A photo journal of Southern Africa (2004)

In August 2004 I headed to Southern Africa with one of my best friends to predominately go camping in National Parks, including “wild camping”  in Botswana (i.e. not in a dedicated camping ground). Every day was an adventure and it was just like living in a wildlife documentary for a month.

Imagine being awoken by Elephants in your camp, Hyenas patrolling the outskirts of your camp, Lions roaring in the distance at night, seeing a huge herd of Elephants crossing a river, White Rhino so close they are sniffing your clothes, angry Elephants chasing your Land Rover or discovering that Baboons had done a “raid” and stolen all the corn! Then there were the adventure activities – white water rafting, shark cage diving, elephant riding and ultralight flight over Victoria Falls (with huge Crocodiles and Hippos clearly visible far below). Such an amazing and exciting journey!

South Africa

Blyde River Canyon South Africa
Blyde River Canyon
painted dogs hyena kruger national park south africa gnu
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park adder giraffe zebra white rhino
Kruger National Park
african elephant Kruger National Park south africa
Kruger National Park Bulll Elephant
Kruger National Park – Lion Walk
cape town tabletop mountain south africa
Cape Town & Tabletop Mountain
cape town tabletop mountain
Cape Town
great shite shark cage dive gaansbai south africa shark alley
Great White Shark Cage Dive (on the cheap!) – Gaansbai (aka Shark Alley)

Botswana

tuli block botswana kudu giraffe impala
Tuli Block
park ranger tuli block botswana
The casual Park Ranger – Tuli Block
okavango delta flight botswana
Flight Over The Okavango Delta
okavango delta
Okavango Delta
dugout canoe okavango delta botswana
Okavango Delta
Kasane Forest Reserve giraffe african elephant warthog botswana
Kasane Forest Reserve
Chobe National Park elephant baby botswana
Chobe National Park
lion Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park botswana giraffe baboon vulture water buffalo
Chobe National Park
lion lioness Chobe National Park botswana
Chobe National Park
crocodile hippo buffalo elephant Chobe National Park botswana
Chobe National Park
african elephant herd Chobe National Park botswana
Chobe National Park
hippo elephant impala Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park
elephant herd crossing river Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park

Namibia

Boab Tree Mahango Game Reserve Namibia
Boab Tree – Mahango Game Reserve

Zambia

Kazangula Ferry Crossing Botswana to Zambia
Kazangula Ferry Crossing – Botswana to Zambia
livingstone zambia elephant ride ultralight victoria falls white rhino white water rafting zambesi river
Adventure around Livingstone
white rhino zambia
Mosi-Oi-Tunya Game Park
victoria falls sunset zambia
Victoria Falls
feeding african elephant livingston zambia
Feeding “Danny Boy” – Livingstone
Advertisements

3 Comments Add yours

  1. incaunipocrit says:

    Reblogged this on Basil Wheel.

  2. Blue Line says:

    wonderful national parks there, in SA I visited pilanesberg national park, the 4th largest in South Africa, unfortunately I couldn’t find reservation available to ride the elephant but I really enjoyed there. Unforgettable. and yes I have visited Victoria fall if you mean the one in Zimbabwe its the highest in Africa . you can also or you must also visit Gaza Island in Mozambique, I hope I remember the name very well but its great Island of Mozambique

    1. Deano says:

      Mozambique would be fantastic…one day!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s