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Month: April 2017

Hanging Out In Botswana’s Parks!

Hanging Out In Botswana’s Parks!

We had 5 days in Botswana and spent most of it exploring the fabulous parks and great outdoors. Chobe National Park Our first stop in Botswana was Chobe National Park! We spent the early afternoon on a game drive, checking out tons of elephants, giraffes, hippos, and even some lions! In the evening, we went on a sunset cruise to see some more wildlife. Again, we spotted buffalo, elephants and hippos and had an amazing sunset! Okavango Delta The highlight of…

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Visiting Victoria Falls

Visiting Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is the name of the town at… Victoria Falls! The Falls is one of the three largest waterfalls in the world and we spent four nights in the area doing different adventure activities and checking out the national park. Victoria Falls is known for being home to a host of adrenaline activities. On our first day, we took a long walk around the area and went to watch several of our friends from the group go bungee jumping…

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Our First Week on the Truck: Arriving in Zambia, Entering Zimbabwe, Cruising Lake Kariba, and Animal Encounters Galore

Our First Week on the Truck: Arriving in Zambia, Entering Zimbabwe, Cruising Lake Kariba, and Animal Encounters Galore

We’ve had a jam packed first week of traveling in Africa! Arrival in Zambia We landed in Lusaka, Zambia on March 13th after 4 flights and 42 hours of door-to-door travel from Melbourne. This was without a doubt our longest stretch of travel so far! We stayed at the campsite where our safari would begin and had two nights there before hitting the road. The first night we were understandably exhausted. We grabbed some burgers in the on-site bar and…

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Overlanding in Africa!

Overlanding in Africa!

We’ve arrived in Africa! We’re traveling overland (i.e. just driving, no flights) through 5 countries from Lusaka, Zambia to Cape Town, South Africa in a big yellow truck with a company called Absolute Africa. We are with a group of 17 other people ranging in age from age 18 to 62. We have one student on a gap year, one retiree, and a few with interesting job situations that allow a sabbatical or remote work but for the most part…

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