The Great African Journey: Johannesburg

I have spent almosg two weeks in Johanessburg. Quite a lot. You dont need more than three days. I was supposed to head to Mozambique but the visa fell through and I had to extend my stay in Joburg. I spent most of my time in Maboneng and a couple of days in Braamfontein.  There are some must to dos in Joburg and everything is about the history of this city and the history made in this city. South West Township or Soweto is a must visit place. I did a day tour which combined Soweto with Hector Pieterson Musuem, … Continue reading The Great African Journey: Johannesburg

The Great African Journey: Kruger National Park

One of the most appealing must visit places in South Africa is the Kruger National Park. I have done safaris before. But the joy of experiencing animals in their element cannot be diminished by previous safaris. Each Safari is unique. Each experience brings about new sights. I have already seen the big 5 before. For me, I just wanted to be amongst the animals and if I was lucky, witness some amazing moments. And I did. There were many. For me the top 5 moments were: 1. Staring contest between a lioness and an Elephant. We saw this moment from … Continue reading The Great African Journey: Kruger National Park

Ultimate Africa: Malawi

Malawi was the first place, as such, where we interacted with the locals more. We stopped along Lake Malawi at two spots: Kande Beach and Chitamba. Kande Beach was beautiful. It felt more like the ocean than a lake. I was quite pleased to have a rest by the lake. On our first day, we met the local villagers who hosted a dinner for us. While I am all for meeting the locals, I was quite uncomfortable with how easily young children were reaching out to us: grabbing our hands and guiding us along. The kids were sweet and very … Continue reading Ultimate Africa: Malawi

Ultimate Africa: Zambia

After Botswana we headed to Zambia. Livingstone was the main destination of this part of the leg. Livingstone has the Victoria Falls which is one of the most beautiful falls in the world. I went to see the falls with some fellow travellers and the views were spectacular. It did seem though that the views might be better from the Zimbabwean side. Something to do in my next African adventure. There are quite a few baboons at the falls.  They are there everywhere and it was interesting to get so close to them. They don’t disturb you. You don’t disturb … Continue reading Ultimate Africa: Zambia

Ultimate Africa: Botswana

After Windhoek, we headed to Botswana. The visa process at the border was very smooth and once we entered Botswana we were excited about the wildlife the country has to offer. My first experience was a flight over the Okavango delta.  To take the flight we had to go to the main Airport (and follow normal airport security measures) and board one of those 5 seater planes. The views were stunning. From the air, the animals looked like dots but it was still a spectacular sight. The next step was to take a mokoro  (local canoes) and head back to … Continue reading Ultimate Africa: Botswana

Ultimate Africa: Journey from Swapkopmund to Windhoek

Another week on the road and it has been another week of adventures, breath taking experiences and fun. However the weather especially early morning hasn’t been kind. It has been really cold but then again, it is a small price to pay. Today, however, we have heated tents and the beers are flowing. It is a good day to be in Windhoek. We left Swapkopmund and headed to Spitzkoppe conservation area. The area has multiple large boulders and peaks  made of magma. We were supposed to sleep under the stars but it was too cold for that. During the night, … Continue reading Ultimate Africa: Journey from Swapkopmund to Windhoek