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Oct 28, 2012 - Glamping - A Recap

29 October Glamping We had of course done our Internet research to ensure that we were not going to be too uncomfortable as we tent-camped our way through the vacation and particularly the safari. Our time in Rwanda at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and the Top Tower Hotel in Kilgali have been journaled already. Today’s entry gives a hint at how one does not have to “rough it” while on safari in the remotest, driest and dustiest of places. Luxury Tenting Experiences We very much enjoyed each of our Lamala Camps (Mara River and Ngorogoro...

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Oct 25, 2012 - South Africa - Johannesburg

Welcome - A wise man once said that all we really have are experiences and memories. My first trips to Africa were in 1966 and 1970. Morocco - at that time a truly exotic destination for a young whelp from the South. During my second trip a varied group of travelers was camped out on a beach near Agadir. We were spread out around a VW bus - the Beatus Cheekus Express. Honestly, we all inhaled. At some point during the night I awoke to a camel striding through our full moon-lit campsite. The owner of the van, Wally Sharts, opined - "We're...

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Oct 5, 2012 - Vegas in Africa

A great night's sleep! The hotel we are staying in is part of a complex that has a casino. We spent the day relaxing. Walking around the complex several times. Amazed at how inexpensive things are. USD gets you 8.3 s South African Rand. Spent time reading around the pool, where earlier there was a photo shoot for Mrs. South Africa. Interesting that this is an English speaking country and we still have a difficult time understanding some of the people. Jackie and Gary arrived about 6. Went to the restaurant are of the complex and ate at the...

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Out in Africa

Oct 5, 2012 - From Johannesburg South Africa

Arrived safely after 16 hours of flying covering about 14,000 kms including an hour stopover in Dakar Senegal. South African Air (at least business class) was great. Amazing food, seats that reclined fully for sleeping and plenty of space. Very unremarkable journey to get here including getting through customs and to our hotel 5 minutes away. Several hotels surround a casino that is patterned after Caesar's in Las Vegas. Plenty of African fare, but kind of sad to see the Hooters and other home town eateries. Looking forward to trying all...

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Jul 30, 2012 - scalo intermedio

Arrivati a all'aeroporto di Johannesburg alle 7 del mattino attendiamo con ansia l'apertura del check in per Windohek. Ovvio che una volta disbrigato anche queste pratiche del biglietto, entriamo nella zona dei gates ci facciamo per prima cosa un caffe (chiamiamolo caffè) e poi un giretto nei negozi per passare il tempo nell'attesa del nostro volo che ci porterà nella capitale namibiana. L'unica cosa che mi preoccupa sono due informazioni che mi hanno dato ..... la jeep che mi hanno dato (un disel) ha il doppio serbatoio (140 litri) ma che...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Jo-burg SA

We have enjoyed two wonderful days in Johannesburg....sunshine in African wintertime. It reminds us a little of Phoenix in December...very cool nights and warm, sunny afternoons. We are staying in two thatched-roof rooms (elephant and zebra :) in a private guesthouse in the Kempton Park suburb near Tambo airport. Shelly and Ian have been good hosts and directed us to Stephen, a driver and tourist guide. The first evening we walked to a local pub to watch a big rugby match and eat BBQ..then made root beer floats at our B&B with Frankie's SA...

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Summer Safari

Jun 26, 2012 - Rent-A-Car

Hey! After a nice breakfast at MoAfrika Backpackers we headed out to pick up our rental car. Guess how much it cost … 60 bucks! That’s it, and we’ve got it for three days. Haley and I did the math and it turns out we’re only going to use around 25 bucks for gas too! This deal is incredible. And the car isn’t too bad either. It’s a C1 Citroën. I’ve never heard of this car but I like it so far. Well, we’ll see how the trip to Nelspruit is for it! Noah

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Jun 25, 2012 - Exploring Johannesburg

Hey! Today we explored the city of Johannesburg. My favorite thing was the Johannesburg Botanical Garden. There was a rose garden with over 10,000 roses! And besides the roses, there were many other themed areas including a bird sanctuary. There is so much variety in South Africa! Zach

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Jun 25, 2012 - Arrival in Johannesburg

Hey Everyone! Just arrived in the airport in Johannesburg, and this place is huge!!! This is without a doubt the largest airport I have ever been in. There are these really cool looking beams that look similar to the South African flag. Well, taxi is here to take us to our hotel. Definitely need a nap before we go exploring later today! Haley

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Jun 25, 2012 - Kicking Back at the Hotel

Woo! What a day! After Soweto we’re kicking back at MoAfrika Backpackers. The place is gorgeous, and it has a nice rustic feel. It may not be a five star hotel but it sure is relaxing and that is what we need after this first day. Hopefully everyday will be as good as today! Well, I’m turning in, ready for tomorrow! Noah

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May 17, 2012 - Johannesburg

Saturday 12th May Victoria Falls Zimbabwe to Martins Drift Botswana Up and left the Adventure Lodge Hotel in Victoria Falls at about 6.15am and set off on the long drive back towards Joburg over the next two days. The weather was fine and dry. We (just us and Patricia, with Dzingi and Gladman in the cab) reached the Zimbabwe/Botswana border at about 7.30am and passed through quickly and then drove to Kasane for breakfast. There was nothing much open so we just bought some rolls, cheese, yoghurts and apples to eat on the way. Very...

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May 3, 2012 - Jo'burg

05/03/2012 1pm All preperations have been done and I am almost ready for my pick up at 5pm. The only things missing is lunch with a dear friend and the last rabis vaccination and than I'm ready to leave! My flight is due to leave Munich at 10pm and I will be arriving in Johannesburg at 8.30am tomorrow morning! My pick up arrived at 5pm sharp and the ride to munich was uneventful. After checking in my luggage I walked around a bit and than it was time to board the plane! the plane was not full by far so I managed to check myself an entire...

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Hakuna Matata

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