Into the wild

There are many different ways how to see game in Africa and there are uncountable places where to do so. We explored the bush on foot, in our own vehicle, on guided game drives and even on a boat. Walking safaris made us focus on creatures like insects and even plants and we found out that there is even a small 5 and a green 5. You are always hoping and there is a thrill of maybe crossing path with the big 5 too. Most of our safaris we vanned in our own kombie and we guess after eight months of doing it we can now call  ourselves experts in self driving safaris. On top of all this.. there is a great thing about boat safaris: there is always a bar on board.

Whatever option you pick every park is worthwhile and has its highlights. This is our wrap-up of our approx. 20 000 km through Southern Africa.

THE WILD ONE: KGALAGADI TRANSFONTIER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

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This park is all about cats. Read the full story here: 22 lions, 7 hyenas and 1 breakdown

THE PRETTY ONE: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA

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Animals mostly gather at waterholes. Nowhere else we got to see such a variety of animals with just a blink of an eye.

THE BIG ONE: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA

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This is where the big guys rule. It is not only the place where Africas largest elephant population lives but also where they are biggest in size.

THE FUNNY ONE: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE

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Zim government placed crocs and hippos in artificial waterholes to make sure tourists are pleased. Elephant skulls are found at every picnic site – totally coincidentally, not.

THE CROSS COUNTRY ONE: SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA

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This is where we went on a guided night drive. As soon as the sun had set the park rules didn’t apply anymore. Off road we hunted down lions, leopards eating their prey and hyenas steeling it from them.

THE BABABABAM ONE: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

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Covered the famous ‘Big 5’ in one drive only and you can drive for days on tar roads. What a delight.

 

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