South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana

Adventures in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.

Hermanus and a “go around” in Cape Town

Hermanus and a “go around” in Cape Town

Hermanus, small town in South Africa, known for Whale Watching. Yesterday was travel day….we left Botswana at 10a.m. and did the border crossings again into Zimbabwe and to the Victoria Falls airport. From there we flew to Johannesburg, then caught another flight into Cape Town. I think when it comes to Africa, every flight has […]

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The Wonders of Chobe

The Wonders of Chobe

We left Zimbabwe for Botswana on the 21st.  An interesting trip! We drove to the border where we had to exit Zimbabwe’s immigration station, then we drove to the Botswana immigration building which was a true eye opener. It was a tiny, tiny little building, jammed with people, and I won’t comment on the restroom […]

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Victoria Falls: the smoke that thunders

Victoria Falls: the smoke that thunders

  Today we went to Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.  The falls are known as “the smoke that thunders”;  it is twice the size of Niagra, and there is so much mist and fog you cannot see the entire falls at once.  It is like a rainforest here, green […]

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Walking with Lions

Walking with Lions

June 19: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Today we flew from Joburg to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  The airport in Victoria Falls is small.  Small?  Very Small, no computers, nothing technological.  We are no longer in 21st century South Africa.  I’m pretty sure Botswana will be the same. We were greeted and transported to the Victoria Falls Safari […]

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Our last game drive in Sabi Sabi

Our last game drive in Sabi Sabi

Our last safari drive at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge!   As always, a great morning with a herd of water buffalo, impala, zebra…rhinos and a herd of elephants with a baby who came charging at us!  He was so tiny and so cute!  Elephants are amazing creatures, and we are looking forward to our trip […]

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Eating at “McDonalds”…..

Eating at “McDonalds”…..

Tonight was another incredible game drive.  We saw warthogs, kudus, impala, and zebras…then went looking for lions.  Instead of lions, we witnessed two leopards who had taken their “McDonalds” up into trees!  These leopards were sated, and protecting their kills.  One was nearly finished with her impala while the other in a nearby tree had […]

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Have you ever seen a Sunrise in Sabi?

Have you ever seen a Sunrise in Sabi?

June 16 Our first morning game drive!  They woke us at 6a.m., and by 630p we were in our open Land Rover and on the bushveld watching the sun come up over the African horizon.  Our first stop was at the local watering hole to see two hippos chilling out.  They were enormous!  Hippos can be […]

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Today we made our arrival in Johannesburg South Africa!

Today we made our arrival in Johannesburg South Africa!

June 15. We arrived in Johannesburg at 7 a.m., and went to the hotel and once again slept. Amazing how those time changes and treks through customs and immigrations can wear one out! With only one day in Johannesburg we decided to do an afternoon tour with a guide named December. He was born on […]

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Flying From the Big “D” to Africa (via London)!

Flying From the Big “D” to Africa (via London)!

A celebratory graduation trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana!  Cast of characters, Tam (me!), Randy (spouse and father), Alexandra, 22, college graduate, and Wes, 18, high school graduate.  We left for DFW airport on Friday June 12th 2009 and had a most exciting trip to the airport.  There was an accident on I 635 and […]

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