Tuesday, March 22, 2011

November 2010

On the first of November we left Ethiopia for Sudan. Sudan is supposed to be one of the friendliest countries in Africa. Well that is as long as you aren't in Southern Sudan where they are having some civil unrest. We bushed camped our first night in Sudan near a Baobab tree. These trees are very interesting looking. Took some pictures of it. We had 3 days to reach Khartoum which is the Capital of Sudan. We have to register our selves and vehicle there.It cost us an extra $50 I believe to register. Oh well. We stayed in Khartoum for a few days. We camped at the Blue Nile Sailing club.They had free WIFI so we were all able to catch up on emails and facebook. Khartoum is where the White and Blue Nile meet. At times during the year you can see the different colors of the rivers mixing. But while we were there you couldn't really tell. It just looked brown and brown mixing. The people were really kind though to us in Khartoum. Had a good conversation with some guys who are going to the University of Khartoum, at a Schwarma shop. That is something that I learned to love during my time in Arab influenced countries. Falafel and Schwarma's. Falfel is a fried chickpea batter and Schwarma is also known as a Gyro or a Kebab. Basically flat bread with filling of meat and veggies. Very cheap and filling. We left Khartoum and made our way to Egypt. Our ferry is leaving on the 11th so we had a few days to get there. The truck is going on a separate barge so it needs to be there 2 days earlier. So we left Khartoum and made a few interesting stops on our way up to the border. One of the stops was at the Nubian pyramids of Meroe. This was a total opposite of what our experience would be with the Egyptian Pyramids would be. For one we camped about 100 meters from the Pyramids. Second we were the only ones there and Third we went into the site before it was open. It was an awesome experience being able to walk around the site with no one bothering us or people getting in the way of our pictures. We even found some little critters under our tents when we were packing up. Bought my brother a knife from one of the guys there for $5. The sheath was half leather and half Crocodile skin. I'm sure my brother will like it. Our next stop on our way north was the area called Jebel Barkal. There were more pyramids here and also the remains of a temple. Most of us didn't go and see the pyramids since these were in worse shape then the ones at Meroe. We didn't camp at them but we got there around 11 am and climbed the Jebel Barkal "mountain". Where we had an amazing view of the city below and the Nile bending its way towards the Mediterranean. Walked through the temple at the base of the mountain. This was another site that didn't have anyone else at. We had it to our selves for the most part.There was some others that climbed the "mountain" but we for the most part were the only ones. Another good time I had was in Dongola I think it was called. So as part of my traveling I have been buying stickers of the flags of the countries I have gone through and put them on my computer. So I had a fun time walking around trying to find a place that I could get these stickers.I had seen them on cars.But since we left Khartoum people who could speak english were hard to come by. We had 4 hours towalk around so we went and sat at the edge of the market and had some Chai tea and Turkish coffee. Talked with a few locals and had a few laughs. Took some pics of the kids that watched us. They loved seeing themselves in pictures. Thats one of the things that is amazing about Digital photography is the instant gratification it gives(or disappointment). After our tea and coffee we went looking for a Schwarma. We had falafel a few to many times so we felt like meat. We found a butcher at the market that knew english and he took us to a shop where we got our schwarma's. Sooooo good. After we got our fix I went to go look for my sticker. While walking through the stalls of the market several people saw my camera and wanted their picture taken. At the