African shoestrings – Botswana Day Eighty Two Chobe

Audi had arranged a local tour guide to take us on a game drive into Chobe that afternoon and then a game cruise along the Chobe River the next morning. Our new tour guide didn't show for a while and in his absence, led by yours truly, we organised with the agents at Tebe camp, … Continue reading African shoestrings – Botswana Day Eighty Two Chobe

African shoestrings – Botswana Day Eighty One Chobe

Eventually our time was up and we had to leave this pleasant existence. We were canoed back to the village of Jao in the early hours. This time we had the opportunity to wander around this traditional village, although I think the main aim was to get us to buy hand made baskets, not wander … Continue reading African shoestrings – Botswana Day Eighty One Chobe

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Sixty four – Waterberg Plateau Park

Our destination was the Bernabe de la Bat Resort in the Waterberg Plateau Park  (which sounds a lot more romantic than it is) some 300 kilometres south. We planned to see a couple of sights on the way, Lake Otijikoto and the Hobo Meteorite. Lake Otijikioto is one of the only two natural lakes in … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Sixty four – Waterberg Plateau Park

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty two – Kalahari

Sunday was the day we left Stellenbosch and made our way to Upington. The arrangement was for us meet with the tour group, who go by the rather colonial name of Livingstone Trails, at the Yeho Backpackers in Upington itself. It was now time to brave the local transport system. Up until now we had … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty two – Kalahari