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Entries from December 2011

Heaven and Earth

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments

We are sitting in a valley near Hermanus, South Africa in a place called Hemal-en-Aarde.  Literally in Afrikaans this means Heaven and Earth.  There are rolling mountains that fold into the sea, with fluffy clouds and blue sky vast and uncompromising.  The ocean drips off the end and feeds the lush and verdant valley where […]

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Tags: South Africa · Travel · Uncategorized

Chobe Game Lodge

December 26th, 2011 · No Comments

I have to admit I arrived here a bit jaded. After the amazing time in the private concessions, we moved to a largish lodge that had room for 48 guests. I was concerned it would be too big and not very intimate. Chobe Game Lodge is still in the national park, and across the way […]

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Tags: Botswana · Travel · Uncategorized

Vacation from vacation

December 26th, 2011 · No Comments

I am a planner when it comes to our vacations. I research the heck out of places trying to find the unique experience, the once in a lifetime moments in places generally obscure. The road that is not only not travelled, but likely can’t even be found on a map. One of the things I […]

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Savuti Lodge

December 26th, 2011 · No Comments

We were lucky. With all the rains the Savuti airstrip had been closed due to flooding, which meant guests had to overland 4-5 hours to get to the camp. We managed to hit it the day the airstrip was opened. Savuti Lodge is in the Chobe National park. We have been staying in private concessions […]

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Fishing on the Delta

December 25th, 2011 · No Comments

To end our spectacular stay at Tubu Tree, we all went fishing our last afternoon on a pontoon boat. It took some creativity to push the boat into the water, but our guide Moses used the land rover to give the boat a nudge. Our cruise was accompanied by gin and tonics as well as […]

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Tags: Botswana · Uncategorized