The Baobab

baobab in Tanzania

Across Africa, we encounter my favorite tree, the baobab. In the first months of our trip the baobab was mainly a dry tree “with the roots up”. Once we saw a flowering baobab in Namibia, which I wrote about then. In Tanzania, in late November, early December, we see the baobabs are greener and are … Read more

Bye Botswana, Hello Zambia

September 4 was our last day in Botswana with a memorable camping at the end. September 5 we enter Zambia. The day started early at Planet Baobab campsite, which hosts a lot of impressive baobabs all over the site, this really is my favorite tree! We were the only campers in the bar/restaurant with mostly local guests and a family … Read more

From Guma to Tsodilo Hills

In the morning we are woken by a rustling overhead, birds we thought at first, until we look good from our tent. There are monkeys in the trees above our tent. We have breakfast quickly, deflate the rear tires to 2 bar and leave the camp. When we just stop after the challenging sand track to reflate the … Read more

Sunrise over the Okavango

We had been warned by Corry, the bar lady of Guma Lagoon Camp, the sunrise over the Okavango is fabulous! 5:30 was the alarm clock so I could get a good spot on the terrace of the bar/restaurant. Just after six o’clock there appeared to be no one while the light was beautiful. Sonja arrived … Read more

Camping in Botswana

During our first two nights in Botswana we had several special encounters. The first night we spent in Ghanzi, a town on the route from the Namibian border to the Okavango. Incidentally, about the border, our first African, a special experience. No pictures, that is not appreciated at government buildings. After the ceremony on the Namibian side … Read more