Hippo yawning in South Africa

My Scary Experience Searching for Hippos on Safari in Botswana

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After two walking treks in the Okavango Delta at Oddball’s Camp in the Moremi Game Reserve, I hadn’t yet seen any hippos – we had only heard them at dinner time around the camp.   So when the Canadian couple mentioned that for their afternoon trek they were going to look for hippos, I thought that sounds fun – […]

Elephant South Africa Safari

The 27 day African Safari Itinerary – Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa

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My African Safari was almost a month long encompassing South Africa (Johannesburg, Capetown and the Garden Route), Botswana (Okavango Delta and Chobe Safari Park) and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls).  The incredible “bucket list” worthy trip using points inspired me to start this blog to share my experience.  While I originally posted the below a while back […]

New Zealand Sheep

What You Find on the Hills Around the World #FriFotos

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This week’s FriFotos theme is “Hills”.  Of course, the first thing that came to mind was the song “The hills are alive with the Sound of Music…” (yes, showing my age).  While I’ve done the Sound of Music tour when I visited Salzburg, it was before the digital camera (again showing my age) and have […]

Oddballs' Camp Okavango Delta Botswana

The importance of wood on Safari in Botswana – FriFotos

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This week’s FriFotos is “Wood” and I immediately thought of all the uses of wood on my safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.  I stayed at Oddballs’ Camp, an eco-camp which used solar power and local materials.  The various forms and importance that wood plays on safari is evident all day long at camp, on the […]

FriFotos: Souvenirs from Africa, London and New York City

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The FriFotos theme this week is “Souvenirs”.  When I first started traveling, I bought a souvenir for everyone in my life – friends, family and co-workers.  I had friends who collected shot glasses, magnets and postcards. Over the years as my packing got better and bag got smaller, the amount of souvenir space diminished and […]

baby elephant botswana

#FriFotos: Baby Animals on Safari

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The theme of this week’s #FriFotos is “babies”.  Babies are cute so my contribution this week are baby animals on safari (super cute).  I visited Botswana and South Africa for safari/holiday and was fortunate to see a few young animals (if they are smaller than the mom, i will say they are babies, ok, maybe […]

Elephants in Chobe Botswana

Safari in Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Having done walking safari, boat safari, I was ready for the jeep safari at Chobe.  As with the other mornings, I was dressed in layers, slathered in sunscreen and bug repellent with my backpack full of supplies, excited and ready to go.  I quickly consumed a power bar for breakfast and met the other travelers in the […]

Chobe Safari Lodge view of lake

Chobe Safari Lodge, Botswana

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A quick drive from the Kasane airport, the Chobe Safari Lodge was well situated on the water for the safari boat ride and close to the entrance to the Chobe National Park for which the game drives would take place. Arriving at the lodge, you notice there are no doors at reception, you also notice […]

Chobe National Park safari cruise

Chobe National Park, Botswana (boat cruise)

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Within five minutes on the safari cruise on the Chobe River, I saw the elephants on the river bank. Having walked in the Okavanago for three days prior in search of elephants, I had been happy seeing one up close.  Here in Chobe, they were everywhere – on the banks of the river, swimming in the river, on […]

Okavango Delta Botswana

Bush Plane Flights in Botswana

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The small bush plane in the Okavango Delta is the only way in/out of camp for guests and villagers.  When I arrived with the other two couples, I thought the small plane was enough of a thrill for the short flight and I was happy to be on the ground.  Each night at dinner, different pilots […]