Chobe Savanna Lodge
Travel Blogs from Caprivi Strip
Woke up and got half a breakfast in bed from Dom, before dressing and taking our clothes to the laundry, then going for a walk along the beach. Ended up where the beach turns into desert, and spent a lot of time playing in the sand and drawing silly pictures in the sand. Back to the house for lunch and then went quad biking, where we got kitted up in hairnets and helmets and then ...
... and sausages – a good way to start the day. After breakfast we did our Secret Santa. One of the guys dressed up as Santa and handed out the gifts. We each took turns opening our gifts and all had a good laugh at what each other had got. After opening the gifts we all tried to guess who our Secret Santa was – there were a few surprises. The next few hours were spent at the bar drinking and swapping previous Christmas stories. Christmas ...
What a hell of a day! Today is a day that is probably best not repeated. We got through it because we had not choice. But I certainly hope that we never have to endure another day like today.
We were up at 5am, again, with breakfast by 6am and gone by 6:30. Today was a day of driving. Not just driving, but bumpy driving. Bumpy. Hot. Dusty. With little in the way of scenery. Today was simply getting from point A to point ...
Here, there was nothing. There was just peace. For days we’ve traveled through nothingness, and so there is no noise, no light, no distraction. NO INTERNET. NO FACEBOOK. No shops. No stuff to buy. No adverts to tempt us. Nothing.
There is just nature. This is what the world would look like even if we weren’t here. We didn’t make this. We couldn’t make this! Even if we had never lived on planet Earth, ...
... apart from his beloved iPad. Doop fought in the Namibia/Angola border war and was captured and made to eat his shoes. Doop has not worn shoes since 1978 and hasn't shaved his beard sine 1984. Thanks Doop.
Anyway, we spent 2 nights with them and each day we were out on the river fishing and drinking beers, nights were for telling war and hunting stories as well as talking about how 'there was no such thing as Aparthied......'. One cracker story: After the war when ...
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