Trip Review and Summary

April 27
South African flag

Total miles traveled: 27,967

Animals seen:

Elephants, rhinos, giraffes,
hippos, monkeys, baboons, impalas, kudos, sable, Antelope, civet, many many birds, leopards, Cape buffalo, zebra, mongoose, scrub hare, ostrich, hyrax

Hotels:

54 on Bath Hotel, Johannesburg
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
Chobe Marina Lodge, Botswana
Royal Zambezi Lodge, Zambia
The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

Types of vehicles traveled in:

Car
Plane
Boat
Land Cruiser
Bus
Aerial Cable
Funicular
ZIP line

Hours of airplane time:
SF to Dubai – 16
Dubai to Johannesburg – 8
Johannesburg to Livingston, Zambia – 2
Livingston to Lower Zambezi Nat Park- 1
L. Zambezi Nat. Park to Lusaka – 30 min.
Lusaka, Zambia to Johannesburg – 2
Johannesburg to Cape Town – 2
Cape Town to Dubai – 10
Dubai to SF – 16
Total – 57.5

Was it worth it? Yes, without a doubt.

Favorites:

Animal:
Tyler – Sable
Corinne – Civet
Corrie – Gecko
Glenn – Monkey
Barry – Elephant

Hotel:
Tyler – Chobe Marina Lodge
Corinne – Royal Zambezi Lodge
Corrie – Royal Zambezi Lodge
Glenn – Chobe Marina Lodge
Barry – Chobe Marina Lodge

Tour or place:
Tyler – Cape of Good Hope
Corinne – Namibia village
Corrie – Kasane shopping
Glenn – Victoria Falls
Barry – Kirstenbosch Botanical
Garden

Summary:

What a fantastic trip this has been. Any other tour that I will take in the future will be an anti-climax to this. It was amazing to see so many animals in such a small area of the earth. I can’t believe what I have been taught my whole life about evolution creating all life on earth. Only a Great God Designer could create such diversity that we saw in the animal and plant life in Africa. I can’t thank Darwin so I am thanking God for his beautiful creation.

Barry













For those of you who have read all 19 of the blog posts that I have written during the African trip you get a prize. You can claim the prize if you come to Dawn
Gardens open gardens on May 26 9-5 or May 27 12-5. The address is 14446 Perimeter Rd. , Grass Valley 95949. See you there.

Barry

Note: Glenn is an excellent photographer and he has given me some of his African photos which I will insert into several different blog posts during the coming week. I especially like the video of Corrie on the Zip line which I will insert in the Victoria Falls Bridge post.

Next: Our guide’s photos

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