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)

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