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Trip: African Odyssey

There are [16] stories from my trip: African Odyssey

Photos: Random Animals

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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From the desert to the West Coast

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 28 Oct 2016 | Views [315] | Comments [1]

We left our sanctuary behind and headed off to the west coast of Namibia to the town of Swakopmund. The drive across was very scenic particularly watching the landscape change from desert to sandy coast dunes. After a brief drive by of the coast, we ... Read more >

Crossing the desert

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 | Views [263]

So after leaving our camp site and being thankful we don't have to use our tents again for a few nights, we set off in our trusty truck...road runner...who makes a 'beep beep' sound everytime you open or lock the doors, we made the drive across Etosha ... Read more >

Camping in the wild

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 | Views [278]

After escaping wolf creek, we headed to our next stop after stopping off in Tsumeb for some much needed data. Also stopped off at the post office to send some postcards. It must have been welfare day as there were people lined up everywhere handing over ... Read more >

Wolf creek

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 | Views [244]

After leaving the beautiful Ngepi camp we headed off to Roy's rest camp for an overnight stop on the way through to Etosha. The accommodation was fine...especially for Lala who had her own room and bathroom...food was beautiful, local staff were sweet ... Read more >

On the banks of the Okavango

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016 | Views [294] | Comments [1]

We arrived at Ngepi camp and checked in to our beautiful open treehouse right on the banks of the Okavango! Best accommodation so far, got to sit out on our deck enjoying some sun downers while watching the hippos play and fight and appreciating the ... Read more >

Zambia to Namibia

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 | Views [303] | Comments [1]

Leaving Zambia, we encountered one of the worst roads we have seen yet. Referring to it as a road is even being generous. Our awesome rally car driver Margaret got us through safely although average speed was about 20-30 klms an hour. We stopped along ... Read more >

Zambia part two

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 | Views [260]

After our adventerous day yesterday we decided to thank God we were stll alive and headed off to the David Livingstone memorial baptist church...although the service ran a little longer than we expected (4hrs!), it was an amazing experience. The singing, ... Read more >

Victoria Falls Zambia Zimbabwe

ZAMBIA | Monday, 10 Oct 2016 | Views [271]

After a rather horrendous border crossing involving 7 different processes and payments the intrepid aussies made it across the river into Zambia... this is not a process to be scoffed at... all the other tourists paid touts exorbitant amounts of US dollars ... Read more >

Kasàne Botswana

BOTSWANA | Sunday, 9 Oct 2016 | Views [302] | Comments [1]

Having mastered the GPS we made it to Kasane and the Chobe National Park safely. Spent the day on the Chobe River on our photo safaris. Hippos, water buffaloes, six million elephants and countless birds. About 6000 photos between us!!! None of us can ... Read more >

Elephant Sands

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 6 Oct 2016 | Views [275]

After surviving Khama Rhino and extracting Deb from sleeping in the back of the trustie backie (our 4x4) we made it to our next destination... Elephant Sands. Well what an aptly named place... complete with a resident herd of at least 30 elephants in ... Read more >

Safari status update

BOTSWANA | Thursday, 6 Oct 2016 | Views [387]

Well a lot has happened since our last post... a harrowing escape from Jo'burg assisted by a gps with anxiety issues about leaving home. A tyre with a slow leak that just got us to our first destination. À 5 km walk that Leigh turned to an ... Read more >

Serowe Botswana

BOTSWANA | Monday, 26 Sep 2016 | Views [466] | Comments [4]

No need to send out the search party. We are alive and well in Serowe in Botswana. We have stories to tell but you will have to wait until we reach a decent sized town with internet access.

Photos: Safari Sister's

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Sep 2016 | Photo Gallery

Sydney to Johannesburg
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Let the safari begin...

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 23 Sep 2016 | Views [511] | Comments [2]

After a delightful 14 hour flight we have arrived. All present and accounted for although a tad tired.  Let the safari begin... had a great night and a few relaxing drinks at the hotel getting ready for the safari to commence in the morning. ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016 | Views [468] | Comments [9]

What sounded like a cool idea at the time has evolved into the reality of a merry jaunt through Southern Africa for eight glorious weeks. In a week from now we will be sipping wine and wondering what crucial items were not packed into the bulging duffle ... Read more >