Nature can be truly awe-inspiring, especially when you are faced with a place so overwhelming, both in its size as its beauty as Fish River Canyon. It’s second in size only to the Grand Canyon and we were really amazed on our visit as part of the Cape Town to Victoria Falls adventure! Natural wonders like this can give you some perspective, just as helpful in good times as in bad times!
Visiting Africa to see its wildlife is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and Etosha National Park in Namibia is a great place to do it! You can hang out at the waterholes and watch the wildlife come to you or you can go on wildlife drives, trying to find animals across the park. Either way, you’ll have an amazing experience!
Start planning your own wildlife adventure with my trip report Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure
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Victoria Falls, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is one of the most impressive natural sights to experience. The local name translates to the “smoke that thunders” and is an opt description for the masses of water crushing over the cliff in noise and clouds of mist! The double rainbow on my visit made it a lot less threatening and added to the m(y)istery of the visit!
For more adventures in Africa, check out my Cape Town to Victoria Adventures of a Lifetime!
I’m not a big fan of crocodiles, so I was glad to see them from a boat! That’s one of the unique things about Chobe National Park in Botswana – you can see much of the park on a boat cruise, especially elephants and crocodiles. And it’s best during sunset for a truly magic experience.
We did it as part of our tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, an adventure of a life time!
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Giraffes are one of my favorite animals in Africa – they are so tall, yet look so fragile. They can run really fast, but graze so slowly – they might as well have invented Slow Food! And when you get a closer look, they are quite cute!
We spotted this one in Chobe National Park in Botswana on our tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, an adventure of a life time!
Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was little more than a few huts in the sand just 100 years ago – and has grown to a shiny city of skyscrapers since. No building conveys that rags-to-riches story better than the fascinating Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with its white domes, moorish gateways and millions of Swarowski crystals – it’s a must-see even on the shortest stopover visit!
The Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate offers modern rooms, friendly service and great amenities including a beautiful pool, gym and several very good restaurants. The location half-way between the airport and downtown is a mixed blessing – with nothing in walking distance, but everything 20-30 minutes away by taxi. Read my Novotel Abu Dhabi review to find out if this could … Continue reading
What makes Etosha National Park so unique is that the wildlife watching is focused on the water holes the animals come to in this very dry park, so you can sit quietly and watch the animals, without having to rush around in a jeep like on other safaris. And it’s especially beautiful and peaceful at sunset – it’s a sight I’ll never forget!