The fifth of the Big 5 of Africa

The fifth of the Big 5 of Africa

And finally, on our (most probably) last game drive in South Africa we saw it! The one missing from the Big 5 of Africa. We had travelled 13 thousand kilometers in 4 countries, visited 20 National Parks and game reserves, spent countless hours in the bush – in the car of course – and on the very last day we caught a glimpse of it: the leopard. Read more

Botswana – unspoiled wilderness in Africa

Botswana – unspoiled wilderness in Africa

We have finally arrived to Botswana. We visited the Chobe National Park which is proud of having approximately 1/3 of the elephant population of southern Africa. We were in the Moremi Game Park, which is supposed to be the most animal-dense spot in Africa. We saw some rhinos in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary and spent 2 unbelievable days in the less known Thuli Block at the Limpopo river. Read more

In search of desert elephants in Namibia

In search of desert elephants in Namibia

The next days we were mainly busy with working ourselves through 4×4 tracks and looking for the famous desert elephants inhabiting the north-eastern side of Namibia. We were rather successful in both of these tasks. So we could satisfied continue our route to the most northern point of our trip: Kaokoveld and the Epupa Falls. Read more

Fish River Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the world

Fish River Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the world

We spent 2 days at the Fish River Canyon trying to absorb its beauty and enjoy the unbelievable view, silence and peace. The second largest canyon in the world is 160km long, up to 27km wide and the inner canyon reaches a depth of 550m. There is a 5-day hike through it, but this time we decided for the bird view only. Although we could have carried our belongings, including food and water ourselves, and the temperature reaches only 40ºC… Read more

3 beautiful national parks in South Africa

3 beautiful national parks in South Africa

In the second week of our stay in South-Africa we visited 3 different national parks which all had their own charm. The West Coast National Park was full of beautiful animal, our favorites were the Hartmann Zebras. Namaqualand was a miracle with the millions of flowers that were in full bloom, coloring the whole area into bright orange, purple and yellow. Augrabies enchanted us with its beautiful waterfall and the varying landscape.

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First impressions from South-Africa

First impressions from South-Africa

The first couple of days in South-Africa were nothing like you would imagine as real African experience. We spent about a week in the Western Cape, in the Cape Town region, looking for penguins, whales, seals and exploring rough coastlines and high mountain peaks. The Western Cape region presented itself with lush green fields of grass and bushland.  Read more