Delta, desert, sunsets, lime-green flip-flops, great white sharks, sand dunes, elephants, waterfalls, termite mounds, mokoros, Malarone, Plants vs. Zombies, patchwork tan, early mornings…
…Cold mornings, peanut butter, dust, red wine, tents, bucket showers, Goapele, bright orange Casio, ungulates, waterholes, Germans, absent essentials, Tic Tacs, memories, majesty, and happy hippie Zen enlightenment.
In 2011 I travelled around Southeast Asia for two months. It was less than enjoyable, for a number of reasons. So, in 2012, I was determined to redress the balance.
I have wanted to go to Namibia for a long time and Botswana for even longer but have pushed them down the priority list having been to Africa four times in the past. But I wouldn’t allow myself room for error this time and, on 31st July, I jetted off to Cape Town.
A few days in South Africa was a warm-up for Botswana — the Okavango, Moremi, Chobe, and a brief 2-night excursion to Zambia to see Victoria Falls. And then Namibia beckoned — Sossusvlei, Etosha, Damaraland, and Swakopmund.
It was over in a month-long blink of an eye. I touched down in London on 1st September having had the time of my life.
More photos over at 500px.
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