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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.