Trans Africa 2019

February - April 2019
Februar - April 2019
  • Day67

    Day 60-67: This is it ... for now

    April 9 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Nothing lasts forever and so 2.5 months of traveling have come to an end. In the past nine weeks I have traveled through nine countries: 🇰🇪 🇺🇬 🇷🇼 🇹🇿 🇲🇼 🇿🇲 🇿🇼 🇧🇼 🇿🇦 Each of these countries has definitely won my heart, Africa is a beautiful place ... because of its landscape and wildlife but mostly because of its people 💛🙏 Africa feels like home - and who knows, maybe one day it will be 😉

    I have spent the last days of this trip in South Africa 🇿🇦, Johannesburg. Why of all places Johannesburg you might think?! I have chosen this place because it’s the home of someone very special to me 💛 We have known each other for a very long time but have just now discovered how important we are to each other. I already miss him and his friends a lot and I can’t wait to see them again! (sorry, I haven’t taken many pics)

    This entire trip was epic. A once in a lifetime experience. I have grown so much and so I can truly say that I am a very happy girl who has found her true self again. I am so full of love for myself and happy just being with me, myself and I 🙏✨💛 I am full of energy for anything that comes next 💪 and have decided that I will never ever let anyone or anything (i.e., fear) stand in the way of what my hearts tells me to do. After all, I have only one purpose in life: To be happy 🙏 (so do all of you by the way 😉)

    I’m going back to the real world today. This is quite scary but exciting at the same time and I cannot wait to see what happens in the future ✨🥰💛
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  • Day58

    Day 58: Ghanzi (Kalahari) & the San

    March 31 in Botswana ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Once everyone arrived back in Maun, we travelled further south to the Kalahari area to stay at a lodge/campsite which is run by the San people

    Once we got there we were taken on a short bush walk to learn about the San peoples’ traditions and their knowledge of plants’ medical power 🌱 🌿🍃 I find it actually a bit sad that the still existing tribes like Masai and San are now tourist attractions ... but I guess this way they get their income. And they have done a really nice job. At night they performed some local dances (crazy!) and told us some stories at a fireplace 💃🕺🔥

    Well, this is almost it. Only one more day before I travel to South Africa 🇿🇦, the final destination of my trip. On the one hand I’m glad that the Nomad life is almost over (it is exhausting, believe me), but on the other hand I’m not at all ready to go home ... I don’t even know how to fit in anymore in my old life as Africa has truly won my heart 💛✨🙏
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  • Day56

    Day 55-58: Maun & Okavango Delta

    March 29 in Botswana ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    We spent one day in Maun and had the chance to simply relax at the pool before a few of us travelled into the Delta for a 2.5 days camping adventure ⛺️🧘🏼‍♂️ And by camping I mean real camping ... the toilet is a hole in the ground, the shower is a bucket of water hanging from the trees and the bed is a sleeping bag in a tent standing in the middle of the bush 🦛🐘

    It was a great experience. I once again learned about myself that I can manage without any luxury 👌🙏 BUT: I am definitely looking forward to a proper shower and my own bed at home ✨

    Anyways. The Okavango Delta is a beautiful place. I experienced the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets of all time ☀️, saw a sky full of stars ✨ that was more than wonderful and I just loved the silence of the bush. It was incredibly hot though and you could definitely see that climate change is happening here - no rain, not enough water 💦 It was so hot that we were forced to stay at camp from 12 noon to 5 pm... and even that was a challenge.

    I’m going to make more than one post on this due to the amazing pics ... here you will see the first day only.
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  • Day54

    Day 54: Nata & Makgadikgadi Pans

    March 27 in Botswana ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Botsuana 🇧🇼 has been a perfect mix of driving, relaxation and visiting parks so far 💛

    Today we drove all the way to Nata and visited the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, famous for its saltwater lakes (pans). We were lucky to witness a beautiful sunset and see an amazing landscape with lots of flamingos 💕Read more

  • Day53

    Day 53: Kasane & Chobe National Park

    March 26 in Botswana ⋅ ⛅ 37 °C

    Another country, another safari. Today we travelled to Botsuana 🇧🇼, a beautiful country which I have always planned on traveling to.

    Once we have crossed the border 🇿🇼 🇧🇼, we went on a safari to Chobe National Park. The special thing about this park is that it’s located on Chobe river where lots of animals spend their days and find drinking water 💦.
    After a Safari by car, we went on a boat safari 🚣‍♀️ The view from the boat was simply amazing ... we were just a few meters away from elephants taking a bath 🐘🐘🐘

    Elephants are fascinating ... they will probably always be my favorite wild animals 🐘🥰💛
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  • Day51

    Day 50-52: I believe I can fly

    March 24 in Zimbabwe ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Today I have made one of my dreams come true: I jumped out of an airplane ... skydiving 🌈✨🧚🏼‍♀️

    And it was AMAZING! I actually want to do it again right away ... I guess this is what being on drugs must feel like because afterwards I was the happiest and most excited person on earth for the whole rest of the day ... I wasn’t even able to sleep 🧚🏼‍♀️💛🥰

    So I guess this is the first of many more to come ... 🙏🌈

    If you want to see the whole thing, check out this video:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KpZkFp07P-n5WojFHJWPvhtttgR4twcK/view?usp=drivesdk
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