Category Archives: National Parks

Katavi National Park

It was a late decision to go into Katavi National Park. We had spent some time in the parks in Zambia and were uncertain what Katavi could offer. The US$100 entry fee for 24hours was also a factor in our … Continue reading

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Exploring the Luangwa Valley

Crossing through North Luangwa National Park (NLNP) was something both African GirlChild and I were looking forward to after our time in Malawi. We realised that we really enjoy the bush and the quiet campsites that usually come with a … Continue reading

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Nyika National Park

We were finally here!  After too many hours on dirt road, bumping our way higher and higher, we arrived at Chelinda Camp.  As we descended from the vehicle, we noticed the high altitude chill to the air and the fragrance … Continue reading

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South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is situated in the south east corner of Zambia between the Great East Road to Malawi and the Great North Road to Tanzania. It has a number of lodges in the park, and a good network … Continue reading

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Mamili National Park

As you travel eastwards, the narrow Caprivi Strip opens up into the Eastern Caprivi – a triangle of land that looks to me like a foot at the end of a long leg.  The Caprivi part of Namibia has its … Continue reading

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Namib-Naukluft Park

The Namib-Naukluft Park is a park of contrasts; in the Namib part there is sand and koppies (small stone hills); in the Naukluft part there is sand and mountains (large stone hills). The main difference between the two (apart from … Continue reading

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Etosha National Park

We are suffering from a bit of sensory overload after three days in Etosha. It is not easy to describe the scenery, the vegetation, the vastness of the Etosha Pan, or the animals we saw. Or the numbers of animals … Continue reading

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Chobe National Park

This was our last stop in Botswana, the culmination of a fantastic two weeks, and with a fitting finale. Our exit from Moremi National Park was followed by a 40km sandy track until we entered at Mababe Gate.  Surprisingly, it … Continue reading

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Moremi Game Reserve

Elephants. Not just a few – many. Not just one herd – many. It is funny how some places appeal to you, and some don’t. Moremi really appeals to both of us. It is a lovely mixture of forest, grass, … Continue reading

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Makgadigadi Pans Game Reserve

This is elephant land!  Every park we have visited has been special in its own way, and on our entry into Makgadigadi we were introduced to the large mammals who would be our constant companions in this and the next … Continue reading

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