Allana Botha in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana
I recently returned from a fantastic adventure to southern Africa which included my first safari to Botswana!
In the evening I enjoyed a s unset cruise on the Zambezi followed by a relaxing dinner under the stars at the hotel’s Jungle Junction
With excitement I left Victoria Falls and transferred by road t o Kasane on the Botswana border. I was promptly met by lodge’s vehicle and driven to Muchenje Safari Lodge on the border of Chobe National Park . The view is the first thing that hits you on arrival at Muchenje – the Chobe River flows directly in front an d is stunning! You feel like you have arrived home . Great people, home cooking and lovely accommodations. My first game drive was exciting as we viewed giraffe, buffalo, various antelope, baboons and lots of elephants (they were at the camp’s front door ).Our 12-Day Best of Southern Africa Safari visits Victoria Falls and Chobe.
I was fortunate to explore two other camps in the region which included Kwetsani, where I enjoyed my first mokoro ride (a dugout canoe that glides through the Delta waterways) and Jacana Camp.
Our 11-Day Botswana Wilderness Wing Safari visits 3 camps®ions in Botswana
Part of the adventure of visiting Botswana during this time is the annual rising water levels and I got to witness the beauty first hand. On a practical level, it is impressive how prepared the Wilderness Safari camps are for the rising water. Supplies and food are well-stocked and ready at a moment’s notice with a replacement vehicle if a Land Rover gets stuck during a game drive. Dinner was served under the stars with magical lanterns sc attered around. It was just magical and what a lovely camp to end my African adventure!Our 07-Day Awesome Value Safari to Botswana visits Banoka Camp
The next day I flew to Maun for my connecting flight to Johannesburg and home.
– by: Allana Botha