From Swakopmund, we were transferred by light aircraft up Skeleton Coast to Serra Cafema Camp. Serra Cafema is located on the Kunene River across from Angola in the far northern corner of Namibia and is one of the most remote camps in Africa. It is made up of 8 canvas and thatched chalets. Most people … Continue reading The Himbas of Namibia Sep 2017
From Sossusvlei, we fly by light aircraft to Swakopmund. We took the scenic route passing by Deadvlei, and then heading up the Skeleton Coast passing by numerous ship wrecks and seal colonies. Swakopmund is a city on the western coast of Namibia. It is a charming seaside town heavily influenced by German colonial architecture and … Continue reading Swakopmund, Namibia Sep 2017
From Victoria Falls, we go west to Namibia in southern Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean. We fly into Windhoek which is the capital of Namibia after it gained independence from South Africa in 1990. Windhoek was once part of colonized Germany and the German presence can be strongly felt in the architecture, food, and beer. … Continue reading Sossusvlei, Namibia Sep 2017
From Rwanda, we flew to Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River straddling Zambia and Zimbabwe. This waterfall is often referred to as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and is also the largest waterfall in the world. It is a bit of a challenge getting here from Rwanda as the network of … Continue reading Victoria Falls Sep 2017
The long awaited visit to Rwanda to see the Mountain Gorillas has finally arrived. In order to secure the limited permits and rooms at the desired lodges, I had to book everything in the beginning of the year for my visit in mid-September. When I booked, the permits cost US$750 each for an hour long … Continue reading Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda Sep 2017
After our safari in Sabi Sands, we flew to Cape Town which is the second largest city in South Africa. It is the legislative capital of South Africa. As a tourist, Cape Town felt much safer than Johannesburg, and has an European feel to it. The layout of Cape Town somehow reminded me of Hong Kong with the harbour and mountain behind it, and the beach area on the other side of the mountain with the more affluent residential neighborhoods.
This is my first ever safari and it was part of my friend’s birthday celebration trip. We spent a wonderful 4 days at Singita in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa which is a 65,000 hectare reserve that shares a border with the world renowned Kruger National Park. We have been told that Sabi Sands has one of the highest density of big game in South Africa.