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!
Every year Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guides, publishes a list of top destinations to visit. The countries and cities Lonely Planet selects are usually beautiful places that are just making it (back) onto traveler’s lists, yet before they become mainstream and the tour buses arrive. That always makes for an intriguing list to check out and find inspiration for … Continue reading
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!
I don’t know how to explain it, but I have seen the most amazing sunsets in Africa, hands down! And one that I’ll always remember was in the Okavango Delta, after poling in a Mokoro to an island and spending the night in the jungle – simply breathtaking!
Learn more about my experience in the Okavangko Delta!
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!
Namibia is one of the least populated countries on Earth and the Sossusvlei desert is the most remote region I have ever visited. It’s strikingly beautiful and very much worth the effort! I went as part of my Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure and highly recommend the trip!
I have been to a number of wild life destinations and on safaris – but nothing felt as up-close and personal as driving around Kruger National Park in South Africa in my own car. I didn’t mind sharing the roads with the elephants – but another driver found out quickly that there is no point in arguing with these multi-ton giants!
Check out the stories and photos from Kruger National Park for more!
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Robin took this stunning photo full of tension in Ngala, South Africa. The 1-2 year old young male leopard had just jumped out of a tree and looked straight at him! Ngala is a safari camp on the edge of Krueger National Park in South Africa with great game drives. Robin has more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
I had similar experiences on my trip to Krueger National Park. You can also stay in camps inside the park, go on bush walks or rides with the rangers or go on a game drive in your own car – spotting a pride of lions on my own was one of my most exciting wildlife experiences!
A picture says more than 1,000 words – and it is the most evident with wildlife photos: Nothing can capture the feeling of an angry elephant or a lion about to charge her prey like a photo.
Robin J. Dezember is the first guest photographer on Fantastic Foto Friday and his photography captures nature and wildlife in an amazing fashion, and his photo books are captivating.
This photo was taken in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe as part of a tour of Southern Africa – and if you have seen elephants in the wild, you’ll know how real this photo is!
If you want to see (and download) more of Robin’s photos, you can check them out on Robin’s Photography site – it’s worth the visit, you can have a virtual safari!
If you’d like to read more about the adventure that is Southern Africa, check out my trip report from Cape Town to Victoria Falls!