Category Archives: National Parks

My favourite surprise

Our days in Etosha were drawing to a close. We still had one full day before we started the extended journey back to Windhoek to catch our flight. And it turned out to be a very special day. The morning … Continue reading

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A day of birds

I woke up warm and happy for the first time in Etosha! I had a failed negotiation with Viking Explorer the night before. I thought, being the kind, caring man that he is, he would be only too happy to … Continue reading

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A magical day in Etosha

That first night in the park (and I think the second too!) I froze. The answer to “how cold can it really get in Africa in Winter?” is VERY! Despite a very good quality winter sleeping supposedly temperature rated to … Continue reading

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Augrabies Falls National Park

After Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we headed towards the next park to the west; Augrabies Falls National Park. We made another stop in Upington to stock up on food and fuel, had a quick cup of coffee, and set off. From … Continue reading

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

What a fantastic week this has been! First we took part in the Nossob 4x4Eco Trail, and then we explored the park for a few days. The sightings were many and good. We arrived at Twee Rivieren Gate in the … Continue reading

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Nossob 4×4 Eco Trail

We spotted this trail in one of the South African 4×4 magazines, and it looked like a very good option to experience the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park up close and personal. The booking was soon made with the park directly, and … Continue reading

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Uganda, national parks and foreigners

This post is intended for those independent travellers – like ourselves – who are interested in visiting the national parks in Uganda.  It is a magnificent country, and we fully intended to visit quite a few of the national parks. … Continue reading

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Magical memorable moments

There are few words to describe this incredible experience … so we’ll leave it to pictures. Hopefully the slideshow will co-operate …

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park takes its name from the middle of the three volcanic mountains that are in the park; Mount Gahinga. To the east of it is Mount Muhavura and to the west of it is Mount Sabinyo. A … Continue reading

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Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

When you book your chimpanzee permits, they do tell you that you have a 90% chance of finding the chimpanzees.  What I think most people choose to ignore, is that it also means there is a 10% chance that you … Continue reading

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