Archive for April, 2009

The End of a Journey

Apr 29, 2009 Comments Off by

As I departed Gabarone, Botswana for the 6 hour bus ride to Johannesburg, South Africa I began to reflect on the journey I had just undertaken. What began as a 30 day journey through Southern Africa was quickly coming to an end. Time seems to go quicker each time I leave as it seemed almost […]

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Beating Around the Bush in Botswana

Apr 24, 2009 Comments Off by

I really am surprised how easy it is to travel between many of these African countries. I took a mini bus from Livingstone, Zambia to the border station of Kazungula where I received my exit stamp. From here I boarded a speedboat which whisked me across the Zambezi River in less than 5 minutes to […]

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Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders

Apr 15, 2009 Comments Off by

When Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone first laid eyes on Mosi-ao-Tunya he recorded in his journal, “No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It has never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Victoria Falls […]

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Wildlife & Sand: Namibia

Apr 09, 2009 Comments Off

I arrived in Windhoek, Namibia on the 3rd of April and relaxed for much of the day while making some last minute preparations for the safari on the next day. For the most part, Windhoek appears to be a fairly unattractive city. But the one thing that it is not lacking in is crime, which […]

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Matt Damon on Table Mountain

Apr 03, 2009 Comments Off

What are the first things that you think about when you hear, South Africa?     Wildlife, Apartheid, Nelson Mandela, High Crime Rates – these are what came to my mind when I first thought about coming to this part of the world, and although I wasn’t meant to spend much time here in the Republic of […]

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