Rosalea and Dick just returned from their first African adventure with us. They traveled to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. They visited wineries and penguins, were drenched by the spray of the Victoria Falls and were joined for lunch by and elephant outside their tent in the Okavango Delta. Here are some excerpts from their trip report:
We enjoyed a traditional African 16 course dinner with fabulous drumming (including lessons before dinner) and dancing. Dick was chosen to dance with a performer. With all the excellent African wine in him, he danced with abandon!
A small charter plane flew us to our first Botswana safari camp, Duma Tau, which means Roaring Lion. Camp is quite an exaggeration – our tent looked nothing like a tent inside. We had running water, an indoor/outdoor shower and a flush toilet. The bed was king size and surrounded by mosquito netting.
We saw more wildlife – African buffalo herds, cheetahs, leopards, vultures, francolin (a bird), storks, wildebeests, wart hogs, kingfisher (no relation to our family!), guinea fowl, violet breasted roller (my favorite bird), pelicans.
We were shown huge elephant tracks near our tent, and indeed one afternoon during siesta time, we saw an elephant right outside our tent, munching on his lunch. One day a different elephant even stepped on “our” boardwalk and broke a few planks. We saw his footprints in the mud.
It was a trip of a lifetime. Waiting for our plane to depart from Johannesburg airport, we heard cheers and screams and loud horns blowing all over the airport – South Africa had just scored a goal in the first World
Cup Game. Everyone was so excited,
Read the full trip report and contact us if you want an experience just like this!