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Elephants Crossing: River Safari on the Chobe

Elephant crossing the river

Out on the brackish water, two enormous heads bobbed on the surface. We cruised nearer for a closer look. Two teenage elephants emerged from the water, their bulky bodies towering over our small boat. Flapping their ears, they moved swiftly towards the land. “They’re just swimming across the river to Sedudu Island. Don’t worry, they [...]

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Overlanding Africa: Tips and Reviews

Camping in Namibia

At the end of 2011, I spent a month traveling overland through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia with G Adventures. This was definitely one of the best trips of my life: experiencing the backcountry of Southern Africa, camping out in the wild, meeting lifelong friends – all of which I would have missed if I’d traveled independently. While amazing [...]

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A Tribute to Africa: Beyond Dunes, Deltas and Falls

I’ve just returned from a month of travel in Southern Africa and I’m still struggling to find the right words to describe my experience.  It’s been an amazing journey of dramatic proportions – one that has given me rare experiences, shown me the beautiful sights of Africa and blessed me with lifelong friendships. On my [...]

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Video: Floating in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

It’s barely dawn and the sky is already striated with purple streaks and wispy clouds. After a night of torrential rain, the air smells wet and fresh. Animals in the delta are quickly awaking, croaking away amidst the reeds. In the water around us, I spot a pair of eyes.  The creature is watching us [...]

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Dunes, Deltas and Falls: Southern Africa Overland

Having just returned from a hectic week at World Travel Market in London, I’m now off to South Africa for a month-long overland trip through Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. I’ve long dreamt of traveling overland in this part of Africa – sand boarding in the oldest desert in the world, drifting along the Okavango Delta, [...]

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