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  1. Cheeky cheetahs - classy cats, Namibia

    Date 22 Jul 2015
    After departing Etosha, our next destination was the eagerly anticipated Cheetah Park. A massive farm where one elderly man & his son rescue cheetahs from farmers - they give them the alternative option of getting the cats taken off their hands as apposed to shooting them for preying on the…

  2. Etosha - waterholes, rhino soap operas & thieving jackals; Namibia

    Date 07 Jul 2015
    We bid the Hoba Meteorite farewell the next morning as we departed the campsite en route to Etosha. After a pretty easy drive, we pulled up at the national park’s gates & passed through into unbeknownst to us, one of the most thriving parks for discovering wildlife! We took the…

  3. A dip in the delta & dancing around the camp fire: Botswana

    Date 06 Jul 2015
    Our next stop on our African adventure was Botswana, & the much hyped Okavango Delta. We crossed the border just before lunchtime & due to the spread of foot & mouth disease, we had to hide any fruit or veg we had, as well as we were asked to walk…

  4. Her Majesty Victoria Falls

    Date 29 Jun 2015
    We were up around 7 the following morning, fed breakfast & back on the truck by 8. We were all buzzing with excitement about reaching the Falls, which is the 7th natural wonder of the world! The majority of the trip was smooth, once again with police checks stunting our…

  5. Walking lions and chasing rhinos, Zimbabwe

    Date 19 Jun 2015
    Reaching the park around lunchtime, we were greeted by an enthusiastic welcome song & dance performed by a few members of staff. The park itself was therapeutically peaceful & vast, with a giant lake in the middle. Over one hundred species of birds resided around the water’s edge, a bunch…

  6. House boating with hippos and crocs in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

    Date 18 Jun 2015
    As we boarded our spacious house boat we were all quick to jump on rooms; Sean and I quickly claimed one of the ‘honeymoon’ suites upper deck which was three single beds (that can be pushed together) a mozie net, some cupboards and best of all an open corner railing…

  7. Kande beach & local kids in Malawi

    Date 13 Jun 2015
    Darkness still loomed when we all crawled out of our tents at 4 am, packing down we sleepily boarded the truck, the engine growled and we were back on the road before the sun had woken. Traffic coming out of the city was chaotic, and slow… It was not even…

  8. Zanzibar; a slice of paradise.

    Date 11 Jun 2015
    We arrived into the Mikadi camp around 4pm as traffic and city life slowed our tracks. We set up our tents and splashed straight into the pool. The beach front camp was thumping already with beats and drinks, which didn’t stop until about 2 am. Not that we attempted to see…

  9. Game drives and life on the big yellow truck

    Date 27 May 2015
    We slept soundly occasionally waking to the faint high pitched laugh of a hyena and other night creatures but thankfully nothing life threatening. After packing down our tent and a quick breakfast of toast, Sean and I left the group and jumped back in our safari van with Michael to…

  10. The surreal Serengeti and joining Absolute Africa, Tanzania

    Date 20 May 2015
    The plane arrived on time into Nairobi at 1pm after a five hour flight and we were eager and edgy to get off and bounce right on into Africa! Immigration and customers were a breeze, we payed our $50USD each and had our large visa sicker sealed into our passports, with nothing…

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