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 The Baobab
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 Bye Botswana, Hello Zambia
This Part 3 of the mysteries of our old lady I honestly did not expect at all. But then the first parts not really … The rise Yesterday on the way to Moremi we were surprised by an extremely bad road. From Maun about 20km of the road was paved after that the dirt road … Read more Mysteries of an Old Lady (3)
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 From Guma to Tsodilo Hills
After the spectacular sunrise as described in the previous post, we left at 8:00 am for a Mokoro-trip on the Okavango. A Mokoro was originally a dugout, but today polyester Mokoro’s are used, at least by Guma Lagoon Camp. We leave with the motorboat and need to put on our life jackets, a little exaggerated we … Read more Mokoro-boat-drive on 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 Sunrise over the Okavango
Between Ghanzi and Guma, there are 13 Etsha villages. The residents of Etsha are refugees from Angola who lived a long time in Caprivi. During the war in 1969 between Angola and South Africa especially the Caprivi was the battleground and Hambukushu fled south to Botswana. Initially to Shakawe but later they were housed in … Read more Unexpected encounter with Katenya Pituatho.
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 Camping in Botswana