Having had a fabulous last night in Namibia at Joe’s Beer House chowing down on the famous game dishes we headed forth to Botswana. Having crossed the boarder we spent our first night in Ghanzi staying on old Bushmen land at Trail Blazers Camp where the guys got involved in the bushmen walk. For me, this is one of the best value for money activities you can do on tour, everyone ALWAYS comes out raving about it, not only do you get an awesome insight on how the bushmen live but you get to hear that san language (you know, the clicky one) trickle through your ears.
From Ghanzi we headed to the place of reeds i.e Maun where we spend stay before and after the Delta. This is when it happened…….the rain….the warm downpour. So I always tell people that they must be a little greatful for the rain at this time of year otherwise you battle hard with the humidity. However, I must admit the storm that hit the Delta is one of the biggest I’ve experienced….the thunder felt like it was lifting me off the ground and the lightening was blinding, but everyone kept smiles on their faces and put it all down to the adventure which was great!
From Maun we headed to Kasane, the Chobe region which was a touch dryer….the 620 km drive was eased somewhat but the enormous amount of elephants we saw on the drive, beasts that didn’t make an appearance in Etosha so everyone was chuffed to bits. The Chobe game drive was an absolute success with the peeps not only loving the wildlife but the beauty of the park made a huge impact on everyone which is so wonderful to hear.
And now I am writing to you from Livingstone. We have said good bye to a few and hello to some more and from here we will start our East African leg of tour. Soon we will be soaking up the views from Lake Malawi