Probably the Most Luxurious House Boat in Namibia: The Zambezi Queen

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Zambezi Queen Luxury Houseboat Safari

From Royal Chundu in Zambia, we head out on an interesting trip, crossing the Zambezi River on the Kazungula Ferry (it’s really just a boat) right where the 4 countries of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia meet. We pass through parts of Botswana and the Kasane Regional District Immigration Office and Customs Services.

From there we get on another boat which takes us on the Chobe River to the immigration office at Impalila Island where we enter Namibia – our final destination.

Get THE Luxury Experience in Zambia at Royal Chundu – Luxury Zambezi Lodges

Royal Chundu – Luxury Zambezi Lodges
Flight SA8870 from Nelspruit (MQP) to Livingstone (LVI) 11H35 – 13H10

After a delayed flight from Nelspruit Airport (due to heavy mist), we arrive at Livingstone Airport a few hours later than scheduled. This is the only place during our African trip where we have to buy a tourist visa upon arrival. There are 2 different types of visa, and not really feeling sure of which one we need, we choose the most expensive one, thinking it must cover the most. It’s US$ 50 per person and allows us to travel into Zambia and Zimbabwe. In retrospect, I think we got the wrong one.

A Great Place To Stay In Sabi Sand Game Reserve: Londolozi Founders Camp

Londolozi Founders Camp Sabi Sand Game Reserve
My husband, Anders, in the tracker’s seat.

 

From Timbavati we drive about 3.5 hours to get to Sabi Sand where Londolozi Game Reserve is located. It’s a pretty scenic drive as we pass through villages, towns and hilly landscape and our driver is a freelance tour guide, so he keeps us entertained the whole way.

TOP Safari Lodge in Timbavati: Makanyi Private Game Lodge

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South African flight SA1227 from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit.

After a few days of relaxing and eating (!) in Johannesburg, it’s time to continue out South African trip. For the next 9 nights, we have a well-planned itinerary that was put together by our travel agent at Giltedge Golf & Safari:

Where To Eat Well In Johannesburg

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I have the feeling that Joburg (Johannesburg) has a lot to offer when it comes to food – good food. Restaurants seem plentiful and you can basically eat anything there. We ask our hotel’s manager where we should go for dinner if we want to eat well in Johannesburg.

The Best Place To Spend Sundays In Johannesburg: Market On Main

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It’s Sunday in Johannesburg, South Africa and my husband (Anders) and wondering where the best place to spend the day is, we decide to go to a local market in town.

After a hearty breakfast at our hotel (The Residence), our driver takes us to the market. It’s just a quick 10 minute drive and there’s hardly any traffic.

Exploring South Africa’s History At the Apartheid Museum

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“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains
but to live in a way that respects and enhances
the freedom of others” – Nelson Mandela, June 1999

Hotel Review: The Residence – A Boutique Experience In Johannesburg

My husband and I arrive at Tambo Intl. airport in Johannesburg after an incredibly long trip from Punta Cana via Montreal and London. After a few hectic months of work, we are ready for a few days of relaxing before we continue on our South African dream safari.