Tag Archives: National Park

Northwards … Etosha here we come!

I eased into consciousness, snuggled warmly under the duvet. The events of the previous day all but forgotten. Today, we could start on our holiday. Now, we would never recommend anyone to visit Namibia for 1 week. It is just … 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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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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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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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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Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Magic. I’m running out of superlatives, and it is difficult not to repeat myself when writing these posts. Central Kalahari Game Reserve lies in the middle of Botswana. It is the size of Switzerland or Denmark, and probably does not … Continue reading

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Mapungubwe National Park

It was completely dark when we reached the campsite, and the guard at the entrance to this side of the park looked at us suspiciously when we arrived. After producing park permits, camping bookings, and the receipt for the cultural … Continue reading

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