Southern Africa 2008

Southern Africa 2008

Ala kulli hali...

Ever since I was a kid and saw that nature show featuring a chimp travelling the African savannah in a jeep, observing the wildlife, I've wanted to go there. And so, since I'm still a kid at heart but have slightly more money, the course is set for those African skies! The amazing nature, the rhythm and music and culture, the big five, the cradle of mankind and let's not forget the sipping of cool umbrella drinks in a hammock hanging from a palmtree by a tropical beach.
Africa, baby!

Serengeti/Ngorogoro

TanzaniaPosted by Martin 2008-03-28 09:27

Even though we saw four of the big five in Kruger, and the fifth in Matopos, Serengeti was the game spotting tops: All big five in one day (including the black rhino; the ones in Matopos were white) plus cheetas, hippos, giraffes vultures, hyenas, wildebeest and so on and so forth.

And my antibiotics treatment is over, so I'm back on the beer. All is well. Hakuna matata.

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Zanzibar

TanzaniaPosted by Martin 2008-03-28 09:22

The bugs tore me up real bad. Dozens of infected wounds covered my feet, and my body couldn't cope. Hence I was feverish and cold and out when the truck crossed the border to Tanzania.

Next day I got antibiotics and can anyone say "instant effect"? The irritation and swollenness decreased immediately and soon the wounds began to heal. I'll still be on antibiotics for a couple of days, which means a couple of days without alcohol. And I'm on Zanzibar!

Oh well, nothing to bitch too much about: Zanzibar is absolutely gorgeous without the influence of spirits.

A night in Stonetown, including feasting on seafood kebabs at the local markets and the buying of tacky souvenirs was first on the agenda.

Then off to Paradise on the northeast side for two truly awesome dives, with sightings including, but not limited to, rays, snapper and sea turtles.

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