Buffalo Big 5 on safai in Sabi Sands

My Sabi Sands Safari Introduction

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Traveling with my duffel bag of drab safari clothes and my one pair of shoes, I had my travel time out at the hotel for a night before the morning drive to Sabi Sands Private Game Park.  With my safari experiences in Botswana completed, I was ready to embark on the traditional South African Safari.  The […]

Sunrise in Botswana

Sunrise and Sunset Photos from Africa and Easter Island

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Every Monday on Twitter, there is a #TravelPics chat at 3pm EST. With a different theme each week, it is a great opportunity to share travel photos.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, well, this chat is worth many millions. The artistry and talent exhibited is amazing – the photos are stunning. Just […]

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 skeleton

Zebras on Day Three in the Okavanago Delta of Botswana

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Waking up in my tent at 5:30 am was easy (this from someone who utilizes the snooze button to barely make it out of bed by 7am!) on my third day in camp – I was exhausted the night before from my full day in camp – the morning trek, the shower in the sun and the hippo search […]

Okavango Delta landscape

Okavango Delta Morning Safari Walk at Oddballs’ Camp

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Day 2 on my Okavango Delta Walking Safari at Oddballs’ Camp begins at 5:30 (wake up call/visit to tent) with a light snack/coffee before heading out at 7am to start the first of two walks today.  My breakfast of champions this early is a power bar that I brought with me. I’ve sealed my foods in […]

Impala and monkey on safari

Walking Safari in Botswana – Tracking the Animals in the Okavango Delta

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After all of the traveling, I was ready to go on my walking safari, whatever that meant in the Okavango Delta.  While I had read about “going on safari”, I hadn’t a clue what that actually entailed but I was about to find out.  Walking from my “room” in the sandy path to the main […]

Safari camp lounge at Oddballs Okavango Delta Botswana

Oddballs Camp Safari Review in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Landing in Maun, Botswana, the airport was awash in small bush planes and one building for passengers to transit.  You exit the plane and walk to the terminal -something that became commonplace in Africa -walking to/from your plane  which I liked.  I had been traveling for four days to get here and had one more […]