Townstal Farmhouse Hotel
Travel Blogs from Dartmouth
... walked to one of the two local pubs for a drink then back
home to bed.
Wednesday the 18th
of September – after
breakfast the sun was shining through clouds as we walked around the
charming village of Whimple. It is very pretty with some thatched
houses and an impressive church where Janthia and Roger are
bell-ringers. We enjoyed lunch at the other pub – curry for for
... causing a great deal of stress to many friends, about how quickly my departure time was approaching and how much I had to do still, I slowly, with much procrastination, ploughed through my checklist of tasks! With only an hour sleep last night, my emotions have undoubtedly been all over the place! Never did I realise how difficult saying goodbye would be to family ...
... the road then another 3 or 4 bikes came by going very fast. Then an open top Military Land cruiser with about six troops sat around a machine gun,(these troops often beat people who don't clear the road quickly enough came by we were told). This was followed by police cars all with sirens on, followed by 3 bullet proof black cars which he must have been in one of them. Behind these ...
Day 1 at the falls
We had breakfast at the Ilala Hotel. A beautifully thatched building, very colonial and offering a huge variety of breakfast. After breakfast we went on a Helicopter ride over the waterfall. The helicopter was a 4 man plus pilot, quite small. We had to be weighed and and positioned in the helicopter accordingly.
The view was amazing, we could see elephant, hippos buffalo all on the outskirts of the town. Although expensive we would ...
Day 2 Chobe National Park Botswana
At 5 am we woke and headed off at 5 30. We drove an hour to the Botswana border and went through customs, we met the Safari guide and got in the safari vehicle, dark green with three rows of seats raised up for viewing, open with a canvass roof.
We drove another hour to the gates of Chobe National Park. The first animal we saw was a giraffe. We were all astonished at how un fazed by humans the ...