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Stage 7: Elephant Highway (Zambia, Botswana, Namibia)
Victoria Falls to Windhoek
Apr 11th to Apr 21st
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1,542 km, 10 days riding, 1 days rest
average km per riding day = 154km (95 miles)
Botswana: 1,500km. Close to 100% paved, with 40% of this pavement heavily potholed. The road is relatively flat through the whole country.
Namibia: 1,300km. Our route in ...
... this am, saw a croc and a few birds and huge granite stones.... Hm, can I get a slab cut? The leopard is still elusive. this afternoon H is not going on the drive, in fact the other couples we are w are not going either. The drives here are kind of boring, in fact I read a book as I was in the jeep. I am going, you know me, I don't want to miss a trick. The tsetse flies are not too bad. They actually get dried elephant dung and burn it and that controls the flies, the at night they ...
... as it's where Livingstone first viewed the falls). Then we walked across the island and swam over to devils pool, which sits on the edge of the falls at the top. Lucky for us it's low water season, therefore 99% sure we wouldn't flow over the edge. It was an amazing experience, literally on the edge of the falls, looking over, I even felt that I should add to the falls a little bit ;). Andy made me so nervous though, enjoying the edge a little ...
... arrival in Cape Town we were met by Dick/Richard our guide and Herman, our driver for a quick trip to our hotel, the Southern Sun Waterfront. 13 of us headed down the street to have some pizza and had a great fun evening. Was amazingly creative pizza with crazy names like Smokey Babe and Paradiso. Drinks were cheap (pint of beer 25 Rand, about $2.50) - actually the whole thing was pretty cheap - the bill for all 13 with an extra 5% tip was less than $300. Home to bed, happy to be in Cape ...
... to lighten the load before take off happened in moments. I'm not the greatest flyer at the best of times and I wasn't particularly looking forward to a 6 seater, the colour flowed from my body when we arrived in front of a 2 seater... This was clearly going to be one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. Stu and Jess climb in the back while I sit next to the pilot in the cockpit. Jess asks if there are any ...