Adventure Tourists…

Our tour of Botswana is a lovely combination of different types of adventure and tourism, we take in the tourist sights of Chobe river cruises and the mighty Victoria falls on organised tours, a great start to the time with Lee, Avril and Duncan, then we head off into the wilds. The challenge of the crossing to Savuti is the deep soft sand on the ridge road, we are back in the land of low tyre pressures, low gear and steady momentum which is a baptism of fire for Duncan and the girls. At the end of a long day we relax in the surprising luxury of an infinity pool overlooking a water hole. Next day the adventure continues with a night camped on the banks of Khwai Hippo Pools, up close and personal with elephants and Hippos in an unfenced camp, we park the cars at a protective angle and have a decent camp fire on the third side for safety, finally we drive for a full day through Moremi reserve and encounter many animals and some wobbly bridges to cross. A great start to our three weeks together.

Victoria Falls is as majestic at the brochure pictures and not very crowed at this time of year
The volume of water creates quite strong rain along the path
I had to go to Livingston to get insurance but the others indulged in a helicopter trip to get the full overview of the falls
Tourist vist done we head onto the sand road to Sauvti quite a first day challenge for Duncan
Along the way the wildlife appears from nowhere
Crossing the grasslands of Moremi
At Khwai we are very close to the elephants
Hippos in the distance, cars at a protective angle
Hippos and Elephants at the pool from the camp
Duncan up close with the zebra
Coffee and kitkats at the water hole, just after this we had to move sharpish as we were in the way of a family of elephants
They had a good play in the mud hole once we got out of the way
Bridge crossings are a feature of Moremi, we crossed a couple but one, 4th bridge was too unstable to use

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