Botswana Travel: Things to Know Before You Go

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Botswana Travel Guide

Traveling to Botswana? Lucky you! This southern Africa nation left us enchanted with its vast landscapes, varied wildlife, and hospitable people. After a month in Namibia, we arrived in Botswana with little expectations. Of course, we have seen Planet Earth and watched the wildlife from a television so we had some idea. However to witness the spectacle that is Botswana in person is entirely different. From Botswana’s first national park (Chobe National Park) to the Makgadikgadi Pan here are ten things to know before you travel to Botswana. Things to know before you travel to Botswana PULA Pula is the national currency … Read More

Modernity Meet Africa on the Great Chobe River

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Life on the Chobe River

It was a sad day when we had to leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana. We had come to admire the desert country during our month there. We felt especially fond for the Caprivi strip. However, we crossed over the Ngoma border post and geared up to explore more of Africa. The brand new Chobe Water Villas were awaiting us.  Cruising into Chobe Water Villas We didn’t miss Namibia too long, though, because two hours later we were crossing the Chobe River and getting our passports stamped back into Namibia. It had been a long day of driving from the Katima area. … Read More

Amazing Photos of Southern Africa from Above

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Africa Photos

Six months ago we landed in Southern Africa with a plan to travel the continent far and wide. Now we have traveled through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia capturing some of the best photos of Africa by air. Africa is a continent jam-packed with staggering natural beauty, so we never missed a chance to in the sky. Here is what six months in Southern Africa (with a layover in the Seychelles), looks like from above.  Photos of Africa from the Sky Free State, South Africa We spent three months in South Africa and one of our first … Read More

Birthdays, Hippos, and Crocs: Cruising on the Chobe River

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Living on the Zambezi Queen

When I turned 25 last year on the road it was nothing special. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a bad day, but spending it in a lifeless tourist town in Turkey was not ideal. Our food options boiled down to two restaurants in town, and since we had seen the famous cotton castle the day before there was nothing more to do in town. So, we spent the day holed away in our hotel room.    Turning 26 on the Chobe River However, my 26th birthday in Africa was set to be once in a lifetime event. A … Read More

What to Pack for Overlanding Africa

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What to pack when you overland Africa

It’s official, after spending two months in Cape Town we have purchased a Toyota Landcruiser and we’re currently driving across Africa! Don’t ask us about all of the logistics, a lot of it we are making up as we go along. It’s just what we do – don’t judge. We dabbled with the idea of taking public transport from Cape Town. Which, would make for some pretty incredible stories. However, we are traveling with a lot of expensive gear and would prefer to have the freedom of our own car especially in the most remote parts of Africa. We spent months planning … Read More

Welcome to Africa: Between Botswana and Zambia on the Kazungula Ferry

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Welcome to Africa

We may have spent seven months in Africa this year, but we just experienced one of those crazy African borders. We finished up our time in Botswana and making our way north through Zambia. For the next month we will be hopping between Zimbabwe and Zambia! We had an amazing time exploring the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, but there was one thing that had been looming over our head – the Botswana/Zambian border. The hectic Kazungula Border Crossing and ferry are notorious. We knew self-driving over the border would go one of two ways – easy peasy or painstakingly difficult. … Read More

Ultimate Safari Clothes Guide: What To Wear On Safari In Africa

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What to wear on Safari

Safari clothing is a pretty serious affair in Africa we have come to find. Yes, it is a bit “old fashioned,” but some fashions never die. Unlike, certain parts of the world you won’t be laughed at for showing up in all khaki. In fact, there is even a South African brand called Khaki Fever that specializes in all khaki garments.  We’ve been in Africa going on three months now and have already been on more than a few “safaris,” but the best has yet to come. Over the course of the next six months, we’ll be on safari in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, … Read More

10 Books About Africa You Should Read Before You Go

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10 Books About Africa You Should Read

I’m going to preface this with most of these books about Africa will break your heart, but there are also extraordinary stories in them. Africa, is humanity and nature at its rawest. It’s a continent home to some of the greatest natural features on earth and some of the worst atrocities in modern history. This is by no means a comprehensive list of books about Africa, of which there are many, but more simply a list of books to give you a taste. These are all written by more talented writers than myself and they are all from Africa. I … Read More

Top Travel Destinations 2016, Our list

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Top Travel 2016 The World Pursuit

To celebrate the new year we’re counting down our top travel destinations 2016. The highlight of our 2016 will likely be the largest, most diverse, and wild continent on the planet, Africa. 2016 also brings the centennial celebration of National Park Service in the U.S., which may be the greatest American idea ever. Places like Croatia and Japan continue to dazzle as more international travelers visit. Trends also continue to move towards newer developing nations such as Georgia, and Uruguay. While, wildlife and immeasurable undeveloped landscapes mesmerize visitors throughout the more stable African nations. We have plans to travel to … Read More