Schwarma shop I had taken a picture of a kid who pointed at my camera and pointed at himself. As I took a few pictures some guy came out of the crowd yelling at me in Arabic. I had no idea what he was saying but another Sudanese man said the guy was saying that I shouldn't be taking pictures without peoples permission. So while I was walking through the market I took pictures of people who wanted me to take pictures of them. Many of them wanted a copy. But I have no way of printing them out. That is definitely something I will look into when I go back to Africa. I will look for some type of portable printer. It doesn't really matter about the quality these people really just want something of themselves. I eventually found my shop where I could buy the stickers. I got them at a Decal shop. We got to Wadi Halfa where we are taking the ferry on lake Nasser to Aswan, Egypt. We spent a couple days there just hanging out. So a big obstacle that happened during the trip was the ferry service. This is the last ferry for 2 weeks. There is a Muslim Holiday so they are shutting down the service. So it was either go a week earlier to Egypt or spend 2 weeks longer in Ethiopia and Sudan. So we are going to Egypt earlier. Mark said that the ferry would be busy. Luckily though it wasn't, we slept on the deck of the ferry. We payed our $12 exit fee. lol. you pay to go to the country you pay to be in the country and you pay to leave. That is just weird. We arrived in Aswan at around 9 in the morning. Mark had to deal with customs so he sent us to the hotel we would be staying at. The Hathor Hotel was very nice. There was a pool on top of the roof and it was just acrossthe street from the Nile so we had a beautiful view of the Nile. We stayed the weekend here. Mark was unable to get the truck out before they shut down for the weekend. So we spent a few days in Aswan. We went to the Abu Simbel temple which we had actually past when we were on the ferry. Abu Simbel was actually cut up and moved since it was going to be submerged by the Nile when they put in the HighDam. Very cool sight. So my time in Egypt was spoiled by the ever constant exploitation of tourist. For instance you aren't allowed to take pictures in most of the monuments and museums but you can buy there horrible postcards and over priced books. You can grab a coke at the Abu Simbel for the very low price of 5 US dollars. lol. Most of the passengers on the truck took a Feluca up to Luxor. We spent 3 days two nights on the feluca sleeping on the deck and lounging. It was a very relaxing time. Most of the time was spent reading, napping, taking pics, or playing scrabble. Can't remember the name of the place that we stayed at in Luxor but on our way from the Feluca we saw the Temple of Edfu. Which was amazing. But nothing would prepare me for the Karnak Temple which was just huge. I believe there are 16 rows that are still intact. They are massive though ~3 meters in diameter and 10+meters tall. Spent a long time in Luxor. Went to the West bank and saw the Kings Valley.
Jen, Jules, and Ish were just coming out so they told us about what was worth seeing. They said the have to do things were the Ramses III tomb and the King Tut's tomb. A bunch of us rented bikes and rode to the valley. It was a good work out but we were to tired after to do the Queens valley. Went to several others but these two were the most impressive. They both cost extra to go into and no where in the valley are you allowed to take pictures. They do sell books and postcards though. lol. Also in Luxor went fishing on the Nile. Caught some small perch that were only a few inches long. The most fun was going swimming in the Nile. Our time in Luxor came to a close and we headed out into the Western Desert. This is the first time Mark has done this so he wasn't sure what to expect all he knew was to stock up on water because it will be hot. We had an amazing time in the desert. I got lost on the first night when I wondered from camp at sunset to take pictures. The lands is so flat and there was very little light. The moon wasn't