Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Etosha












































Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Moremi and the Okavango Delta













































Makgadikgadi Pans National Park









Tuli Block




Ngorongoro crater and The Great Rift Valley







































Thursday, December 24, 2009




This is when it is sunny.






This is when it is snowing and foggy.




Friday, December 4, 2009

London

1-6 December

We have:

Gone on the London Eye. You get in one of the capsules and ride up to the top. The capsules are big enough to hold a small car. The top is 135 meters up. You can see out across London, and the view is amazing.






Looked at Big Ben. When you come out of the subway station, Big Ben is right in front of you. While we were there it chimed.











Gone to the Harrods department store.
The store was huge. It took up a whole block and was 6 stories tall.

The food section.

The fish in this fountain were real
















They had a section that was all chocolates









The Christmas theme this year was the Wizard Of Oz.
















Gone ice skating. I fell over alot and couldn't stop without running into the wall.



And went to the Camden Market. The Camden Market is on the bank of a small river. The market is huge. They sell things that range from water absorbing crystals and camel leather bags to Thai food and horse saddles.


















Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania









26-29 November






On our first day, we drove to Lake Manyara. It is a salt lake and it was full of flamingos. It covers about 200 square kilometers. It is in the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from Syria (Southwest Asia) to Mozambique (east Africa), about 6,000 kilometers. We saw a lot of Dik Diks and Hippos. The next day we drove up to the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. We them walked up to the rim of the Olmoti Crater. The next day we had a full day of game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater. It was amazing. We saw huge herds of wildabeast, buffalo and zebra. We also saw 17 hyenas at the same time, Thompson's gazelle, Grant's gazelle, elephant, hippo, vultures and Golden Jackals. There were 2 dead buffalos near the road. On one buffalo there were jackals and vultures. On the second one there were more vultures and 17 hyenas.









The first carcass










Tripe, anyone?






Vulture fight.














The second carcass












Hyena feeding frenzy.












After we saw the Ngorongoro crater, we took a bus back to Dar Es Salaam. The bus we started on had to stop when the tyre started rubbing on the side of the bus. Then we got on a different bus. The driver drove very fast. He passed cars, trucks and other busses.

Zanzibar






17-25 November






We spent our first 2 days in stone town. Because of its tropical climate, people have been growing spices on it for hundreds of years. After Stone town, we spent 5 nights on the beach. We rented bikes, went out snorkeling on a traditional fishing boat and went swimming. The water on Zanzibar was the warmest that I have ever felt. It is also very salty, which makes you float well.










Wednesday, November 18, 2009

18/11/09

We have arrived in Tanzania and taken the ferry to Zanzibar. It is even hotter here than in southern Africa. A lot of different spices are grown in Zanzibar because it has the right climate.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

15/11/09

Today we drove to Johannesburg. We dropped off our car and tommorrow we fly to Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania). We have driven more than 4 000 kilometres and over 100 hours. When we are in Tanzania, we are going to Zanzibar (an island just off the coast of Tanzania).

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sorry, on my blog the comment restriction was on and I didn't know it. It is now turned off, and anyone can comment.

Friday, November 13, 2009

We had to drive around this donkey. It didn't even look at us.

A lioness making a kill in Etosha ( took this video)

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

5-7 November

In our first afternoon in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, we saw 3 White Rhinos during the day. At the Rhino Sanctuary, they have quite a variety of animals other than rhino. The next day we went out in the early morning to look for rhino. We didn't see any rhinos, but we saw a Springbok lamb.It was hiding in the bushes, but when we drove by, it jumped up and ran to its mother.

Tuli Block

8-12 November

We spent our first 3 nights at The KWA Tuli Game Reserve. We stayed at the Island Camp. On our fist morning we went out at 6am to look at animals. We saw Elephants, Kudu, Grey Duiker (also called Common Diuker), Zebra and Impala. We went out again in the evening and saw Klipspringer, Eland and Rock Hyrax(Dassie). It is funny that a Rock Hyrax is called a Rock Hyrax because our guide Jerry told us that Rock Hyraxes climb trees quite alot, and Tree Hyraxes somtimes live in rocks. The next evening we went on another drive, and we saw a Grass Snake. Our next campsite in Tuli was about 5 metres from the Limpopo River.The other side of the river is South Africa. And there were crocodiles swimming up and down the river.

Kubu Island

Today we drove to Kubu Island. It was a 7-8 hour drive from Maun. We had to drive on a bit of the Makgadikgadi Pans to get to Kubu Island. On the Top Gear African special they had to drive across the Makgadikgadi Pans. When they stopped at an island for the night that island was Kubu Island. Usually the pans are not as soft as when they drove across. When we were on Kubu Island, we found lots of arrow chippings from the natives who lived there more than 500 years ago. Kubu Island has a lot of Baobab trees on it. I climbed 8 meters (24 feet) up a Baobab tree near our campsite.

Our campsite
Me in the baobab tree

Saturday, October 31, 2009
























Elephant at sunset. Etosha



A Damara Dik Dik. Shoulder height 35cm, weight 4kg

An elephant having a dustbath



Meerkats eating catfood.



Sylvia the Common Duiker









































Zebras in Etosha









I took this picture of a springbok trough binoculars



Me holding a chamelion in Bushmanland.








Elephants blocking the road in Chobe.

This Meerkat is nearly as wide as he is tall!
















Meerkats on me at N/a'n ku se













A mirage at 11 in the morning
















'Rejoice in the lord' carrots
















An elephant near our car in Chobe

















A little bittern on the okavango delta in moremi. The Ververt Monkeys in Chobe. The Banded Mongeese in Etosha.














The sun shinning through the clouds in the early morning in Etosha.