Month: March 2017

Time to say “goodbye” and get ready for some air time

Busy day today – I woke up around 7 and planned to get out to Table Mountain on the first bus, but a quick check of the website showed that it was closed due to poor weather conditions, so that kind of put a damper on the morning. I took my time, had a nice…




First full day in Cape Town

Bit of a culture shock but I really can’t complain. Last night I had a king size bed to myself with suuuuuuper comfy pillows, a fully functional bug-free bathroom and a really nice hotel in a central spot in a big city. Huge change from the past 9 nights :p I got in pretty late…




Victoria Falls and Tour Wrap Up

After a really incredible 10 days the tour came to an end today in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. This was my first organized tour that I’ve travelled with (beyond day trips etc) and I have to say I really enjoyed it. The Intrepid team took really good care of us, they managed the logistics and people…




It’s the last day of the tour!

All good things come to an end. It’s been an incredible 10 day tour with Intrepid and I’ll miss everyone very much, but I am looking forward to staying in one place for a bit and having a real shower! Today we woke up – can you guess? Nice and early. Even earlier than normal…




Last day in Botswana!

The 10 day adventure is very quickly coming to an end! Today was our last day in Botswana. We woke up this morning early as always and hopped in the bus for a 4 hour drive from Elephant Sands to Chobe National Park. The drive was pretty quick compatibly and rather uneventful. We stopped to…




Happy Birthday to me – look, elephants!

Another beautiful day in Botswana with another early wakeup – only this time it was in a hotel! It was a bit of a nice change to not have to wakeup, pack up, take down the tent, haul it over to the bus, etc. so I don’t regret the hotel upgrade at all, especially for…




Out of the Delta!

That was a pretty awesome and intense couple of days!! After another wonderful sleep we “slept in” to 6:30am, woke up and packed up. The pulas very kindly helped us all take down our tents and then we had some breakfast. Right after breakfast we started the loading operation. Everything (everything) that was on the…




Day 2 in the Okavango Delta – a little stroll

Another early morning today, up at 5:30am to get ready for our four hour trek through the Okavango Delta. Still dark, I rolled out of bed after another wonderful sleep (though not long enough) and had quick apple and some toast to start things off. At 6:30am we were loaded into the canoes and sent…




Day 1 in the Okavango Delta

I’m not sure there’s anything quite like looking out at the sky at the stars in africa. Of course I’ve seen stars before but there’s a clarity out here that doesn’t really exist otherwise. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Today we woke up at the Sedia Hotel in Maun after spending the night camping….




Day 4 in Transit

Another day, another 8 hours of driving time! Yikes! Glad this bus is relatively comfortable otherwise this would be a really crappy way to start the trip :p the majority of the long trips happen in the first few days, which is good, but it is a lot of driving. We got up at 5:30am…