Botswana blog: days 14-15

There is one redeeming quality in a 24-hour stomach flu: it only last 24 hours. When we awoke on the 14th morning, my husband was finally feeling human again. As you might recall from my last post, he had gotten violently ill the previous night (at 2am) and nearly scared a hippo to death with … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 14-15

Botswana blog: days 11-13

When we last left off, after days 10&11, our speedometer failed. To fully explain, we have to go back to day 11 when we left Chobe and the trouble began. The video below was taken on the road from Chobe, before trouble found us: Day 11: Departing Chobe for Maun After our amazing morning of successfully … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 11-13

Botswana blog: days 5&6

Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. After two nights in Maun and a lot of tar road driving, it was time to hit the gravel! Here's a quick recap of what we did in the first few days: Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve (Southgate Campsite) Moremi is a 2-3 hour drive from Maun, depending … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 5&6

Botswana blog: Days 1-4

The Botswana 4x4 trip has come to an end, and the end of a trip is always bittersweet. This bittersweet is further multiplied when you've spent vacation out of touch with the rest of the world. Yes, you miss your friends, family and pets; you're a bit curious about current events; you might even miss … Continue reading Botswana blog: Days 1-4

Botswana blog: the itinerary

When Ricky and I first started looking at the map of Botswana, we had pipe dreams of somehow seeing everything in 17 days. There are apparently over 18.5 thousand kilometres of road in Botswana, and only a quarter of these are paved. That alone would make driving the whole country a sizeable feat (thank God … Continue reading Botswana blog: the itinerary

Safety when exploring game parks – just the girls

Recently, one of my followers asked me about exploring game parks around South Africa, as a woman. I'm very independent (just ask my husband) and have gone to Pilanesberg, Kruger and Golden Gate National Parks - to name a few - on my own in the past few years. I've also organised trips for girlfriends … Continue reading Safety when exploring game parks – just the girls

Botswana blog: the wildlife

This is part of an ongoing series. See Botswana Blog for more! T-minus four days until departure. I. Cannot. Wait. This post has a special interest to me, as wildlife is certainly the aspect of this trip I am the most excited about. I actually just came back from Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve here in … Continue reading Botswana blog: the wildlife

Botswana Blog: the trusty 4×4

I am so excited to start our trip next weekend, I can hardly think of anything else. Ricky and I did some meal planning and shopping over the weekend, so we are probably 70% prepared. Lucky for us, the 4x4 we are renting (from Avis Safari Rental and through Reynolds Travel) comes with everything you … Continue reading Botswana Blog: the trusty 4×4