going to come up for several hours so I wasn't sure if I should just wait and hope they would look for me or if I should keep walking. Luckily though I saw lights from other vehicles that were heading to some hotel or something farther down the rode so I walked towards the lights. Maybe they could point me in the right direction. But I found my self near our camp. I was lost for maybe 2 hours but it felt like much longer.That was a fun adventure.We got to see lots of calcium deposit mounds. Which was very cool and did some night shooting with a train and the mounds. We made our way to Giza after spending 6 days out in the desert. As we were driving into Giza the streets were dirty with everything from old electronics to plastic bottles. The canal that was next to some of the streets was so full of garbage at times that it looked like it was a floor of plastic containers. There was a dead horse and donkey in the river.The donkey being right outside of where we were staying. Not a great way to arrive in a city that lie's right next to one of the seven wonders of the world. It was amazing though seeing the Pyramids and how close they are to the city. It was a smoggy day when we got there so just the points of the Pyramids were poking through but they were awing. AK and I had cook group that night so we had to go find stuff to make for dinner. We only saw a few small stands on our way in so we would have our work cut out for us. We are given $50 in local currency to buy the food for Breakfast and dinner. We walked around for a while but found nothing with much. Asked a few taxi drivers and a security guard they said the closest market like that is 45 minutes away. AK and I didn't believe this for one second since people in a city aren't going to drive or walk that far just to get some fresh produce. So we asked around some more and eventually got a cab to the store. The problem being that the taxi cost us 15 round trip so we only had 35 to spendon food left.We ended up deciding to fry up some chicken for the"normal" people and some tempura style vegetable's for the veggies. Got some fresh milk for cereal in the morning and spent a few dollars out of our own pocket to cover everything. It took us close to 3 hours to do all this. By the time we got back the truck was half cleaned. We needed to do a truck cleaning since about 8 of us were getting off in a few days. I got all my stuff together and sort of packed up my stuff. I'm leaving on the 16th of December to go to Canada to visit Alanna. So I made sure I put my stuff in an easily accessible area. The food AK and I prepared was a big hit. There was nothing left. The next day we went and saw the Pyramids up close. It was very awing to stand next to them. I got kind of tricked into a camel ride. I'll tell you this the Egyptians are good sells people. I didn't mind it that much though. I was at the pyramids and we all were dressed up as Egyptians. Why not get a picture of me on a Camel in front of the pyramids. I don't think I'll ever come back again so its my one chance to get a photo like this. I found it disturbing how corrupt the security guards were at the monument though. A few of them asked if I'd like to climb on the Pyramid for money. Hmmmm desecrate your national heritage site for a little bit of money in your pocket. Not going to happen. So the guys who I had got me to do the camel thing tried to get me to pay $120 for the 2 minute ride and the 5 pictures. lol. I walked away paying $20 and still felt cheated. But I guess this is there business. I saw a couple getting harrased by a camel owner and eaves dropped a bit. The guy was trying to charge them $400 for there Camel ride. Ridiculous. After a while any Egyptian who would come up to me I wouldn't even listen to what they would say I would automatically say "No, I don't want ANYTHING" I feel a little bad now looking back on it. But I had had enough. Saw a dying donkey attached to a machine right next to the pyramids. Tourism has brought out the worst in Egypt. Its all about the money. Ended the month here in Giza next stop Cairo.

