Friday, November 6, 2009


Since I'm home for only 2 days after an almost 4 week tour, I'm not around long enough to make regular "postings" on this blog - but for today: an overview of where we went/what we saw/what we experienced. Our first stop: the Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe).

Next on the "list" was the Chobe Game Reserve (in Botswana), with a view towards the Caprivi Strip (Namibia).

Although it might resemble a dog having a refreshing wallow in a muddy pool of water, this is a hippo enjoying "what's on offer".

Mentioning hippo - back in "good old SA" we encountered this pair of hippo males fighting in the Sabie River.

Did you know that the hippo's closest relative is a whale?

At this time of the year the Jacarandas are in full bloom - as especially Pretoria is famous for (with the Union Building in the background).

What a sighting! During our visit to Kruger National Park we encountered this pair of male lions, which had just hunted & tracked down an old buffalo.

On to Namibia - where some of the guests in our group "tackled" Dune 7 (near Walfishbay).

[I promised in our bus to post this & the next photo; just click on any of the photos to enlarge - so you can "recognise" yourself!]

"Victory" - for those who made it to the top! Trying to keep your balance on reaching the "thin" crest isn't easy.

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