beautiful hike to the top.  The cloud…