Botswana Tag

“OMG, Monkeys!!!” That’s what everyone says when they see monkeys hanging around, but believe me after you get to know them, you’ll change your tune.

The lodge we’re camping behind in Chobe is located along the Chobe River (which becomes the Okavango River). The location is inspiringly beautiful, with the river, tall trees with green leaves, Elephants, Hippos, and monkeys. Lots and lots of monkeys.

Usually, I groan inwardly whenever I’m told that I have to get up at 5 am and it’s not related to work where I actually get paid money to be awake at that time. But when the reason is a 6:00 a.m. Game Drive, I don’t really mind. Actually, I’m pretty sure most people wouldn’t mind.

I rocked up to reception wearing a long sleeve shirt, a t-shirt, a sweater, my cargo pants, socks, my flip flops and a warm pashmina type scarf. I am not new to going on a Game Drive in the wee hours of the morning or late at night when the air is crisp and cool.

Goodbye Zimbabwe, Hello Botswana!

I’ve been avoiding looking at the trip notes for my trip from Kenya to Cape Town so that every day is a surprise. Actually, I’m so forgetful these days that I would probably forget what I had read within minutes anyway.

Our truck pulled up to the Zimbabwe border mid-afternoon. Exiting the country was business as usual, however entering Botswana was a little more tricky. Once everyone in our group had cleared immigration, George instructed us to go on to the truck, grab all of our shoes and come back outside. It would take a little while for the truck to clear customs in both countries, we were going to walk across the border.