  • Baobab Tree at Sunset.
  • Kids who were hanging out with
  • us while we were
  • drinking our Chai
  • and Coffee.
  • Siloughette of
  • Alison taking pictures of the Sunrise.
  • Textures of sand leading viewer to the Pyramids of Meroe
  • Meroe from our campsite.
  • Panorama of Meroe from a hill near by.
  • One of the little critters that was under our tent when we packed up.
  • The road just keeps going.
  • Sunset at one of our Bush camps.
  • Sunset on the Nile with a Feluca.
  • Me at Abu Simbel.
  • Me with some of the Collumns of the Karnak Temple.
  • One of the Obelisks at Karnak.
  • Calcium deposit formation Wester Dessert, Egypt.
  • Calcium deposits at night with moon in background. Western Dessert, Egypt.
  • Sign showing White desert National Park at Crystal Mountain, Western Dessert, Egypt.
  • Panorama Western Dessert with Alison taking photos.
  • Me sitting on train tracks Western Dessert, Egypt.
  • Me holding up the pyramid in my Egyptian Attire.
  • Me with the three pyramids behind.
  • Dying donkey near one of the Pyramids.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

October 2010

After the Gorilla's worked our way towards Nairobi. Spent a few nights at lake Bunyonyi which was a very relaxing stay. Stayed up late every day hanging out with the SAFA brothers Hendrik and Robert. They are joining the overland in Nairobi. We just randomly met them at the lake. Hung out with Michelle who is a Maui born girl. Nice to kick it with a local. Hung out till the early morning hours with SAFA bro's Michelle and Nada. Great times at Lake Bunyonyi. Next stop was at Jinja where we spent 2 nights hanging out. Pat and Yoichi went Bungee jumping. One of these days I'll get the courage to do it. It wasn't here though. Spent AK's birthday at a very cool backpackers in Kenya. I was planning on shaving my head so I told AK to think of a hair cut. I told him anything. So he gave me the Krusty Cut. Lets say that I got some priceless looks from people. Most of the time people thought I was wearing a wig or something. Spent a week in Nairobi. I spent the first part of it trying to organize money into my bank accounts then trying to get my Sudan visa. So through my travels I have had little trouble with being an American citizen. Most of the time its just paying higher fee's or more questions. But for my Sudanese Visa I needed a letter from the US embassy saying I am who my passport says I am. But my first problem was with the US embassy who said that my passport is proof enough(while every other nationality represented on the trip was able to get one from their embassy) the second problem was when the lady at the Sudanese Embassy said it would take a month or longer to process my visa and that I should have gotten it when I was in the US. Oh yeah thats because 8 months ago I knew I was going to be going to Sudan. lol. So as stressful as it was I put it out of my mind. I still had one more chance to get my visa in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia. So everyone else on the truck was able to get their visas here. It cost them less then mine would cost. $100 instead of the $200 I would have to pay. I found it sad that the US Embassy can't concede to the wishes of another embassy. It is just a small effort. Anyways went and saw the Orphan elephant Refuge in Nairobi and helped set up our new truck. Ruby is being decommissioned. Getting a bigger truck. We left Nairobi and Bush camped on our way up to Ethiopia. My birthday was coming up. On the 22nd I was able to get my Sudanese visa with in 8 hours for $200. Which I'm glad I got. Other wise I would have had to fly to Aswan, Egypt and meet with the truck then. I spent the day before my b-day with two guys from Shashamane. They were Rasta's. Though I didn't smoke with them I did Khat which is a leaf plant that I guess gives you a buzz I dont know though since I never felt anything. It was very bitter and not my thing. But the Cinnamon tea that we had with it was amazing. That night had a few 20 cent beers or how ever much they cost. Then went to a club for my b-day. Had drinks and hung out. It was a good time. Left Addis and went to Bahir Dar where we saw some old Monasteries on Lake Tana. Took a trip from Bahir Dar to go and see the Stone churches of Lalibela. These churches are built into the surrounding mountains. It is an UNESCO world heritage site. Got to see the start of the Blue Nile and the Blue Nile Falls at Bahir Dar. Last stop in Ethiopia was in Gondar. Where we got to see part of the Simien Mountains. I'll tell you this, if I am ever in Ethiopia again a trek in the Simien Mountains is onthe top of my list. They are beautiful. The only spoiler of Ethiopia was when we were eating lunch at a restaurant in Gondar.When we got our bill they had added an extra 5 birr to every item. Which is about 30 cents but to every item on our tab was close to $6. Which now seems like very little but when we asked about the up charge the guy had no explanation. Nothing said it on the menu the guy had no reason to add it. There was gratuity on the bottom to. He tried to say that we had an old menu but all the menu's said the same thing. We called this up charge the "white tax" since this tax is only added if you are a tourist. But all together I loved Ethiopia. The people for the most part were very nice. Had a great time at the Dashen Brewery where they had the most state of the art equipment. Everything from the brewing to the bottling. Next stop Sudan.Pictures:
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Sunset on Lake Bunyonyi.
Me showing off AK's handy work.
Baby Elephants at the orphanage.
Canes and a drum in one of the Manesteries at Lake Tana.
Church at Lalibela.
Blue Nile falls.
Me at Simien Mountains.
Monk outside church.
Me with another of the Lalibela churches.
Dashen Bar outside their brewery.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

