Botswana, the best travel destination on earth!!!!

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Mon May 16, 2011 1:51 pm

I don't post often on the hilux forum, since I sold my SFA, but after our trip to Botswana I had to share it with someone........

Me, Shaka and our wives set of from Johannesburg at 3 am and arrived at Parr's halt just after 8 am. No troubles or hassles at the border, everything went smooth.
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Then we took a Long drive to Letlakhane where we stopped and got some supplies. The funniest storm hit us on our way to Mopipi where we wanted to overnight. I have never experienced so much rain from the side in my life!!!

The next morning we left for Nxai pans where we spend 2 nights. Great ablutions and a lot of game to see. We planned on crossing the river with the ferry at Khumaga to Nxai, but found an unfortunate Hilux family whose vehicle had fallen off the ferry into the river with their trailer and all their stuff, so the ferry was delayed. We drove around to Nxai pans.
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From Nxai we set off to Maun where slept at Audi camp. We took a scenic flight over the Okavango, what an experience!!!!
From Maun we drove to KWAI River and spent 2 nights there. The best place for a relaxing peaceful holiday on earth, I kid you not. Elephants walking about, Impala rams running around and fighting a couple of steps from us. We even spotted two lions hiding in the bushes 50 meters from our campsite.
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From Kwai we embarked on a long trip through Mababe gate to Savuti camp, then to Kasane. We drove right through on sandridge road with no hassles except for the bumps...........
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At Kasane we camped at Kwalape lodge, and explored the surroundings for two days. Warthogs running in the streets, friendly people are but a few things that are great about Kasane. We visited the Vic Falls, and went on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, which was the highlight of our trip. If you are ever in Kasane please do not miss out on one of the many sunset cruises on the boats it is really worthwhile.
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From Kasane we drove to Nata, and then to Kubu Islands. Spectacular scenes and awesome sunsets awaited us, and although there were a lot of people at Kubu one still had a peaceful and quite evening. The stars, I think were shining brighter to just let us know that we are in paradise.

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We drove to Khama Rhino from Kubu and spent our last Night at Khama where the game viewing was great.

From Khama we headed home with hearts full of wonderful memories and big plans to return soon. The beauty of Botswana made me say a prayer almost 10 times a day to say thank you that we are so privilege to experience nature as God intended it to be!!!
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Mon May 16, 2011 1:53 pm

Awsome pics Duppa :thumbup:

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Mon May 16, 2011 4:27 pm

Andre, het jy miskien vir ons die grensposkostes en die kampkostes? Lyk na 'n baie lekker toertjie. :thumbup:

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Mon May 16, 2011 5:10 pm

Lyk regtig lekker !!

hoe vergelyk die rand en die Pula ? Kan mens met rande betaal, of moet jy eers geld uitruil voor die tyd ? (dit is van die lekker dinge van Namibia)

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Tue May 17, 2011 7:47 am

What did the trip cost?
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Tue May 17, 2011 8:42 am

Hi ouens
Die trip het my 15k gekos.....
dit sluit in brandstof, park fooie(dis nogal duur), verblyf. en die vliegrit oor die okavango delta, asook bootrit en visvang trip op die chobe, verder sluit dit ook in die gres koste, wat nie te veel is nie, en die trippie na vic falls. Dis nou vir my en my vrou. (ek het met colt V6 gery,so sy was maar dors ek het so 6.3km/l gekry oor die hele trip.)
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Tue May 17, 2011 9:55 am

Het jy die trip dalk saam met Gawie gedoen?

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Tue May 17, 2011 1:19 pm

How long was the trip?
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Tue May 17, 2011 1:32 pm

lekker trippie en die veld lyk mooi groen

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Tue May 17, 2011 1:44 pm

Gunta wrote:How long was the trip?
Mark it was as long as from start to finish or if you'd like, double the distance from start to middle :twisted:
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Wed May 18, 2011 6:09 pm

:lmao: :lmao:
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Wed May 18, 2011 11:02 pm

Maddoglips wrote:
Gunta wrote:How long was the trip?
Mark it was as long as from start to finish or if you'd like, double the distance from start to middle :twisted:
So if you did it in reverse would it be less the distance you travelled and less the cost? :evil:

Awesome trip though no matter how long the piece of string was..... :thumbup:
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Thu May 19, 2011 11:39 am

Frederick wrote:Het jy die trip dalk saam met Gawie gedoen?
Ja die einste Gawie

Die trip was 11 dae vir die manne wat wonder....
Rand is so 1.1 tot Pula

Ja die trip was voorwaar 'n belewenis!!!!
(al het ek nou nie met my hilux gery nie... he he he twee nederlandse dokters is in Namubie op die oomblik met my SFA)
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Thu May 19, 2011 2:32 pm

duppa wrote:
Frederick wrote:Het jy die trip dalk saam met Gawie gedoen?
Ja die einste Gawie



Wou se ek het van die foto's gesien op sy FB. Dit lyk darem wraggies awesome!!

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