Botswana blog: days 7-9

Chobe riverfront and a day in Namibia. Savuti is known as one of Chobe's most iconic and superb wildlife viewing areas. So it was with some reluctance that we got back on the 'road' with Buh-lah-key, our trusty 4x4, to head north. I forgot to mention something in the previous post, which I will briefly … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 7-9

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: 4×4 Honeymoon 1.0

I'm sitting in a rusty camp chair, my feet propped up on the back bumper of our trusty 4x4. To my left, a pair of banded mongooses roll and wrestle across the sand; to my right, a red-billed hornbill is calling out from his perch on the branch of a jackalberry tree. The mid-afternoon sun … Continue reading Botswana Blog: 4×4 Honeymoon 1.0

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

20 of my favourite travel quotes

As Ricky and I prepare for our Botswana trip, I've been posting travel quotes daily on my twitter feed. Travel quotes hold a special meaning for me, not least because they provide inspiration. When Ricky proposed to me in June 2016, part of his proposal involved handmade wooden signs on which he had etched quotes … Continue reading 20 of my favourite travel quotes