September 2010

the beginning of September I was still in Zambia. Went to the South Luangwa National Park which was amazing. The first night while eating dinner we had a run in with a few Elephants. We were just finishing dinner when we spotted an Elephant at the camp ground next door. So we all quickly jumped into the truck leaving everything outside. We had been warned earlier that Elephants do come through camp. We were advised to stay in our tent if thats where we were or get into a building or the truck. So that is what we did. I had the not so bright idea of leaving my camera on my tripod by a tent. I was hoping to get a video of the Elephants going through camp. But instead I had left my camera in dangers way. We made our way to the top of the cab by the time the young male Elephant got to our camp. There was probably 10 of us on the roof. We watched as the Elephant came into camp and dug through our garbage dumping everything out on the ground. Eventually there were 3 adult Elephants and an infant. They tore out all the food items from the side of the truck. Flour, Rice, old fruit salad, everything. The owner had us move to the back of the truck. Then he fired to shots in the air towards the Elephants. It was quite accelerating. Everyone was fine but our bins took a beating. After I checked my camera which thank god wasn't even touched helped clean up all the garbage on the ground. That night after falling asleep I could hear/see a hippo eating grass less then a meter from my tent. Don't even have to go on a game drive here, the animals come to us. The next day we fended off baboons and vervet monkeys in the morning and
another Elephant. That evening went on a night game drive. I saw my first Lions. 8 lioness' by the river and a male and female. We also saw Zebras, Antelope, Water Buffalo, Hippo's and Elephants. The highlight was finishing the quest to see the Big 5. Saw the most elusive of the 5 a leopard. It was crouching in the grass getting ready to go for a meal. Amazing. Thanks to using Gab's 100-400mm prime I was able toget nice and close and get some descent pics. Left Zambia for Malawi where we spent a night in the capital Lilongwe. We spent the next few days at Kande beach where we chilled out at the "beach". I put it in quotes because it is a fresh water lake. Though there are waves and sand I still don't consider it a beach. Had a local wood worker make a Malawi Chair for me. On the seat of it it says to Kenji from Mr T. Lol. I found this a lot in Malawi and North ward. The Locals would give them selves nick names so the tourist wouldn't have to try and pronounce their given names. So there was names like Mr T and Hollywood but the best one that I heard was a guy
who went by "cheese on toast". Doesn't get any more original than that. Left Malawi and found our selves heading to Dar es Salam, Tanzania. We left Mark and the truck there and went over
to Zanzibar where we got ourEgyptian visa and hung out at the beach and in Stone town. Highlights of Zanzibar was snorkeling, night market and the spice tour. When we got back to
Dar es Salam we had a new driver since Mark had to go home for some vacation/personal time. We headed up to Arusha to go to the Serengeti and Ngorogoro crater. We stayed at Snake park which has a few snakes as the name suggests and has some crocs. The camp caters to overland trucks so there were a few trucks there.
We left the next morning and headed to Ngorogoro crater. Had lunch at the top then headed to the Serengeti. There was a mishap with the money we paid. The boss had collected it and was supposed to deposit it at the bank but for some unknown reason they were not able to use the company debit card. We spent 3 hours waiting at the gate for something to happen.
Eventually Sonya gave them her card so we could at least get in. Called Chris to let him know what was happening. The rest of the trip was amazing. Very good food and good animal sittings. Got to see another Leopard this time in the early morning with a kill in a tree. Saw a lioness with 4 cubs following her. Saw a black rhino. It was amazing altogether. Didn't see the massive migration but not everyone is lucky enough to be there at that time. When we got back from the Serengeti Chris had booked the Gorilla's in Uganda already. So we are going to rush through Kenya in order to get there by the dates he booked. Each Gorilla group has contact with only 8 tourist for 1 hour every day. This minimizes the amount of diseases they are exposed to and keeps them from being dependent on humans. We hit a few hic ups along the way including Ruby breaking down. Gab having Malaria and $500 going missing. Chris was able to push back the dates so we were able to limp our way to Kisoro where we did our Gorilla tracking. Went into Mghahinga Gorilla National Park.
I went on the second day. It was amazing. I would be lying if I didn't say that I expected to much so my expectations
weren't met so I was disappointed after I had done it. But thats just because people who had talked about it before talked about all these amazing things they saw them do. Our group we had was sleepy when we got there. So they laid around. We spent most of our time with just one of the Black backs. Which in its own way was awesome because we got to see a lot of the little things about the gorillas like how they roll over just like a human. I guess this means I have to go again. haha. Ended the month in Kisoro.

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Lion and Leopard at South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Dinner.......Yum. Kande Beach, Malawi
Children who were hanging outside the house that we ate lunch at after the Spice tour in Zanzibar
Zanzibar snorkeling trip. Mnemba Atoll.
Zanzibar pizza at the Night Market. Don't know what was in it but it was awesome.
Boys chilling out. Hyena cooling off. Cubs feeding. Lioness and cubs. Cheetahs in the grass. Leopard with its kill. All taken at the Serengeti, Tanzania.
Mountain Gorilla peeking through grass. Uganda.
Zebra Taken at Serengeti.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

