Posts Tagged "safari"

From Deltas to Dollars – Billions of Them

Posted by on Oct 28, 2008 in Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe | 3 comments

From Deltas to Dollars – Billions of Them

When I left off last, we were on our Nomad overland tour in Etosha National Park, Namibia with one week left to go. Our first stop in Botswana was simply in transit and it was sad – it was at a game farm. The pacing cheetahs broke my heart. To add insult to injury, these are the only cheetahs we have seen in Africa, so I guess we need not have worried about being eaten by them… This stop was simply en-route to the best part about Botswana: our three-day mokoro (dug-out canoe) adventure into the Okavango Delta. After a 2-hour drive along dusty roads we arrived in the delta...

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Thank You For Choosing Nomad – Namibia

Posted by on Oct 10, 2008 in Africa, Namibia, South Africa | 4 comments

Thank You For Choosing Nomad – Namibia

After spending three amazing weeks in South Africa, being completely and totally independent with our own rental car, we switched gears completely and joined and overland tour. Though we generally don’t join tours, we made this decision after hours of internet research indicated it is very expensive to get to the good sites in Namibia and Botswana without your own wheels . Since it is impossible to drop off a South African rental car in Zimbabwe, we booked our tour and on September 7th we were on our way. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of overlanding, it is basically a...

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Thoughts on South Africa

Posted by on Sep 27, 2008 in Africa, South Africa | 3 comments

Thoughts on South Africa

Though three weeks in South Africa was not enough time at all (take note anyone planning on visiting), it was enough to convince me that it is an amazing place. As any local or visitor to the region will say, there are some horrifying things here – notably the vast vast gap between rich and poor (sadly, generally along racial lines) and the devastating effect that HIV/AIDS is having on this part of the world – but there are many more wonderful things. Neither Jon nor I really knew what to expect when getting off the plane in Johannesburg, in our airport transfer to Pretoria we...

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