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Botswana: A Land of Abundance and Scarcity

Botswana: A Land of Abundance and Scarcity

As we sit here in our accommodation in Dar Es Salaam with no electricity or running water, there is a sense of calm between us. We have quickly learned that plans in Africa go wrong more often than not, so it is probably best not to make them. In Canada, it was very rare for electricity to cut out, and when it did, it would usually be on again in no time. We tend to take things like that for

Botswana: A Land of Water and Wildlife

Botswana travel safari Chobe Savuti Moremi Okavango

fear |fi(ə)r| noun an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat OR a 6 tonne male elephant standing 5 meters from your safari tent (true story). For North Americans, the word ‘safari’ conjures up an image of the most exotic, exciting and wild vacation one can think of – a true African experience. 3 years ago, Stephie went on safari in the infamous Kruger National Park in South

Travel Budget for Zambia

Zambia travel budget featured image

While we only spent 2 nights in Livingstone, Zambia, we still managed to spend a hefty sum. The bulk of our costs, however, came from transportation and visas. The 24-hr bus ride from Windhoek, Namibia to Livingstone, Zambia was around $60 per person, much cheaper than a flight would have been. Visitors are also charged US$50 per person at the border of Zambia, which is about CAD$120. We spent a lot more on food than we thought we would, but that

Zambia: Land of The Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls - Livingstone, Zambia

Our time in Zambia was extremely brief – in all honesty, we should really only describe it as a visit to the town of Livingstone rather than the country in its entirety. But we made the most of the 2 days we did have, and of course managed to knock a big item off our bucket list: Victoria Falls. The struggle of a 24-hour bus ride from Windhoek to Livingstone and then a hot, confusing walk to our hostel eventually