Nyungwe Irrigation Scheme

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  • Day27

    Day 4 Chobe National Park

    September 25, 2017 in Botswana

    Up at 5.00 am this morning, breakfasted and we managed to be at the Sedudu Gate for entry to Chobe National Park by 6.00. This morning we were travelling in a jeep and a truck.

    A great game drive ensued. The highlight was a pack of Painted Dogs feasting on an impala, surrounded by vultures and a pesky jackal. Plenty of argumentation and chasing away of the jackal, whose perseverance finally paid off when he snuck off with a portion.

    A lioness and her 3 cubs followed as well as waterbuck, giraffe, kudu, fish eagle, etc. By 9.00 it was time to return to Kasane and the campground to relax. A quiet morning followed with an opportunity to wash clothes, swim in the pool and try to use the very weak wifi. Had a drink in the restaurant before we left at 2.45 for our Chobe River cruise.

    We first headed downstream to see the storks roosting in the trees on mid-river islands. Then we swung around and headed upstream with the Namibian Caprivi Strip on our right hand side. We came very close to hippos, crocodiles, elephant, buffalo and waterbuck. A unique experience was that of watching a male hippo roll over in the water with its legs in the air, not once but twice.

    There was a fireball of a sunset as we headed back to the wharf at dusk. Bertus drove us back to camp where Damian had cooked a good, filling meal. After dinner we sat around a campfire toasting marshmallows and then became involved in a challenging wildlife quiz, with Damian and Bert asking the questions.

    We had enjoyed our day but bed was calling and nobody needed persuading that it was bedtime .
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  • Day26

    Day 3 Victoria Falls to Chobe National P

    September 24, 2017 in Botswana

    We had a slow start this morning, which was perfectly understandable. Bags packed, tents down and then breakfast. We had enjoyed our stay in Shearwater Village campsite.

    The ATC truck (our safari vehicle for the next 8 days) took us to the entrance to the Falls and Damian came along as our guide. The Zambezi had reduced in size considerably since April (when the first Oxley group visited) but it was still a spectacular sight. We visited the David Livingstone statue before gradually making our way along the various view points to the Boiling Pot. No water flowing over the Falls from about halfway.

    We left the town of Victoria Falls before midday and made our way through very dry countryside to the border with Botswana. Through Customs, we had the mandatory 'Foot & Mouth' prevention walk through chemically treated water so that we did not bring anything with us that would affect the Botswanan cattle industry.

    In Kasane the truck crew took us to a Choppies supermarket to stock up for our trip (much cheaper in Botswana). From there to our home for the next 2 days, Thebe River Lodge & Campground. Our tents were up before a late lunch.

    Almost immediately we were on board 3 jeeps for our first visit to Chobe National Park. A memorable experience followed (I had never seen so many elephants together before) and we encountered lion, giraffe, zebra, kudu, wart hog, baboon and hundreds of impala.

    We were back at Thebe River campsite about 7.00 - and who was there to greet us but Dr Tempe Adams, an Old Oxleyan, who works locally with Elephants without Borders. After dinner Tempe talked to everyone and spoke of her experiences in Africa. It was a great way to end the day!
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  • Day12

    Dag 12 - Tot siens

    March 25 in Botswana

    Dit is tyd om te groet. Vandag ry meeste van ons toerlede terug in die rigting van die huis - Suid-Afrika - oor Francistown en Palapye. Enkeles ry Namibië om, met nog avontuur wat wag. Vir oulaas eet ons saam ontbyt, deel koffie om die kampvuur en probeer die minute uitrek. Stories en herinneringe word ingepak saam met kampgoed (alhoewel iemand se stukkende kampstoel agterbly), en die voertuie verlaat die kampterrein een vir een.

    Lus om saam met Weg op toer te gaan? Kyk op na al ons toere regoor Suider-Afrika.
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  • Day11

    Dag 11 - Chobe- nasionale park

    March 24 in Botswana

    Vandag: teeltroppe rooibok van honderd sterk, visarende, waterlikkewane, olifante wat uit die bosse verskyn soos skimme, olifante wat in die water speel soos kinders, olifante wat stil verbyseil soos skepe, 'n leeuwyfie alleen op pad, buffels, koedoes, poekoes, waterbokke, kameelperde, swartreier, witreier, ralreier, groenrugreier. Die wolke wat stapels maak op die horison. Die glimlagte van die mense op ons boot. Jack Katanga, ons drywer vanoggend en bootkaptein vanmiddag, wat ons na kuifkopvisvangertjies lei, geduldig wag terwyl ons als afneem. Dankie, Jack, Chobe en Botswana. Dankie ook aan die Mpafa/Bhejane-span: Douwe, Gilbert, Mpho en Dries. Tot volgende keer.Read more

  • Day45

    Kasane, Botswana

    June 20, 2017 in Botswana

    From Popa Falls we drove to Kasane in Botswana (easy border crossing) after another nearly full day of driving. There had been a minor fuel leak in one of the tanks that was getting worse (our mileage went from ~10km/liter to ~6.5) so we had to make a stop at a repair shop when we arrived in town. The shop that our rental operator had told us to go to appeared to be an empty warehouse. After a few calls back and forth, we drove around back to discover quite a busy place. They diagnosed that we had a crack in the fuel tank and were able to make a temporary fix (bonding it with some sort of compound) until we can get it welded in once we get to Lusaka, Zambia – a much larger town where we’ll be making other repairs/maintenance.
    Given repairs weren’t complete until dark, we opted to stay in a real bed in a local guesthouse. Very comfortable place located in a residential area of Kasane. Had a good sleep before our visit to Chobe for the next 10 days.
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  • Day40

    Thebe River Safaris Lodge

    July 18, 2017 in Botswana

    We arrived at lunch time, we set up our tents and then had lunch. The others were picked up my a truck to go on a river safari while a few of us remained at camp for the day.

    It was a much needed rest day, I helped Duncan peel potatoes for dinner then had a shower. The showers were clean and the water was hot so I really can't complain!

  • Day8

    Dag 8 - Ngepi na Kasane

    March 26, 2017 in Botswana

    Dis 'n dag vol verrassings: ons sien 'n jagluiperd sommer langs die B8-teerpad 'n ent oos van Divundu, en wanneer ons laatmiddag deur die Chobe- nasionale park ry in rigting Kasane, lê vyfstuks leeu doodluiters vir ons en wag langs die teerpad. Tussenin stop ons vir middagete by die vriendelike mense van Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge naby Katima Mulilo, waar die Zambesirivier damvol lê - die rivier het in die afgelope week al amper 3 m gestyg! In Kasane is dit Sondag, en die bobbejane strek uit op die dak van Choppies. Ons slaap by Thebe River Safaris, en môre gaan ons Vic Falls toe. Netjies.Read more

  • Day10

    Dag 10 - Chobe- nasionale park

    March 28, 2017 in Botswana

    Die laaste dag van Weg se Botswana-fototoer is dalk die lekkerste. Dinge begin douvoordag met 'n wildsrit deur die park - party van ons sien leeus, ander nie, maar dis 'n plesier om die veld so ruig te sien na al die goeie reën. Terug by die kamp eet ons laatontbyt en dan vat ons dit rustig tot die tyd aaanbreek vir ons bootvaart op die rivier. Olifante wat in die water staan en wei, seekoeie wat paar, kameelperde, krokodille, visarende, waterlikkewaan, slang, visvangers - ons sien dit als. Wanneer die son sak raak dit stil op die boot. Ook soos dit hoort. Tot volgende keer.Read more

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