August 2010

After Sossusvlei I went back and stayed at the Cardboard Box Backpackers.Hung out just trying to figure out what else to do. Met some really nice people at the hostel including some that were on the Sossusvlei trip with me. Some how got to talking with a couple guys aboutdoing a hike. Haven't done much trekking since I got to Africa so I was itching to do some more camping and hiking. Wilson a Brazilian guy and Tony a Canadian guy also were interested. So we spent a couple days trying to figure out how we could hike the Fish River Canyon. Its generally a 5 day hike that descends around 500 meters. The trek is around 85 km(53 miles) give or take. So in order to do the hike you need a current physical. They want to make sure that you are physically fit since there are no facilities down in the canyon. Its the second largest in the world. The only way to get some one out is to air lift them out. So we applied for a permit and got our stuff in order. So funny thing is after Tony, Wilson, Alf and I got down to Keetmanshoop I happened to be looking at my passport and realized that my visa would expire on the day we would finish the trek. So I went to the immigration place and waited there for about a hour. The lady there said off the books that I should not renew it because it would take 2 days. She said they don't pay much attention to the dates on the stamps. So decided to still do the trek. It was Alf's birthday(another guy I had met at Cardboard box from US) so we ate chocolate cake and drank box wine on the street waiting for Alf's bus to come. He's heading down to Cape town. Going to meet up with him there. Met some interesting Namibians. One infact was a drunk I'm sure. We gave him cake he drank some wine and I gave him a pair of my pants. lol. We left Keetmanshoop late. We didn't know how far or how long it would take for us to get to Hobas which is the start of the trail. We would spend a night there. I left my laptop and a few other things at a hotel. I figured it wouldn't be smart to carry that with me. So all I had was a sleeping bag so I slept on a bench at our campsite at Hobas. No idea what kind of wild animals there are there but in the morning saw some Baboons wondering around. Lets just say Fish River Canyon is the hardest hike I have done. The first day we hiked down then only like 5 km before calling a night. Next morning started at around 8 am by 11 it was to hot to hike. We had to stop and find shade rest for a bit. Don't know the exact tempatures. But I am sure they weremid 30's at least. We learned after the 1st day to start earlier. So we would wake up at like 6 am and start by 7. Then break/lunch from 11:30 to 2. It was tough. I carried 6 liters of water on me. I generally drank about 4 or more liters a day. I was carrying all my camera stuff plus a lot of things I didn't need. My bag probably weighed about 25 kilos or more. Didn't see anyone for 2 days during the hike then magically after going for a swim we saw 4 people walk by. Its so weird being in the middle of no where. 250 Km from the nearest town and not seeing people for a few days. We ended up finishing the hike in 4 days. It was amazing sleeping under the stars. Drinking water from the river. Nice just to be out doors. We spent a night at Ai Ais then went back to Keetsmanshoop. I booked a bus there for that night and Tony and Wilson booked a Train back to Windhoek. Meeting up with Tony in Capetown. Left Namibia and headed down to Cape town. Much to my surprise the problem at the border control wasn't on the Namibian side it was on the South African side. They only gave me 7 days. Well my overland doesn't start until the 18th. It was the 12th. I had no idea when I would be leavingthe country since the truck doesn't have a set dates. Most are flexible. So I spent a week in Cape town hanging out with Tony and Alf. Staying at the Ashanti Lodge. Bought a bunch of souvenirs and sent them home. The rest of the time I was sitting in the Home affairs office trying to get an extension on my visa. I got the extension a day before I left. I met Ish and Pat who are on the overland while cooking dinner. Nice guys from Australia. I had met only one other person from the overland and that was Ronald. A Dutch man who's been living in South Africa for the last 3 years. The morning of the 18th we were supposed to leave at 6 am I believe it was. But one of the passengers wasn't there so we waited till 8:30. During that time we sort of met each other while grabbing coffee. The first few days of the trip was a lot of driving. The route had changedand we are going through Namibia. Not making any stops there just doing a transit. The first night the truck(Ruby) dynamics/routine was explained to us. I shared a tent with Ronald. We all had cook group duties. One Newbie(Start in Cape Town) and one Oldie. My cooking partner is Adam but he and his girlfriend hit a bit of a snag while they were in South Africa. Their Passports were filled up. So they had to get 2 new ones expedited to them. Our first big stop for the Overland was Okavango Delta located in northern Botswana. It was a 3 day excursion where the locals took us out in the Delta on Makoro's. Swam in the river 30 meters or so from some Hippo's and had leeches attach them selves to my hands and feet.We did a few bushwalks and they did a performance of some of their music and dancing. Very beautiful place. We left Botswana and made our way to Zimbabwe. We got our Ethiopia visa in Harare before heading to Antelope Park. Antelope park is an amazing place. It definitely caters to tourist but where else do you get to play with Lion cubs, walk with juvenile Lions, ride Elephants, etc. Very cool place. I did the cub viewing, Cub feeding and I did the horse ride through the game park. We finished up the month at Victoria falls both Zimbabwe side and Zambia side. I honestly wasn't to impressed with Victoria falls after going to Iguazu. Iguazu was huge. Victoria was really tall but thats about it. Did a booze cruise on the Zambezi. That was a great time and got to see some wild life along the river.

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Fish River Canyon on the first day of the trek. Namibia
Me and my Makoro paddler at Okavango Delta, Botswana
Lion cub curious what I'm doing a foot from his face. Antelope Park, Zimbabwe
Lion cub roaring at Antelope park, Zimbabwe
Me Sitting at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Side
Herd of Elephtants at Zambezi, Zambia. Booze cruise.