Sunday, 21 December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
We, The Bushdrifters or "The Bushies" as we call ourselves, embarked on another trip during 2014 through Botswana and Namibia We had a bad start with another wheel coming off the Cruiser, but this time it looks like the side-shaft supplied with the previous breakage may be the problem. We decided never to use another part from any other supplier but from Toyota itself.
Due to a break-in we had during our visit to Nunda River Lodge near Divundu, we lost a lot of our earlier photos and I can therefore not place any photos from our stay at Tzaneen Dam and Khama Rhino in Botswana. Some early pictures were not stolen, since they were not on the camera or laptop that was stolen.
The dining room at Boma in the Bush near Polokwane on the Makhado road north. A good place to overnight on your way to Zimbabwe or some of the Northern game reserves.
The restaurant and campsite at the Big Fig camp near the border post at Martin's Drift. A good place to evernight and to enjoy a light meal.
"You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel"
The view from Tiaan's Camp over the Boteti river into the Makgadikgadi National Park in Botswana.
Start of a great breakfast at Tiaan's Camp in Botswana
Yellow-Billed Hornbill posing for me at our campsite in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
These hornbills normally get involved in a huge, never-ending territorial fight with their own reflections in the car windows!
Springbok in the Central Kalahari. Thousands of hectares of just nature! A wonderful experience one should not miss!
A Bat-eared Fox in the Central Kalahari. They live off insects that they find underground with their keen hearing abilities.
One of many of the pans in the Central Kalahari. After the rain, when they have water, thousands of animals congregate on them, creating wonderful views.
A Lappet-Faced Vulture in the Central Kalahari
A Secretary Bird in the Central Kalahari.
A large herd of Springbok in the Central Kalahari.
A Giraffe mother and her young calf in the Central Kalahari.
Springbok hiding against the sun in the shade of a hardy Camel-Thorn tree in the Central Kalahari.
A lioness that came walking into our camp while we were sleeping on our reclining chairs. Luckily I woke up and warned Cari about her. Luckily, she was not hungry!
Gemsbok in the Central Kalahari
A Lapped-Faced vulture, Guinea Fowl at a waterhole and a blue Wildebeest in the distance on the pan in the Central Kalahari.
Ostriches in a pan in the Central Kalahari
Finally reached Xade Gate of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve! Temperature 47 degrees C.
From here, on to Ghanzi, a large town in the western part of Botswana and the starting point of my next chapter.