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Posts Tagged ‘Zambia’

11th October
2011
written by Justin

Highlights

  1. Elephant herd crossing the water – Chobe Natl Park, Botswana
  2. Feeling CLOSE to the animals on our Walking Safari – Mosi-oa-tunya, Zambia
  3. Finally getting the hang of mokoro driving – Okovango Delta, Botswana
  4. Camping out really made us feel like we were on an adventure!
  5. Lots of really cool people and animals accompanied us the whole time!

Lowlights

  1. Four whole days doing nothing but travel.
  2. Poor communication between our guide and Acacia Small Groups – this directly caused delays and low group morale.
  3. Getting lost on the way to the first night’s lodge — after 12 hours on the road
  4. Constant equipment issues.  We constantly had issues with tent zippers breaking and other people had to sleep in fleece blankets one night before sleeping bags were found!
  5. Livingstone sales pitch video for overpriced activities.  This sales pitch lasted for an hour and caused other members of the group to miss out on things – The Waterfront, Zambia
18th September
2011
written by Justin

We got up early again – around 6am – to depart for our walking safari which started at 7:15 and was to last 3 hours.  Fortunately the chefs at the Waterfront opened the restaurant early (sweet!) and we were able to eat before loading up on the safari vehicle.  It was our first safari 4×4 – seemingly a converted pickup truck with 4 rows of 3 seats in the back.  They very considerately provided poncho-like blankets for the drive to the park, which was fairly cold in an open-air vehicle early in the morning.

En Route to Safari

En Route to Safari

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